Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 2 of No Shopping

People have asked me where I found inspiration to do this project. I wish I could say it was because I had some sort of selfless epiphany, but to be honest, I really just wanted to save money. I realized that I spend a lot of my time and money shopping, time and money I could be spending doing other things. I live hundreds of miles away from friends, family and my boyfriend. Wouldn't that money be better spent visiting and maintaining close relationships with the people I care about? Do not get me wrong, I love looking put together and fashionable, but at what cost?

I am a firm believer that you should take pride in your outward appearance.  Humans are visual and it would be unreasonable for us not to judge each other by our appearances. By no means am I saying that your physical looks are everything, but when you first meet someone or see them, you automatically form an opinion based on the way they look. The clothes we wear send a message to the people around us, whether we realize it or not. The point of this, is that my goal at the end of this journey is not to stop shopping or become a slob, my goal is to cut-back on my shopping habits and learn to be more creative with what I already have.

Day 2 was easy, let's how I do over the next few days! 

Fashion Tip of the Day: Contrary to popular belief, black and brown do mix and can actually be quite striking together. For the best look pair a light or camel colored brown with black. Think leopard. 

1 comment:

  1. Jordan you are too cute!! I like that you aren't shopping-- spend your money on a trip to the Bend to see us! Or go to kentucky to visit Tony! You'll definitely have way more fun playing with us than buying more stuff. :)