Monday, October 10, 2011

Day Ten!

I did a search for ugly clothes--don't want to be tempted!
I don't want to get ahead of myself, but it is officially Day 10 of the month of October, which means it's also Day 10 of me not buying any clothes!  I'm doing it, people!  Just 21 more days to go.

I have to say, what really did it for me was that trip to the mall the day before this challenge started.  Not only did I have a run in with an ugly human being at New York & Company, but I went to Old Navy--with a $10 gift certificate-- and just didn't see anything I wanted at all.  All of the knits looked cheap and 80's (not in a good way), and it seems that cropped sweaters are coming back? Ew ew ew ew ew ew ew--not a fan.

In keeping with my stated guidelines for this challenge, I have stopped checking modcloth daily (and just leaving it open and hitting refresh), I unsubscribed from all emails that want to sell me clothes, and I unliked Old Navy on facebook.

I honestly feel really good--kind of how I imagine a colon cleanse would feel.  I keep going into my closet and discovering new clothes as well.  Just a minute ago, I was culling out some of the free race t-shirts I've gotten over the years but never/ rarely worn, and I found two long sleeved white layering t's that are so old they're discoloring and rotting at the seams.  Why do I have those?  Why keep them?!?!?!  Probably the poor don't even want them, but I'll throw them in the donation bag anyway.  Woot woot!

And now for something completely different.  Today is Columbus Day, which is  ridiculous holiday that I didn't even realize people still celebrated until I moved to Rhode Island.  Apparently, instead of Columbus Day, South Dakotans celebrate Native American day--good job SD.  But because of this horribly offensive and ill-informed day, I get a wee bit o holiday pay, and a day off, so I can't complain about that.

What a dick


  1. Modcloth is so addicting! And I wish Columbus Day counted here, only banks and the post office are off.

  2. It's nice to have the day off, but I always feel guilty about it :(

  3. Instead of Columbus Day, in Canada we get OCTOBER THANKSGIVING! Also, I believe I own the striped tights to the left of your image. I hope we can still be friends.

  4. Those tights are a bit awesome--just say no to the purple vinyl ones and we'll get along just fine :)

  5. Don't be harsh on the cropped sweaters! As a short girl with short legs and a short torso, it is nice to finally be able to find sweaters that don't hang down to my knees like a tent!