Saturday, May 2, 2009

wardrobe refashionista

you may have noticed this new button on my sidebar. well, i joined wardrobe refashion last week, and today i received my invitation to be a guest author on the blog. i should start by giving y'all the rules which i have copied directly from the site:

The Rules
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.

i know, i know, shopaholic me; however will i survive. now, i may have made a mistake signing up for life. perhaps, i should have started with 2 months. but, i have several reasons for doing this. i seriously need to be on a budget. money has been tight recently, and without cutting back i can't afford photography equipment i need, going back to school, a vacay i really need(and this is definitely a need not want.), etc. secondly, i realize that while i find myself buying shoes with the exception of the t-shirt i found last week for $3, the last time i bought brand new clothes not at a thrift or consignment store was last august. for my close friends, my november new clothes were part of my birthday from my boyfriend, so shut up, doesn't count since it was a gift. finally, i've really been feeling like stretching my creative muscles. so, guys please help me with nudging and encouragement.
so, here's my intro post at wardrobe refashion.
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