A Buyer's Archive | July 2016Monday, August 01, 2016
This year I'm joining A Buyer's Archive with Elise, to keep track of my spending on clothes and accessories.
H&M dress, top left | pre-loved from ebay | £16.78
ASOS dress, top right | pre-loved from ebay | £18.00
I have to admit I hadn't planned on bidding on either of these dresses but after a few glasses of Pinot I placed a cheeky low bid hoping for a bargain, but then I got competitive and kept upping it when I was outbid.
Lesson: Never drink and ebay.
That said, I love both dresses (they have pockets by the way, both of them - pockets!) and have already worn the ASOS dress to a wedding.
I've no idea when the other one will be worn but I love it, so I might just have to create an occasion to wear it. Or perhaps pop it back on ebay and hope someone else has a few too many glasses of vino...?
Poncho | ASOS | £20.00
Less exciting than two pretty dresses with pockets, I also purchased this khaki poncho to take to Latitude. In the end it didn't get worn, the weather was glorious! I was convinced that with the wet weather we'd been having, and the fact that last year the weather was really good, we couldn't possibly be so lucky a second time. Still I rather have it and not use it, than not have it and need it.
Bikini | Debenhams | £26.00
Purchased for the possibility of swimming in the lake at Latitude. We didn't swim in the end so now I feel the need to wear it. I'm thinking it's time to let the world (or a tiny number of people in a small seaside town in Suffolk) see me in a bikini for the first time in 6 years.
Ombre Poncho | Tu | £12.00
Because it was just so pretty.
Sunglasses | H&M | £7.00
Because my other pair keep sliding down my nose...
Bracelets | H&M | £3.99 and £4.99
When killing time before an optician appointment, what is one to do but shop?
Sandals | Tu | £16.00
I customised them a little by cutting off the highest strap. I'm not hugely taken with these but I haven't found any so far this year that I really like that fit well. These will do for now.
Festival hat | Latitude | £10.00
When you get sunburn on your scalp, and your nose, and will be spending all day outside, you need something to shade your face.
Total spend for July £134.76
Total so far for 2016 £489.64
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