Tuesday, 28 October 2008

265 days to go: 100 days of not buying any new clothes

Yey! I have managed 100 whole days without buying any new clothes.
I am feeling good.
I am feeling smug.
I am able to trawl around the shops without wanting to buy everything in sight.
In fact what I see in the shops now are drab.
Just today on my way home from work I popped into TK Maxx to try and buy some new tights (all my old ones have holes and I am allowed to buy hosiery) and there they were racks and racks of Christmas Party clothes.
Several things put me off.
1. The styles.
2. The colours
3. The fact that there were rails and rails of the same thing.

I did stop to admire a knitted corsage on a hat but I was scrutinising it to see how I could recreate it at home with my oddments of wool.
It is official I am becoming thrifty.
My grandmother would be so proud of me.

As for today - it's pink again.
In fact I think I will pink it up for the whole of the week.

jeans - Gap
Shoes - Tesco
Black Shirt - Boden (dyed)
Cashmere Tank (as yesterday)
Pink Scarf - marks and Spencer


Stacy said...


By the way, you are inspiring me to list some old clothes on ebay. I need to get the pile together to photograph but then I too shall list away! So, thanks!

notSupermum said...

Well done on reaching your 100 day milestone - that's a real achievement.

see you there! said...

Good for you! It is hard to make a lifestyle change and stick with it. You are impressive.


a cat of impossible colour said...

Yay, that's great! Congratulations. :)

Leah said...

I love the pink and all the scarves you've been wearing lately. Your blog always gives me ideas on how to use the clothes I already have as I am trying very hard not to buy many new things this season. Great outfits as always!

Mervat said...

Congratulations Jane on reaching your 100th day for ShA: Shopaholics-Anonymous!!! You are inspirational: these days when I see something that I would like to have (as opposed to need) I admire it and then walk away and it is getting easier to do the moer I do it!! I am even taking a closer look at magazines for those freebies! Now that's true inspiration!

Sheila said...

Congratulations, Jane! You're such a good example. I have been gearing myself up ever since you started your campaign to do the same thing myself, as of Jan 1st.

You look fab in pink!

Jane said...

Thanks guys.
Good luck Stacy - let us know how you get on.
Leah and Mervat - doesn't it get easier the longer you do it. I am starting to think I need never buy new again.
Look forward to seeing your challenge come Jan 1st!

Heather Bestel said...

Well done you!
Not only are you saving money but realising why you were buying new clothes in the first place.
You might not have needed them, they just satisfy a need to treat yourself.
There are other wonderful, healthy and cheaper ways of treating yourself.

If you get all your trousers and skirts out and try each one on with every different top and accessories, you can find thousands of combinations, giving you an endless stream of outfits.

You are an inspiration - keep up the good work
Heather x

Work With What You've Got said...

Go you!~ I did not commit to no new things, just much much less. And I'm doing OK, but it's HARD and I can't imagine not buying any at all.


Michelle@Life with Three said...

Kudos to you! Fantastic job! I love the pink theme. When I got dressed this morning, I put on a sweater, jeans and a scarf, and wore the scarf just like you in this picture. I'd never thought to wear it that way before, but it looks so nice every time you do. So, you inspired my "look" today! :)