In the midst of making a household budget for 2014, I made the shocking realization that a lot of my personal money goes to shopping! Purchasing clothing, shoes, and accessories have become a habit in recent years but it is one that I plan to break in the new year. Beginning on January 1, 2014, I will be on a 5 (yes count it 1,2,3,4,5)  month challenge to go without shopping for clothing, shoes, and accessories. Ya’ll pray for me!  I know it will be difficult but I am going to work extremely hard to keep my money in the bank next year. I have identified that I shop when I am bored. I plan to keep myself busy during these next 5 months so that I won’t even have time to think about spending money.

Of course I’m certain that I will go through the “I have nothing to wear” phase during this journey so I came up with a few fashion challenges for myself to hopefully combat this misconception as well.

challengeIf you would like to join in on either of these challenges (money saving or wardrobe remix), please leave me a comment below. If you don’t plan to join in on either challenge, please pin this challenge to Pinterest and share the love.

What is one of your goals for the new year?


AlesheaDominique (@GlitznGrits) · 12/18/2013 at 7:14 pm

This is such a great challenge. I’m always hollerin’ i have nothin’ to wear when I know I do if I get more creative.

    Brittany · 12/19/2013 at 7:01 am

    Thanks Aleshea! Hopefully this challenge will inspire you to remix your wardrobe on those days. Thanks for reading!

Erin (@speckledpalate) · 12/19/2013 at 6:52 am

Brittany, this is a GREAT challenge, and I love that you’ve looked at your expenses and decided to do this because of those. Strangely, I don’t shop a lot like I used to, so I don’t know if this challenge would work for me, but I do love the thoughts you’ve listed on how to change your outfits up so you don’t feel like “you have nothing to wear.” Best of luck, and I cannot wait to see how it goes! Are you going to be sharing the progression and some outfits here with us?

    Brittany · 12/19/2013 at 6:58 am

    Hi Erin! I definitely plan to share (vent) the ups and downs of this challenge. I will try to incorporate some fashion posts on here as well. I haven’t been too great at photographing myself but I will have lots of time to learn and get better at it! Thanks for reading 🙂

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