Equipment sleeveless blouse, Topshop skinny jeans, T by Alexander Wang cardigan, Vintage boots, Alexander Wang emile tote, Marc by Marc Jacobs bow ID bracelet

I hate to admit it, but I’m beginning to count down the days until I have free reign over the rest of my wardrobe. It’s the same thing with when I’m running on a treadmill, I start staring at the clock, counting down until the finish, as if it couldn’t come soon enough. The fact that I have already started mentally drawing up outfit options for next week probably isn’t helping, although my resolve to see this to the finish has meant I won’t allow myself to break until the thirty days are done. I’m not sure if this paints me as being materialistic, but knowing I have a number of other options available to me is probably the most frustrating part.

If my wardrobe was this small, or thereabouts, in actual size rather than just in theory, I imagine I would probably feel different. The likelihood that I would ever diminish my wardrobe to such a minimal number is small, but this month has highlighted the glaringly obvious, that there is little need to have a larger wardrobe, this stems from wants and desires. And I can’t help to always want more, it truly seems to be a vicious cycle.


  1. Theresa October 26, 2012 / 6:30 am

    This black and white outfit is so chic and really lovin’ the pieces you used to create it especially that Equipment blouse. Very lovely look on you!


  2. rachel October 26, 2012 / 7:27 am

    what a simple and stylish outfit! I’ve been lusting after an Equipment sleeveless blouse for ages.

    it would almost be worth doing the 30 day challenge just so when you finish, it will feel like you have a wardrobe of brand new clothes to play with! xx

  3. Vulette October 26, 2012 / 8:32 am

    You must be pretty proud that you’re seeing it through though! I’d be just as stubborn about wanting to finish what I’d started.

    Don’t think I could put myself through that however hehe, I want options!

  4. Kristin October 26, 2012 / 8:44 am

    Oh, I know exactly what you mean. I have too many clothes already, but somehow there is always something more that I want and it makes me feel guilty to think of people who have so much less. I do try to think more carefully about purchases though, as I can tell that you do too.

  5. T. October 26, 2012 / 9:00 am

    Great bag! I like the metal corners!

  6. MattieMo October 26, 2012 / 10:25 am

    I love your bag and the cardigan 🙂 black and white combinations are always a great choice, chic and classy at the same time :))

  7. vanesa October 26, 2012 / 12:18 pm

    haha, I know what you mean there’s always a need to want more. Great outfit, I love the white blouse paired with this look it makes it that much more chic. 🙂

  8. rooth October 26, 2012 / 12:45 pm

    Jamie-Lee, I am a big fan of your sense of style. It’s very approachable – I can’t believe this is you on a shopping ban. I tried that last winter around the holidays and maybe it’s something I ought to do again until I truly weed out my closet.

  9. Closet Fashionista October 26, 2012 / 1:58 pm

    It is quite true! Because back in the day people didn’t have nearly as many clothes as we do now and no one cared if they wore the same things multiple times, ha ha. But it is nice to have more options 🙂

  10. AMODEWORLD October 26, 2012 / 7:01 pm

    Adore this b+w look. The rosegold hardware is a nice touch. xA

  11. Jody Brettkelly October 26, 2012 / 7:51 pm

    Those black jeans fit perfectly on you. They look a little higher which is always good.

  12. nadja October 27, 2012 / 1:05 am

    Lovely! Your blouse is gorgeous 🙂


  13. Tesa October 27, 2012 / 7:44 am

    great look!

  14. Victoria October 27, 2012 / 7:57 am

    I can’t get over how classy you always look! So fabulous! 30 days is a long time to wait…but it seems like you’ve been able to survive so far! 🙂

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