Buying Less Clothes in 2019

April 14, 2019

Like everyone else at the beginning of the year, I tried Marie Kondo’s ‘Tidying Up.’ In watching the episodes on Netflix it seemed like a daunting task. I decided to start with my clothes as she suggests in the TV show.  Let me tell you how hard it is to do when your almost 6 months pregnant. My body is in a weird transitional phase as it continues to get bigger.

As I went through my closet I thought back to before I got pregnant if I wore the item. I also considered if I would actually wear the item when/if I fit into it again. After I went through my entire closet and drawers, I was proud of myself. I was able to purge a lot of it but it still had so much in there.


Now that my closet and drawers were full of clothes that I would actually wear, there was a ton. At that moment I decided to be more intentional about what I was buying. I decided 2019 was the year I would buy fewer clothes, and when I did purchase it would have a purpose. In preparation for ‘shop my closet’, I did go to Target and purchase some soft, stretchy, nonmaternity shirts that would work as my belly grew.

This process so far has been a lot harder than I thought it would be. Not going to lie, I have already purchased clothes and we are only in the 4th month. My purchases have been less than if I were as intentional, so a pat on the back for myself on that. I need to work on my self-control and delete the “Amazon” app off my phone. Cross your fingers I can stick to it better in the upcoming months.

One thing I decided to try was to make it a challenge. I came across a blog post on “Gal Meets Glam,” titled ’10 Days, 10 Ways.’ For some reason, this has stuck with me ever since I read this possibly back in 2013. I would love to take my own spin on this and make it fun. My challenge would go for 7 days: different pieces of clothing and hairstyles. So far I have tried this for two weeks, but always end up forgetting to take the pictures.

Do you want to join me on this challenge? Contact me through email ([email protected]), Instagram, or Facebook. We can do it June 3rd- June 9th!



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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! Living Amidst is a Cincinnati-based lifestyle blog. Katie is a wife, mother, and a woman fighting Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This little space was created when my son was four months old and I lost who I was. Living Amidst became my corner of the internet to find myself again. My Instagram and blog focus on motherhood, self-care, and my journey through my recent diagnosis of cancer. Read More

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