Sometimes I give things up for Lent even though I’m not Catholic. This year, I decided to give up buying new clothes and accessories. That includes everything. No new shirts, jeans, jewelry, purses, and (gasp!) shoes. I waste so much money on clothes and stuff that I don’t need and really aren’t that great anyway. Plus, I rock at sewing and making stuff myself, so I kind of see this as an opportunity to get creative and be more self sufficient.
So the first thing I made after ash wednesday was this pretty grey top with drapey sleeves. I made it out of an old XL t-shirt, so it’s super comfy and soft. I also made that bracelet and that necklace; I copied both of them from jewelry I saw on freepeople.com (their stuff is EXPENSIVE, yikes).