A Buyer's Archive | November 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This year I'm joining A Buyer's Archive with Elise, to keep track of my spending on clothes and accessories.

I placed an ASOS order. I didn't mean to. I just sort of slipped and fell.

I popped onto the site to buy a Christmas present (and I did) but instead of buying it and leaving, I had a nosy through all of the new in items, and then looked at my saved items. Suddenly I had a trolley full of things that, oops, I just ... ordered.

They make it too easy.

My order turned up the next day, I decided that the present was perfect for the recipient, I tried everything on, and then returned almost all of it.


I kept two items, a grey t-shirt £17.00. And exactly the same t-shirt in a pale neon orange £7.00. They're baggy, with a peplum style front and a dipped hem at the back. The grey one has been worn a few times already for nights out, the orange one put away for spring.


A few weeks later, whilst having a quick nosy around a few charity shops for some wool, I found a neckerchief for £1.99 that rather took my fancy. I haven't worn one before, on account of feeling like an air hostess every time I tried, but fancied the challenge of making it work. As it turns out it's not actually that hard.

Total for November: £25.99

Overall total for 2016: £720.59

Which leaves me with a budget of £24.41 to hit my target of £745 total spend for the year.

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    1. Thanks, I'm really liking them. Can't wait for the summer to wear the orange one!

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  2. Loving the grey top. You've done so well on your sending. Think I may do this next year.
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    1. I've found it really helpful to keep a running tally.

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  3. You're looking lovely in that top, which has such an unusual but flattering shape. I love the neckerchief too. Charity shops are great for little accessories like that, without the guilt trip. xxx

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    1. Thank you :) I used to wear tight fitting tops all the while but now I find something with a bit of extra room far more flattering (reading between the lines I'm talking about the dreaded middle age spread!)
      I'll be keeping an eye open for a few more neckerchiefs.

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  4. Having a maximum that you must not overtake is a good method to keep an eye on your savings!
    I am afraid I would be scared if I knew how much I spent in clothes during the year!!
    P.s.
    In any case the t- shirts are very cute! :-)

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    1. Over the the last 4 years I have spent a lot more, so this has been a good exercise.
      I really like the tops, definitely worth buying :)

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  5. I like those tops, they're something a bit different and can be worn for going out or for casual. Online shopping makes it all too easy to buy things you don't really need, doesn't it?

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    1. So, so easy. It just doesn't feel like you're actually spending money.

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  6. Oh wow, that t-shirt is looovely - roomy yet very flattering! I struggle to find tops on ASOS, but then again I tend to browse the outlet which is all crop tops! ;-)

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    1. So much of ASOS is too short, see through or cropped. But hidden away are a few gems :)

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