So, right up front I should say I am not Catholic. But I know I need to put the brakes on buying for the season anyway, and it’s that time of year, so why not? Easter is April 5, right about the time I should be allowing myself a late season pick me up purchase to refresh the cold weather capsule. Therefore, I’m declaring shopping off the table for the 40 days of Lent.
Normally I’m not a shopping ban fan. I’ve done them, and some more successfully than others. Often, I rebound shop when I’m done. But this year I am more in tune with what I actually need and want to thoughtfully add to my wardrobe. I’m perfectly okay with nothing new for this period of time. Heck, I still haven’t worn everything I’ve purchased this winter. Add to that, my uniform situation for work and truly I do not have enough opportunities to wear all that I have already!
Also worth noting, I got many of the basics and needs that aren’t as fun to buy out of the way. Nude bra, check. Black socks for work, check. 2 pair uniform pants, check. Even new running capris and a running top last week to replace the 4+ year old short sleeve workout tops that are yellowing and need to go.
I do not NEED anything in any category. The basics, undies, uniforms, workout wear, sleep wear and both cold and warm weather items have all been refreshed within the last 6 months. Time to put my money where my mouth is and see if a seasonal approach really is possible for me or if I still crave that slow trickle of new items every week or two. Stay tuned!