I enjoy shopping, but I sometimes find it to be a daunting task, especially if I need a lot of things. I accomplished an important June goal last week, cleaning out my closet and donating unwanted clothes. As I weeded through all of my old clothes, I realized that I seriously need to update my look. In my quest to pay off my personal loan, I have forgone buying new clothes for a pretty long time, and have only discarded old clothes if they were seriously stained or damaged. So I’ve kept a lot of clothes that I otherwise wouldn’t have…until last week, when I donated them.
All in all, I donated over one-third of my wardrobe, which means I need a lot of new clothes. But going out and buying a whole new wardrobe all at once would not be financially feasible, and I would also get overwhelmed and discouraged trying to find that many new clothes at once. So I’ve decided to tackle this project in $100 increments, and I’m going to focus on one type of clothing each time I go shopping. When I’m done with each shopping expedition, I’ll post what I was able to get for $100, what exactly I spent per item, and where I shopped. Saturday I shopped for shirts and tops; here’s how I spent it:
$15 – gingham blouse
$19.90 – grey jersey top with scalloped neck
$17.95 – slate grey shrunken cardigan
$10 – purple short-sleeved sweater
$5 – electric blue, 3/4 sleeve t-shirt
$10 – baby blue shrunken cardigan
Total – $77.85
All purchases were made at H&M
So I came in a little under $100, but just one shopping trip for shirts/tops won’t be enough anyway. I donated more shirts/tops than anything else, so I need to replace more shirts/tops than any other type of clothing. A little closer to fall, I’ll tackle shirts/tops again.
Update: the gingham blouse doesn’t fit 🙁 I’m going to try to exchange it tomorrow, but I don’t think it will work out because it was a sale item.
Update!: I was able to return the gingham blouse and I got another $10 shirt to replace it. It’s a loose brown floral top, kind of shift-like. Full disclosure – I also got a necklace to match it 🙂