Monday, April 14, 2014

A new challenge: #noshopfor60


If you've been around this blog the past year or so, you know that last year my New Year's Resolution was to not shop for the entire year!

You can read all about my adventures here, here, and here

Anyways, going into this year I felt confident that I had changed and wouldn't go back to my old ways. Well, just like any addiction, I could feel myself falling back into my old habits. I'd see something semi-cute on sale and somehow it made itself into my cart. I still stick to my "carry it in your cart for at least 15 minutes" rule and, thankfully, before I checked out, I realized that bright pink floral pants, although cute, were not me. I was buying them strictly because they were $9.98 on sale at Target. And because they are trendy...can't forget that part.

No I haven't gone crazy, and I really haven't spent much of my own money at all. I had birthday money that I ended up buying things for the house, but I did buy some dresses at Ross. Then I returned some of them and bought tennis shoes instead. #truth. Tennis shoes are me, and I know I will get tons of wear out of them.

So, going forward, my friend Brianne mentioned last week that she was going to do a #noshopfor60 challenge. I guess technically started it last week, but if anyone would like to join in on the money-saving fun, let me know! It helps to have others to confide in and I am planning on doing a 30 for 30 challenge soon as well! (30 articles of clothing for 30 days)

Sometimes we try things and we fail. In this case, I am catching myself before I head back down the bright and shiny path of being a shopaholic! Here's to shopping my closet ad remixing what I already have!


Photobucket

8 comments:

  1. Good for you! I definitely have been trying to limit myself - I had Christmas and birthday money that I kind of went crazy with, but I've been slowing down a lot. My husband and I give eachother a little fun money each month, and I've been trying to put it toward fun stuff like a monthly craft box subscription instead of buying clothes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is easy to go crazy this time of year when all the cute spring and summer stuff is out! Self control...that's what I keep reminding myself!

      Delete
  2. Oh my gosh, you are amazing if you can do this! I don't think I could!

    madeintheshadeblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. You go girl! 30 for 30 sounds fun...

    ReplyDelete
  4. You seriously have so much self-discipline :) Target is so dangerous for my wallet--stupid clearance racks get me every time!! I am rooting for you girl--you can do it!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

    ReplyDelete
  5. You go girl! You are seriously so inspiring! Good call on getting the tennis shoes instead- what self control! I can't wait to see your 30x30 challenge. I would love to do one when I get some free time- love the idea!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. You just keep inspiring me and making me stronger my friend :) It's been 2 weeks and so far not too bad..it will only get easier. And the 30 in 30...when you want to start..sign me up! I'm up for another challenge.

    ReplyDelete

Pin It button on image hover