|floral blouse: h+m|
|jersey pencil skirt: primark|
|heels: new look|
and another outing for this pencil skirt - i had planned to get rid of the blouse, as i have always liked, although not really been particularly comfortable in blouses, as i was always really funny about how they fit me across the chest..i decided to give this one one last try since it didn't sell on ebay the other week, and i have to admit i'm not having any of the problems i had envisaged - probably due to my change of size in that area with the recent weight-loss..
today's first news is that i have joined danielle in her 100 day shopping ban - her post about it can be found here - and i think it makes a lot of sense..i read through, and can totally relate to a lot of the things she says she finds herself doing..i guess that for me, the actual act of 'going shopping' (ie. going for a browse around clothes shops with no real purpose) has become more of a hobby than it should, and i would prefer to use my time for something more productive..
starting today i am giving up shopping for clothes, shoes, accessories, etc for myself for 100 days, until 26th may 2012..i'm hoping to use the time to get my spring clean for the year totally finished, figure out some better storage solutions for my existing clothes and shoes, and to get some of the fabric stashed on my shelves turned into clothing, as making something new doesn't count as a spend if i'm using fabric from my already existing collection..keep up with my progress here or no doubt on twitter, or better still - join us?
also in my ban i will be including money spent on books and ebooks, as i have a huge pile to get through..
i'm not going to ban myself from buying presents (birthday etc) for friends and family, as there are quite a few of these coming up in the next 100 days, and i will allow myself to spend on stamps and stationery to enable me to keep in touch with my penpals..
and leading on (sort of) from my thoughts of using my time more productively, i'm thinking of applying for a local allotment, after seeing something about it today online..as i don't have any outside space, i really like the idea, and may well apply - although i'm worrying that i may not have enough time to devote to it to really see any results - does anyone have any thoughts - i'm going to try and get some books from the library and have a more detailed think about what it will entail before perhaps applying at the meeting at the weekend..any tips and advice would be really appreciated....!