Nothing “new”.

As some of you are aware, one of my goals for this year was to buy “nothing new”…specifically no new clothes.  In 2012 I had a goal of no clothes shopping, AT ALL.  And I held to it, it was one of the best things I ever did.  But this year I am tweaking it a bit.  I am only allowed to shop at thrift stores/donation stores/re-sale shops.  Why did I decide on this challenge?  Because I am getting married in less than 5 months (insert panic attack here)  which means we are in crazy money saving mode right now.  Every single penny has to be put away.

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Sounds like an expensive brand? 5 bucks, boom.

But not only do I need to be saving money for all these up coming costs, with special events like a bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner etc….it is a perfect “excuse” to buy something new.   It’s my BRIDAL shower, I HAVE to buy a new dress!?  It’s my last night out as a single girl, I NEED to buy the right shoes!?  Right?? WRONG.  I need nothing.  I have plenty of outfits and I could seriously wear something different every single day this year and still have un-worn clothes.  It is a problem.

2013 Cont. 201apparently Target dumps their clearance items at Goodwill, which is great for me because these shorts were $1.49 each.  Come on SUMMER!

Even after a year of not shopping and continuously purging my closets, I still have too much.   This is mainly because I wear the same favorites over and over again.  Am I too old for ripped up jeans? I hope not.  Anyway,  by not allowing myself to buy anything “new” I am saving myself from the money trap of buying 5 different outfits to wear to my rehearsal dinner or shower or bachelorette party…because I can’t decide what to pick.  Being a girl is so stupid.

2013 Cont. 200work flats: $3 each

 Last year I became inspired to start hitting up thrift stores, Goodwill, Platos Closets etc. and have been finding so many treasures! So why can’t I do that for a whole year? If I REALLY feel that I “need” something new, I can aid in the re-using of resources instead of buying more overpriced crap.  Everybody wins!  I have yet to buy anything this year (have not had the urge yet) but all the pictures here are from things I purchased in November/December… and the crazy thing?  Everything except for the leopard Sperry boat shoes (below) had original tags on them, so I really do get the thrill of something new without suffering from the price.  Awesome sauce.

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Stay blessed in the mess! 🙂

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