Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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It's been a while since I've worn any really bold or deep colours, and it's been a really long while since I've worn this cute lil shirtdress....so long in fact that I'm listing it for sale since it's only been gently worn and hardly ever sees the light of day. Also, these boots are really cool and I love them, but since moving to a place that requires a LOT of walking everywhere, I've come to terms with the fact that they are actually really too small for comfort.
this is what happens when you don't find a job for 6 months.....you desperately hope to live off of your potential closet sales and food stamps....woo...hoo.

shirtdress: for sale!
boots: for sale!

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On a more optimistic note I think I am going to declare an actual goal of not buying any new clothes for a long time. I have a lot of them. I know I have enough to get me through a long period without even doing laundry....and I have enough to mix and match for months probably. Even thrifting here in New York is ridiculously overpriced and unaffordable for us.

So just for the sake of me being able to see a road ahead of me, I think I'm going to say... four months....let's see if I can go four months without buying anything. I realize that sounds pretty short and silly to a lot of people, and I'm not even a huge spender or anything, but I do buy little things here and there pretty consistently.... especially at thrift stores or online, and for the past three and a half weeks I've been proud of myself for really avoiding it. And that needs to continue as we try to make end's meet and I keep hunting for a job. So we'll see how four months goes, and then see if I can keep going! This is a serious challenge! here I go! hold me to it, people!

26 comments:

  1. I love that shirtdress. So so pretty. You look great in that color. Good luck with your buying ban! It can be really tough. I think I should do one of those too.

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  2. loved your shirt dress. its patterns are so cute. and lovely boots. have a Cupcake week;) http://gonchagoncha.blogspot.com/

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  3. OMGoodness I LOVE this outfit! The pretty shirtdress, the bold tights and those BOOTS are fantastic! You look great!

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  4. love this outfit! so pretty!!!
    good luck with the job hunt (i'm currently searching too...so frustrating!). are you looking for anything in particular? i used to live in NYC and have some ideas as to where you should look if you want any help. just shoot me an email (snapshotfashion@gmail.com)

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  5. I just bought my first thing of clothes after not doing so for seven months. It was a good thing to do. I have gone over a year before in doing so though, so it isn't tough for me because I am a bit of a fan of minimalism. This is a really awesome outfit. I like that you wore pants with the dress. It's a gorgeous color on you.

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  6. i love this outfit! also, i think i might join you in this 4 month clothes free buying spree! i also find myself buying little things here and there which definitely adds up in the long run. i'm doing this.. thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Such a cute dress! This whole outfit is adorable. And good luck with not purchasing anything new! It sounds like a great goal :)

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  8. absolutely adore this look!

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  9. You aren't buying any new clothes, yet you are selling these?! Well, I commend you for not buying anything... I think chocolate and buying clothes are my two best friends, hehe. Anyway, I am off to check out these two things from your shop... because I am in loooove with them! :D (and you look GORGEOUS!)

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  10. love the colours of this outfit. cute little dress anyway.

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  11. Gorgeous outfit - you look just lovely!

    Good luck with both the job hunt and the clothes-buying ban. Last Easter I bought some dresses after I just accidentally discovered I'd not been shopping for months and it made it feel much more special. I came up with the idea then that I would only buy clothes at Easter (traditionally a time for new clothes and "Easter bonnets") and for my birthday in September - both conveniently at the start of a new season. Didn't work out though. I just thought it in my head though so you should have more luck, having declared it in public!

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  12. I've put myself on a shopping ban too. I've just been going a little... overboard... lately. Not credit card debt overboard or anything but it's time for a diet.
    Love this dress on you, the colors are really fantastic.

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  13. The pan collar is such a beauty! <3 And I love love love the print!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  15. Good luck with your shopping ban! I'm always imposing shopping bans on myself and always quickly give up. Whoops!
    Anyway, I love those boots! And that shirt dress is adorable :)

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  16. that little shirt dress is so pretty.. absolutely love the prints!

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  17. This vintage dress is amazing...and you look so pretty and stylish ;)

    Would you like to follow each other?

    Evi xoxo

    http://thenotebookofafashionlover.blogspot.com/

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  18. i like your ideas and the style of this blog.

    Check out mine and let me know what do you think about?

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  19. Hello! I'm new to your blog and I really love everything I see here. This outfit is so pretty. This looks like an awesome place to hang around!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  20. aww, you look so pretty in red! i love everything about this - the bold colors, fun print & those boots are to die for!

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  21. That is the cutest shirtdress ever! Good luck with the shopping plan, I should probably do the same...

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  22. I love the colors in this outfit so much! The red shirt dress is adorable on you! Those boots are pretty cool too. Too bad they're too small!

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