Thursday, 12 January 2012

my money saving masterplan

AMERICAN APPAREL DISCO PANTS/SLEEK 'ROSE GOLD'/CHEAP MONDAY SECOND SKIN JEANS/MAC BLOT POWDER/MUA ''HEAVEN AND EARTH' PALETTE/URBAN OUTFITTERS 'PEACE' BELT/MISSGUIDED JC LITA DUPES/CASIO RETRO WATCH
Some of you will have seen my tweets about my new money-saving scheme, involving me abstaining from spending any money on clothes/shoes/makeup etc in January. I thought I would do a quick post telling you all about my latest attempt at curbing my spending, whilst at the same time showing you all of the things I so desperately desire (and will eventually have my hands on) at the moment! 
I know you're probably thinking that taking all the items I need in my life and (not so) artfully arranging them in Polyvore isn't the most productive thing to do when trying to save money, but I beg to differ. This month, I am not spending ANY money on clothing, jewellery, shoes, makeup, or anything else that falls close to these categories. Every time I spot something that I think I need to buy, I write it on a list with the price next to it. If I still want the things from the list next month it means that they were not just items that I wanted on a whim, and I will purchase them (or at least some of them) because I will not only have February's money, but this month's too. I have already ticked countless things off of my list that I've realised I do not actually need, but merely stumbled across in a moment of weakness and, had I not been on a spending ban, would no doubt have bought on the spur of the moment!
I may not do this every single month as I know the odd impulse buy is good and that not every purchase can be planned out a month ahead, however when I feel as if I need to get in control and reign it in a little, I will revert back to this little plan. 
As I'm only fifteen (but oh so nearly sixteen and job-worthy, FINALLY) I don't get an income and so find it a lot harder to feed my fashion appetite (had to throw in a cliche somewhere, sorry!). Therefore, I feel like saving for certain things means that I can go for quality, instead of just buying cheap items because I want something new and only have £10 left in my bank account! 
Things I definitely know I will be purchasing when February rolls around are the Missguided JC Lita dupes (but I don't know if I prefer these ones.. let me know your opinions in the comments!), the MUA palette and the Sleek blush. As for the Disco Pants, perhaps I should just wait until my birthday.. 


xoxo

12 comments:

Lydia said...

such a good idea, I think I'm going to have to try this ha. good luck with the saving :) x

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Nicola said...

Such a good idea! I really want the disco pants but they are so expensive! And love the litas. I have my eye on a really cheap knock off too, why does money have to be so compulsory?


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coralista said...

I love this idea! I actually suffer from impulse buying also and I think this would be a good thing to try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Eloise said...

Argh I want a gold cassio too! My boyfriend has a bright orange one but it looks incredibly tacky on me

xx

Claire said...

I do this without really thinking about it! I hate spending money (but at the same time want to buy so many things!) so I just wait a few weeks or whatever and if I still find myself in need of/lusting after something, I will take the plunge! However, it does mean I sometimes miss out on things as they sell out :(
Oh, and I think the shoes you linked to are the nicer out of the two :)

missusher3 said...

Genuinely such a good plan! I'm not exactly on a spending ban, but I have been trying to curb what I spend. Half the things I've stopped myself from buying I don't even want anymore, it's very true that women inpulse buy! Well done for keeping it up! xxx

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Such a good plan!

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Third Attempt said...

I think that's a great idea. Sometimes if I want something expensive, I try it on, then walk away and see how much I think about it for the next few days! So if they are still on your mind in February, go back go back go back!

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Rachel Phipps said...

Good luck!

Charlotte said...

Such a good idea, I'm going to copy you and give this a go too haha! Love the MUA palette and such a bargain! x

Jannaire Faulkner said...

Really good idea! want that MUA palette so bad but won't let myself buy it! xo