January Closet Additions

Yes! One whole month of not shopping is behind me, just two more to go. Admittedly this month was not without it's challenges, and I was honestly thinking it would be the easiest coming off the holidays and my previous month of indulgences.

Not going into stores was the biggest change I made to curb my shopping, along with unsubscribing from every eBay saved search, every store email and constantly having to mentally berate myself every time I started browsing my favorite virtual shops.

Naturally you might be wondering what I have to post for closet additions... well I had a Christmas gift to exchange and I got some pretty new flats from Banana Republic - I did not spend any of my other gift cards, as I decided that still counts as shopping, but since this was an exchange I made an exception.

There were also some belated holiday celebrations, so I thought I'd include those presents, along with gifted items, as I've done in the past.



Ottoto Gasglow Sunglasses c/o GlassesUSA.com
Marc Fisher Escape Over the Knee Boots
Banana Republic Dillon-Fit Floral Classic Blouse
Banana Republic Green Suede Adana Flats

23 comments

  1. Congratulations on successfully going a month without shopping! It isn't easy, especially if the act of shopping - going to stores or browsing online ones - is a hobby. But it is doable, and now that you have done it for a month, I'm sure it will become easier with every passing day. Of course it also doesn't hurt being a blogger, even in slow months likely January there is often something new that arrives as a surprise in your mailbox, something that still never fails to brighten my day (until I have to figure out where to actually store it in my home, that is.)
    xox,
    Cee

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  2. Superb ! congrats, I know exactly how it's been ;) Just two more months to go.

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  3. Loving that pretty floral blouse, doll! And you nailed your no-shop January! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  4. Congrats on navigating through the month - that's great! And I really like the flats you picked up as part of the exchange, the colour is really dreamy.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  5. Those green flats look really great. Keep up the great work the next two months.

    http://tresfly.blogspot.com/

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  6. I think it's good to do these type of challenges. I don't shop every month for fashion or beauty, but I do splurge on travel and fine dining. Lately, since we are renovating, my budget is mostly into home decor. Those boots are gorgeous!
    FASHION TALES

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  7. Lydia, I am so proud of you! I didn't buy makeup all of January. I'm trying for February, but I don't know. LOL Love the things you exchanged for.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. Those flats are so pretty! Love the color :)

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  9. You go girl! Obsessed with those boots!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  10. Great additions, love those boots!

    www.plogstyle.com

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  11. I am impressed with your ban! Love the flats you exchanged.


    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  12. Great picks! I love the boots and blouse!

    http://violettedaily.com

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  13. nice work... i've been eyeing those flats. comfy?
    PS: they link to boots :(


    alyson
    www.themodernsavvy.com

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  14. Good for you for sticking to your shopping ban! Great picks.

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  15. You're doing three months of no shopping? Amazing! And I love those sunnies, too.

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

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  16. Those flats are gorgeous! I love the boots too!

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  17. Yey, congrats on 1 month of no shopping!

    www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

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  18. Love the print of that top! And good job sticking to your goal!

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  19. I am so impressed you didn't shop in January!! But you should totally spend the gift cards - you aren't spending YOUR money so that totally doesn't count (uh oh, am I enabling? )

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  20. That's so impressive!! I really love those OTK boots!

    xo,
    Angela

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  21. Great picks, thanks for sharing

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    xoxo
    http://www.fabulousisfreedom.com

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