Since reading Rich Dad Poor Dad plus realizing why I started Minimalist Beauty in the first place, I’ve decided to go on a clothes shopping fast. (You can read more on how this book has changed my life here). Before you cringe and call me crazy, hear me out. Maybe I actually need to hear myself out since I’m cringing as I write this.
After giving this shopping fast some thought, I decided to put myself on a ridiculously low monthly clothing budget of $20 if I absolutely need to thrift something, yet I won’t be buying anything new.
This budget may seem insane, yet if you’re a master thrifter you understand the power of $20 and some creativity! If I don’t use any of the budget that month, It will roll over to the next month. In essence my goal is to make it to the end of the year without buying a bunch of things to end up donating and swapping out which has been a reoccurring bad habit of mine.
Prior to reading this book, I thrifted two tops planning ahead for my fall/winter capsule wardrobe, and my mother gifted me an organic maxi dress I couldn’t refuse. It’s way too cute! And the funny thing is that they are all striped pieces. Regardless, I honestly need to take a break from clothes shopping and focus that attention else where. I have a little one now, and I’m sure I can still find a way to look presentable.
As my grandmother would say “You need to make do with what you have.”
Lastly a slight confession… Once I knew I was going to do this, I scoured a bag of clothing intended for donation and scooped out three non maternity dresses I’d worn during my pregnancy, one of them being this one, and a few other pieces. If I’m not going to shop then I wanted to redesign or upcycle what I already had. I’ve no shame hitting up something from the hubby’s side of the closet if I break down either.
This entire idea may be a complete flop, or it could help further discipline me where I’ve been weak before.
Since it’s the end of July, I’ll start accruing my minimalist shopping budget in August. If I’m able to hold out until the end of the year, I’ll have a tiny bit collected to play with. If not, at least I’ll have learned something. If I don’t learn anything, at least I’ll have something to write about. I’m honestly praying I can do this painlessly. Lord knows I could use some encouragement.
Don’t worry I won’t be sharing my woes with you. But I had to ask… Are any of you crazy enough to join me?
(All items pictured above from My Spring/Summer 2017 Capsule Wardrobe plus photos taken by my hubby)