Wednesday, 29 May 2013

What I've bought this month

Apologies the blog posts have been thin on the ground lately, I've been very busy with life, work and shopping! Last year I didn't spend very much at all, it was a hard time for me and to not be able to spend nearly killed me. I've slowly dipped my toe into the spending arena again but still on a very tight budget. There is one thing I can do and that is shop very well without much money.

Here is my haul over the past few weeks (eek I know I've missed some stuff too but written down it looks a lot for just 2 weeks!) BUT BUT BUT check out the prices, I told you I was a savvy shopper!

Orange Jeans - £15 - Esprit
Blue Jeans - £7 - Tesco
Khaki Combats - £5 - New Look
Yellow Top - £12 - Tesco
Kaftan - £8 - Matalan
Green Jumper - £15 - Esprit
Green Bag - £15 - Esprit
Black Maxi Dress - £19.99 - New Look
Stripey Top - £4 - New Look
Stripey Jumper - £8 - Sainsburys
Scarf - £16 - School Gate Style
Orange Vest Top - £3 - Matalan
Sandals - £10 - Tesco
Grey Racer Back Vest Top - £6 - Matalan
Lightweight Parka - £15 - Tesco
Tan Belt with Neon Trim - £5 - Sainsburys
Smartie Belt - £10 Sainsburys
Necklace x 4 - Stock from the Avenue 57 Shop
Stripey Maxi Skirt - £14 - Matalan



Here I am over the past week in a few of my favourite things






I have decided that I'm not buying anything more for a while (don't hold me to that though!) - I reckon I have enough clothes now to wear something different EVERY DAY for at least 3 months - I am going to aim to challenge myself to do this .. I might mix up the odd item with another for a different look but I think I can do it (did it for 5 months 2 years ago).

Watch this space for photos of how I get on!

So, what have you bought recently?

Fiona
xoxo

22 comments :

  1. You've done so well as lots of it mixes & matches & all such bargains! I'm that kind of shopper too! You are not alone.....I'm on a total spend freeze atm! Sob! Sob! ;) Ax

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    1. Spending freezes SUCK! I'm in one now (again!!)

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  2. Great post...and great purchases. Some lovely classic pieces that you're going. to get so much wear out of. Love the new range of neck candy in your shop. Will pick one or two up from u when we're at Britmums. Oh and thank you for your scarf purchase! xx

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    1. I can't wait to wear the scarf - I'm thinking simple white T and boyfriend jeans - let the scarf do the talking!

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  3. This is a great post, really interesting and totally appeals to the shameful nosey Parker in me! What a brilliant discipline though, I Might follow your suit as this would def put the brakes on over shopping!

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    1. I have so many clothes that one of my wardrobes (I am not admitting to how many I have) won't close any more! That's bad and I need to learn to make what I have work for me moving forward.

      I'm going to start with 30 days no repeating - eek what have I done?!!!!!

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  4. Hi Fiona-love your thrifty haul here, the accessories were stylish key buys and will really help to make your outfits so varied and versatile- really love the belt and kaftan too! xx

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    1. Matalan are annoying because half of what I buy I can't share as they don't stock it online! Loved wearing it at the weekend and look forward to wearing more summer still this Friday onwards - Summer is arriving apparently!

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  5. Some great new purchases Fiona, I especially love the green and yellow necklaces. Are they from your shop?

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  6. Great outfits!! I totally adore your statement necklaces! xo

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    1. I will order some in bulk and sell on the pop up shop - http://avenue57.tictail.com/

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  7. Can't believe u got ur hands on the yellow necklace, and your going to be selling it too!! Are there any other colours besides the green, I don't have a lot of things that particular shade otherwise I would be buying it! U have been busy lately Fiona!!

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  8. Haha holding you to that. How long will it last....
    H x

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    1. It lasted 5 months last time - I seriously reckon I could 6 this time but I'll aim for one month at a time this year ... eek - tomorrow it starts!

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  9. CountryBumpkin30 May 2013 at 01:25

    How can you possibly call buying so much being thrifty?! Nobody needs that many clothes, it's obscene!

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    1. Each to their own, thanks for your comment

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  10. Such bright, colourful buys and bargains too! I'm also starting a spending freeze as of now. I am not really a savvy shopper - I'm lazy about it and do far too much online (with heaps of returns!). Looking forward to seeing your outfits, may try it myself... Lynne x

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    1. Yes join me - I think it might be fun! I guess I'll take each day as it comes and see how far I get!

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  11. When I first saw the photo of all the items I couldn't believe how much you had bought - but such bargains! I love when one piece totally changes an outfit. Think one of your necklaces would do it for me;)

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