Friday, 28 October 2016

October Purchases and Clothing Wishlist

Almost the end of October already! Sharing what I bought and how I wore it.

Like I mentioned last monthOctober is Buy Nothing New month. I didn't meet the challenge as I couldn't resist the Shopbop sale...but I did browse more often in the op-shops (thrift stores). I managed to find some pieces I wanted there too.

A little over two years ago, I set myself a goal of wearing things twice in a month after buying them. I've recently changed that to wear things twice in the month that I buy them. It gives me less time to wear things if I buy them near the end of a month, and makes me think even more critically when I'm buying. Near the end of a month I have to think 'do I really need this?' and 'will I wear it twice in just a couple of weeks?'. Often I chose not to buy, which is great for my budget, and wardrobe!

So here's what I bought in October:










How I Wore It:



The only thing I haven't worn twice or more is the grey tee, but as mentioned in the video that's partly because I have a lot of grey tees and partly because I bought it so close to the end of the month.

Overall I think I did pretty well, especially after shopping so little over the past few months with #noBuyJuly and #noSpenderSeptember. It's made me use my own wardrobe more to see the gaps. While there are still some things I'd love to buy I haven't found the perfect pieces yet and so I'll keep looking. I'm going to try to not settle for anything less than perfect. It's not like I don't have any clothes to wear if I don't buy these things!

This is my current clothing wishlist:

  • white v-neck tee that isn't see-through
  • basic block colour relaxed fit tank without super low arm holes that show off a bra
  • boyfriend denim shorts (I miss my maternity ones!)
  • dresses I can breastfeed in
  • block colour maxi skirts

Pretty much just wanting to focus on adding more basics to my wardrobe! Would love recommendations if you know where I could find anything on my wishlist above.

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67 comments:

  1. Great video, love all your purchases especially the sandals and bag. Have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  2. Your current wishlist sounds lovely, especially a non-see-through white t-shirt, I have SO many white tops in my wardrobe I don't realise are see-through until I'm wearing them haha!

    aglassofice.com
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    1. It is so tricky getting a white top that isn't see-through!

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  3. I love seeing your wishlist and how different it is from my world. Also I really enjoyed how you showed how you wore what you bought. Fun !

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    1. Yes it's interesting seeing what people are wanting to buy! Glad you liked the way I laid out this post :)

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  4. Such a nice video and post!

    Xx,

    || FLOORTJELOVES ||

    www.floortjeloves.com
    www.facebook.com/floortjeloves

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  5. Dear Mica, I like the goal you set yourself! And I'm convinced it makes absolutely sense. I learned also to be more critical in the context of what I'm buying and if I really do need this. Congratulations you are so successful!
    Btw: I like your bags here!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. It is a good goal, I think it's been really helpful!

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  6. That satchel and shoes are such great purchases. You're going to get good wear out of them. I didn't get anything from the sale =( everything I wanted was just a little too pricey still.

    Chanel | Je M'appelle Chanel

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    1. Hopefully you've had better luck in the black Friday sales! :)

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  7. You got some nice comfy tees, loved these nude sandals too, so pretty. Have a lovely weekend ahead. xx
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog

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  8. There's always next month and sales are SO hard to resist. lol I'm always stalking my favorite sights wondering when their next sale will be. lol Good luck with the non see through white tee. Does that even exist? lol A huge reason I never wear white. Well, that and toddler hands. (;

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    1. If it does exist I will be shouting all over the internet about it, haha! Although yes it's probably NOT the best choice with a toddler....

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  9. I love your "wear it twice in the month you buy it" rule--I think I would be a smarter shopper if I implemented that rule too. You had some good purchases this month--I love those sandals and the kimono too!

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    1. Give the rule a try and see if it works for you! :)

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  10. Wow, that's such a great idea, girlie! I'll have to use that when thinking about future purchases, it really does make you think more about whether or not it's needed. I love that yellow bag, it's beautiful, and looks great paired with all those outfits! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have the most amazing weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Yes too often I'm swayed by bargain prices, having a rule like that has been helpful! :)

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  11. I love how you played up your basics in October and accessorized so beautiful! Adore the kimono as well! Great video! Thanks for sharing and I'm excited to see your wishlist!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  12. Mica, I love those tees, sandals and handbag! They look great and can be paired with so many things! I hope you get everything on your wishlist. They are nice :D
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. I'm hoping to get everything too, we will see!

