I found a local consignment store that had a few pieces I bought to help fill in my dwindling wardrobe. “Crazy About Clothes” has a nice selection of clothing and is close to home. My purchase of a purple pair of Reitmans corduroy pants and a nice brown necklace set me back less than $12. The best part of the day was that the pants were a size 9! The Mexx jacket was bought at the Cytheria House Unique Boutique for $15. I’m thrilled with these items. Not only are they zero waste but perfectly me.
Then we went to Las Vegas. Two months of little to no temptation to buy brand-new clothing ended with a visit to the Betty Page store inside Planet Hollywood. I gave in and bought a shirt and dress. Imagine it without all the tattoos. I really am trying to reduce my impact. It’s hard though. I’m weak. I didn’t even confess to my Victoria Secret visit (undergarments don’t count as much in my opinion). We don’t have those stores in Canada so I take advantage while near them. Hopefully the things that I purchased will stay in my wardrobe for the long run.
I am seriously considering trying the 333 project. You only wear 33 items of clothing for 3 months. It wouldn’t include underwear, wedding rings, sleep wear or workout gear. It would include shoes, necklaces and watches. I first read about this project from Erin’s blog, dreamsyoudaretodream.wordpress.com. It seems like a good project for me and in line with what I am trying to achieve – conscious, intentional living.
What do you think? Could you live off of 33 wardrobe items for 3 months?
Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.
- Project 333 – The perks keep popping up! (stephaniegetsridofhercrap.wordpress.com)