Six Months of No New Clothes: Results

I know you have been holding onto the sides of your seats for dear life to see how my challenge went.



I am happy to say I finished it with very few slip ups. I did not buy anything for six months from any thrift store which is a huge win. I didn't even need to buy anything to restock my T-shirt stash (and I made over 50 pieces in the last three months).

As for clothes for me I made it five months. I did slip and buy two shirts and a skirt at Target.  I really didn't absolutely need them, but I was going to Chicago to see my best friend and I bought them. Oh shoot and I did buy a dress for my husbands 40th birthday party. It happened, I slipped.

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What I learned by my months off is that I don't need to be that girl who buys a bunch of shirts because they are on sale. I have greatly reduced my wardrobe by giving a lot of clothes away and even selling some at a recent garage sale.

I have also learned to appreciate the clothes I do have and to look at them slightly differently.  When they start to wear I have been thinking of ways to upcycle them, change them, and make them a little more me.

I will say that it has been a fun six months. I am not going to renew the challenge but, I will definitely buy less in the future.

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