Alright, it’s fess up time. I’m 2 days away from target date of 45 days to complete my shopping challenge and I’m not finished. I’ve only purchased 2 measly item since my last update – and it’s unlikely that I’ll get everything in the next 2 days. In fairness, when I set the 45 days I forgot about my parents coming to town for a week during the challenge. And although my mom and I did a little shopping while they were here, I had little luck with my last 8 items. Not that it’s an excuse. Not at all. I failed. However, from failure comes resilience…as is outlined perfectly in this excerpt from one of my favorite movies of all time, Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown.
So, I shall set a new goal of 55 days and make it count! I mean it’s my own challenge so I can do whatever I want, but I like to stay accountable, you know? But on the topic of doing what I want…I am going to make some revisions. Firstly, I’ve changed pencil skirt to pencil skirt or dress (x2). I haven’t found many pencil skirts that I like but I’ve found MANY dresses I like. And I’m a dress person. Why buy a skirt I “kind of” like, when I could buy a dress I love? I’ve also changed t-shirt to t-shirt or sweater (x2). I realized I need some new sweaters too and since I’ve already got one t-shirt why not add sweater? (Also, I already bought a sweater instead). Here is my progress:
I added this sweater from the Banana Republic Factory store. You can’t tell from the picture but there is a tiny pattern in the wool which I like a lot.
And that is it. Budget update? At least I’m doing well in that respect:
These 2 items: $134.31
Previous total: $642.83
As you can see I’m struggling with the shoes. It’s hard to find comfort, quality and style. But I’ll keep trying! Until the next update…..