Monday, 17 February 2014

Frugal February .. what?

I did very well in January but am struggling if I'm honest through February. It started with Boden and their clearance sale but thankfully annoyingly they cancelled my order due to some HUGE warehouse computer glitch. True to form Boden were totally apologetic replying to every single tweet/facebook comment. They have customer service sewn up and should offer a training programme to other retailers!

Here are the full priced items that did arrive from Boden. I cannot believe that everything I ordered is stripy - WTF?! I'll show and tell tomorrow as I have time on my hands (need to defuzz legs and slap on some colour because they are a shade of blue/grey right now).

5 items = £320




I also popped into Tesco for some bread (I honestly seriously did) and came out with this lot

15 items = £145


Again, I will play dress up tomorrow and report back - very excited about all of the items already.

Here I am on Saturday during the day, we had a party in the evening so this was my prep outfit.
Jumper Primark
Jeans TK Maxx
Boots Next



Here is what I wore to the party
Shirt H&M
Necklace Avenue 57
Belt Barcelona
Wax Coated Skinnies Oasis
Shoes TK Maxx


  Here is the carnage that 20 adults can make after 6 hrs


Here I am today - first day of half term and we survived - hoorah!
Jumper Esprit
Tshirt H&M
Jeans TK Maxx
Boots Duo
Bag Local boutique


Fiona
xoxo

25 comments :

  1. Well at least you fell off the wagon spectacularly...no £10 sneaky purchase. Oh no - get in there with almost £500 of clothes!! Cannot wait to see you modelling them - hurry up! Ax

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    1. I shall aim to please you tomorrow :-)

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  2. Oh hysterical " I popped into Tesco for bread and came out with this lot" a expensive loaf of bread. Look forward to the modelling. Plus loving your Party outfit, great look. x

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    1. Bloody expensive but I promise some amazing finds - sale items at £5 - whoop!

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  3. Brilliant Tesco shop - did you get the loaf after all? Haha. the Boden shopping looks good too - Can't wait to see them all in action.
    Your top in the party outfit pic looks really nice too
    Paul

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  4. I also had my Boden order cancelled....very annoying and I emailed to tell them so!

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    1. I did too - what they will/can do is probably nothing but they did acknowledge my annoyance

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  5. Love this Fiona, really made me laugh, that's one hell of a trip to Tesco and as for the Boden collection - if that doesn't say 'thinking about summer hols' I don't know what does. Can see the maxi with some nice sandals and a wide-brimmed hat! Oh yes, and St Tropez in the background, that's not too much to ask is it? ;)

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    1. I will aim to re-create St Tropez in my bedroom tomorrow morning!

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  6. You little tinker! In for a penny, in for a pound. Can't wait for the dress up low down. Really really love your dinner party outfit, you look gorgeous x

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    1. Thank you, very kind. I am just about to go in and get ready (it's so cold I've put the heating on to warm up before getting naked!)

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  7. My goodness. You don't do things by halves!!! I'm sure Fiona from Avenue57 just had a mahoosive cleanup of her wardrobes because they were unable to close?!?! Looking forward to seeing you in them xxx

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    1. There is a large gap in my wardrobe and money in the bank so it works - ie selling stuff and getting rid of older things you don't wear

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  8. Wahoo missus ... that's some haul! Can't wait for the trying-on session ... will be logging in first thing tomorrow :)

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    1. Heating on, house warming, I'm going in!

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  9. Hi there! Well if you're going to fail the challenge at least you did it with style and a new Spring wardrobe, looks like some fab stuff there! xxx

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    1. I'm very excited about the camisoles from Tesco - wahoo - going in now

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  10. That's quite a blow out!!! Mind you last month I probably spent about 300 quid total. So a frugal March to September for me! Can't wait to see you in these, woo! X

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    1. I didn't spend a single penny in January :-)
      I'm sure half of it will go back anyway

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  11. I suddenly feel a lot better about how much I have purchased this month.....so far!! Lol! I do look forward to seeing it all on especially the Tesco dotty shirt.....really love the look of that! x

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    1. The shirt is gorgeous - quite weighty and will look ace with my coated skinnies

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  12. hi Fiona, I really enjoyed this post and you've partly inspired me to write my own blog on Espirit - and spend a whole pile of dosh there! http://another40blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Ooh how exciting - love a good splurge! I bet you did good and look forward to you modelling it all :-) xx

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  14. Love your party outfit & you in the green jumper! I'm so jel at all your lovely new bits! What a serious shop you'v'e had! Ax

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