What's Your Goal for 2019?

January 6, 2019





Some of you may know that I keep all my purchases on a excel spreadsheet. For 2018, I spent a total of $2,026.47 on Lululemon. For Athleta I rang up at $1,173.78. The year before, I spent roughly $2700 on Lululemon and $1550 on Athleta. It looks like I'm buying less and less from both brands, which makes sense because my closet is already maxed out to capacity. It's very full. Often if I buy something I tend to sell something that I no longer wear. 

For 2019 I really want to be more selective in my purchases. I want to see my combined purchases for Lululemon and Athleta to be under $2500 at the end of 2019. I want to focus on working out smarter, not harder. Which means I need to watch what I'm eating. 

I want one of my purchases for 2019 to be Hermes scarf. I'm also toying with the idea of buying a Chanel card case. Do I really need this stuff? Nope. But I do enjoy beautiful things! 

I also need to reorganize my closet. 2018 I amassed quite a number of bags. Mainly Balenicaga bags. It's my weakness. This year, I'm only going to allow myself a handbag purchase if I sell one I no longer use. One in, one out!

What are your goals for 2019? I'll also take any advice you may have because I really want to stay on track this year! 








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  1. I have lots of things I have told myself not to buy this year: shoes, clothes, jackets, purses, books. There are a couple of exceptions that I know I will need eventually, but mainly I'm not going to buy. My reason is I have so much--so much--and I want to use and enjoy what I have. Sometimes I go to my closet or dresser and find something I don't even remember buying and it's still got the tags. And my storage spaces (closet, dressers) are maximally stuffed.

    I don't have any advice. I have unsubscribed to some emails that tempt me, but not all of them.

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    1. I'm okay with buying new stuff as long as it's something I really love and as long as I sell/donate something from my closet. Ha! I'm pretty sure I still have a few things that still have tags on it. Not that many at least. I think probably a handful of items.

      I'm always going through my closet and picking out things I can donate or sell. I do it constantly. So far it's day 8, and I'm doing well. I also started a shopping diary. Whenever I feel the urge to buy something I write it down in my notes on my phone. It kind of helps! I also need to unsubscribe to emails. That's a good idea!

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  2. I guess we all have more clothes than we need. I used to donate gently used clothings to charity but since August 2018 I’ve been giving them to my friend’s domestic helper who has a big family. She is in need of clothing in all styles and sizes so I’m more than happy to give her whatever I no longer need. I take very good care of my clothes and they are all in good condition. It’s a win-win situation and both parties are happy.

    You are lucky to be able to sell your stuff online. Canada Post has yet another price increase and shipping cost is getting ridiculously high, making reselling near impossible. I have a lot of nice Roots leather bags and I don’t know what to do with them. Ever since I got addicted to Lululemon bags, leather bags have become too heavy for me lol.

    Lululemon is getting too expensive and I have cut down my purchase a lot in 2018. I don’t see myself buying a lot of athletic wear from them in 2019, but will probably fall for a nice casual jacket, a cute bag or a couple more Vinyasa scarves.

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    1. Ah, I wish there was someone I knew who needed clothes that was my size. Sometimes if there's a Dress for Success charity that's collecting gently used work clothes I donate there. Yes I agree, I have so much athletic wear, I don't think I'll be purchasing much of that in 2019. I'll be mainly looking for clothing I can wear to work/weekend but I'll still do fit reviews for my blog. Things really are getting more expensive and now that there's a whisper of recession it makes me worried.

      I purchased two Vinyasa Scarves last month! I wear them in the office since it's chilly now.

      Is there a Canadian Lululemon group that you can sell on Facebook?

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    2. Probably, hopefully there’s one for selling Roots bags lol!

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  4. I often try to donate a piece of clothing if I purchase a new one. We have a women’s shelter here that accepts used clothing. It’s not always easy to part with stuff so I make sure that I really want to get rid of it! I’ve sold quite a few things online also, but I do always try to be conscientious of parting with something before or after purchasing a new one.

    My Lululemon purchases have definitely decreased is number, I’m not liking most of their new styles and pricing. Their quality seems to be going downhill. Athleta I have a little more confidence in, and I purchased a few Lole and Alo leggings and hoodies which I absolutely love.

    Trying to keep spending down is hard but with prices on the increase it’s getting easier to “say no”, for me.

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    1. That's true about the pricing lately. It's getting harder to justify the cost since I already have so much. Whenever I ask my husband for his opinion on a piece of clothing, his response 9 times out of 10 is "It looks like something you already have!"

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    2. Haha! That’s exactly what my husband says!

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  5. This year I spent much less at Lululemon - basically more energy bras (don't ask how many that is now!) and bought some hotty hot shorts, love pleated tanks for casual wear. I've got a few bags worth of items to sell and my niece has grown up enough to get hand-me-downs as well as a few college/med students I know. It still isn't enough - but I hate to get rid of a great energy bra just because I'm not wearing "orange" at the moment. Lulu keeps changing their classics (why ebay got my speed short money this year). I've also turned to Athleta for jackets, long sleeve tops and pants and Werkshop for pants (my new go to). I want very much this year to continue slimming down items in my closet so that every time I put something on I feel happy and not thinking "why did i buy this???" Agree with above that the price points are now where I can't say "it's only x$". My goal this winter is to "shop my own closet" and "sell what doesn't work" - that way if I want to splurge on something I'll have the money from selling my old items.

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    1. Yes, I feel the same way. Shop my closet is a good one. I've been pulling more items to sell. But that's a good rule of thumb. Use the money from sales to fund new puchases. I think I'm going to go for as long as I can before purchasing anything new this year!

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