6 for 4: Week 3

Walking with Cake: Fair Indigo Drawstring Dress

(Fair Indigo’s Drawstring Dress.)

This marks the third week of the 6 for 4 Mindful Consumption Challenge, and last week I showed you a few phone shots of my daily outfits.  This past week, the temperature dropped dramatically and I got a lot of use from my capri jeans.  I also added a cardigan for warmth, which counts as an accessory in my mind.

I thought I’d show you my favorite piece in the challenge, and also the one I’ve worn least often, the Drawstring Organic Fair Trade Dress from Fair Indigo.  It arrived only a week or so before the challenge began, and I loved it so much that I decided to include it as one of my six pieces.  The style is very simple and basic, but I love how cool and comfortable it is.  As the weather warms up, I’ll get a ton of wear from this dress and it was such a great investment, I think.

Walking with Cake: Ramona Necklace by Oh My Clumsy Heart

(The Ramona Necklace by Oh My Clumsy Heart.)

I paired it with last summer’s strappy sandals and my favorite necklace from Oh My Clumsy Heart.  It adds just a touch of textural interest and keeps the look simple and streamlined.

As for the clothing challenge itself, I’m doing really well and hanging in there.  Ryan was traveling over the last two weeks and my days were incredibly busy, so I appreciated having a uniform to wear each day.  Now that things are settling down and we’ve reached the middle of the month, I do find myself becoming a bit bored with my simple outfits.  I’m a big online shopper, and I’m deleting sales emails and avoiding my favorite sites to resist temptation.  Plus, even if I bought something, I couldn’t wear it until June, so that fact has kept me from falling off the wagon.

When you’re limited to six pieces, you realize quickly how much you can do without, and the point of this challenge is to do more with less.  I do have a couple of items on my wish list that would be perfect for summer, and I might splurge a little once June rolls around. But I know that I don’t really need a new piece of clothing in my closet right now.  I’m also quite guilty of practicing retail therapy, and I’ve realized that the thrill often comes in making the purchase, rather than wearing or using the object itself. I want to be more conscientious about my shopping habits and only buy things I truly need or will wear often, and this challenge has been perfect for me.

Be sure to check out Eden’s blog to see how she’s progressing with the challenge, too.  Only two more weeks to go!

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