I often feature wishlists on the blog, but with my new year's resolution to spend less money on clothes and to buy less new, it seems a little pointless carrying on in the usual manner.
So, this month, I've still done a wishlist, but intead of buying these exact items, I'm going to either try and DIY them, or find them in charity shops.
I've loved this TBA dress since I first saw it on Eleanor's blog Pretty Much Penniless, but at £150 it was well out of my price range. It's now £90 in the sale, but that's still too much. So, I'm going to have a go at making my own version. I'm not bad with a sewing machine, and the dress looks pretty simple, a yoke and sleeves, and then just draped material for the rest of it. I'm also not hugely keen on the collar of the TBA dress, so I can do away with that and maybe add my own peter pan collar or something like that.
This pendant is £12.50, which I think is a bit much. I have a load of jewellery wire at home and I used to collect semi-precious gemstones when I was little so I think I could have a good go at making this myself.
Sherin from HiFashion has this BlueInc cricket jumper, and it looks great on her. I've wanted a cricket jumper for ages, but they always go for silly money on eBay. If I can't find one in a charity shop then I'll have a look at children's school uniform departments in M&S and the like to see if I can find a new, but cheap one.
I think it's really stupid how expensive something as basic as cardigans have become now. This Asos one is really nice and comes in a lovely tobacco brown colour, but I don't want to pay £40 for something I could find in a charity shop for a few quid. I'd quite happily take one in green or black too. Fingers crossed I find one.
So there we go, I'll keep you updated on what I find. Hopefully, if it takes a bit more time and effort to acquire my clothing, I'll appreciate things more, and get out of the "buybuybuy!!!" mindset that we seem to be condition to have these days.