This is probably the most boring “my purchases” post I have ever made…
… not only because I bought only three pieces in the last two months, but also because those three pieces are pretty much basics with no fancy colors and not fancy cuts.
Anyway, since these purchases posts really help me analyzing my shopping behaviour AND made me improve so much in the last 12 months, I am still going to continue with them, even though this one is boring.
Also, the fact that its boring is actually good – I did not shop a lot and thats pretty much awesome in the end. No shopping = no ressources wasted for making new clothes = good for the world 🙂
So what did I buy?
I took advantage of the sales in January and made some shopping at Hess Natur. I bought new bed linens for my family, a few things for my husband and a few things for my daughter. And these three things for me: a sheath dress in dark grey 100% wool, a cotton skirt and a woolen sweater in light grey and light blue.
I spent 60 Euro on the dress and 60 on the sweater (both 50% off) and I spent 25 on the skirt (also 50% off). I LOVE all three pieces. I wore the dress like a million times (whenever I do not know what to wear I wear this dress. Its awesome, it goes with everything, its comfy, its warm and yet its chic!), I wore the skirt like three times or so (I wore it on the blog here) and I wore the sweater like for one week straight (find it on the blog here)
So I spent a total of 145 euro on these three pieces and I am very happy with them. Also, I am happy that I did not buy more!
For this year I decided that I want to buy only what I am wishing for since a long time. The Winter sales have been an exception 😉
No, honestly, I find myself often buying things because they are pretty or on sale but there are a few things on my list since forever and still I did not buy them yet, because I spend my money on other things. So next I want to buy a camel coat (something I am looking for in two years or so) and some light brown boots. Thats what I will be looking for in March and April. I would also like to find another nice second hand high waist jeans and maybe a black blouse.
Now lets see what my new “my purchases” post will look like and if I stick to my new rules 😉
Concerning the “ethical only” rule; its normal now. I do not even thing about going to H&M or Zara, its just a normal thing for me by now to buy ethical only. Either second hand or from ethical brands.
By the way, those of you thinking about if its good for the animals wearing so much wool – I buy virgin wool only, so wool from sheeps that are clipped alive and that come from organic farms. This is why I buy so much from the brand Hess Natur; here I know they take care of what kind of wool they choose.
I find wool better than non-natural materials because the pieces simply last longer. When my woolen sweaters begin to look old, I can brush them and they look great again – try to do that with an acryl sweater. Well it just does not really work really well. Okay, that was a very short discussion on the topic of materials. Maybe I will make a post about it sometime…
Now, how do think I made in these first two months of 2016? How do like my choices? And how did you do in January and February when it comes to shopping? I would love to know 🙂
Sending much love!