And the #springclosetremix and #marvelousmaystyle challenges continue!
I’ve got to say, I really haven’t missed not buying new clothes. These challenges have actually challenged me to love what I have, think critically about how to save money, and have fun with what I own. While all of that seems so “DUH”... I needed the reality check.
Shopping has become an escape and I started using clothes and spending money as a way to hide.
Pathetic, but hey, I’m being honest.
In the next month I’ll be making a rather large life change – returning to a field in my career that I left long ago (and it has changed DRAMATICALLY since I left 3.5 years ago), moving to a new city and an actual townhouse (vs. my apartment living since 2006), and working with a demographic that no longer allows me to dress as I please.
So these challenges, as superficial as they may seem, have kind of eased me into the adjustment of not shopping anymore.
I will ALWAYS love shopping and clothes, I am a Southern girl after all.
But now I’m exploring new avenues of interest. And it’s been a blast!
Ok, so, now back to my point after that rambling tangent into oblivion…. Here’s how my second week looked on the Instagram style challenges!