A Buyer's Archive | September '17

Saturday, September 30, 2017

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


Only a few purchases this month, two new items, and one pre-loved. My new purchases are wardrobe staples and I have no doubt that they will be worn time and time again. The navy jumper, £16.00 (worn in the picture above), was a replacement for one I've been wearing regularly for two years.


I bought this navy jumper two years ago because I knew it would be a versatile piece. It's been in every capsule I've had and has been worn both casually and dressed up countless times, a few of which you can see in the above montage. My new one isn't an exact match but it's close enough. I bought a grey one, also £16.00, knowing that it would slot into my wardrobe with ease.

I now ask myself if I'll wear something 30 times or more before making a new purchase, and with these two jumpers the answer was most certainly 'yes'. I've had them only a few weeks and I've worn the navy one half a dozen times already, the grey one twice.

My pre-loved item is a super cute White Stuff shirt with embroidered hearts, found in a charity shop 'Everything-a-Pound' sale. With a vest underneath, jeans, boots and a woolly scarf it's going to be prefect for the coming season.

I'm turning my thoughts to cosy jumpers and thick socks now that autumn is well on it's way, I'm really going to miss the warmer days and lighter evenings. I don't feel like we had a proper summer this year, but you can always depend on the cold weather to materialise!

LAST YEAR
I only spent £4.75 in September last year. I purchased two charity shop items - a £3 coin purse that I'm still using, and a bracelet for £1.25 that has been worn a lot.

Total for September: £33.00

Total so far for 2017: £427.88

Total at this time last year: £531.60

I'm still under last year's spend, and £170 under budget for this year with three months to go - can you believe there are only three months of the year left?!

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11 comments

  1. Do you know, I hadn't noticed the navy jumper in your photo collages before! My focus is always on your more colourful pieces. It is a good workhorse and I'm happy to see that you've found a suitable replacement ...unlike me and my beloved vintage denim waistcoat! xxx

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    1. You have to keep looking for another denim waistcoat, the perfect replacement is out there somewhere xx

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  2. You can never have too much navy in my opinion.

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  3. Only three purchases, how incredibly restrained! The navy and grey jumpers are all-time classics, which can be worn throughout the year, and your new-to-me White Stuff top is a great buy too. I love the colourful little hearts print! Only three months left indeed, it feels like time is slipping through our fingers ... xxx

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    1. The month just seemed to go by so quickly! I think the jumpers will get lots of wear, and the heart shirt is too cute not to wear.
      xx

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  4. October has potential for more buys (at least more browsing anyhoo!) xx

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    1. It certainly does, I'm very much looking forward to it!
      xx

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  5. That shirt is so cute, what a great find!

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  6. I have that very same White Stuff shirt which was a Christmas present from Chris' parents 2 years ago! Good bargain!

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    1. Shirt twins!! I couldn't believe it when I saw it, it's in such good condition. I don't think it's been worn much xx

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