A Buyer's Archive | July 2016

Monday, 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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10 comments

  1. That bikini is gorgeous! And I had to laugh at the 'never drink and eBay' - I have fallen into that trap too many times.

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  2. I always buy things on Etsy and Ebay when miserable. In fact, most of the Luckydip style boxes I have bought are just as a result of that! The H&M dress is GORGEOUS!

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    1. I have a huge Esty favourites list, but I rarely purchase anything from there. It's a can of worms I don't want to (and probably shouldn't) open!

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  3. Drinking and ebay brings your competitive side out - it is not good. I think most of us has probably done it at one point in our lives. At least the dresses are beautiful so well done.

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    1. It's not good, but at least I ended up with two great dresses and not a couple of duff items what ended up in the charity bag!

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  4. Both dresses are lovely and I'm sure you'll find occasion to wear the second one. xxx

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  5. I love the idea of buyers archive, so easy to get carried away with online shopping.

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    1. All to easy. I've been keeping track since 2012 and it does help to curb spending a little bit, I still succumb to the odd impulse purchase though

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  6. I tend to buy things on ebay when I am on night shifts! I still need to complete my July buyers Archive as I may have purchased lots of things ...

    Charlotte

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