I wrote about my reasons not to buy new clothes for a year, on my personal blog, after reading an impressive challenge via Mrs. FrugalWoods. She continued her journey through pregnancy and postpartum, which I find to be very challenging in the clothes sizes I’ve experienced up and down the past five years.
I thought I’d take a moment to update you in the process and what I’ve saved thus far, as well as my hopes going forward. I started this challenge for myself the weekend of Thanksgiving 2015. I chose to avoid buying and actually shopping on Black Friday, a day which I usually do a lot of shopping for holiday gifts and for myself!
I did not buy any new clothing for the month of December, January, or February. I received as a Christmas gift a pair of suede boots and pajamas, and I was given a nice sweater as well. Those are the only new items I’ve acquired in that time, and it’s been quite nice not slumming around the stores looking in the ladies departments the past few months.
I’d like to update you monthly here about this challenge and keep track of how it’s going.