Today is January 18, 2019, and that means we’re past the halfway point of Nothing New January! I want to share some of the feelings and thoughts I’ve had this month because, oh boy, have there been a lot of thoughts and feelings.
In the beginning, there. were. temptations… EVERYWHERE. The first week was the hardest because it seemed like there were sales everywhere, and a lot of bloggers were sharing really good sales. My sister was phenomenal in dragging me away from the sales. LOL
When it came to online shopping, I admit I browsed the sites of some of my favorite retailers. However, I reminded myself of this project and the reason I undertook this project: To cut down on the amount of textile waste I personally generate.
So with the help of my sister and the more mature me, I did not succumb to the temptations.
Towards the end of the second week of January, temptations faded. I began feeling fueled by creativity. I was churning out outfit ideas constantly. I was having fun styling pieces I already own, and it’s still a blast!
In addition to being fueled by creativity, since I’m constantly styling a piece I own in multiple ways, I am learning what works for my body, what is worth keeping, and what I should get rid of. Decluttering is not something I foresaw when I decided to undertake this project, but I’m thrilled it’s happening.
In addition to decluttering, I am learning what essentials I need to add to my closet. For example, can you believe that I don’t have a white sweater? None! No white turtleneck, no white v-neck sweater, no white sweater whatsoever. I will also be needing a new gray sweater after this project is over. The LOFT turtleneck sweater I wear repeatedly has seen better days. I am also learning what accessories I need to add to my wardrobe – casual sneakers.
Dear me, for the love of all that is good, please add a pair of casual sneakers.
I’m also falling in love with certain brands through this project. I have been wearing the Theory cropped sweater (pictured above and in the first picture) repeatedly, and this has only spurred my love for the brand. Time and time again, I’ve heard that Theory pieces are of great quality, classic, timeless, etc. I truly started believing it after I touched and wore this sweater.
So what will come of Nothing New January? To be honest, I’m not sure yet. I still have a little less than two weeks left, so I have some time to think about my future projects. If you have any project/challenge ideas, please share them with me!
Thank you for reading!