Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Month of No Shopping Recap

During September, I decided to accomplish one of my 101 in 1001 goals: a month without shopping. I love to shop both in stores and online (I have a fashion blog so this probably isn't super shocking), so this was definitely a hard thing for me to accomplish.


I'm a sucker for a good sale so if I like something that's on sale or there's a discount code (hey J. Crew), I'm way more likely to buy it even if I have something very similar in my closet. Going a month without shopping definitely made me realize the amount of impulse purchases I make and hopefully I'll be able to be more mindful of that in the future.

Not shopping for a month saved me so much money. Those little purchases definitely add up over time and not shopping after a few months of doing a lot of shopping helped me to put some more money into my savings account and towards car insurance payments (fun stuff).

It was definitely hard for me to accomplish this goal as I was tempted quite a few times to cheat (thanks amazing Labor Day sales). I somehow pushed through and managed not to cheat at all. But I'm definitely excited for my next trip to the mall ;)

Have you ever done a month without shopping? How did it go? Let me know in the comments!

28 comments:

  1. I'm not sure if I've ever gone a month without shopping. I'm sure I have before, but that was probably when I was so busy with school and didn't have a job yet. Now I can't imagine doing it!

    Caitlyn | www.collegewithcaitlyn.com

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    1. I am definitely a bit of a shopaholic (a little bit) so this was a great way to cut back on spending! I definitely recommend doing it (or at least trying it!)

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  2. A month without shopping is an awesome idea! I have done them before! You feel so refreshed after.

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    1. Yes! Even though I love to shop, it was a nice "re-set" of sorts!

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  3. Good for you for sticking to it! I haven't gone clothes shopping in so long that I can't even remember the last thing I bought for myself. All of my efforts have been focused on the house, purchasing furniture and decor, so I still satisfy that craving for new things, ha!

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  4. A month without shopping is such a good idea! I buy way to many pairs of shoes! lol

    http://xoxobella.com

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    1. I do too, girl! Definitely helps curb your shopping habits (at least for a month!)

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  5. You go girl, not sure if I could pull it off but I can imagine the money you must have saved!!

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    1. Thanks McKenna! It was definitely hard but worth it in the end!

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  6. I do a no shop month every January! I use the extra money to pay off my credit card from Christmas and dream about spring fashion!

    Greta | www.gretahollr.com

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    1. Oooh, I may need to do that next year, such a good idea!

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  7. I give you mad props girl! I always plan a spending freeze, but those sales always get me too. So glad to hear your month was such a success!

    Xo,
    Courtney
    www.courtneyfashionista.com

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    1. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be haha!

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  9. I'm going to do a no spend month in 2017 since next month is my wedding and December is Christmas so it's not going to be possible then haha.

    xoxo, Jenny

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    1. Good luck girl! I'm definitely planning on doing another one in 2017!

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  10. This was also one of my goals on my 101 in 1001 and I even extended mine into food shopping. It was tough, but I made it and, you're right, my bank account definitely thanked me for it.

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    1. Wow, I couldn't imagine no food shopping- that's awesome!

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  11. Oh girl I can SO relate to this! Going without shopping is super difficult but can definitely be worth the savings!

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    1. I totally agree! Thanks for reading!

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  12. I do No-Shop November every year and I always get a ton out of it. It's a struggle...but it's great to save for the holidays.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

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    1. No shopping months are definitely hard but worth it!

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  13. Good for you for accomplishing this goal! I tried this a few years back and I might try it again next year!

    xoxox A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  14. Spending bans are super hard, but they're SO effective. There's no better way to save money than by not spending it. Way to go, girl!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.thediaryofadebutante.com

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