Failure. That is the theme for my 2017 shopping ban resolution. Complete and utter failure. It was supposed to be nothing new except for items that I could get on credit in order to continue my reviews. But it was impossible to continue to get new items from Everlane and Grana, and not to want to buy other things. So I let myself slide to buy anything secondhand and justified it as "I'm still shopping ethically" though I went a little nuts and purchased several used bags from Fashionphile (though I also sold several bags to make it an equal 'trade'). And even though it's still shopping ethically, I lost sight of the fact that it was a shopping ban period. And then in October, I went and shopped at COS (a big sister store to H&M) and that broke all the rules. I was on track at being able to at least say in this post, "I didn't shop any fast fashion this year" but not anymore.
So what can I say? Well at least I never purchased anything from Zara, Madewell, J.Crew, H&M, Uniqlo and Nordstrom Rack this year. In the past they have been my go-to stores, and even when I started this blog reviewing Everlane, I still shopped at these fast-fashion purveyors. So at least I can say that. I may have failed to be anti-consumerist and minimalist, but I guess for the most part (except for COS) it was an ethical second-hand only shopping year. Baby steps right?
Also I succeeded for the most part in some of my other resolutions that I never listed out here (like exercising) so you know all is not lost. I have a better feeling about 2018 in general and I'll be talking about my new resolutions soon. But excuse me while I finally purchase the Elizabeth Suzann clothing (Clyde pants and the Clyde Jacket) and Sevilla Smith shoes (well maybe) I've been eyeing all year!