Wednesday, April 3, 2013

No-Spender Bender

I've decided to go on a Clothing No-Spender Bender for the next 3 months - I started on April 1 (no foolin'!) and will go until June 30. That means no clothing purchases of any kind during that period - no modern day-to-day clothes, vintage clothes, shoes, accessories, etc. I have more than enough clothes in my closet, and I'm actually looking forward to thinning it out during this period!

As with any No-Spender Bender, I get a couple exceptions - 
1. In June we're going to All Balboa Weekend (hurray!!) and we've planned time for checking out the Cleveland vintage shops - specifically, we're taking a flight that leaves stupid early in the morning so that we have shopping time. All spending rules are off on that trip, but I trust myself to not go crazy.
2. I might need a new pair of daily/work shoes. I'll try to make do with what I have, but I'm allowed to buy something new if I need it. Dance shoes are NOT allowed! ;)
3. Undies etc. - again, I think I can get buy with what I have, but I'm allowed to buy something new if I need it.

I'm still a little undecided if sewing and fabric purchases are off-limits or not. I'm definitely not buying anything for the stash, but I think it's okay if I'm going to use it immediately.

I'm really excited about this! I want to use the next few months to organize, save some money, and rediscover some pieces I haven't worn in a while. And since I won't be hunting for deals on Ebay and Etsy, I'll have more time to work on that!


  1. Since my income has dramatically slumped...I've been on a no spender several months. Its stopped me buying fabric on a whim. Only buy what I need because i've ran out and working from my stash which is hard when your tying to make a historical wardrobe. lol

  2. I did one of these a while back and it was kind of fun. I still don't really buy that much new clothing but I still have to try really hard with fabric!

  3. I'm on the same plan, just thinned out a ton of clothes, not trying to reinvent outfits, good luck.

  4. A commendable plan indeed my dear! I wish you every success too! I tend to be quite uncontrollable when it comes to shopping, so I will need a shopping ban soon too! I also really like the embroidered purse you made...I find it hard to finish a particular embroidery project at the moment as I am not sure what practical object I want it to become...don't really want to just hang it up in a frame. Hope you are having a fabulous week!
    May x
    *Walking In May is currently running a SIGNED copy of Belinda Hay’s lovely book ‘Style Me Vintage’, please drop by to enter if you have time!*