So I had mentioned in the past that I was going to keep track of my purchases this month because I started to feel the overconsumption creeping back into my life. And holy moly, did I really go overboard this month! I blame it partly on free stuff from Everlane and West Coast Craft, but trying to stick my 5 item/month budget was not possible this month. So here's the quick update of what entered my closet this June: 1) Everlane (EV) linen tank, 2) EV denim skirt (both technically purchased in May but came in June), 3) Elizabeth Suzann (ES) Clyde skirt (purchased in April), 4) Dolan dress from Anthro (gift credit), 5) ES petra crop (from @selltradees), 6) EV easy Chino (gift), 7) EV notch collar shirt (gift), 8) Only Child Alta top, 9) Only Child dune pants (in the process of exchanging), 10) Whimsy and Row recycled raw silk top. I sold an Everlane tee, my Jamie and the Jones Blank Canvas top (since I got 2 raw silk tops from West Coast Craft I decided to sell the one I don't wear as much), a Steven Alan tank, an M.Gemi sneaker, and my first Away suitcase (because I got a second one in black last month and it's so much sleeker). So 5 things out, 10 things in? And I like to think I'm a minimalist, lol, I must be delusional. Anyway this is just to say it will be a no buy July (and I'm thinking of making No Buy July a thing every year just because it rhymes lol), but also a no buy August. Instead if there's anything I want, I'll put it on a list to purchase at a later date. And since I finally will have a bloffice (blog office), I'm going to get a couple more things up for sale on my Closet Sale page starting next week.
Also I should confess that I fully regret purchasing the 2 Zara items last month (so all of you that disapproved, you were right). One of the items (the one I like more) has already gotten a rip in the wash somehow, while I don't reach for the second item because the polyester in it makes it scratchy. So no matter what an outside app tells me, Zara and other fast fashion brands are not better to me than Everlane. At least Everlane clothes are mostly made with natural fibers (with a few notable exceptions) and they last me a really long time (I have yet to get a rip like the Zara item). And then when I'm ready to let something from Everlane go, the quality is still good enough for reselling and there's usually someone who wants to buy it (and that's not true for most of Zara's stuff). I'll be lucky if I can offload Zara at Crossroads (after I mend the rip of course). It crossed my mind that this last visit to Zara was like sleeping with an ex long after you've broken up. You think it's for good time's sake but then you just regret the mistake. Because you know, there was a reason you broke up in the first place, right?