“Oh, something like that…”

IMG_8091 So My 100 day No-Buy is OFFICIALLY OVER!!!

I was so blessed to take on this no-buy with Nicole from Bolt Blog! If you haven’t checked her out yet you need to! But now that the no-buy is over I wanted to talk to all of you about what I have learned. I actually loved having 100 days where I couldn’t buy any makeup and I decided to tack on no fashion as well because I am a HUGE shopper Chandler fromΒ Shotguns and SeashellsΒ can attest to that! Though I may have cheated a day or two.Β I took upon this 100 day No-Buy because I found myself swimming in a room of stuff. I have pieces that I love and would buy again and then pieces I either bought at an impulse or for the blog.

  1. It taught me how important saving is, not hoarding saving for that rainy day
  2. Not buying taught me that I am a huge impulse buyer, I have seen new things come out and go ‘I want that’ and because I couldn’t I learned two or fewer weeks down the road it would have been a waste. Because I didn’t want it anymore
  3. I’ve learned that just because it is new and the ‘it’ thing doesn’t mean I will like it or I need it!
  4. I have also learned that when it comes to items in makeup and fashion I would rather save and have quality not quantity.
  5. I’ve learned to go shopping and not have this feeling that I have to buy something. I’ve learned to window shop.
  6. I’ve learned to just enjoy what I have already

I also did a little clean out and rediscovering a few products in my stash! Maybe I’ll talk about those a little later in the week or month hahaha.

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Β “Oh, something like that…” – Spider-Man, 2002

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  • sometimes its nice to take a break and appreciate what you have!

    xoxo, Preeti
    http://www.ninesto5.com

  • Lovely recap. I try & try not to buy much more makeup because let’s be honest…I don’t need it in the slightest but it’s so hard when I run out of something. I go into the store thinking I need a cleanser and there’s so much in there…and I guiltily come out with MUCH more than a cleanser πŸ˜€ xx, adaatude.com

  • LOVE the “quality over quantity”… and I aspire to stick to this…one day! haha… Right now I still splurge on items at places like Old Navy or other stores like that. Great post!
    xx, Karen
    Glam Karen

  • Such a great idea!! I just cleaned out all of my closets and am in the process of selling/donating so many items!! It feels good to get rid of items that you don’t use or want anymore!! <3

    xoxo,
    Amanda | http://www.TheChambrayBunny.com

  • That’s a great feeling – to shop and not feel the urge to buy, buy, buy! I was on the “buy” side of things while in college, but afterwards I learned to slow down and appreciate my existing closet more. It also makes you invest in quality pieces, just as you said! Great lesson…. but I don’t know if I could do it haha!

  • Omg I love this idea. I normally do this in January for 30 days and its Amazing to see how much money I save by not buying crap I don’t need!!! xo
    McKenna
    stylewaltz.com

  • I so need to try this! thanks for inspiring me:)
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

  • Wow, great insights. Never would have thought you could learn that much from not shopping!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

  • Great challenge & congrats on completing it! I often go for stretches without buying things — but never 100 days!
    xoxo. | cymone.

    The Block is Haute

  • I need to put my family on a 100 day no buy fast food! Or maybe no books buying for me.

  • Darcy

    Sounds like you really did learn a lot! I think it is true that once you limit yourself you learn that you can live without buying new things all the time and sometimes its fun to just go browse!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

  • Brooke

    I really need to give this a try but feel like I would be cheating all of the time, sigh! It does feel good to have less “stuff” and to take the stress off of yourself in trying to keep up with all of the trends, etc. Sounds like you learn a lot from this! Taking notes. πŸ˜‰

    xo,
    Brooke | KBStyled

  • That is so great! Congrats! I tried to do this once and lasted a day!!!

    Sportsanista