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No Shopping Month: Can I Do It?

This morning, Kate's post on Every Mile a Memory got my gears turning.

Kate recently went for an entire month with no shopping.  No clothes, no accessories, no shoes.  Necessities were okay if they were just that -- necessities.
not a necessity


not a necessity

not a necessity
So, do you think I can do it?  I am certainly going to give it a try.  It's time to flex my self-restraint muscle and show a little discipline. 

I know I'll be purchasing a few more elements of my Halloween costume (Kate gave me the green light on that one) and I also know of a certain boy with a birthday coming up mid-month.  But the jaunts to the mall and TJ Maxx during my lunch breaks is going to take a backseat for the 31 days in October.


Might I fail?  Absolutely.  But I promise I'll be completely honest every step of the way.

24 comments:

  1. Best of luck! Even though it sounds easy, it's always during that first weekend that I really get the urge to buy something.

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  2. Such a good idea! I need to do this too!

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  3. Love this idea!! Will have to try this one myself :) Keep us posted!

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  4. you can totally do it!! good luck lady...we'll be here for support

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  5. oh you can totally do it! good luck!

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  6. Hahaha!!! SO glad you're doing this -- now you will feel my pain and we can commiserate over holiday drinks this winter! Trust me when I say that any and every e-mail blast from a clothing store needs to be deleted immediately. Do not open. Ha! Good luck. You can do it!!

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  7. You can do it! ;) Great idea, I may follow suit!

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  8. Good Luck! This is such a good thing to do and I know you can do it :)

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  9. I think I need to try this! Now that the Mall of America is just 2 minutes away, lunch hour is getting expensive!

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  10. Good luck! I broke down mid-September for No Shop September...and with starting a new job next week that actually requires me to DRESS UP (bye bye to the days of jeans and flip flops in the office), I need to start building a "grown up" wardrobe. Maybe I'll aim for no shop November....maybe.

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  11. Great idea...I should try...I'm sure my wallet will thank me! Good luck :)

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  12. Love that orange maxi dress! Where is it from? :)

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  13. I gave up shopping for Lent one year, so I definitely know it will be a challenge...but you can do it! Best wishes!

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  14. I'm doing 100 days with no shopping on clothes, accessories, or non-necessity house stuff. I hve to say, though at times its been kind of hard, overall it has been super refreshing and it is making me appreciate what I have even more! My favorite thing is that instead of buying something new, it forces me to look at what I have in a new way and see how I can wear something or decorate with something in a way I hadn't thought of before. And seeing my bank account grow and grow has been an added bonus, too :)

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  15. aaah I'm trying to do the exact same thing!!!

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  16. I LOVE IT! I have REALLY had to cut back since student teaching--I'm basically paying to work a full time job! You can do it!!

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  17. Girl, we are on the same wave length! On Saturday I told Kris that I was going to try and not shop all month! Will not be easy for this shopaholic LOL but I am glad that I'm not alone!

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  18. Good luck girl!! To be honest..I dont think I could do it! But I really admire you for attempting this

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  19. i did NO SHOPPING MAY earlier this year and while it was insanely hard, i felt so good when it was over!

    http://queenofla.blogspot.com/2011/05/ugh-i-dont-even-want-to-post-this.html

    you can do it! :)

    jordan
    www.queenofla.blogspot.com

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  20. You won my giveaway for the monogrammed earrings...looks like the giveaway gods made nice with the shopping gods and wanted to give you a little treat for not buying anything for the whole month of October! Congrats on winning and for having such self-restraint! xx

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