Wednesday, September 3, 2014

1 month down, 11 to go!



Skirt (worn like this), Blouse (worn like this) & Shoes- Thrifted; Necklace- Sears; Bracelet- Le Chateau; Purse- Jeanne Lottie Toronto

I have completed month one of my year without shopping challenge. So far, so good.  The first week was the most challenging as I was changing my shopping patterns and behavior.  I never before understood the purpose of window shopping, it was rare that I went into a clothing store without purchasing something.  Now I find myself perusing shops, looking at the trends and fabrics and seeing what I could use to replicate the look from my own wardrobe. 



I work part-time at two clothing stores (twiss & weber and Shepherd's) so the temptation is always there.  Now instead of buying everything I like, I will try on new arrivals and take photos of the pieces I like.  Somehow this satisfies a small part of my shopping addiction, at least feeling the fabric and seeing how it looks on.  So I'm not avoiding temptation (I'm like an alcoholic who works in a bar but isn't drinking) but instead allowing myself to enjoy fashion without having to own it. 
 
 

I'm entering my second month, wish me luck!

7 comments:

  1. You always look so good. Best wishes for your challenge.

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  2. Cute outfit. I know you can do this. I will be doing this next year.

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  3. This is such a cheerful outfit! You look so pretty :)
    Keep up the good work!!

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  4. You are an inspiration to me! I finished my no shop summer and treated myself on Labor Day, but am now back to no more shopping. It's so hard, but it's a good thing to do. You look awesome, love the skirt and the bag is super fun!

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  5. That skirt is adorable.

    Good luck completing your second month.

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  6. Kudos to you Em! I cant believe how awesome you're doing with this challenge : )

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One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily