When I consolidated my student loans with Lendkey in 2018, I decided to take on an extra $100 per month to pay the loans off in 5 years instead of 7 years. (Click here for blog about refinancing). I had to figure out where I was going to get the extra money each month in my budget.
I decided to take on the challenge of not buying clothes for an entire year. I “NEEDED” nothing, just a lot of wants.
On Black Friday of 2018, I bought some socks and essentials and a few things for in the gym and started the 1 year of no clothes.
I can buy clothes from a second hand store with a maximum $10 per item limit.
I can accept clothes from other people as gifts.
If I am given a gift card, I can use it to buy something new, BUT I am not allowed to ask for gift cards.
So far what I have learned:
I have had so many WANTS over the past 7 months.
I regularly add things to my cart and then put them back.
I avoid shopping with friends and ask them to do activities instead.
I have manifested more clothes in the past 7 months than I could have purchased. The wants did not go away and I didn’t judged how I acquired the clothes. So many people have given me things, it is crazy. I love watching how the universe is providing me the things I want. My style has completely evolved to include more colors, more freedom and great fitting items.
My glamorous grandma passed away and we were the same size. My grandpa let me pick out items I wanted to wear to continue her legend. Shoes, leather pants, fur vests, etc.
I went to dinner with a group of friends and someone had bags of clothes they were trying to get rid of. A few dresses and tops!
Clients were downsizing their closets and offered to me that I could take anything I wanted before taking the rest to be donated. Dresses, pants, tops!
Someone gave me a few gift cards.
A girlfriend found a shirt that made her think of me and it fits perfect!
Someone gave me this shirt, I couldn’t have found something to match these shorts so perfectly.
I am having so much fun with this, that I may just keep going. I have a few things that I know I would buy on Black Friday and now I am working on manifesting exactly what I want that day including the price I want to pay. Let the games begin!