Time to have a look at my purchases during August – which were rather thrifty if I do say so myself!
I saw this gorgeous kimono style top on the H&M website back at the beginning of the summer, and bookmarked it as I thought it would look lovely over a black swimsuit on holiday. However, I couldn’t really justify spending £19.99 on it, as I have plenty of similar throw-over-a-swimsuit type things. I found the link again, having completely forgotten about it, while I was clearing out my bookmarks in August, and was delighted to find it reduced to £5.99 – AND still available in my size! So I snapped it up forthwith, adding a pair of oversized sunglasses, also reduced. Total, including a small discount code, and postage and packing, £10.88 for the two items.
My next purchase was a pair of shoes. I’ve already got these shoes in navy, and just love them, so when I saw them reduced in the Peacocks sale to half price, I just had to have the red ones as well. At £10, they are a total bargain, and look far more expensive. The first time I wore the red ones, two separate people stopped me in Sainsbury’s to admire them! Best of all, despite the heel, they are very comfy and I can happily wear them all day.
Lastly in August, I found this rather nice grey printed tunic top/dress in the sale in Asda while I was picking up some groceries, and as it’s super-lightweight, I picked it up, thinking it would be perfect for my hols in Spain. I paid £8 (original price £16), though was rather miffed to find it on the Asda website two days later, reduced again to £4. Unfortunately when I tried it on, I didn’t much like myself in it, so I didn’t end up taking it to Spain after all. Perhaps I’ll warm to it a bit more when I’ve lost a bit of weight.
So, total spend for August was only £28.88!! Amazingly little, I thought!