|Sweater: Dorothy Perkins/Top: Forever 21/Jeans: Gap/Boots: Dillard's/|
Necklace: INPink/ Purse: Gift from Paris
During this month of no shopping I have really dug into my closet and found pieces that I struggle with styling or just plain flat don't really wear that much. This elbow patch sweater is from a order last year with Dorothy Perkins and I never wear it because I have a hard time making it seem new and exciting every time I wear it. The cold actually forced me to layer and I am pretty happy with the result.
This whole month while not shopping, I have realized just how much I think about shopping. I think about when I have time to shop, where I can shop to save money (ironic), etc. During that time that I normally spend as a "break" from school and do some recreational shopping I have put towards personal projects or just resting. I am so glad that I decided to do this early on in the semester, taking a step back has been so good for me.
The challenge is over in a few days (Yay! Spring clothes!) and I'll have a few more reflections but if you ever feel like you aren't being as productive or need to step back; I really encourage you to take a no shopping challenge. You will be more appreciative of what you have and really be more productive.