Capsule Closet Challenge – An Update

It’s now December and my personal challenge to avoid buying new clothing (excluding replacement garments) is still on.  How am I doing now that we’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday season?

Well, I’ve purged another two bags of clothing from my closet.  I don’t miss any of it.  There are a few more things I think I want to get rid of, but I just can’t bring myself to do it quite yet.

On Black Friday, I replaced the two pairs of pumps I wear to work.  They have been on life support since probably…September.  Taking advantage of the discounts and sales seemed like a great way to get what I needed while spending less than list price.

I bought a new pair of running/walking shoes (let’s be serious…they’re only walking shoes right now) because I had nearly worn through the soles of my current pair.  Also sourced on Black Friday.

And then I did add one thing – I bought another pair of yoga pants from Target.  I currently have two pairs in rotation right now and since every day they are getting baby cereal/spit-up/dog hair from the houses we are visiting all over them I am washing them CONSTANTLY.  I don’t need to do laundry every two days I think we can all agree.  Even though I was (obviously) hoping to go longer without buying ANYTHING, this is about as practical as you can get.

I will also note that with all of my online purchases I used Ebates!!!  Yes, that’s a referral link, but if you want to bypass it go to Ebates.com and sign yourself up.  I go to Ebates before I start shopping, select my store and then earn cash back on my purchases made through the referral link.  It’s incredible, really.

If you’re doing your own Capsule Closet Challenge, how is it going?

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