January Recap: A year without shopping

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Oh hey, we're in February after what I felt like the MONDAYEST of Januaries ever. And I haven't shopped for a full month. I mean I went grocery shopping and had to get a bench from Target but, no clothes, NONE. Yes, I had moments where I regretted not getting more seamless panties (those are awesome), an extra pair of jeans or more workout clothes but, I haven't broken down yet. I won't budge now. I'm in it to winning it. 

How I've been doing you ask? 

The not-so-great moments

During this month I had to unsubscribe to lots of emails ( A LOT)
Had a meltdown while planning my outfits for the week
Felt ugly more than once
Said (better yet, YELLED)  "FUCK, I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR" while crying inside of a closet filled with clothes
Found one of my favorite striped shirts, and it has a tiny hole. That broke my heart. 

The good-I-Can-Do-This moments

Had a photoshoot with old clothes in Miami and it felt new and fun  
I wore a brand new outfit that I had hanging in my closet for almost a year
Got creative with spring clothes
Got creative with work clothes
I got a haircut and liked it, thought of good outfits for it
Wore a super old skirt and found a great place to shoot it
I’m learning to appreciate my classics more. 

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While the endless monologue in my head is taunting me and saying that I'll break, somehow this not shopping thing is becoming liberating in a way. Allow me to explain; I’m not waiting for new launches or new packages anxiously. I’m forced to be creative and to face the fact that I own a SHITON of clothes. To be honest, I never cared about repeating outfits but, now I think about my work attire in a different light; my photoshoot outfits are mostly about classics you can wear in the season and work outfits are things that make my morning better. Maybe, I´m back to my old self that cares about clothes because fashion makes me happy, I care about dressing for myself. It´s a matter of what makes me happy beyond the Instagram post. Yes, I love my followers, I love when someone asks me a question about an outfit and always reply to all. This is what made me start in the first place: my love for getting dressed. 

Let´s see how February works for me, in the meantime I get urges but discovering old clothes and bringing them back to life in a new way, makes this goal even better for me. 

February, bring it on.