A Resolution/Decision/Challenge for 2011

So I'm about 11 days late for this to really count as a New Year's resolution, per se, but I've come up with a goal for myself for 2011:

This year, I will buy only one store-bought item of clothing per month (so a total of 12 for the year).

These items will not include:  bras, underwear, or tights (some things are just necessities!).
These items will include:  any other type of clothing and shoes.

I'm so excited for my little resolution!  I think this will simultaneously challenge me to sew more clothes and also sew a bigger variety of clothes.  I'm really going to have to choose these 12 items wisely to make it through the entire year!  (And luckily I just stocked up on jeans at the end of November waaaaaay back in 2010 - ha!)

My Merchandise of the Month (January):

Steve Madden's Intyce boots!  It's a little bit of a splurge (okay, a lotta bit of a splurge), but I've had my eye on them for a long time, and that's what Christmas money is for, right?!  Except they aren't expected to ship until February...boo.


  1. i shall steal these boots Valerie Bryant... You better watch yourself.

    But for reals, adorable boots! And what an awesome and challenging resolution. I KNOW without a doubt though that you can totally do it. You are gonna have a rockin' wardrobe! (and lots of killer things to blog about ha!)

    love ya!

  2. I like the new look to your blog!
    This is a cool resolution/goal to have. But I think with all of us here encouraging you, it won't be too much of a problem because I know we all like to see all of your threads. Or at least I know I do!

  3. I have those boots! I seriously wear them all the time and LOVE them!! I'm excited about your resolution...I think your going to do great!

  4. oh and I tagged you with an award missy!

  5. Good thing this resolution doesn't include office supplies. I would curl up into the fetal position and cry.

  6. Good luck with your resolution. I really think you can do it easily. You can even make your own swimsuit!--G-ma Ruth made a couple for me when I was a teen. And hey!--isn't that a picture of Vanessa? And a sewing machine that lives in my house?!

  7. I LOVE those boots! Caroline bought a very similar pair from Steve Madden when she was here in November.