This year, I’m adding only 12 new pieces to my wardrobe…or that was the plan.
I’m such a rule follower that it literally pains me to say this, but I’ve added 13 new pieces.
While I hate that a little bit (ok, a lot. I really didn’t even want to confess it), it’s also freeing. GTR is a place that I’ve been chronicling my break up and reunion and restricted diet of shopping. It’s a place of honesty and encouragement, and growth. And we don’t always grow forward. Sometimes there’s a step or two backward. But making the choice to continue moving forward is more important than an all or nothing stance.
If you’ve been working on your shopping habits and you messed up, take heart, and keep moving forward! Some beats none!
Even though I missed my original goal of 12 new pieces, I’m really excited about how far I’ve come, and I’m focusing on that rather than beating myself up for not reaching perfection.
Here’s a look at the pieces I’ve added:
January: lace top
February: striped dress
March: coral top
April: radiant orchid dress
May: polka dot button up
June: peplum top
July: pink patterned shorts
August: printed skirt
September: olive skinnies
October: striped jacket
November: coco jacket
December: gray cords (which I have yet to wear)
Bonus: black wedge sandals
And a few replacements:
- Two holy tanks replaced (red and pink);
- Beyond-repair black pumps with a new pair;
- Striped tee for a striped sweater;
- Too-small leopard flats for a new pair;
- Grungy white tee with a new version;
- Worn out wedges for a pair of leopard ones (shown above with the fuschia dress).
I’ve decided not to make myself wait to wear any of the items, so over the next few months, since I won’t have any pieces to update you on, I’m planning to do a few ‘one item many ways’ posts, showing you how I’m working them into my closet.
How are things on your end? If you’re on a break with shopping or just working on learning how to remix, share what you’re learning below!