Saturday, July 21, 2012
It's been a year.
Actually it's been 12 days over a year.
Since I decided that for one year I would not buy myself any clothes.
I decided that I would make do or do without.
And I'd say that overall it was a success.
But here are my confessions; my failures if you will.
And as anyone can guess, I have my excuses.
First Failure Item: White Shoes
I found these at a garage sale for $1 about two weeks after I started this challenge. Two weeks in and I failed, but seriously, how often do you find brand new shoes in women's size 10 for $1! Some deals are way too good to pass up.
Second Failure Item: Purple Maternity Shirt
Goodwill purchase at the end of February not long after finding out that baby number 5 was on it's way. It was on sale for $2.50.
Third Failure Item: Grey Athleta Skirt
Garage Sale purchase in June. $1. I've gotten the Athleta catalog in the mail before, this is a $30 skirt and I've worn it at least twice a week since I purchased it. I think comfy skirts are a must when you're pregnant and I was lacking in the comfy skirt department.
The total for my failures is $4.50. Not bad for a year.
So how did I make it? Well, luckily I have two sisters that give me hand-me-downs and buy me clothes for Christmas and my birthday. I also asked Erik for a sweatshirt for Christmas and I did end up making myself a few things from fabric in my craft closet.
And it helped that I got pregnant in January and I've been able to dig out my tub of maternity clothes; it's like a whole new wardrobe!
So am I desperate to go on a shopping spree?
Still don't have the money to do that, and I've learned that I can be creative if there's something lacking in my wardrobe. Though the last dress I tried to make didn't end up turning out like I planned so I may be searching for a comfy maxi dress....they've got some great maternity ones at Old Navy. :)
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