Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 52

Over the last 52 days, I have not purchased any clothing items and all that entails. I have set foot in the mall numerous times and managed to leave without anything. Though I am proud of myself to some degree, I have yet to repeat an outfit in the last 2 months. It is evident that I not only have enough clothes, I clearly have too many.  I realize this is not a ground breaking discovery, but when you have a love of fashion, it is easy to get caught up in wanting the latest and greatest. 

After reading a semi-political article today regarding the possible shut-down of the U.S. government, I realized that my shopping plight and the government's budget are very similar.  The article touched on the fact that the majority of Americans live above their means and how the government does not set a very good example.  I promise, I am not trying to get political here, no matter what your political preferences are, one has to agree that us Millennials are accustomed to a fairly privileged life. I know that I have been guilty of assuming I can maintain the standard of living I was familiar with when I was being supported by my parents. This is simply not sustainable and while my logical thinking tells me this, my desire to be "fashionable" has not ceased. 

Maybe this challenge wouldn't be that big of deal to another person, but it has definitely forced me to take a long look into my own actions and desires for my future. While I still love to be fashionable, I am learning new and exciting ways to do it. It is amazing how creative you can get when you are facing a challenge. 

Stay tuned for more pictures and if you have fashion related questions (or really any questions) for me, please ask them! 

Fashion Tip of the Day: Pair a short sleeved blouse with a full skirt that hits right at the knee. A floral skirt is an excellent choice for the spring. Add a belt to cinch in your waist and a pair of wedges to make the over look more modern. Pile on the bangles and a chic handbag, and you are ready for brunch with the girls or a picnic with your honey.

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