This blog started because of a 90 day challenge I set for myself, and that 90 days is nearly complete!
I wanted to get through 90 days without purchasing any items of clothing or accessories. So no shoes, handbags, scarves or jewelry either! I was going to spend 90 days looking at current fashion trends and creating those looks (or my version) from the clothing I already had in my wardrobe. And I thought, why not blog about it. After all, I was going to need something to do with my time since I wouldn’t be heading out to the shops on my days off! That is how As Time Goes, Buy was born.
The first two weeks were
hard HARD! All I could think about was going to the shops, looking at my favourite online shops and making a big HUGE list of what I was going to buy when my 90 days in the wilderness were up. All of this was compounded by attending L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival where I fell in love with a number of designers and most of their collection!
However, with time and encouragement from all my new blogosphere friends and followers, I pressed on, determined to make it.
A few weeks ago, I realised I was getting close to being finished with the challenge and actually had mixed feelings. “What would this mean to my shopping habits?”, “Did I really need to go back to shopping the way I had before?”, “What had I learned about myself and my wardrobe during the challenge?”, and “What would this mean to the blog that I actually had become quite fond of?”!!
The answers to those questions, “I don’t want to go back to my old shopping habits, I want to be more thoughtful about what I buy”, “No, I don’t need or want to go back to the old ways”, “This challenge has taught me that I don’t NEED more stuff and that in fact I already have quite a bit. Plus there is more of a challenge in keeping the purchasing to a minimum and making it work than there is in simply going out and buying all the time”.
The last question was the toughest to answer.
But it all boiled down to, “How could I stop it all now”…so I won’t! What I will do, is have a serious look at that big long list of items I wanted and narrow it down to the items I think I really need or want that will add a bit more versatility to my wardrobe and maybe give it a bit more style. I have set myself a budget and will see how much of what I want I am actually able to get. Then I will spend the next 90 days, incorporating those items into my wardrobe, creating new looks and modifying for the change of seasons from winter to the beginning of spring.
So in this last week of my first 90 days in the wilderness challenge, I will be blogging about the items that are on my
MUST HAVE LUST HAVE list. I have a week to plot how I can get them all for less than $1000.
I’m open to suggestions and advice so please share!
p.s. None of the above wardrobes/closets are mine. Although I would be more than happy to remedy that!
- Hold Your Nerve – the first test of the fast (astimegoesbuy.wordpress.com)
- In – The Nude (astimegoesbuy.wordpress.com)
- LMFF – Fashion Hangover (astimegoesbuy.wordpress.com)