Could you go a whole month without shopping? Could you? No new clothes, shoes, make-up or accessories. I’ve tried and to be honest I’ve never succeeded. A girl need to get her shopping on, right? There are people online who have gone a whole YEAR without shopping! They only replace things that wear out. I think the only clothing item I’ve ever honestly wore out was one pair of jeans and maybe a pair of flip flops.
Honestly, the minimalist vibe really resonates with me. I’d love (I think) to have a small capsule wardrobe of high quality mix and match pieces. I think it would make my life simpler. If you only have four skirts it’s hard to get too hung up on which one to wear. Your bedroom shouldn’t look like a walk in closet!
Do you know how I know I have too much stuff? I once wore one black pump and one navy pump to a meeting. At the time I had so many shoes it was hard to tell heads from tales. They were all over the place! If I only had a few pairs of shoes that wouldn’t happen again. I’d be out the door in a jiffy instead of staring sleepily at a closet busting at the seams with clothes. I get overwhelmed because of the amount of clothing I have. It’s hard to choose when you have so many options and it’s hard to find what you’re looking for too.
I once work at the airport and wore a uniform. It was itchy and not at all fashionable. I remember how easy it was to plan for the week, though. I had a choice of grey pants, a red skirt or a grey split skirt thing. For tops we wore a striped button down shirt and a tie. I had two red cardigans and that was it. I rotated two pair of black pumps and a pair of black sneakers. Thinking back that wasn’t so bad. What if I packed away all my clothes except a select few pieces for 6 months? That would be a good test. I already wear the same black skirt twice a week anyway. I bet I wouldn’t miss a lot of the things I have. Hmmm…
I got the shopping bug early and I know it’s a habit I need to get in check. I shop like it’s a sport not a necessity. I shop when I’m bored and when I’m happy or sad. I need ( and want) to change my mindset when it comes to having more things. Would not shopping for 30 days give me the jump-start I need? Would it help me focus on the more important things? Would it help me be more content with what I have? Well… I’m up for the challenge. Are you?