Thursday, 30 December 2010
My worst buys of 2010
Some years ago this list would have been different and longer. After much progress on the making do front over the years I have spent less on whimsical of the moment stuff of the a) I'm worth it category or b) I could just imagine myself ... both options are of the stupid money wasting vacuous nonsense I loved so much!
Of course I still love a bit of vacuous nonsense after all...but being determined to live within my means and only buy things I truly love means I've cut down on wastage. My style challenge I set in November is already a winner. To date I have bought a Valentino skirt from the Outnet for £136 and pre ordered at a considerable discount some quality S/S 11 items from Isabella Oliver 365. I have a wish list of 4 items - this is unheard of. Usually my wish lists can go on and on. However I really want to pay off the last of my debts (post grad ones) this year as well as write.
But I made two enormous buying mistakes this year. The first was under category b). I imagined myself in some rock chic ease of tee plus leather trousers heaven. Not having the leather pant budget I decided to experiment with Topshop faux leather ones. What a waste of £32. I bought size 10 and I am on the porky side of UK10 at the moment. They kept falling down. Not just down a little bit but right to my knees.
I tried wearing big knickers over the top of them but still the movement was southward. Lesson learnt, when one imagined oneself in specific items a)only buy top quality and b)make sure only buy when honed and toned.
For those of nervous dispositions look away now - I pinched these photos from WaceyStyle as we were getting ready to go out and trying all manner of style solutions to rubbish trouser things.
My next worst buy falls into the mad bag lady category. Ages ago I grabbed what I thought were panty liners during a supermarket shop. In my defence I thought the black and pink packaging looked nice and really didn't look beyond the trusty brand name. Upon unpacking I realised to my horror I'd bought bladder control things. Not women's period solution numbers but wetting knickers issues. After my initial horror, then the giggles I realised I could take them back. An easy mistake to make and I don't look old enough to need them. I completely forgot to do this and given I was totally disorganised used said things during a monthly emergency!
I was relieved that I hadn't got them from Tesco as their data collection and profile building when it comes to shopping habits are second to none. They can even anticipate what you need. What did I do? Well I only went and bought them again. Same scenario, supermarket slap dash shop. Now this means I am officially on a computer somewhere as a knicker wetting old dear! Great hey.
My New Year resolution is quite simple. Stay away from black and pink packaging