In all fairness though, I did keep my word. I have only bought one item of clothing (we will not count the two, yes I said 2, full school bags full of books) since I originally unoffically joined in late April. there was no getting around it, My daughter needed a swiming suit... summer camp was calling me saying that DD's front acreage was not being covered by said suit and we just can not have that sort of thing at our camp and she wont be swimming till this matter is corrected... :):) Some people can be so darn offical when they are repremanding you..
Her step-mom bought her a very nice swimming suit right before summer camp but DD outgrew it two weeks later. And who's fault is this anyways.. Oh I am really not pointing a finger at you-know-who, SHE has no kids of her own how would SHE know that, You must buy said item a few sizes too big for it to fit more then a few days...
so without further adieu here is the post from April.
Well I like a good challenge and I am really going to need to save every last penny I have if I am going to be starting college in a few weeks. So I have joined this for the next 6 months. My contract doesn't start till June but I thought I better get started now. It will take me that long to figure out how to add that Wardrobe Refashion graphic to my side bar. :)
I ___Kelly_______________ pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 6 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoated, recylcled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings!
Signed: Kelly At Tana's Attic
No buying new! (handmade is excepted; So this allows for Etsy purchases etc!!) All clothing must be Recycled, Renovated, Preloved or Thrifted, or Handmade only for the term. Employment related and special needs clothing (ie sports, school), shoes and undies are excepted from the rules, although you are encouraged to have a go at making these.
In extreme circumstances, maybe a special event, or the worlds greatest and most amazing never to be repeated sale that you simply can not pass up, you may use the Get out of Refashionista Jail Free card. You are able to use this card once during the 2 month part of your contract; ie 1 for 2 months, 2 for 4 months etc. Of course you need to fess up on the blog and display the button!
You must post on the blog at least once a week to let the community know what you've been up to. This will not only give you brag points, but inspire and encorouge others! Of course you need to display the button on your blog and have copied the pledge in at least one post, and provide a link to your pledge under the button.
You need to be honest and admit when you've fallen off the Refashionista Wagon! Go directly to Refashionista Jail, do not pass GO and do not collect $200! Apply for parole once there.
PS.. I still have not figured out how to add the button in my side bar.. :)