The Clothes Show team are really excited to be working with Pretty Nostalgic this year.
I was flicking through one of their beautiful magazines and noticed their pledge on the last page.
The pledge is broken down into three categories... 'I will try to spend wisely...' 'I will try to waste less' and 'I will appreciate more'
This really resonates with me at the moment, the challenge I've taken on this year of avoiding certain shopping habits was getting really difficult!
Moving house tested me to the limits, everything I bought from new for the house was either ethical or second hand, which worked out well because I love my furniture and although it was a bit more time consuming to find the right pieces and refurbishing it, it was worth it... BUT I really wanted shiny new cutlery and pans for the new house. It felt odd packing away all my burnt pans to put in a spanking new house.
Packing for my girly holiday to Croatia also nearly made me crack! The temptation to just buy a whole new wardrobe was certainly there.I'm desperate for some new bikinis!
However in the end what I've realised is that it's just an old habit of disposing and replacing too early. A big part of me wants to be let loose into the world of cheap fast fashion and flat pack furniture but I'm riding it out...(for now)