So now, I’m telling you about my latest promise. Along with Rachel the Hat and Lena B, I’m banning myself from buying clothes, accessories and shoes for 100 days. Why? There are so many other things in my life that I want or need. So much of my disposable income is spent on clothes. Clothes that I don’t need, I just want. Like, really want. Moving on! So, as of Monday the 6th, I’m banned from such purchases. The only exception I am going to make is the purchase of a pair of work shoes. Exciting, I know. However, I won’t scrimp on something I wear for over 45 hours a week. Necessity ladies, necessity.
(If you were wondering, yes I didn’t buy a single dress for the entire period. However, in the months that followed, I’ve made up for lost time. My collection is now at almost 70. Whoops!)
I think there comes a point in everyone’s life when you re-evaluate your spending habits and my point has arrived along with 2014. My New Year’s resolution is to become more financially responsible. Take care of my money a little more. It means that I’m going to have to delve deep into my wardrobe and make new outfits from old, but surely that can be fun?
On Sunday, the boy and I headed into Manchester. Mainly to overcome the dreaded back to school blues, partly to see the new piece of street art by EMA and Billy and Alex in the Northern Quarter. I was a magical combination of tired, cold and grumpy (also known as bitch). I pulled out this forgotten heart jumper, a collared blouse (surprise, surprise) and teamed it with a denim skirt I bought for summer but never dared wear (hello pasty legs!). Adding the raincoat for a pop of colour and some practicability. It’s not something I’d usually wear, I did feel a little twee, although I do love a good hearts and bows combination.