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Day 332: Breaking the Challenge

As I alluded to yesterday, we are in North Carolina for a bit of a family emergency. When we got the call that we needed to come back to L’s hometown, both of us were a bit distraught. I’ve had some pretty bad packing jobs (see Portugal!), but this one may take the cake. For an especially chilly week, I managed to pack: 2 dresses, a short sleeve romper, a pair of jeans I can’t wear because of my skinned knee, and three sleep shirts. I’m not completely sure what world I was living in when I was packing, but I ended up in a tricky situation. Do I freeze my butt off (and look mildly inappropriate) or do I break the challenge? Unfortunately due to the title of this post, you’re probably figuring out I did the latter.

I tried to stay as cost efficient as possible and headed over to Old Navy (in L’s hometown, my options were Old Navy or Bass Pro). Nothing going to lie, when I was in the store, I had a light OMG I MISSED THIS MOMENT where I may or may not have smelled new clothing, but I’m going to table that for another day.  Anyways, I beelined it to the back clearance section, figuring if I’m going to break the challenge, the least I could do is spend minimal money. I ended up spending about $30 for a cardigan, a long skirt, black leggings, and a long sleeve shirt. While I’m obviously upset to have to shop, I’m writing this off as a one-time emergency and holding tight until the rest of the challenge is over!

Outfit Details
Top: LOFT gifted for my birthday six months ago (similar, similar)
Cardigan: Old Navy purchased for $4.98 today (similar, similar)
Skirt: Old Navy purchased for $9.99 today (similar, similar)
Shoes: Adidas purchased two months ago for $60 (similar, similar)

Day 29: Shopaholic Withdrawls

These J. Crew Factory flash sales are KILLING ME! J. Crew Factory is easily my favorite store (as you can probably tell from my outfit details) and I miss stocking up on striped t-shirts and cute skirts. It’s been my kryptonite for the past eight years, so  the whole ‘not-spending-money’ part of this challenge is going to be tough. Back where my parents live in Massachusetts, we were only an hour from a HUGE J. Crew Factory (plus the store still honored my student discount for an extra 15% off!)… sorry, Mom, but I can’t come home for a year. 

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