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  13. It´s so nice how you played with basic shirts! You look so chic! Your current wishlist sounds lovely. Happy fall days ♥
    Meet My Lovely World

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  14. Definitely a lot of blue! Love the elephant necklace.

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  15. awesome purchases! thanks for sharing these. love that bag! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  16. Loved the video and especially those sandals! They really will go with everything! Now, I'm trying to work out where your accent is from... :)

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    1. haha I don't think I have an accent! But I hear that a lot :)

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  17. Great purchases! Love your choices! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  18. That harvest gold is such a beautiful color! Such a great purchase. I'm also looking for a white tee that is not see through!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  19. That yellow bag and sandals are just gorgeous purchases! You definitely couldn't pass those up! Love the kimono you got as well. What a beautiful print!

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  20. I LOVE the color of your new bag! Perfect!!

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  21. That scarf is gorgeous! And I adore the elephant necklace.

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  22. You look fabulous in all these looks!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  23. Haha I know I can't resist a sale either- I spy a few Rebecca Minkoff bags! you chose a lovely mustard yellow colour. If you find a white v neck that isn't see through do post up your purchase lol! :)

    Metallic Paws

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    1. I will certainly share it! It's so hard to find!

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  24. I like your new Rebecca Minkoff bag and sandals, I like that elephant necklace too.

    www.busyandfab.com

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  25. I love your new RM bag, so pretty! Who can resist the Shopbop sale? You're so good about using everything you buy, so I'm sure we'll see these items in many OOTDs to come. :)

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    1. True - shopbop sales are the hardest for me to resist, so many pretty things!

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  26. Love the satchel! Harvest gold is such a great color :)

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  27. I have those sandals and love them! I have eyed that satchel too. You got some good things at the sale. It is hard to resist.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. It is indeed, shopbop does a sale well! :)

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  28. I love the elephant necklace :D

    Federica Di Nardo
    http://federicadinardo.com

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  29. I really like the items you got! Everything looks very cute ^^

    www.beautiliciousd.blogspot.com

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  30. We call it charity shops or second hand shops in the UK :) I love the sandals and bag!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  31. You bought so many gorgeous items, especially like the satchel and sandals.

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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  32. I miss my maternity pants as well, they are so comfortable. Strange thing to miss, now that I think of it.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. They are really comfortable though!

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  33. Great and stylish picks!!!!

    www.plogstyle.com

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  34. Really enjoyed hearing more about your purchases, you got some beautiful picks there! I think that the bird kimono especially is really gorgeous, and definitely something I could see myself wearing a lot. :) So happy to see a YouTube video from you, I actually just published my very first video today! :D x x Made sure to subscribe to your lovely channel. x :)

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. I saw your first video - well done! :)

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  35. I love your goal - it's a great way to keep reusing the things you have! Love all of the outfits and I especially love your elephant necklace! And even though you didn't manage not not buy something new this month, at least you got a great deal during the shopbop sale!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Very true! :) I got some bargains!

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  36. I feel like bags are those items that will definitely get more wear than anything else I own. You definitely have some of the cutest bags. And what fashion fiend can resist a good sale?! Not me :)

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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    1. haha yes sales are so hard to resist!

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  37. I love your outfit and the blue vibes. I love the prints too of floral and stipes!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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  38. * white v-neck tee that isn't see-through
    * basic block colour relaxed fit tank without super low arm holes that show off a bra

    As discussed, please send me links the minute you find these items.

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    1. haha yes yes I will! They are so hard to find!

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  39. Eeeeeyyy, a Youtube video, nice! ;)
    I love love love that yellow bag you got - definitely a fabulous purchase!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries
    Visit my YouTube channel!

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  40. Great idea to wear it twice - I am taking that on board. I also remove one thing from my cupboard before placing something new in. I only have a set amount of hangers and it saves overloading and overcrowding of unnecessary buys!

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    1. I like the one in one out rule! :) Just never worked very well for me, haha!

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  41. Wow, great items! Love the marl tee and blish gladiator sandals, You will get plenty of wear from all of these. Love the kimono so much! Love you you styled each. Love that necklace, too!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

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  42. The sandals are great I was not aware the brand made shoes... and the new RM bag :) You know I loved the color.
    Now that you mention it, its true, white tops that are not see through are not that easy to come by !

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    1. I don't know why thy are so hard to find! I'm hoping I find them :)

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  43. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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