Little Victories.

Today, I had an appointment right in the middle of Shopping Central. I often schedule time for shopping before or after this appointment, and was trying to resist the temptation all week, but I really thought I was going to cave in. I’m so relieved to report that I did not shop! I drove straight to my appointment and drove straight home afterward. (It helps that it’s downpouring out there. I really dislike shopping in bad weather.)

Also, when I was choosing my outfit for the day, I picked a loose, drapey tee that became an instant favorite. I wear it all the time! When I looked in the mirror this morning, my first thought was that I should try to find another one just like it. Maybe two. Would two more be enough? Yes, I’d have three then. Good.


NOT good! That defeats the whole idea of a minimal wardrobe. No, if I want to wear a drapey tee, this shirt is what I need to wear. That’s how small wardrobes work, and that’s how I want my style mind to start working.

It’s going to be hard to undo all those years of clothing gluttony!

7 thoughts on “Little Victories.

  1. Jessica says:

    Well done for resisting the temptation! See, we can do this 🙂

    • Cristina says:

      Thanks! I thought of you (our comments yesterday) as I posted this morning, because I don’t usually post daily… but then I thought, it’s a daily struggle, so why NOT post?

      • Jessica says:

        I am glad you did. I found your blog a while ago and have just read all of your posts this evening (I’m Dutch, it is 9pm over here)! You have made amazing progress since 2012 and thank you for being so honest in your posts.

        • Cristina says:

          Thank you for reading! One of the main reasons I started this blog was to keep myself accountable. Even if only one person reads it, I feel like I’ve made a promise that I can’t take back. Even if no one reads, just writing it down makes it more solid to me. One of these days, I’m going to re-read everything I’ve written. I don’t think I’ve done that yet.

  2. maa says:

    woohoo! It’s hardest to resist what is a habit already. There is an interesting connection between your not liking to shop in bad weather and your not shopping as a result of feeling sad. It’s joy and/or sunshine and/or regularity that makes you want to do it. I wonder if you have seen that connection…

    • Cristina says:

      I have noticed that. I think of it like people who love to drive on the open road on a gorgeous day. Not me! Give me the mall, an armful of clothes, and a dressing room with lots of mirrors. So strange! Though I do enjoy the beautiful drive to my shopping destination.

  3. Nikki says:

    Every victory counts. Remember that! I used to think like that too: oooh, I’ve found the perfect blouse/jeans/whatever, I must buy two versions just to make sure I have enough. No. No more. One is enough. We already own way too much. Even one is too much sometimes.

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