..kidding! But, on a serious note, I went to see a movie today with my friends and somehow we ended up at H&M afterwards. I perused the aisles and as usual, found many, many cute items that I wanted. I began rationalizing that my year with out purchasing clothing didn’t begin til January 1st and before I knew it I was waiting in line for the cash register, with a pile of scarves, sweaters, skirts, and dresses in my arms.
Then I remembered that this was the reason I had started the whole project in the first place! I got out of line and started to inspect each and every item. I still bought some clothes, but it was a percentage of what I had before. I bought a vivid blue lace dress for $15 and a pair of thick, stripped, tights with a little bit of glitter in them.
It’s difficult to imagine making it through a whole year without making these small purchases. Before, I went out today I had no intention of buying anything except for my movie ticket and some popcorn. I definitely do not need the dress or tights, but still it does feel nice to have a bold blue dress to wear for the holidays (and that’s probably how long it will last). After the events of today, I know I have a BIG challenge ahead of me next year. I might even be taken out early with those after-Christmas sales! Just kidding! I hope.
Wish me luck!