1. Eat Pappy's BBQ
2. Have a picnic
3. Hike at Castlewood Park
I did so-so with my May list. I dined at Russell's, visited Urban Chestnut, and had lunch on Cherokee Street.
I plan to roll-over the items left unfinished into this month (outdoor free event & wear red Keds to a Red Show Society event).
A side note, I am hosting a baby shower this Sunday and I can't wait to share pictures with you all afterwards!
I am always on a quest to see all that I can see, especially while vacationing. I recently decided to take this same passion (to see all things) into my city and explore a number of new things each month. Without further ado, here is my May list. I'll report back at the end of the month.
I am on day 3 of my shopping diet and came up with an idea I thought may be fun.
I want to host a Cardigan Swap with all of you.
Part of my shopping diet includes cleaning out my closet and donating unwanted items. I myself have about 20+ cardigans, and many of them get very little wear.
What better way to give them new life than to swap with other bloggers?
If you are interested in swapping a cardigan from your collection please leave a comment with your
e-mail and cardigan size below and I will compile a swap list so we can get and give cardigans.
You may have read that my 3 Month Shopping Diet begins on Feb 1st. I will be doing my best to stay strong, most likely blogging along the way, and will be re-working and utilizing items in my closet to get me through.
I love Hilary's blog, bow ties & bettys, and when I stumbled across this #StyleMeFeb challenge, I decided it may be a great source of inspiration for me to pick out daily outfits. Follow my journey on Instagram.
Other sources for getting me through:
-My Pinterest :: Fashion :: board
-Keira over at A Pretty Penny, because she is on a strict fashion budget.
-A STL blogger clothing swap.
any other tips for getting through 3 months of no shopping?
When I turned 25 in October, I made a list of 25 things I want to do while I am 25 (aka #25in25). I'll explain more on that in another post.
One of the items on the list was to go on a 3-month shopping diet. Of course, like any good diet there will be loopholes. My list, My rules.
Mission: 3 Month Shopping Diet
Beginning Date: Feb 1st, 2013
End Date: May 1st, 2013
Yes, I realize Spring will hit during that time and I will be very tempted to buy florals and colorful items.
:: I will not shop for clothes, shoes or accessories for 3 months.
:: I am allowed to use store credit or gift cards to purchase items during this time. (Not to exceed amount by more than $5)
:: I may purchase home necessities. My roommate is moving out, and I have another moving in and will be in need of big items such as living room furniture and a television. I am setting a very specific budget to adhere to for this, and plan to get thrifty with it.
I hope to keep myself honest on this by telling all of you and my friends (you know, the non-interweb friends, since all of you are my friends too) about my mission. Follow me here or on Twitter (@Jess_TIB) to see how I do.
I would love for any of you to join me in this so that I have a support group. Even if you just want to join for a wee little bit.
I plan to purge unnecessary closet items during this 3 month span. I may even set up a Threadflip account. Do any of you have one? Thoughts on that?
I have a work trip to CA during this time that I may allow myself to purchase a treat for myself on. I am starting a "Treat Yo Self" jar, so I may allow myself to pull from that for the trip.
I am trying to be organized and disciplined during 2013, and this is a step towards that. Another item on my #25in25 is to double my savings before I turn 26, so this too will aide in that.
Yes, this was long and yes, I may have lost you already. This was intended more for me to outline my rules and guidelines, it you read until the end.. well gee thanks!