A Buyer's Archive | January '17Tuesday, January 31, 2017
I'm all set for winter clothes, but I did buy myself a cardigan that tickled my fancy in the Sainsbury's sale - half price at £14.00 (how could I not?), and a bra from Next £22.00, it's the first non wired bra I've worn since I was about 14 and it's unbelievably comfy.
I then purchased a cute polka dot neckerchief from ebay, £4.99, and whilst there I spotted this denim jacket for £6.99 - something that I've been keeping an eye out for - and couldn't resist.
Looking back to January 2016 I didn't buy much, but still managed to spend £58.00.
Long navy cardigan | £8.00
This was worn a lot over the year, it was in 3 of my capsules last year, and is currently in my winter capsule so it was definitely worth it's £8.00 price tag.
Sports bra | £4.00
Purchased for pilates, so this wasn't worn at all after the first few months of the year...
... moving swiftly on ...
Black heels | £6.00
Comfy in the shop, uncomfortable when I got them home. I couldn't be bothered to return them so I took them to a clothes swap in February, where I found a white midi skirt that became a firm favourite last year.
Next cream wrap cardigan | £40.00
I loved how this looked in my mind, but when I realised in reality it looked more like a bath robe, I put it away. It didn't come out of the wardrobe again until I listed it on ebay in December and sold it for a paltry 99p. I love getting an ebay bargain, but feel a bit miffed if I'm on the other end of it.
It feels like I wasted £50.00 last January. This year, I've already worn my Tu cardigan a lot, and as I say, the bra is super comfy, the neckerchief super cute and has been worn twice, and the jacket is exactly what I was looking for, so I think these will all turn out to be worth their pricetag.
I am hoping to spend less on clothes and accessories again this year, and this is an OK start. I'm not sure if I'm going to set myself an overall budget (I have been pondering £600) or to just aim for less than 2016.
Total for January £47.98
Total so far for 2017: £47.98
Total at this time last year: £58.00
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