Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Shopping Ban

As I mentioned in this previous post, I have made a pledge to not buy any clothes for a month and a half. In an attempt to limit my frivolous spending to save for more meaningful things (specifically, a big trip in the middle of February), I wanted to ban clothes shopping for the month of January through mid February.

When I realized how many items I love in my closet that I do not wear often or items I forget about due to the plethora of options combined with the astounding amount I spent on clothes every month (thanks Mint.com), I knew it was time for a detox. 

So far so good, I have yet to buy any clothes in 2013! Having this extra little bit of savings is helping me to reach one of my goals... 

I realized the other day, I would rather have a world of experiences than a world of things. Don't get me wrong, I won't stop shopping but in the end its more important for me to build memories rather than hoard items. 


  1. So true! I've done the same thing (with the exception of our Chapel Hill trip) and it has felt so good! I have gotten way more excited and creative with what I already have in my closet!

  2. I'm so envious, I wish I had your will power! I'm trying to cut back on my shopping but it's so hard!