Nothing new challenge

So, remember that resolution I told you about way back when?  How my goal was to not buy ANY new clothes new all year?  Well, I have a confession.  I broke down and made a purchase.  I am about to justify it to make myself feel better, are you ready?

My gym just got a whole bunch of new apparel in, workout tanks, hoodies, t-shirts etc.  Despite my love for working out, I honestly do not purchase too much in this category very often.  I tend to spend good money on some Nike or Under Armour running hoodies, Lululemon pants and general workout gear only every 3-5 years.  Quality is important for this kind of stuff, but it gets expensive.  Even when I try to be cool and  buy a matching outfit, it ends up sitting in my closet untouched because I almost always default to the same workout clothes I have been wearing since high school, which I should mention never match.  I like what I like okay?  One of my workout buddies said to me recently ….”Jill- you kind of have a Punky Brewster thing going on huh?”.    Heck yes I take that as a compliment.

Punky Brewster

ANYWAYS, where was I?  Oh yea, so I gave in and I bought  Crossfit Oswego tank top. UGH.  I feel so wrong.  But how could I turn down a LIME GREEN burnout tank that has my gym in which I love plastered all over it?  Besides, everybody who is competing at the end of this month will be wearing CFO gear…so I couldn’t be left out right??   I promise, no more exceptions.

However, this does lead me to tell you how much awesome stuff I have been finding at Goodwill.  This “nothing new” challenge is a lot more fun than I thought it would be.  I have been going there more often to pick up vases and things for the wedding and happen to stumble upon some awesome finds.

My favorite finds so far are these black capri pants from White House Black Market and leopard wedges from Target.

2013 Cont. 249I have also found a bunch of good dresses from GAP and BCBG  that I can wear to work or to some up coming events this summer.  I am telling you people, stop paying full price and check out your local Goodwill.  It’s like a treasure hunt, except instead of gold you find a brand- new- tags -still- on-dress-from an- otherwise- expensive -store.   This year I have purchased maybe 10-15 items of clothing/shoes and spend no more than $40.  BOOM.

But, I have to admit it is turning into a problem.  One of the reasons I wanted to do this challenge is because I do not need clothes, but if I happened to “need” something there is no reason I can’t find it at a thrift store for a fraction of the price.  But the frequent trips are getting a little out of control, so no more of that nonsense for a while.

Hope you are all having a great week so far, enjoy the weather!


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