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I'm Caitlin Israel, a twenty-something midwesterner with a penchant for neutrals, donuts, and makeup.
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15 for 15 Challenge: Wrap Up

So my self-imposed challenge has ended. I won’t say I’ll miss having only the same 15 clothes because that’d be a lie. But what I will tell you is that I learned a couple of things during this challenge:

  1. My closet is bigger than it seems. I am really excited to wear all of my new Christmas clothes and to go back to school to the rest of my wardrobe, and doing this challenge makes the rest of my clothes feel brand new, which is a great feeling. It’s almost like going shopping in your closet every day. However, I don’t mean this first point in a bragging way. I’m not trying to brag about how big my wardrobe is or isn’t, but what I am trying to say is that I am much more appreciative of what I already have.
  2. I need to experiment and take more chances. This includes with textures, layers, and colors. Having only 15 items to wear for 15 days really makes you think about wearing different items in new ways, so I hope that that transitions over into my non-15 for 15 days.
  3. Just because something is a good deal doesn’t mean I have to buy it. I can’t imagine how much money I’ve wasted on items that were inexpensive but I’ll probably never wear. Not only is that a waste of money, but it’s a waste of time and space (especially in a dorm-room closet). Doing this challenge has made me become aware of what I’m more likely to wear in my everyday life, so now I’ll be more aware as I’m shopping of what I’m more likely to wear, rather than waste money on useless items.

Gosh, that could practically be my New Year’s resolutions…even if I was supposed to make them yesterday. Better late than never, right?

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