A Buyer's Archive | August '17

Thursday, August 31, 2017

An entire month without blogging. Where did August go exactly? I'm sure some of it slipped away early and without permission...

Anyway, each month I'm posting my clothing and accessory purchases in A Buyer's Archive, inspired by Elise, to keep track of what I'm buying and spending, and to compare with that of last year.

This year


I kinda forgot about my Fast Fashion Fast and fell head first into H&M and New Look. Oops.

H&M California t shirt £8.99, H&M sunnies £6.99, New Look bra £6.99, New Look t shirt £6.00.

When I saw the California tee I had to have it to replace the Primark one I'd had to reluctantly part with earlier this season. The sunnies are replacements for a pair that broke recently. In the New Look sale and I found a triangle bra with a back fastening - hurrah! wide shoulders make over the head bras a nightmare - and this pink tee whispered to me on my way to the checkout.

And of course there was some charity shop action...

Hobbs skirt £6.00, Oasis jeans £2.00, Tu top £2.49.

I'm yet to wear the skirt, but the jeans, which were brand new, have been worn a lot. The top has been out on the hotter days we've had - not that there have been many of those sadly! Signs look good for an Indian summer though...

August has seen more additions to my wardrobe than I thought I'd have but I like really everything, and I didn't spend that much...

Last year



Zara dungarees  |  pre loved via ebay  |  £13.00
Loved them last year, have worn them only once so far this year.

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Scarf  |  £4.00
The open weave kept snagging on random things. It didn't last long.

Miss Selfridge short dungarees   |  pre loved via ebay  |  £7.21
These don't fit well, so they went in the charity bag.

Slippers  |  George   |  £4.00
Still about, still being worn occasionally.

Pants (not pictured)  |  3 pairs for £10.00
You can never have too many pairs of pants.

Total for August: £39.46

Total so far for 2017: £394.88

Total at this time last year: £526.85

I'm still below my total at the same time last year, and to stay within my £600 budget I'll have to be careful with spending over the next few months. Four months - £50 per month max!

Check out the hashtag to see posts from everyone taking part.

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14 comments

  1. I love these posts - I find it fascinating delving into how much people spend on clothes a month and what they buy.

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    1. You're not the only one. I like that the others spend similar amounts and buy random selections like I do :)

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  2. Oops, you succumbed to some fast fashion buys ... ! But at least you evened it out with some charity shopping ... You did really well this month, I must say, only £39.46. That's as good as nothing! xxx

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    1. £40 isn't bad for 7 items is it? I'm OK with my fast fashion purchases because I know I'll wear them a lot, but it is a little annoying that I failed the challenge.

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  3. I'm also wondering how I'll make it to the end of the year within budget, considering there's a few big items - such as a winter coat - that I need in the coming months.

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    1. Luckily I have my winter coat sorted, I spent a large sum on it last year! That said I would like some new leather boots...

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  4. Those dungarees are so cute. I know what you mean about time passing and you realizing you haven't updated your blog too haha!

    https://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They are cute, such a shame they didn't fit. I can't believe a whole month has gone by!

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  5. I love seeing what you've bought each month. At least you counterbalanced the fast fashion with some chazza shop buys! xxx

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    1. I decided that I don't mind high street shops, as long as I only buy what I know I'll get a lot of wear out of.
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  6. I love seeing what you bought! What nice items you got there! I like the California tee and the skirt! Did i mention that the California tee you got rid of was worn by Bill in Doctor Who?

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    1. Thanks, I think I got some really good bits. I hope Bill's tee lasted longer than mine, I was gutted that it lasted only three washes! I hope this one lasts a bit longer...
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  7. I think you're doing really well. I think these sort of challenges make you really consider what you buy so a very good thing and you're well on track to stick within your budget.

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    1. Thank you. It does make you realise how much you spend when you write it all down. I really hope I can stick to my budget :)

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