Although you might think I’m always buying clothes in reality I haven’t bought anything from a charity shop for weeks now (apart from the sparkly Next skirt in February). But I do admit to a bit of spending spree in January. If you remember I was feeling a bit down from that ghastly cold. You know, I never eat food (like chocolate) for comfort or to improve my mood – but I confess I do shop! And you know what it did cheer me up!! Ok, here’s a bit more of a confession, because, I admit I went shopping for new clothes, but only, take note, at the January sales.
And I was quite focused about it. I went to just one shop, Toast, which has an outlet in Brighton. I’ve never bought articles there at full price, and if you go in you’ll probably realise why. But don’t let me put you off, as it’s a lovely shop with high quality, beautifully made clothes.
Here’s what I bought.
A skirt in a subtly dull metallic gold and brown, styled in the way I like skirts to look (that full skirted, slightly puffed out look). This was bought for £47 down from £159 – not a bad bargain. A week later I went online and got the jacket, which together with the skirt is a bit samey, but just about OK, I think.
This was £45 down from £195. Or why not team the jacket with black trousers? Here’s the jacket again with me wearing my skinny Primark trousers bought new for £12.
This was the most money I’ve spent on clothes for several months. And I’m in a very frugal frame of mind now, for sure!
That’s all for now
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper