Man, is it still No Buy July? Lol, I know it defeats the purpose of a shopping ban month when you go out and purchase a ton of stuff right after (it's like abstaining then binging right). But after a reader left a comment about the awesomeness of LinenFox, I now want to get a couple stuff from them (specifically the Georgia tee dupe). Then I can do a quick comparison review to let you know the differences between them (other than the price point). Also still pining for the Everlane Day Heel mules in natural suede and the cotton mockneck muscle tank. Oh and the Elizabeth Suzann Harlow dress in linen (originally wanted the tunic but I think the dress is what I really want). Of course I won't go out and buy it all at once and I'll probably pass on the Harlow dress since it's quite pricey (and by the time I actually get it, we'll be in the Fall season). Also the ban did help me realize I don't need or want any of the crop tees and tanks from Everlane. But it's funny how not buying something just means I talk about it more (and it makes me seem even more consumeristic even though I'm abstaining from buying).
Anyway I also came across this post from a fellow sustainable closet blogger that really resonated with me. This is the conflict I feel every time I think about getting free Everlane items to review. Oh by the way my contact forgot to send me the luxe cotton tee dress to review which is actually a blessing since now it ends up that I have added zero items to my closet this July, thus fulfilling my No Buy July goal. And it looks like the polka dot items are coming in August (if she doesn't forget to send it anyway).
So now I'm thinking of doing shopping bans on months with a "y" in it (lol arbitrary maybe), but I figure that gives me "consumption pauses" in January, February, May, and July. So that's perfect for a pause after a spendy December and still lets me spend in March (my birthday month). Ideally of course I would not be buying closet items for the bulk of the year but at least this way I won't be buying for a third of the year.
Anyway I'm doing the summer 10x10 challenge (10 items styled 10 ways over 10 days). This is my first summer edition so I'm pretty excited. You can see all 10 looks from my Spring 10x10 here and the Winter 10x10 before that here. I usually do the Fall and Winter challenges because I like dressing for cold weather, but finally with the addition of a bunch of linen items to my closet this year, summer dressing has become a joy as well. Can't wait to share with you guys (it'll all be on Insta, not the blog).
And finally this article really hit the nail on the head: sometimes going zero waste feels like hammering a nail to halt a falling skyscraper. Okay I know that doesn't make a whole lot of sense but read it and it will :)