No-Shop January: Update 1
It’s just over a week since No-Shop January started, and so far, so good! I always wish that I schedule this challenge during a month that doesn’t hold a sale from Ann Mashburn, but oh well. That makes it much more of a challenge!
One of the things I did last year that I’m doing again this year is unsubscribing from all store emails (except two, Molly Moorkamp* and Ann Mashburn.) I find it much more difficult to avoid clicking over to browse when I’m getting daily reminders of what’s new, what’s on sale, and what I just have to have, when, in fact, I really don’t have to have anything. I do have a small shopping list for the year to fill in those gaps in my wardrobe–first on the list is a sensible knee-length wool coat I can wear for the school run–but I’m still looking for something that really stands out as an exceptional piece.
Something else I’m doing is seeing what I feel I need when selecting my clothes for the day. A coat, as mentioned above, is topping the list. As much as I love my Barbours*, it’s getting cold, and surprisingly enough there I only have a few thick sweaters for bone-chilling days! I’ve been very interested in my findings, especially as some of them are unexpected. It’s a complementary exercise to my wardrobe staples list process.
Are you taking the No-Shop January challenge, and if so, how is it going for you?