Well, the 31 day no-spend challenge in August was a roaring success. Yes really. I spent zilch, zero , not even diddly squat. I'm not going to lie, the first 10 days were absolute bloody torture particularly as autumn-wear is my favourite (by a mile) season.
I didn't bend the rules, no vouchers were spent, I received no gifts and didn't even borrow anything from the daughter. Surprisingly it's been a refreshing experience and has (I hope) changed the way I shop in future. You see, I'm very much an emotional-impulse buyer. I'll go out for jeans and come back with a dress. Did I need the jeans in the first place? Who knows? But I most certainly didn't need the dress.
You may recall that I started a wish list...
this one on my wish list is beyond me. I daren't even check if it's still in stock. So that leaves the capri trousers, skinny joggers and Next faux fur jacket. And I think they are all useful additions to my wardrobe. So, making a proper list and pondering over it as oppose to running out and making a rash purchase seems to be the way forward.
Not that I ran out on 1st September or anything but I did make a couple of purchases. I am in need of alternatives to skinnies, so I popped down to H&M to look at these skinny joggers.
They're all sold out now! However I picked up this pair, I hate the way they've been styled but in real life, they are really rather nice.
H&M Sweatpants £14.99
The material is quite thin but that probably helps them to drape better. Here I am for a day at home - I have the lurgy so vow not to pass it on to any of my fellow citizens.
I promise to style it better when I feel half human again. I'm thinking, heeled ankle boots, white shirt and a blazer for starters.
For the foreseeable future, I've set myself a monthly challenge to spend less than £100 per month. God only knows what I'll do when I need boots/bags/coats etc. Save up I guess! Next purchase will be the cigarette pants (I hope).
The daughter is off to Cambodia on Friday and then when she gets back, has less than 24 hours before she's due to attend Fresher's at Uni. I feel faint just thinking about the jet lag/hangover combination.
Have you made any purchases this month? Anything I should know about? Not that I'm nosy or anything...