Technically my challenge was from pay day to pay day which wasn't quite all of February but as I started on 1st February it made sense to finish on 1st March but I did allow myself some flexibility during the last few days! Overall I did really well, I didn't buy anything until after pay day and I didn't buy anything whilst I was away skiing (I was tempted though).
I had two weak moments. The first one I told you about in Week 3 (see here) - a beautiful scarf/sarong from Sweet-Bea but I have only just opened it!
Thank you Kate for not telling!! This is going in my holiday box for Sri Lanka!
Then whilst packing for skiing I ended up in Next picking up a back order for a home item. Their new spring stock was arriving and I bought a few jumpers to take skiing (it was after pay day)! I am rubbish at packing and always enjoy buying a few new things to make up a capsule wardrobe and complete outfits. What I did find though was that I hardly wore any of it - over-packing again, I simply take too much. So in fact one of the jumpers is going back! I will share my finds in Next on another post as I was really quite impressed with some of their new stock.
It has been a really good learning curve for me. I have saved a reasonable amount of money and I really loved not having lots of parcels arrive and going back and forth to the Post Office or the Collect+ drop off.
I also do not intend to go mad in March (Mad March!!) and I will take my time over choosing a few spring items.
I loved having a No Spend February Pinterest board ...
The cream 'Chanel-inspired' jacket has just been ordered! Trim Tweed Jacket £49.99 from Mango. Lots of lovely things on the Mango website - another post!
I also took advantage of the last day of a 20% discount from Marks & Spencer and ordered a couple of bikini's to try and a stripe jumper!
All in all a good challenge and I am very happy with my bank balance, next post I will tell you about skiing!
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