30x30.27 : Gold + LaceJuly 11, 2011
The state of today's economy weighs heavily on people's minds. With 14 million+ unemployed in the U.S. and benefits for the unemployed expiring, we are in a precarious position.
My goal in doing the 30-for-30 challenge was to enjoy what's in my closet and take a step back from rampant overspending. I've done a poor job of cutting back but plan on implementing the less-is-more mentality as a lifestyle motto and not just for the duration of the 30-day challenge. I am very thankful that I have a job and can afford to buy and consume without a cloud hanging over my head but what I have learned since I started reading blogs is that style is not at the mercy of buying binges, some of the most fashionable bloggers have a closet that they can list and account for (Cee and Elaine come to mind.)
What have you found to be the most effective way in only spending when it counts?
|Dress as top: LOFT Lace Scallop Dress|
Sash as Belt: J. Crew
Skirt: Ann Taylor Golden Texture Pencil Skirt
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Platswoon Platform Pump
In unrelated news...I made oatmeal chocolate chip raisin macadamia nut cookies (from a mix, of course). It's one of five things I am capable of making. Sad? Perhaps. But it taste good.