update #3 about my no shopping challenge

The third update about my ‘no shopping’ challenge! A personal essay about my year of no shopping. intention, goal and resolution to not buy clothing, accessories, or jewelry for all of 2018. read more on jojotastic.com #noshopping #lessismore #fewerbutbetter #minimalism #smallspaces

It’s been a hot minute since I shared an update with you about my No Shopping Challenge! Between the kitchen renovation and planning the wedding, I haven’t really had the time, energy, or resources to do much shopping… which is sort of awesome because it’s really helped me to get back into the groove of this challenge. The last time I checked in, I had slipped up a little over the summer with my shopping and was hoping to get back on track. Let me just say… having all your money wrapped up in a renovation is a great way to avoid buying new clothes!

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Our Fall Fashion Trends Guide!

Our 6 favorite fall trends to try! The ultimate guide to what you should buy this season from Jojotastic.com #shopping #fall #fashion #trendreport

Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite season. I love the crisp air and the changing leaves, I love the hot apple cider and cozy blankets, I love making hearty soups for dinner and I love updating my closet with all sorts of cool, cozy things. At the beginning of fall, more than any other transitional season, I really crave an update to my wardrobe. It’s a great time to add to your stockpile of basics as well as to try out a few new trends. Joanna asked me to curate a list of fall fashion trends because she’s still on her No Shopping Challenge kick. So with that in mind, I’ve highlighted six key fall fashion trends with a round-up of great options for each… because you know ya gurl loves to shop!

The Fall Fashion Trends You’ll Want to Wear ASAP:

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How to Distress a Shirt | DIY

Tap into the distressed t-shirt trend on a budget by DIYing your own version. Get the full tutorial at Jojotastic.com #diy #distressed #tshirt

Finding the perfect vintage tee is like finding a needle in a haystack: it requires months of painstakingly pouring through rack after rack of not-so-cool tops and online vintage shops. Alternatively, you can get the perfectly lived-in look by splurging on a designer tee like this or this, but I just can’t bring myself to spend a few hundred dollars on a ripped shirt. I mean… seriously?? After I started seeing cool, distressed tops on some of my favorite bloggers and style icons, I started thinking about how I could create a DIY distressed t-shirt myself and get the exact look on a budget.

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window shopping // vintage varsity style (for under $100!)

take your fall inspiration from vintage back to school days with these varsity styles all for under $100! #under100 #backtoschool #varsity #preppy #fashion

Back-to-school season is upon us, folks! Personally, I’m super excited about this. I was always that over-eager kid who asked her mom to take her to Target for school supplies the moment we got the list from the school. And clothes? I spent hours and hours shopping and planning my first-week-of-school outfits in my head until I was satisfied that I was going to put my best foot (and new shoes!) forward. Inspired by this feeling of fall and new beginnings, I’ve rounded up my favorite vintage-inspired varsity pieces that conjure images of freshly mowed football fields and perfectly dusty chalk boards. All the pieces are under $100, so get to clicking!

source: varsity stripe sweater

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update #2 about my no shopping challenge

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Full disclosure: I am a bit nervous about writing this post and have actually been putting it off! My goal with my no shopping challenge for 2018 was to share quarterly check ins with you guys. But, as you can probably guess from my silence about it, I’ve gotten off track. And when I say ‘off track,’ I mean really, really off track… The last time I shared an update, I was doing so well, but I think between travel and a few really tempting sales, I have lost sight of my goals. So it’s time to come clean with you guys, confess what I bought, and set some intentions for moving forward!

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window shopping // tropical vacation style (for under $100!)

tropical vacation style - What to pack on your next tropical trip. Vacation clothes and accessories under $100. #under100 #whattopack #vacationstyle

It’s been a balmy 80 degrees here in Seattle lately, which has felt very tropical to us Pacific Northwesters who are used to chilly, grey days. And while the sun has been nice, it’s also made me crave a true escape to a destination that boasts turquoise waters, white sand beaches and plenty of palm trees. I’m still undecided as to where I want to book my ticket. But I’ve already started my packing list because, well, I love shopping. Grab yourself a piña colada to get in the spirit and check out my picks for your tropical vacation packing list. All for under $100!

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