Thursday begins my shopping challenge!
I’m ready! Okay…I’m not sure, but we’ll see.
In preparation, I’ve been evaluating patterns in my life that lead to purchasing
and what changes I can make to raise the chances of me finishing the challenge!
1. Email Advertisements: I receive over 15 clothing advertisements EVERYDAY.
I am UNSUBSCRIBING!!
2. Get to know the thrift stores: What are the best thrift stores in town? Use ThriftBuddy to help find. When do they put out new merchandise? Probably Saturdays. When do they have sales? If they have a twitter account, like Goodwill Tulsa, they will tweet when they have good sales! That’s how I found out about the 50% off sale yesterday! (more on that later)
3. Buying on the Fly: I love browsing. Obviously, I will not be able to do that. When I do, I tend to buy statement pieces that I may or may not need. So, I am making a list of basic items that I would like to add to my closet. I’ll let you have a glimpse into that list next week!
Making a list will help me keep my eyes open for what I need at the thrift store.
4. Blogging: This is a good and bad thing. We read blogs to find friendship, see up & coming styles, and challenge our personal style habits. However, sometimes they affect us in a negative way…we just see what we don’t have. For the next few months, I need to cut back on a few blogs and up my thrifting blogs. Kendi will always be a must! I already follow My Edit, but need to find more that can challenge and encourage my new thrifting life! Any Suggestions?