Tuesday, 1 April 2014

A challenge for me

Today I have decided to give myself a challenge. I am currently in the middle of a personal financial crises don't be so dramatic Fiona and as such the ability to spend money on clothes is ZILCH/NOTHING/NADA/NOT A PENNY.

I have a lot of clothes already, I believe it would equate to 3 triple wardrobes if I put it all together (it's currently in about 4 wardrobes all over the house). Therefore, I am going to make what I already own WORK for me. It will force me to wear things I've forgotten about, saving for best and make me think more about what I do have, not what I do not have.

Today is the first day and already indecision's are afoot - scarf or necklace?



Could you NOT buy anything for a long period of time? I am going to aim for (don't hold me to it!) 6 months - EEK and YIKES! Instead, I will show you how to get the most from your wardrobe on a daily basis covering all occassions.

Fiona
xoxo

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  1. Blimey Fiona that's quite a challenge....six months is a long time!!! Loving your outfit from today, I love grey teamed with yellow just a gorgeous colour combination.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. I think I should have said 1 month and then add month on month to see how long I go - 6 months will take me to September - EEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I feel your pain Fiona, I think I am going to have to do some ebaying to enable me to buy some summer bits but it does sound as though you have a lot more than me so I am sure you can rise to the challenge! x

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    1. I did 5 months a couple of years ago and I'm far more creative now!

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  3. 6 months!! That is a long time Fiona!! Good luck though, that is one hell of a challenge! I have already eBayed stuff to make way for some new....although looks as though Royal Mail are scuppering my plans to make any money out of doing that they've put postage up!! Scoundrels!!
    I love the outfit with the necklace and cardy the best xx

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    1. I haven't ever challenged myself to do anything before so it seems now is my time as my hand is being forced (bloody tax bill!).

      Do not get me started on Royal Mail and post increases!!!

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  4. Wow. Impressive! But you're good with challenges ... didn't you wear something different for 100 days at one stage? (*fervently prays that she's got the right blogger*) I wouldn't be able to do that purely because I don't have that many clothes. But you go girl, I'll be cheering from the sidelines x

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    1. I have done 5 months before no wearing the same outfit twice but that didn't involve not buying! This will be hard but I'm thinking of all the money I'll save!

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  6. I take my hat off to you, I really couldn't do it. You are gonna count back the first 3 months of this year surely though aren't you? You've bought next to nothing, 6 months on from now - now that is a task & a half. x

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    1. Oooh maybe I should!!!!! Alas no, 6 months from here!

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  7. I couldn't do it Fiona - I would have to ebay stuff to buy new...... Good luck honey! X

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    1. I will try my hardest but it's going to be hard!

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  8. Golly! That's steep but if any one can do it, you can. Does that mean yes stealing from the your shop too? X

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    1. cough cough I have already bought the shop stuff so it's not buying but stealing!

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  9. Oh I LOVE it with the scarf - just yellow and grey perfect! You know I could wear my wardrobe for a couple of years without buying anything lol - I have a problem!

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    1. I am addressing my problem head on but regretting it and I'm only 1 day in!

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  10. Kind of regretting the 6 month thing now!!!!!

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  11. Wow that will be a challenge, but really inspirational. You always look great so looking forward to it. xxx

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    1. I never do anything in terms of pushing myself so this one will be good and it will push me. I'm also happy to fail and admit it!

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  12. Good luck Fiona..I need to try that as well.

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    1. I need all the luck in the world!

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  13. Erm...6 months??? You're on your own girl!! But I look forward to following as I know you can do it...you're way more disciplined about shopping than I am. Great outfit btw...love the yellow with grey x

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    1. I think I might go back and edit this post so it says 2 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. This is one of my favourite outfits on you ever! By the sounds & size of your wardrobe you can do this & you've already done 100 days before! Go for it! I look forward to seeing all of your summer looks as you have some lovely dresses! xx

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    1. Thank you Andrea! I am excited already for the season ahead!

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  15. I've done a whole month in the past which was easy but six would be pushing it... First up, unsubscribe from every single store email so you aren't immediately alerted when they have 20/25/30/40% off etc. I get very few now & it lessens the temptation of immediate gratification! Best of luck :)

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    1. I'm not saying I won't buy ANYTHING .. I have a shop I can steal from - stealing is different to buying :-)
      I am going to do my best though

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