The Carrie Bradshaw Effect

Hello lovies!
          I mentioned last week that new changes are happening with AVC and I am so excited to share them with you.  It is important to me that this blog is constantly growing and developing along with me.  In addition to finalizing branding, organizing new giveaways, and creating style boards for fall I was asked to participate in a style challenge.
          I want to introduce you to one of my dear friends, Angie from The Hotness Your Momma Warned You About. Last week Ang decided to embark on a full blown, life changing style challenge and invited me along with her.  I was excited to hear what it was…and then…the BOMB…NO SHOPPING TIL JAN 1ST 2013. (insert gasps and swear words here) She is calling it the “Carrie Bradshaw Effect” This isn’t something I have attempted before, but I am always up for a challenge. We are both posting about this challenge today in hopes for accountability as well as more participates.  Are you crazy brave enough to join??????
          It just so happens that Fall is my favorite season so temptation will inevitably be high.  I think it is important when setting goals that they are actually achievable.  In this case I am well aware discipline, lots of chocolate, running, and whatever else addicts do during their absence of abuse….No really I think this is an essential practice that any fashion lover needs to partake in at certain times of their lives.  Out with the old in with the new. Remaining creative and original is one of the goals I have always had for this project.  This is just another step for me to achieve that. :)
  • No money can be spent on new/used clothes until January 1, 2013.  That at least is for me…I think that if you decided to join you should be flexible with people depending on their needs/lifestyle.  If you want to go for shorter fine.  If you want to go for longer, have at it.
  • Make realistic parameters for yourself.  It is important to not make a commitment that is so out of the question where you are just setting yourself up for failure.
  • Wednesday’s are for rethinking your wardrobe.  The idea is since we are on spending freezes right when the seasons are changing, how can we transition a piece three ways (Summer, Fall, Winter) by utilizing the items that we already own.  For instance:  That maxi dress we all got on sale in August…Show a medium layering for Fall and then a heavy multiple layer for Winter.  Since this isn’t just for bloggers, let’s ask people to post their rethought, remixed outifit on Instagram and hashtag it #bradshaweffect
I look forward to showing you what this girl can do/make/create/work with in the next 3.5 months!!! I love you Carrie, but I am in search of more assets than what can be offered for my feet.

21 responses to “The Carrie Bradshaw Effect

  1. Wow that’s a seriously awesome commitment! Best of luck!!

  2. Love this, Amy! I may try to join you two… at least for a little while.

  3. Hi Amy,
    Just wanted to say congrats on your choice in not buying anything until Jan 2013. That’s a huge deal, especially in our society. Its so hard not to buy things, especially when I read all these other blogs. I see the cute things and think “must have!!!”. But in reality it’s not a must have. I also think staying away from the Mall will help you. In November I’m planning on taking 30 pieces from my wardrobe and remixing them all month, for 30 days. I’m so bad at looking in my closet and thinking I have nothing to wear. I have plenty to wear, more then plenty, and my blog has allowed me to remix my wardrobe. Good luck Amy.

  4. You are going to put Last Chance out of business and I will be holding you to this challenge.

  5. You are going to put Last Chance out of business. I will be holding you to this challenge.

  6. I haven’t forgotten about this, and to tell you the truth, I don’t think I can do it. Which is making me more interested in actually attempting. Best of luck to you! I am always here for support…and might be more so if I can wrap my head around this idea! :)

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  8. I really appreciate all of the kind words and encouragement ladies. Come December I will definitely be breaking so keep it up! lol

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  11. This post is seriously inspirational. If YOU can do it, then the rest of us could! I’m jumping in the waters with you!

    • Yes Judy! It’s time we start being even more creative and going without. Discipline isn’t my strong suit, but I have a great camp supporting me! Thanks for reading and I hope you can join!

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  15. Wonderful, girl! I’ve been looking for a fresh perspective and this is what I needed! I love Angie’s post too!! I’ve been wanting to do a 30 in 30. I think I’m gonna get started!

    • Jennifer, it’s hard at times, but I really think it helps you stop and realize what you can actually go without. I can’t wait to see your 30 in 30. Thanks for the sweet comment and support!


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