I Haven't Spent Over Ten Dollars On Anything This Year: Mid-Year Update
I took a resolution at the beginning of this year to not pay over ten bucks for anything clothing/shoe/accessory related. I was nervous because I feel like every time I make a resolution it's doomed to fail, BUT I thought if I really put my mind to it, it could be a cool 'adventure.'
You guys...people are shocked by this, but it's actually been pretty easy. Here's how it normally goes in a normal store...I walk in, go straight to the clearance section (because that's where I'm happiest) and start searching. Ironically, I have found a lot of things right at $11, and after like a second of disappointment, I move on because usually there's plenty to choose from within my price range. Funnily enough, now that $10 is my limit, when I pick up something that's close to my max price I kind of cringe with how expensive it is. I would say on average I stick to the 4-8 dollar range.
However, given the fact that I cannot buy anything over $10, it's kind of hard to plan out what I want to buy. I can't really say I want a new pair of jeans or a specific top because I have to scoop up the things I find when I find them, rather than strategically planning out my wardrobe.
It has made my closet quite interesting. It has boosted my creativity when it comes to clothing because I am consistently adding more exciting and unplanned things. I have done A TON of thrifting where I go absolutely (batsh!t) crazy, but even if I never thrifted, I COULD find enough clothing to keep me happy. I have bought brand new jeans, shoes, swimsuits, jewelry...you count it. It's simply knowing how and when to look and scooping things up the moment you find them.
It's totally doable. All I have to do is tell myself "no" when I can't and move on to my next find. I will check in again at the end of this year to see how I survive the fall and winter seasons!
Here is my first shopping guide for inexpensive shopping with more coming VERY soon.