My interest in participating in this challenge is that it gives me a novel way to track my purchases and offers a re-framing of consumption habits. I think it's interesting that when all people were buying less, it made a certain baseline level of consumption the norm and therefore it wasn't seen as impossible or weird. However, nowadays, there is a huge culture of consumption and I find it funny (and sad...and frightening...and interesting) that we have to invent projects or challenges in order to buck the current social climate of consumption. It is now an event to consume differently.
Well, this one will be short. I bought no wardrobe items in February. My coupon tally stands at zero. I was hoping this would happen but it's only February so I'm going to try not to get cocky about it. ("Yeeeeah, sustainable fashion. Who owns you?")
0 spent out of 66
Part of it is that I've been too busy to even bother going into a store. The other part of it is that I haven't finished altering some of my current clothing (tailoring, dying) and I'm not interested in getting more because right now I don't need more. I'm all set. I'd rather work on what I have.
So I have no wardrobe pictures for you but I have cats! Here are Oona and O'timothy.
You can find my previous Wartime Wardrobe Challenge updates here:
January 2013 Update = 0 Coupons, 2 items purchased ($42 total for 2013)