I can’t believe we are on month 5 of the #365nobuy challenge!! This year has flown by and I am actually surprised that I haven’t been as tempted to buy clothes as much as I thought I would! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve definitely had a few times where it has been tough… like that one time I stared at a pair of shoes online for a good 20 minutes straight tempted to break my challenge and buy them… but I didn’t!!! Yay!
What actually got me through, was to run through my closet and see if I had a pair of shoes that could achieve the same look as the ones I wanted to buy. And you know what,?! I did! The ones I have aren’t super similar to the ones I wanted to buy, but they were good enough… enough to convince me to not spend $200 on new boots and break my #365nobuy challenge!
This photoshoot actually displays the shoes that helped me not buy the ones online. I’ve had them for about 10 years and instead of replacing them, every now and then I spend a few bucks to get them repaired, and it’s been totally worth it. I still love these shoes!
Also in these pics I have on this bomb tank top I was gifted from my friend who has a company called the “Done Geev Up”, amplifying human potential, proliferating good vibes. In this challenge I have not really excepted any gifts or hand-me-downs but this was a special acceptance. I love my friends shirts so much and I love what her company stands for so it was a privilege to get this shirt. I rock it all the time! Check out the goodness of her company and get your own here: http://www.donegeevup.com, Instagram @donegeevup
If you are in the #365nobuy challenge as well, let me know how it is going! I would love to hear your story, progress, and struggles! Thanks for being here friends! Until next time…
We are on month 4 of the 365 NO BUY CHALLENGE and we are going strong! I still have not bought any clothes, have not added anything more to my closet. YAY!
It actually helped that it was so rainy and cold here in SoCal because I got to make use of all my winter clothes that I usually only wear if I’m going to Nothern California, Portland, or anywhere really that has a real winter. I was lucky (especially for this challenge) because I got to put my summer clothes to rest and went full force with the winter clothes! I loved it!
Now that we are rolling into spring, it’s still a little more chilly than it usually is at this time of year here in Southern California but it has helped me be able to wear some of these semi-warm items (like this long sleeve wool crop-top sweater pictured here). Since I know that I am not buying any clothes for the rest of the year, I have been rationing my summer clothes and trying not to wear them until it becomes too hot for all my other clothes! That is my strategy at least…cross your fingers it works! haha!
It has also been really awesome to hear from some of the people that decided to join me on this journey! It’s a challenge, I know, but so far it has made me feel really free! Free from the consumerism and marketing this world tries to throw at you on the daily.
You guys are awesome! Wishing you a fruitful and plentiful day! Until next time! xoxo
BIG EXTRAVAGANT THINGS!
I looooove big extravert things! Don’t get it confused with big expensive things…. no, I am talking about crazy things, like my hat, that I might find at a flea market. Things that I think are so outrageous and I buy them because they make me laugh! This hat I found at the Rose Bowl Flea Market a few years back. It was from a vendor that sells old movie and costume props… such an amazing vendor.
I was there with a friend, just browsing (well at least telling myself that so I wouldn’t buy anything…) and came across this vendor with old costumes from movies and such. We probably spent at least 30 minutes in their booth and my friend and I both walked out with crazy hats cause we fell in love with how huge the brim of these were. Mine is from an old 3 Musketeers movie! So fun right?!
I think it’s important to fill your closet with fun things, things that are a bit outrageous sometimes. This life is too short to take it seriously, and your wardrobe is too. Have fun with it, laugh at yourself. It’s times like these, when I am not buying clothes for a whole year, that having fun things in my closet just gets me so giddy and brings me so much joy.
Don’t know what the #365nobuy Challenge is?
It’s where I don’t buy clothes for the whole year of 2017 and still try to look as fashionable as I can, making magic out of the clothes that are already in my closet, taking time to appreciate what I have instead of being tempted to buy more. Want to read the first post where I tell you all about it? CLICK HERE. Each post I will share my style philosophies, tips, and hardships during the year…so subscribe to my journey over to the top right of this page, I’m sure it will get entertaining! Want to join along and not buy clothes with me? Let’s do this! Tag your Instagram and facebook photos with #365nobuy