Why would I do this to myself? Because I have literally $35,000 worth of clothing sitting in my closet. That is how much I've paid for the entirety of my wardrobe (not all at once of course, but over the course of my adult life). It's not meant to be all braggy or anything. That cost is spread out over 10 years, and because I'm crazy and know the amounts I paid for my stuff, my Style Book app adds it all up and I was shocked at what a stupidly high number that is.
That is more than my first "real job" salary, guys.
If someone's entire take-home-pay for a year isn't enough to get me all the fashion I want or need, then clearly I am doing it wrong.
So I'm on a ban. For a 365 days, and I started it on my birthday. I've done month-long challenges in the past, like #NoBuyJuly, so this isn't ENTIRELY new territory for me, but I've never committed for an entire year before.
Well, going on 34 days now, this is the LONGEST I have ever gone without clothes shopping. And honestly, I'm feeling pretty good right now. I mean, I have a little less than 11 months to go still, but right now, I am imagining Marie Kondo herself high-fiving me over boba tea for being so minimal and resourceful.
One of the big reasons I'm doing this, is because I know I am not wearing every single overpriced designer item I have, and the ones I am wearing, I am wearing the same way, over and over again. My goal is to force me out of my rut, to jumpstart some creativity, and figure out some new ways to wear my old favorites, instead of going through the (expensive) cycle of constant upgrading and chasing newness.
So, I'm checking in and staying accountable! I am DOING THIS. If my wallet could "like" this blog post, it would.