I realize I’ve been posting mainly beauty posts, which is fine, but I want this blog to be about hopefully what will be a transformative process in not so much as letting go of the material world, but learning how to not being dependent on it. I want to be able to see my clothes in a new light and learn ways to repurpose them.
That being said, I honestly don’t know where to begin. I don’t buy clothing excessively, but I buy often enough and sometimes I’m more motivated by a sale than the actual need for a new shirt or a pair of jeans. This is a problem. I don’t have the money to spend on clothes that I don’t absolutely love (i.e. I’m too poor to waste money!). I love fashion and I truly believe it is one of the best ways for people to express themselves.
I often find myself lusting for a gorgeous dress or a simple well-made top, but then I always convince myself that these pieces are too expensive. Instead, I buy cute tops from Forever21 or H&M that are destroyed after a few washes. If I had saved the money I had spent on those shirts, I may have been able to afford the well-made top that could have lasted years!
I won’t buy any clothes from Jan. 1, 2013 – Dec. 31, 2013 (Well, as best I can!) and hopefully by the end of the year, I will really be able to make a reflective decision on which pieces I would truly like to invest in and add to my wardrobe.
What would you buy after a year without making any fashion purchases?