As the summer ends and fall approaches I can’t help but want a whole new wardrobe. I am not a very materialistic person. My style is very casual, sometimes sexy, and always simple but I still like to buy new cloths every September. With two teenage boys however, the thought of purchasing new work and weekend cloths for me is very stressful. They are still growing rapidly and I have learned that when your kids are dressed nice, teachers treat them better. Also appearance is very important to teens and I want my sons to look great and feel good about themselves at school. As those of you whom have boys know, they tear through shoes and pants quickly and a couple nights of great sleep can result in overnight increases in height. And while my oldest son LOVES to hang on to and continue to wear his favorite tees, I am not in love with the idea of my teenage son wearing crop tops! So while I would love to go out and buy some great NEW fall pieces, I must set aside as much money as I can for my sons.
All of this “wanting” leaves me with a great Idea! I have wanted to be greener for a while. I also want to save some money but still want to love the cloths I wear, look professional at work and HOT on the weekends. So I have decided to do a 45 day Fall Wardrobe Challenge. Here’s the plan:
1) USE EXSITING CLOTHS-Repair, Reuse or Repurpose what I have
2) Buy ONLY shoes new NO CLOTHS (I need shoes and I don’t want to get those second hand)
3) Materials needed to repair and update cloths, such as new zippers & buttons, CAN be purchased
4) Make cloths out of used material found, donated or purchased at garage sales
5) Swap cloths with my Friends!!!
This is all I can think of at the moment. I will create a limit for myself on the garage sale purchases and material expenses. During my 45 day challenge I will keep track of the cost of each project and purchase. I will start on September 1, 2011.
There is one more MAJOR step I will take and that is to drop 10-15lbs so I can fit into the BOXES of unused cloths is my garage. That’s two more huge boxes of cloths to have some fun with!!!
This post is mainly for me because if I write it and post it, I have to follow through. But if anyone else wants to join me - Comment below. PLEASE DO, I THINK THIS WILL BE VERY FUN!!