What started as Frugal Feb last year turned into a year-long budgeting exercise. I tracked all income and expenditure relating to fashion and made it within budget by $200 by 31st December 2013. I realistically thought I would only last til March or April at a stretch but suddenly as I approached October and still in the green I thought maybe I can actually pull this off.
Having said that, being starved of the freedom to purchase whatever I wanted on a whim, I've started this year with a shopping bang.
My most exciting purchase in the last 10 days has been my Lover Horizon dress. I decided late last year that I needed some Lover in my life, but due to my dwindling fashion budget put this 'need' in a box and forced myself to stop thinking about it. The start of this year coincided nicely with huge online sales and I nabbed this beautiful lace dress.
I also picked up a silk blouse from Seed Heritage on sale - hoping their clothes are true to size and the blouse doesn't drown me.
Of course I've also had Asos deliveries (yes that's plural) this year. I'm returning about half of it, and keeping the below:
I'm undecided about this navy maxi - I bought it for a wedding next month but I'm finding it too 'booby' for my own liking. I've got a bigger bust than the model above and feel too exposed. Will try it on again and make a final decision.
What have you bought lately??