So, after a year of NO SHOPPING-it was time to freshen up my wardrobe and end the challenge. I was a bit anxious about the whole thing because I was afraid that I would go crazy and buy too much (I kind of did). I also was concerned about staying true to the values that I had identified during the year:

  • American Made-I want to support companies that are manufacturing products in the United States. I was able to purchase several new items that made that criteria.
  • Used Clothing-There are a number of wonderful thrift stores in Denver/Boulder. I purchased almost 1/2 of my items from either Goodwill or The Buffalo Exchange. These items include: shoes/jewelry/and a cocktail dress!
  • Rock the deals-Every single item with the exception of the deep pink blouse was purchased: used/on sale/or on sale plus coupons (Express)
  • Avoiding Chinese Made Items-Well, unfortunately the jeans, coach shoes, and the sweater were made in China. But, given the amount of items that I purchased I feel very good about everything.
  • Sticking With My Budget-Ahem-I wanted to spend around $350. Sadly, I spent almost $700. Given that I purchased around 20 items including: dresses/shoes/pants/blouses/and jewelry I think I did a great job. However, the budget that I’ve set for the year is between $1500-$1800. This is around $1500 less than what I was in the habit of spending before the fast.

I found myself kind of exhausted from shopping again. I had a list of items that I was looking for and basically got most of the items that I had on my list for the year.

Going into Fall/Winter I will purchase the following items:

  • 1 periwinkle blue coat (wool)
  • 1 black coat (wool)
  • Riding boots-FRYE on sale through 6pm.com
  • Aviator glasses
  • A cute white dinner jacket
  • Maybe another cream sweater-I never want to run out again!
  • A cute pair of shoes? Maybe 2!

That’s about Β it. I pretty much have what I need. I really don’t feel like going shopping again for awhile. I just have other things to do.

The items I purchased are pictured below. What do you think?

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Used!

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Used !

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Used!

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Used!

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Used!

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Used!

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New!

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New!

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Used!


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Used!

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Used!

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Used!
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New! Made in the USA!

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New!

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New!

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Used!

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New!

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New!

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Used!

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New!

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New!

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