Sunday, 26 January 2014

winter wearables

Entering month six and hopefully exiting the worst of winter.  Having what I consider a mild winter this year has really helped my situation.  More than ever I am relying on all the clothes in my closet, regardless of season, to give me more outfit options.  It's been a real wake-up call that over the past 20 weeks I have not repeated the same outfit.  Clearly, I do not need to shop.

Here are a few snapshots of my winter wears.

I'm learning to really love the experience of putting together new outfits using pieces I would normally never have thought to pair.  More honestly, I wasn't using as much creativity to pair things because when you always have new things, every outfit feels effortlessly fashion forward and satisfying.  

I'll tell you what would really satisfy me though... a clause that would let me buy the fab five pictured below that I've recently come accross.  Every outfit would be perfect if I had these to cycle in!

Clockwise from top Left:
1. Leather and Wool Vest 
2. Christopher Kon Toni Satchel w/ Cross Body 
3. Oversized Knit Sweater 4. William Rast Faux Fur Hooded Parka 
5. Sperry Top-Sider suede lace up Princeton Bootie

To end this post off today, I share with you a more personal picture— a shameful screenshot of me almost begging for this handbag.  Sometimes this is really, really hard!

Pressing onward,
Sarah xo

Unbuyer's Tip #10: It's ok to feel proud of yourself for a job well done— let the lifestyle choice you are making sink in and take a moment to truly appreciate your inner strength.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

new year's resolution - free to good home

Here we are at the beginning of a new year, and though I admit to stepping into 2014 with the rest of you, I began my new year back in August.  Having already taken on the biggest challenge and lifestyle change I could have imagined for myself, I am opting out of setting my new year's resolution.  Since I won't be using mine, I am offering it up to one of you.

I would like to see my resolution go to a loving home.  A home that truly needs it and whose life could be changed for the better by it.  If you are a shopping addict like I am (unite!), I would like to give you this resolution of no shopping for a year.  If I can do it, believe me, you can too!!

I have just watched myself make it through the busiest shopping and biggest sales season of the year.  Staying true to a coping habit I formed early on in this journey, I continue to take photos of things that I would have bought had I been able.  

Here are a few quick snapshots of the holiday decor pieces and items for the home that I would have picked up!

Cozy Christmas

Silver and Sleek

So to the might be recipient of my resolution; check yourself.  Do you need this as much as I did?  Or as my 4-year-old nephew would say "Do you wanna do something awesome?  You're gonna love it!"  Let me know if this is for you, it's yours for the taking!

Happy 2014 ~ wishing all unbuyers much strength and success this year!
Sarah xo

Unbuyer's Tip #9: Find an adaptive coping mechanism that helps you feel better and make it through the moment.