Jaime’s Shopping Challenge: Having a Shop-Free February

I’m prepared for a couple of you to go into shock (don’t worry… the boy did too!), but I’m making a big commitment to myself for the month of February.

I will not be purchasing any unnecessary items. NONE. For the whole month.

Don’t worry, I’ll still be spending money at the grocery store, but I’m interested in really trying something new. This means that you need to shop twice as much for me!

Yeah, I know that it’s the shortest month of the year, but everyone has to start somewhere. I’m looking to change a couple of things so I can make 2010 even better. The boy and I are hoping to save up enough to buy a house and I really want to get out of credit card debt. Plus, I’ll probably slip up and get something (though I’m trying hard not to!)… but I’ll make sure it’s something amazing. And I’ll tell you all about it. :)

Here are a couple of ways I plan on keeping my style fresh throughout the month WITHOUT buying more clothes:

1. Shopping my closet: I have a lot of clothes. I mean A LOT. And it’s time that I start wearing them, so I’ll be putting together outfits with items I already have or – even better – outfits I’ve forgotten I have each day.

2. Prepare outfit options beforehand: I’m the kind of person who chooses an outfit right as I leave the house. By setting up some outfit options, I can utilize all of the pieces I haven’t been taking advantage of!

Why am I sharing this with you guys? Because I hope that, even if you’re not participating, you’ll hold me accountable. I’ll update you once a week for the next month and let you know how I’m doing… and if you want to learn more about my Shop-Free month, email me at Jaime@TheFashionableHousewife.com!

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