Finished my 7th week of my ban
Well, I just finished week 7 and I'm feeling sort of conflicted. I mean, I did technically buy 3 items already, even though one was a bust, but the fact that I've already purchased on three separate occasions doesn't give me great hope that I will last the full year. HOWEVER, right now, I'm sitting pretty content and have been on a roll on letting go of items. SOOOO... it seems like there will be surprises at every turn of this ban.
There are days where I feel like my brain has clicked and I know what I don't want in my closet, but then when I go to actually let things go, I stop and think the dreaded 'what ifs' and then I don't remove anything; then there are days where I can't get rid of things fast enough and seeing that empty space brings me such calmness. Do I have serious urges to buy? Not really, but sometimes I feel I need a wardrobe re-vamp completely. When that happens, I focus on what I want to let go, which then brings me back to the two previous outcomes.. it's all very cyclical.
It's not like I'm constantly thinking about shopping, but it seems to be what I really enjoy looking at and researching. Not that I'm fashionable in anyway haha.
Notice I never answered WHY I'm going on ban? To be completely honest, I don't know. Previously, my wardrobe goals was to minimize and curate, and I've been doing that, but the reason for a full on ban, I haven't yet determined. It's a still 'stay tuned' type of issue. Simply just being on it has helped me minimize the amount of items I own, and helped me be mindful of what I'm bringing, so perhaps that's what it is. The actual shock of a ban, with limited allowance is helping me to strive towards that minimal lifestyle I've been wanting, and being pickier with what I want to spend my money on, and the quality of what I'm bringing; also, I'm slowly reducing the amount of time I need to look pulled together - that's HUGE.
As an aside, I was letting go of scarves, when my co-worker gave me one recently and it sort of kick-started my interest in wearing them. LUCKILY, I have enough scarves and my mom has a number of beautiful Pearson & Brown ones for me to 'borrow', so I won't be buying any.
I've been wearing a scarf almost daily for the last week. I went from someone who doesn't know how to wear scarves, to someone who is learning and can at least tie them a couple of differnet ways.