As I start to write this week's update, I realise I am actually enjoying this challenge, mainly because I like seeing money in my bank account but also because I am freeing up time by not 'online shopping' and I am looking at my wardrobe with different eyes.
Why did I get so addicted to new clothes I wonder? Lack of confidence, fear of missing out, loving what everyone is wearing on Instagram and wanting it myself?
All of the above a little bit but I think mostly lack of confidence. My aim in more recent years has been to always have an outfit in my wardrobe to wear for any occasion so that I don't need to panic buy at the last minute.
My husband took me over to Henley-on-Thames on Sunday for a walk along the river, a light lunch and a walk back to the car via the town. There is a shop there that I have really enjoyed in the past - Cara, they have an online store too but I never think of them when I am browsing. I didn't go in but I did say, I'd like to go back for a proper look once I have done my February challenge. I looked online, they have some gorgeous boots! Look at these for spring!
I've had to do some serious resisting when looking at their website and Instagram page!
Moving on ...my daughter pointed out that if I am just going to go ahead and buy everything in March that I resisted in February, does that not just defeat the object of the exercise? No because I will probably only buy the items I really want so I will buy less and I am thinking of setting a strict budget for March so that I keep it sensible.
Shopping my Wardrobe
Obviously without new items arriving every few days I am taking a fresher look at what is in my wardrobe already. I definitely wear my coated jeans (Next and Boden) on repeat followed by my 7 for all Mankind denim.
This pom pom jumper is from Next, it is a good price as always from Next and worn with my coated jeans it feels a little bit more special. I like the tie option so I can wear it as styled here or just loose.
I love this camel knit from Hobbs (last year) and I wear it with my animal print scarf from John Lewis (I've not yet seen another one in such a good colour), denim jeans and Marks & Spencer suede biker boots.
Another outing for the coated jeans this time with my Audrey Jumper from Winser London which I now have in three colours and which has just that perfect shape, not too big and baggy, but skimming on the tummy. The scarf is an old one from Mango.
And just to make sure I keep it real! This has been the weather for days on end. We keep trying to get out but it's either freezing cold, wet or hailstones. It does mean that my Dubarry long leather walking boots get lots of use (very expensive but a best buy). This was taken on Saturday and we had very very muddy dogs when we got home. I showered them, lost hold of the shower head and ended up spraying myself in the face, I was very wet but had to see the funny side.
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