Sunday, 20 July 2008

This is why I will buy no new clothes for a year




Jenn told me I need to be stricter with my rules when I told her about the jewellery-making kit I bought.
"That counts," she said.
"I'm not sure," I said
"You need to be stricter," she said.
So, here are the rules.
1. From this day henceforth I will buy no new clothes for 365 days. This includes charity shops as they will be new to me.
2. I can accept hand-me-downs from friends and family but if I do I must make a charitable donation.
3. I can buy new underwear if needed to replace old stuff.
4. I can buy hosiery.
5. Now I have my jewellery making kit I can make jewellery with found objects but not new beads etc.
Is that OK Jenn?
If you are feeling sorry for me. Don't. Here's why I don't need any new clothes. The evidence of my clean-up yetsterday!

31 comments:

see you there! said...

Those are some strict rules! It does look like you have a lot to work with tho. Can't wait to see what you put together over the next 365 days.

Darla

Mountain Barbie said...

Wow...can you do it?

Jenn said...

Jane - those pictures are shocking.

Did you know I have only two pairs of shoes, one pair of winter boots and one pair of trainers?

I do not feel sorry for you in the slightest, and will be eagle-eyed for all future infringements of the rules.

There should be some expansion to the underwear rule too. Like you're only allowed to replace things that need to be thrown away, not buy shed loads of new frilly things as a substitute for all the other things you aren't allowed to buy.

Also, I think it is okay to shoplift things, just not from charity shops.

Elisabeth said...

good luck!

KT said...

Oh my!

workthatwardrobe said...

The rules are strict but as you can see, I need to be strict. And I can do it. if I tell myself I can I will. (I think).
Jenn-You are right, only plain, boring items of necessary underwear will be purchased. It will bee like working with a cctv from now on (clothes circuit tv)
Thanks for your support everyone.

Della Street Dreaming said...

I must say that I loved jenn's remarks! She is v. strict. I've always longed to be that disciplined & genuinely admire people who are.
I can't quite understand why you can't buy from charity shops which is my great passion, although I've just come home from one & it was a v. dispiriting experience.
Sue

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Jane said...

Sue, Jenn is very strict. She checked me out at work today when I went in but failed to spot the carrier bag in my car when I took her to lunch. It was an exchange (something I had bought before the rules and had to be exchanged because it was too big).
I did come outin a cold sweat as she sat down and I managed to kick the carrier bag under the seat.

Jenn said...

Damn! Foiled!!

I think exchanging is within the rules though.

I've thought of another rule. You can get clothes as presents, and you can ask for certain things as presents (like, dear husband, for christmas I would really like a red coat) but you CAN'T get vouchers for presents so you can go and buy the clothes.

It is for your own good. This is an addiction.

I'm not going to call you Jane from now on, either.

You are 'Two Wardrobes' Gallagher.

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