Elsie’s Fashion Challenge – Three Months In!
Hello friends! I’m here today to share an update on my 2019 fashion challenge, which was to buy only used clothing for one year.
I’m in the middle of my third month now and happy to say I haven’t cheated even one time! I thought it would be really tough not to buy any new clothes, but it really hasn’t been. Sure, I’ve had a few temptations, but overall I’ve been shocked how easy it is to shop pre-owned.
Since it’s winter and my personal busy season at work (I’m busting ass finishing things to prepare for a maternity leave in a few months), I haven’t made time to do local vintage hunting. I felt bad about it at first, but now I’m choosing to let that guilt go. I would love to stalk local shops (hopefully later this year), but currently online shopping is the best fit for my schedule.
With that said, do you want to hear about my finds?
Above is a Doen dress I found on eBay. I love it so much and can’t wait to wear it in Palm Springs this month.
I got this Anthropolgie dress from Poshmark for only $30. It’s amazing quality and seems like it was never even worn. The basket purse was a Goodwill find and my sandals are gifted from my favorite Nashville shop, Able (again, I REALLY need it to warm up, haha).
This dress is Ace + Jig via Poshmark, my hat is from Goodwill and my sandals are from Golden Ponies on Etsy (purchased before the new year, if you’re keeping track).
I even found a couple matching Kate Spade dresses for Nova and I from Poshmark. I couldn’t believe it!
So far I feel like I can find anything I want secondhand, which is so inspiring. I had no idea! I do feel like I have shopped less than normal, but that’s something I wanted anyway. I’m still in Konmari mode and so I only want to bring special things (yes, that “spark joy”) into my closet. I can honestly say that shopping slowly for one thing at a time is bringing me a lot of joy!
So what about you? Any good thrift finds lately? xx – Elsie
Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.