So...I've spent the best part of the day distracting myself from an ever increasing list of 'wants' but I have had two 'checkout' windows open since about 11am this morning...I am tempted, so tempted, to spend! I have really been looking at my wardrobe just lately, finding the gaps in it and setting about intending to fill them. Since I embarked on this spending ban, I've really found myself looking at quality over quantity; for example I'd rather buy one expensive piece a month, and end up with 12 amazing pieces over the course of a year, than buy hundreds of random items which I'll wear once and then never wear again. In this vein I've been using the 'wishlist' and 'save for later' functions on my favourite websites-ASOS, Net a Porter, My-Wardrobe, The Outnet, French Connection, etc, etc, to select pieces I think I'll love forever and always want to keep. This way, I can go back after a week or so and see if I still love the item enough! I think this works better for me than just buying something on impulse and then regretting it days later.
So what's on my wishlist? Well, I've spotted the perfect leather jacket in French Connection, some fabulous last-a-lifetime jewels from House of Harlow 1960, and a washed silk kimono jacket by Winter Kate. I've also picked out a lovely ring by ASOS White. 
I've decided to end my spending ban in favour of this new, improved version of my shopping life; I'm going to limit what I buy and then probably do something like a 'purchase of the month' post, so I can keep track of what I've got and what I need to get. What do you guys think?
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Vix said...

I think it's the way to go, Amie. Far better to invest in beautiful, quality pieces then fritter your hard-earned cash on fast fashion.
Although the clothes in my wardrobe were brought for a song, they were found after dedicated searching and I've yet to go off any of them. xxx

Luxx Mint said...

Sounds a great idea, I'm looking forward to seeing what you buy!

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Anonymous said...

Fab post! Its a brilliant idea but I dont think I could stick to it! Not that I have money at the moment being a graduate and jobless... but when I have money It will probably be a weekly shop for me! lol

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a good idea! It's definitely much better to invest in good quality clothes that won't go out of date! xx

Charlotte said...

sounds like a great plan, nothing worse than looking over your wardrobe and think you've spent so much money on a load of rubbish items..

Alexandra said...

You need to figure out what works best for you so i hope this does. Im going back on my spending ban but im not doing the videos (until i get back to Aus)

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