we've got a few spendy occasions coming up with our 5 year anniversary, a couple vacations & the holidays, and to do my part to lessen the blow i have put myself on a spending hiatus. i don't really know what i've got myself into, but i do know that buying new things is always on my mind. maybe i've always been materialistic and consumptive, but time's up! i think this is just the thing to cure me.

to kick it off right & hopefully change my thinking about shopping -- a few friends & i are doing a 10 items for 1 week wardrobe challenge.
here are the rules:

1. pick 10 items of clothing - tops, bottoms, shoes. 
accessories & outwear that is protecting you from the weather doesn't count.
2. photograph your 10 items.
3. each day of the week, photograph your outfit using only/up to those 10 items each day.

we'd love for you to join! e-mail me with any questions & leave links to your posts when they're up & i'll share them with everyone. i'll post my 10 choices monday & daily outfit concoctions to follow. has anyone ever done this? is it going to make it worse because i CAN'T shop?


E(liz)abeth said...

Emily, I love this idea. I'm in!

Lindsay said...

pretty sure I do this every day... I just re-arrange the same clothes and hope nobody notices?

teamBoo said...

I wish i had 10 items that fit me ;)

Jessica said...

Hey that sounds fun! Maybe I'll join you and post on my blog. My sisters and I are not buying anything new for a ....drumroll please.... whole year! We started in Jamuary so we're 9 months into it! The 10 for 1 week wardrobe might help me pull some stuff from the bottom of my closet!

Jessica said...

Emily, we can buy from thrift stores though so that helps ALOT.

Anonymous said...

sorry but they got you BEAT!

They wore 6 items for a MONTH!

Good luck though. I doubt I could do it.

cPk said...

They showed this on the Today Show last week with only 6 items. You're brave but I think the harder thing would be not buying anything. That's setting myself up for failure. Have fun! I'm excited to follow.


Martha said...

What a great idea! I'm excited to see what you come up with (since you have such killer stylist skills). Kendi Everyday did something similar for a month: http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/2010/08/30-for-30-finale-summer-edition.html

Juliana said...

Hi there! So I am Jessica's sister the little "J" from the J project. I just wanted to let you know that I will be joining you and your friends for the 10 items for a week. I am assuming that doesn't include accessories and pj's. Excited!

Sarah loves it all said...

I'm so excited to see what you do! Not sure if I could do it or not..maybe I'll be inspired by you.

teamBoo said...

alright, i'll give it a shot. maybe. wait, do i have to start today? crap. I can already feel my palms getting clammy.

Jane said...

Hi! I don't think I've commented much before but I'm excited to see what you do with this challenge! I love your style. :)

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