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I’m doing this new project of late—it’s called Shopping My Closet.

It’s a step I have made in order to save some money, since my new Jeep is arriving any day now. It’s kind of a blessing that it’s showing up soon, since my minivan is basically one speed bump away from car hospice. No joke, the thing doesn’t even have heat. So yes, my Jeep is days away from my driveway, but what this means is that along with the exciting things like the heated steering wheel, the 90s on 9 and, you know, working heat, comes the less-than-exciting thing called car payments.

I’m trying to stay away from online shopping, since that’s usually my downfall. Oh, what’s that? Everything on sale at J.Crew is 40% off, so obviously I need to buy two sweaters, some socks, a belt. They are basically giving them away. Basically. So, I used that unroll.me thing to redirect all of my online shopping notifications to a place that’s not front and center in my inbox, and since my goal is to not leave my house unless absolutely unavoidable until May, I haven’t visited any malls yet this year.

So, I’m shopping in my closet. I’m finding sweaters I haven’t seen in years.

shopping my closet

And shirts and pants and skirts and dresses.

It’s like having brand-new clothing, but no VISA bills to apologize for.

But I’m not the only one playing in there. My girls have been trying on all of my wordly belongings, including my tallest and most uncomfortable shoes and my wedding dress, so they can play Fashion Week and Pageant and my Best Friend’s Wedding.

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“OMG, Mama, I totally pull off YOU better than YOU do!”

And she does. She really, really does.

But there’s no way she’s getting to drive the Jeep. 

 

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  1. Ooooh, I didn’t know about the new car! That’s so exciting! Perfect to pick me up in Buffalo!

    I just can’t even with that photo! GAH! Stop that right now, Emily!

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    alimartell replied on

    Sadly, it probably won’t be here until the end of the month. Booo.

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    Comment by Kristabella on February 4, 2014
  2. I love shopping in my own closet too. I started following a blog outfitposts.com and there’s tons of inspiration for ideas there. Things I already own and putting it together in new ways….

    Have fun!
    Jenn

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    Comment by Jenn on February 4, 2014
  3. Seriously. How is she growing up so quickly?!?

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    ali replied on

    I KNOW MAKE IT STOP.

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    Comment by Darcey on February 4, 2014
  4. Ahhhh she looks so grown up stop it.

    Yay Jeep though!

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    Comment by aly on February 4, 2014
  5. I understand! My car’s fan for the heater/ ac doesn’t work. Fine for the winter here in Southern California, but the summer is another thing entirely. Highs of 110+ with no a/c are BRUTAL! Happy for you and your jeep. :)

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    Comment by Karen on February 4, 2014
  6. I have SO MANY CLOTHES! I probably only wear 20% of what I own. I don’t really like the idea of “New Years Resolutions” but I’ve promised myself the beginning of the year will be dedicated to purging my stuff. What has made this fun is discovering all these awesome clothes I’ve completely forgotten about! …I just need to remember to GIVE THINGS AWAY too!

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    Comment by Heather Anne on February 6, 2014
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