This post might be premature, but Suntiger's accountability post triggered me to consider my own shopping challenge.

I committed to 36 items. Everything will be counted except underwear and hose. I will count bras, sleepwear, gear, lounge wear.

In January I bought three items.

  • Two pair of socks (duplication). Great purchase. I wear these every single evening. This year’s product is superior to earlier years. I should have bought three pair.
  • One pair of jeans.

When the buy/try/return cycle was completed for February, six new items were added. This brings the total to nine.

  • Longchamp tote in ruby (unsurpassed joy).
  • Athleta Stash Pocket Saluation Leggings in Black.
  • Athleta Headlands Hybrid Tights.
  • Thirdlove 24/7™ Classic T-Shirt Bra in Soft Pink.
  • Uniqlo Lace Short Sleeve T-Shirt in Blue.
  • Uniqlo Lace Short Sleeve T-Shirt in Off White.

In March I added two new items for a total of eleven.

  • Athleta Stash Pocket Saluation Leggings in Grey (duplicate of what I bought in February because they can be worn during the summer months).
  • REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket in Blue Ether.

Suntiger wrote that as a result of her slow shop, she had a higher success rate compared to last year ….. with many less pieces and much less $ spent. Her purchases are gorgeous and meet her needs. That is what I am striving for as well.

In contrast to Suntiger, I have added much more than I did at this time last year. I can justify the additional purchases based on the need to replenish my wardrobe due to a change in weight. But I am keeping track and judging their merit in my wardrobe rebuild.

I want my purchases to be based on current needs. The second duplication of the Athleta Saluation Leggings in March might have been a reach on my part. I admit that.

The need to duplicate is a wardrobe building problem for me. I am working on it by restricting myself to two identical items. This is actually progress for me.

Thank you Suntiger for proposing such an interesting challenge.

ETA: The Athleta Stash Pocket Saluation Leggings in Grey were returned on March 31st. They were an obvious duplicate and did not fit remotely similar to the black ones. Tighter. Shorter.

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