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No Spend 'Till Spring

I don't know about ya'll, but after the holidays my bank account is usually pretty strained. After all the parties, presents, and after Christmas sales the poor thing definitely needs a break. I was thinking about this the other day and came up with and idea: No Spend Till Spring. 

That's about 2 months of not buying clothes, shoes, jewelry, or makeup! Yikes! I don't think I've ever gone that long without doing that so it will definitely be a challenge. I know there is "No Spend September," but I don't think I could ever do that. That's when I NEED to shop due to the major season change, new fall/winter clothes, and usually the start of school. Doing it this time of year, I thought, that because it's right after I got Christmas and birthday presents and all the spring collections are starting to come out and the winter ones are being phased out, that it would be a great time to try an not spend money on things I don't need. After all, those riding boots will only get worn another 2 months anyways (well here in the south) and after that they'll end up sitting in the top of my closet until October. 

So instead of spending money on last seasons winter clothes that will only be worn for 2 more months anyways, why not try an beef up my savings over the next two months, then when spring comes I can pick up a few new items for my closet without feeling guilty about spending too much money...


Hashtag #nospendtillspring on Twitter if you want to do it too! Trust me, if I'm not shopping for the next two months, I'm going to need as much support as I can get! 

What do you think of the idea? Want to try it with me? I'd love to hear your opinion! :)

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  1. This is such a great idea! I am definitely going to try to do this as well!

    ~ Caroline
    www.peachykeencaroline.com

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  2. O girl--I can totally relate and have been feeling the winter spending blues! I think this is such a great idea and I am trying to cut back myself! U can do it :):) Think of how rewarding it will be when you complete the challenge!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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    1. Definitely! I'm all pumped for spring anyways, I'd be sad getting spring clothes and then having to wait...

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  3. You have way more self-restraint than I do! Good luck!

    Ashley | History in High Heels

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    1. Haha thanks! We will definitely see about that...

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  4. I'm doing the same thing!
    Hopefully I'll have some serious self-restraint!
    xoxo
    aVe

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    1. Girl me too! At least in my college town the only store is a Walmart... doesn't take much restrain not to buy clothes from there!

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  5. I love this! My wallet could definitely use a rest. I'll try my best!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  6. I should do this!! Even though I usually go thrift shopping, I could take a break!

    xx

    Kelly

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    1. I wish I could thrift, it seems so fun but then I go and get super impatient....haha

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  7. Great idea! I did a no-spend a couple years ago during the Lenten season and it was HARD! It was totally worth it though, you save money, show that you're in control of your spending, and you really appreciate and enjoy those first few purchases after you finish the no-spend. Enjoy shopping your closet and getting creative these next few months!

    Sweet Spontaneity

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    1. That's awesome! Yeah, I feel like I'll be a lot more careful with my money and where it goes. i've gotten a lot better but too many things I get I end up not wearing.

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