Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Suddenly A Spender?

I've never been one to spend a lot of money on clothes and toiletries, just the essentials and that it is generally it.  Since I stopped leaving the house except to go to work and college I bought even less.

Christmas Day or New Year's Day (or both if there was nothing on the telly) I would have a clear out of my clothes and shoes, sorting them into 'keep', 'bin' and 'charity shop'.  Eventually I was left with work clothes, an interview outfit, a couple of pairs of jeans and a few t-shirts and jumpers. And that was enough. I am sure that the charity shops were pleased to receive items still with their tags on, having not been worn at all as I did occasionally buy things 'just in case' but never needed to wear them.

Now that the warmer weather has finally arrived I have been having a bit of a delayed Spring Clean and I have been amazed to discover how much I have bought in the last couple of months.

This is just some of it.

I have bought 6 pairs of jeans (2 dark blue, 2 a lighter distressed blue, 1 black and 1 violet), 1 dress, 3 pairs of trousers and countless tops and knitwear.  I have also bought several pairs of shoes.  I have also bought 'posh' toiletries, well posh compared to those I normally buy.

I am still not sure why I bought all of these clothes, I even bought some of them at the airport and in Barcelona, and I have no idea where I will wear them, a couple of items may be suitable for work, but as for the rest, I guess a lot will end up in the Charity Shop pile in my next festive season clear out.


  1. I miss the days of where I could just go out and spend lots of money on clothes *sighs* :-(

    I am glad you take your old clothes to the charity shop though. Most people would just throw them out.

    Thank you for linking up with the Weekend Blog Hop

    Hope to see you again this weekend

    Laura x x x

    1. To be honest, I was horrified when I realised just how much I had spent, it's not like me at all!

      Thanks for running the Weekend Blog Hop, and you will definitely see me again this weekend!

      Tracy xx