This past Monday I mentioned that I tried on much of my clothing in mid-December. There was so much of it and I love it all. Most of what I have are not items from recent releases; I either have collected the pieces over the years or bought old items NWT it via eBay. Tragically, I do not fit into most of it. As addressed on Monday, I have plans to remedy that.
After a holiday season of shopping like a madwoman (granted not just for me) and the Lilly APS of seasons past, I have a bloated closet. During the last few weeks of December, I was listening to Pop Fashion podcast (highly recommended) and the hosts were discussing an essay detailing a year without shopping. I was inspired. After reading the essay the hosts were citing and reading up on a few accounts of years without shopping, I grew inspired to do the same. Along with clothing, shoes, and accessories, I am putting a shopping moratorium on the following:
- beauty products
- hair products
- home decor (I will allow myself to indulge in floral bouquets and candles.)
- daily espresso drinks (This is symbiotic with my commitment to Whole30.)
- books (I already have too many unread.)
- iTunes (with the exception of season five of Southern Charm, because live a little)
Prior to purchasing any of the following, I will do an inventory of what I have in the apartment to make sure that I am not adding to what we already have (and usually in excess):
- basic hygiene items (toothpaste, body wash, deodorant)
- food (We have like, five bags of frozen broccoli. Why? I do not know.)
- cleaning supplies (laundry spray, anti-bacterial wipes, paper towels)
- gift wrap (WHY do we have so much gift wrapping supplies?)
I am writing this hours into my moratorium. By the time this posts, I will be three days into it and guys, I am really excited for leaning my spending.