Last week I was really inspired by this post on A is for Ampersand, written by Julie of We So Thrifty. I’m not a regular mall shopper, but I do like to pop into Forever 21 or H&M every couple of months to satisfy my craving of novelty prints and cheap jewelry. Oh. and don’t even get me started on my Target impulse buys.
I decided it was time for a challenge! I really admire Julie’s commitment to a year, but I’m going to start small with 5 months and maybe build from there. From May 1 to October 1, I will only be buying second hand clothing. This will mostly be at thrift stores, but when I’m feeling like a splurge, vintage & consignments stores are okay too.
Although a lot of my clothing is already thrifted/vintage, I really want to cut back on the amount of trendy/throw-away pieces in my closet. I also plan to benefit by saving money during the summer (the time of year that I make less!), and learn to be more creative with my wardrobe. I also want to get back into sewing over the summer and hope to make a few clothing items. Plus we all know 2nd hand clothing is more friendly on the environment!
I’m looking forward to instilling new habits that will hopefully carry on after the challenge is complete! I’m excited to have this blog to hold me accountable and I will be doing regular updates, although outfit posts will still contain pieces bought new prior to the challenge.
Since I already don’t hit up the mall too often, the hardest part for me will be staying away from online shopping, especially my beloved ModCloth! I plan to still check out their site for outfit inspiration, as long as I’m not getting too tempted.
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