Sunday, April 26, 2015

So About This Whole Capsule Wardrobe Thing...


I have nearly completed my first month within my first wardrobe capsule and I have to say, it's been interesting. I've also realized that the capsule wardrobe is too limiting on what I want to wear each month.

Hear me out...

I love wearing black, period. So, the idea of not wearing black for one-half of the year was not only depressing but idiotic on my part. Black and bold colors are perfect together! Why would I limit myself to only wearing navy and khaki as my neutrals for Spring/Summer? It's crazy!

So, I am in the process of re-working this whole capsule wardrobe concept to fit my personal lifestyle. In fact, I have decided to incorporate a couple concepts in order to help me towards my minimal lifestyle.

Here's how it's going to work:


That's right, I will not be shopping from now until April 26th, 2016. I am going to live off of my currently purged wardrobe for an entire year. I will be providing details on what's actually in my wardrobe by the end of next week.

This is going to be an epic journey. Being that I suffer from a shopping addiction and binge eating disorder, this is just the beginning to a long road towards recovery. This is something that I haven't really talked about but to sum it up, I have landed myself in quite a lot of debt from shopping and binge eating. I have been doing both because I do not want to deal with my weak emotional state head on. So, I have developed a plan that will help ease myself into rehabilitation and recovery.

This is the first step towards finding myself again. I want the real Sarah back, and if it means I have to go to extremes to do so, then I will.

If you are suffering from shopping addiction and/or binge eating disorder, look to these links for help:

Together, we can overcome the need to hide behind compulsive shopping and binge eating.

As always, I hope you are all doing well and thanks for stopping by.

Peace, Love, and Happiness

Sarah Jane R.


  1. I'm sorry that you feel like you have a long road ahead of you but know that you are not alone and the biggest step is just to admit you have these struggles! Denial is the longest road that I know.
    While I don't have those specific issues, I do tend to shop more for shoes than anything so I am more of a shoe addict than anything else but I am in remission and have a lot of support and friends and family that take the struggle seriously.
    The worst feeling is when someone makes light or doesn't take your condition or struggle seriously. It is not a joke, it is hard, and it real, and it can cause a lot of emotional turmoil.

    I am wishing you a lot of luck and sending you a lot of good vibes. I hope to hear a lot of positive and recovery posts very soon :)
    I'm also here if you need someone to talk to (sometimes it is easier talking to someone who doesn't know you as personally). My email is listed on my blog!

  2. Those are some great goals you set for yourself and admitting a problem is the first step in fixing it. Not shopping for awhile will give you a different mindset, which forces you to be more creative in styling your outfits.


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