It’s been three months since I publicly declared I would only buy used clothes for a year.
I’m checking in and happy to report I’m still stickin’ to it! In fact, just the other day a gal in my work elevator complimented my shoes and wanted to know where I bought them. ‘The Goodwill,” I proudly replied, which was met by uncomfortable silence.
I’ve had a few people ask me since my post in February if the resolution includes underwear.
Abso-effing-lutely not. I will continue to buy new underwear, socks and swimwear.
Today was the first day I was truly tempted. I went to Kohl’s to buy some unmentionables and was greeted by the beautiful wardrobes of Simple Vera Wang and Lauren Conrad. The new line is gorgeous! But I fought temptation and walked out with only the items I needed.
Just yesterday we attended the wedding of a dear friend. “Here’s my moment to shine or fail,” I told myself. I went out to my favorite thrift store in Reno to find a vintage or used dress. If I didn’t find one, I’d simply go to the wedding wearing one of the many dresses I’ve recycled in the wedding parties throughout the years.
Lucky me (and to no surprise) the perfect vintage, big-print dress was waiting for me.