In last weeks post, I shared with you My Approved Shopping List. This post is all about my essential clothing items and what exactly I intend to buy and why.
As mentioned in my previous post, during my shopping ban, I am allowed to buy the following items in the category “essential clothing items”:
1 Pair of Jeans 2 T-Shirts
2 Maxi dresses
- 1 Tank Top
- 1 Oxford Dress Shirt
- 1 Shoes
These are the items I still plan on buying:
1 Tank Top
I would need a semi-fitted, basic, black tank top. Why a new one? I currently don’t really have a suitable tank top for doing Ashtanga yoga. The only tanktop I have is too loose and the extra fabric constantly gets in the way of my practice.
I accidentally left my trusty 3-year-old tank top in Shanghai a couple of months ago and I am in need of a replacement. I am hoping to find a basic black tank top at a thrift store.
1 Oxford dress shirt
Why? As I mentioned in my post about the rules of my yearlong shopping ban, I’ll be going through a handful of amazing changes and looking for work will be one of them.
I currently don’t have anything aside from t-shirts and jumpers and could potentially need some sort of dress shirt. Whether I need this one or not is going to be hugely dependent on the roles I’ll be going for.
This one might not be necessary as I could rock one of my T-Shirt or a jumper to an interview.
It’s my hope that I can get away with wearing my zero drop boots for interviews. If I don’t feel comfortable doing so then I intend to buy a pair of basic slip-ons.
Please note, I only wear zero drop shoes and having to buy slip-ons (which usually aren’t zero drop), freaking pains me.
This was my list of essential clothing items that I intend to purchase during my yearlong shopping ban.
Everything that’s been crossed out has since been acquired.
Have you ever done a shopping ban? I’d love to hear about your experience!
More shopping ban content:
- My yearlong shopping ban
- The rules for my yearlong shopping ban
- My approved shopping list
- 10 Tips on how to create a successful shopping ban
- Why I plan all my purchases a year in advance
Updated: November 2018