Archive | May 29, 2013

The Great Wardrobe Diet – Still going strong


Well, I mean, really, who would have thought it?

5 months and I haven’t bought any clothes or any shoes.

One bra. But that is kinda needed to spend the day in comfortable decorum.

And I bought a necklace and 2 bracelets at a school fete. $10.50 all up.

People are saying I am strong but the truth is I have become weaker. I can’t bear the thought of going shopping. And at the thought of parting with money, I go weak at the knees.

Truth be told, I have become extremely tight.

God give me the strength to actually go shopping and part with my money in 8 months.

Wearing old stalwarts hasn’t stopped me getting compliments every week.

“Nice outfit. Thought you weren’t buying anything.” Why thank you. The skirt is about 10 years old and I thought I’d team it with a jacket from last year and a cardigan, worn as a top, from two years ago.

“Like your jacket, Miss.” It’s ASOS. Cheap as chips. But from last year.

I don’t feel deprived at all. I don’t feel the need for more, for new, for current fashion. Maybe it is because I have reached a certain age, but I know what suits me and what flatters me, and I don’t need to succumb to the latest iteration in the fashion stakes. I have so much. I have items of beauty and taste (and a fair few tacky and “why-are-you-hanging-onto-that” items). And I love how my skirts now hang with room to move in one section of my newly slimmed down wardrobe.

I doubt I will ever get my wardrobe to be as spare as Jo’s, as much as I admire her ability to pare clothes down. Still, 5 months of no spend has flown by.

Now I need to turn to my food diet!!! My June challenge is scary!

Now time for today’s log:

  • 1. Did I have a laugh today?
  • Yes, my Liverpudlian masseuse is a funny bugger!

  • 2. Did I give someone a hug today?
  • Yes. Not my masseuse!!! My darling husband.

  • 3. Did I do a relaxation activity, such as read a book, have a bath, light a candle, dream, call someone and have a chat, sit in the sun?
  • Yes, red, red wine. Stay close to me e e.

  • 4. Did I do something good for someone else or be nice to someone?
  • Listened to some, thanked another, praised another, apologised to another.

    Today’s decluttered item = I have been tackling my junk room. Piles have made it to the recycling bin. No photos but stay tuned!