It started a few weeks ago when we received a 30% coupon for our favorite clothing store. I went twice with various family members, both times just walking around the store feeling frustrated and uninterested. The coupon expired and I didn't end up getting anything. An idea that had been in the back of my mind made its way to the surface and I decided to follow up on it: For 365 days, I am not going to buy any new clothes -- only "pre-worn" stuff. The only exception is shoes -- I need new running shoes and those have to be new.
With that in mind, my daughter Karissa and I set out for the nearest Goodwill last week. Double bonus -- we did some spring cleaning and had a trunk-load of our cast-offs to donate. We had a blast trying outfits on, and both ended up with several items. Karissa got a several really cute tops, and here's what I brought home: