We are a whole quarter of the way through the year, and one thing I haven’t really stopped to think about until recently is my spending. As 2016 started, I knew I wanted to make some updates to my wardrobe, and I started by cleaning out my closet (you can read a little more about that here). With my closet pared down, I had some space to add.
I was lucky enough to get several great gifts for Christmas, allowing me to make some purchases at the start of the year that I wouldn’t normally be able to justify. But since then, my spending habits haven’t exactly been frugal. I can’t believe that I spent over $750 in the first quarter of this year.
|Legging Pants||Ann Taylor||$0|
|Pronto Sweater||Banana Republic Factory||$0|
|Kate Spade Hat||Nordstrom Rack||$15.44|
|Kate Spade Bag||Nordstrom Rack||$98.00|
|Black Flat Shoes||Asos||$30.00|
Because of the changes in my life right now, frugality is somewhat crucial. Since I’m taking the near future to figure myself out anyway, I thought I’d start with my closet and focus on the things I have. For the month of April I’m on a spending ban. I’m going to shop my closet and work with what I have, attempting to no wear the same few outfits everyday.
Have you done a spending ban or something similar? If so, what was your biggest challenge (and if you blogged about it, share a link!)? If not, is it something you’d try?