Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Monthly Update – July 2017

Summer clothes!

Nordstrom Sale!

Back to school is coming up!

Yeah, I didn’t buy anything.

If I’m being perfectly honest, I haven’t set foot in a clothing store since I started work again at the beginning of June. Ditto for online shopping. I find at the end of the day my brain is just toast.

I’m guessing this is common among moms that go back to work (Right? Right? Please tell me I’m right.)

Mica at Away From The Blue recently finished up a 6 month shopping ban and recapped her learnings. I’m not going to lie, the idea of a 6 month shopping ban feels incredibly appealing at the moment. Not so much because I’m a shopaholic in need of a reset, but because I’ve come to realize that I have sufficient volume of clothing in my closet. It may not be the exact item I want to wear at a given moment, but push come to shove I can dress myself.

If anything, I find myself craving less. I have the urge to remove items from my wardrobe rather than adding to it. I crave brainless simplicity because I don’t have a ton of mental capacity to spare.

Do I think I’ll actually go 6 months without shopping? No. I don’t feel that I’ve filled the sweater holes in my wardrobe for fall/winter, so I’ll be trying to do that again this year. Also, Poppy Barley is opening up their flagship store in Southgate, so there’s that as well…

Quarterly Budget: $750 – $64.12 (carryover) – $0.00 (Jul) = $685.88

Boring recap! True story.


One response to “Monthly Update – July 2017”

  1. Mica says:

    Oh thanks for the shout out! 🙂 I think no matter your reasonings for it, you can do a 6 month no shop – given that you have everything you need. And with your weather, you want to be sure you have enough winter things first! I have an overabundance of things in my wardrobe which made the challenge easier. I feel a little lost now I can buy whatever I want as I haven’t gotten a wishlist or anything – I just stopped thinking about shopping!

    There was one top I had my eye on near the end of July but it sold out. I might change my tune when spring weather arrives, but right now I feel wardrobe-content! And to be honest, still a little overwhelmed at how much stuff I have and still haven’t worn – the return to work will give me a reason to wear some of my dressier pieces at least.

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I'm a petite hourglass, slow adopter, food geek, Engineer, wife and mom. Welcome to the little corner of the internet where I ramble on about random things. Mostly clothes.