Merchandise of the Month...Nay, YEAR!

It almost doesn't seem possible, but I have made it to the end of my "Only Buy One Item of Clothing Per Month in 2011" year.  AND I DID IT.  (Although, if I had to do it again, I would definitely not include shoes in this challenge.  I spent 7 of my 12 items on shoes, meaning I really only bought 5 pieces of clothing all year long.  And then I cut one of them up.)

Which isn't to say that I didn't have any new clothes all year, because not buying simply gave me the chance to make more for myself, but of my entire 2011 wardrobe, only 12 pieces were actually bought.  I thought that by the end of the year, I would feel pretty deprived.  As it turns out, I actually feel pretty good.

Here is my final Merchandise of the Month!

Sweater from Gap
And because I never pass up the chance to make a collage...
All my Merchandises of the Month, 2011! 

What I bought in:  January, February, March, April, May/June/July, August, September/October/November

Should I try this again in 2012...?


  1. That's amazingly cool! And your right... shoes definitely don't count; and come to think of it, neither does jewelry. :)

  2. nicely chosen. all of those items are so lovely. I feel like if I took this challenge I would buy ridiculously outlandish things that I would only wear once. story of my life.

  3. Amazing challenge! And I was just about to ask if you would do it again next year... maybe shopping while on vacation with friends can not count either?! Think of all the cute stores we will pass on our roadtrip. (we'll support you of course!)

  4. Goodness! that seems like it'd be a very difficult challenge, and I'm quite impressed that you actually followed through with it! I don't think I'd have the will power lol. I have a slight shopping addiction :)

  5. You go, girl! I just read about your challenge and wow! How awesome! So inspiring.