5 THINGS I LEARNED IN FEBRUARY \\

Happy Monday!

February just flew by, but boy am I glad. 
For some reason I feel like February is the black sheep of all the months. 
I know it should be my favorite because it’s my birthday month
 but I'm over it. 
February is so short and for some reason always so cold!


Well March 1st marked a big turning point for me.
I can honestly say that I have not bought one clothing item since January 1.
It has not been easy trust me. 
I have found myself out with friends, 
they are shopping
 and I wish I could have bought something.

But I have also learned from it as well. 
I learned more about me in that short span than I expected.

For starters:
I learned to appreciate clothes when I see them. 
I now find myself feeling the fabrics
 and watching it move when I look at the garment.
This was by far one the best things I learned!

Second,
I learned that when buying $50.00 a yard fabric try not ruin it. 
(Yes, that happened and tears also came with that.) 
Or buy muslin and make the mistakes with that!
But, I learned from that mistake
 and actually a beautiful piece came from it.


Third,
I found myself filling two sketchbooks
of just beautiful clothes.
 Filled those sketchbooks with notes,
 swatches of fabric,
and possibly the worst stick figures ever!
I never knew how many ideas I had 
in my head till I was forced to sit down
and just 
sketch.

Fourth,
I found myself sewing all the fabrics I bought a long time ago.
I realized that I have a great spring and summer skirt wardrobe going on.
I also realized that I have a unique take
on dresses and skirts.
I cant wait to show you!

Last but not least,
My bank account also thanked me as well, 
and that is an amazing feeling.

So tell me what did February teach you?




19 comments

  1. So excited to see what you come up with!
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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    1. I'm really excited Kari! I can't wait to show you all now only if the snow lets up!

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  2. Good for you, girl! I can't wait to see some of these sketches and designs. :)

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    1. Karly,
      I can't wait to show you! Wish it didn't snow again in Chicago this week!

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  3. Oh wow! You are awesome! I try not to shop, but I don't think I could go two months without it. You should be very proud of that accomplishment :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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    1. I really am, I'm going to see how long this lasts though!

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  4. Wow can't believe you were able to hold off shopping for that long!! I usually last about two weeks tops when I try haha!! Have a fabulous week!! xx

    http://www.flauntandcenter.com

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    1. Thanks lady it sure took a while to get there!

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  5. I need your motivation, I love to shop. I can't stop..haha!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha it was most def needed! I'm glad it did :)

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  6. You're an inspiration! It's so hard for me not to shop especially now that I have my style blog. Everything I see I justify buying as an addition to the blog, but it's really hard on my bank account! Love that you're making your own designs and sewing them. Can't wait to see them!

    www.littleblackshell.com

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    1. Karen,
      Thank you so much! I do have to admit it has not been super easy, but it really has made appreciate the beautiful items I do have :)

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  7. I've really cut back on shopping, and agree that it makes you look at clothes a little bit closer!

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    1. Lauren, not only that but I'm learning to appreciate my clothes as well :)

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  8. Way to go on holding off shopping, that is amazing! I am sure it does make your bank account smile too!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Darcy, my bank account sure does love me now!

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  9. Cool post and lessons learned! =)

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  10. That's great you can sew your own clothes Jessica! Would love to see that on your blog. Wish I have that talent but maybe in another life time :) Xo~ Lena

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  11. So awesome! I wish I had this talent :)
    x
    Missy
    Popofstyle.com

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