I haven’t bought any clothes for myself since my trip to Las Vegas in mid-July (besides my field hockey uniform, which was essential). That’s 3 entire months! Not even any sports clothes, and that is definitely my weakness. But I have everything that I need. And the things that I wished I had, I don’t really need.
So, my goal is to not buy any kind of clothing, shoes or accessories until Boxing Day sales. There are a few things I want, like a pair of TOMS shoes, a Lululemon hoodie (I bought one 3 years ago & wear it all the time, but it’s looking really worn and ragged), and maybe a few other wardrobe pieces (a few pairs of tights, brown boots – if I can find a great pair on sale, & a brown belt), but the hoodie and TOMS shoes are the 2 things that I really want to get. I hear TOMS are sold cheaper at Nordstrom, so I might head across the border to do a bit of shopping. They have a Lulu outlet store there too, so that’s convenient.
And then after that, I am challenging myself to go on a clothing, accessories and footwear ban for most of 2011, until my trip to NYC in either September or October of next year. It might not seem like much of a challenge to some people, but it is for me. :) I think it’s going to be really hard for me, especially when ski season rolls around and I get obsessed with toques, scarves & layers of hiking clothes.
Author: Krystal Yee
I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.