Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Did I break the spending ban?

I have been lusting after a pair of trainers for a long time. I nearly jumped on the New Balance band wagon 6 months ago but as I was within my spending ban period I tightly held on and let the storm pass.

I very nearly went down the Original Adidas Stan Smith route too - so very very very nearly swayed by the gorgeous Francis from School Run Style .. again I held on tight and the urge went.

I couldn't let these one go by without buying. I've eyed them up for around 6 months but at £90 there was NO WAY ON EARTH I'd spend that on a trainer that would be used ONLY for fashion and not sport. I know they are a sport trainer but I am not a sporty person.

So down to the question of have I broken the spending ban? My original theory was that *I* personally would not spend *MY* money on anything. The Tesco tshirt (£4) I bought when I was out food shopping. The recent Tesco haul was bought with money from my Dad. These trainers were bought by Avenue 57 business for a cough cough blogging photoshoot I'm doing soon. So do you see that *I* *PERSONALLY*, really if you bend it, twist and don't look too closely at the detail, didn't buy them! You've got to love my logic right?

Nike Free 3.0 V5 Blue/Orange Trainers
WAS £90  NOW £72



I cannot wait for them to arrive. I've already thought of a few outfits to wear them with!
Denim dress
Jeans and vest top
Black skater skirt and vest top
Shorts and top

WAHOO COME TO ME, come to me now you pretty little things.

If they don't fit or suit then I actually will cry!

Fiona
xoxo

15 comments :

  1. You have done so well with your spending ban, you fully deserve them! Can't wait to see a pic of you in them!
    Abbi x

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    1. I am giddy - imagine not really buying anything for 7 months and yet being surrounded by temptation!!

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  2. Loving your logic Fiona ;-)
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. I knew it would make sense to other like minded friends :-)!

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  3. Ha Ha yes Fiona loving your logic! Can't wait to see you style them x

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    1. I am so excited! I'm sure I can wear them with everything I own!

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  4. Think I may steal your logic, brilliant.
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. Anything is possible if you bend and twist it!

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  5. Thats my kind of logic!! I've made a few more purchases then normal recently but they are all out of my shop earnings & so like you I think I didn't actually buy them! LOL! Can't wait to see you wearing them! Well done on being so good for so long! Ax

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  6. For the love of God .... you buy nothing for SEVEN MONTHS .... and then you squander your money on bloody TRAINERS????????????? * wanders off shaking head sadly*

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    1. Oh my god Helen your response is first class - seriously funny!

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  7. Well, I think you have broken your spending ban very stylishly!! If you are going to be breaking the ban then you need to be buying the *rockstud* of trainers so to speak!! These trainers are pretty awesome!! Tell me! Did you do a fair bit of research before buying these?? xx

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  8. You've done so well that you deserve a treat, Fiona! Enjoy! Lynne xx

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  9. I have an enforced spending ban as I never, ever have any money! But those are just gorgeous - the colour is amazing.

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  10. My other half would call this 'justifying' and mock me for the 'logic', but I think it's perfectly rational that you've bought these, and I think you NEEDED them, and you've already thought of so much they will go with - enjoy them, guilt free!! P x

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