|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|
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..