Friday, 1 March 2019

What I Bought In Jan / Feb & How I've Worn It: Shopping Haul & Try On Video

I bought a few things in January but as I mentioned not everything arrived in time for me to make a video, so I decided to compile my January and February purchases together. Some January sale finds and a few opshop bargains!




What I Bought In January / February:

Kmart culotte short in navy lemon print
Kmart black sleeveless frill hem peplum tank
Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta
Thrifted Kmart abstract blob print tee
Thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
Thrifted Target colourful printed tank
Thrifted red statement bead necklace
Thrifted Spirit grey marle jumper
Jeanswest Emily cotton v-neck tee in coral





Why I Bought It:


Despite getting a lot of lovely clothes and accessories for Christmas, I just had to check out the Kmart clearance sale in the new year and came away with some new clothes and even PJs, using a gift card I got for Christmas.

And I eventually succumbed to the temptation of the Rebecca Minkoff sale too! As you will have seen first on YouTube, I picked up another bag in the final days of the sale when there was an extra 40% off sale items. The Jeanswest sales were successfully avoided in January, but I couldn't resist picking up a coral tee later in February when there was an extra 40% off sale items!

My search for a good local opshop continued in January and February, trying to find an alternative one after my favourite closed. I picked up quite a few bargains when I was browsing the opshops in the surrounding areas, most of the clothes only being $1 each. All completely impulse buys though, and nothing I absolutely needed, just things I wanted.


How I've Worn It:




 I noticed I'd perhaps gone a little overboard with the buying (although certainly not the spending!) when I struggled with meeting my 'wear twice in the month I buy it' goals with some of my pieces. A good reminder that even if those clothes are only $1 each, I need to be more thoughtful with what I buy. With the grey jumper being an autumn / winter piece, I'm giving that a pass for not meeting the 'wear twice in the month I buy it' rule as I know I'll love it later!

I anticipate that the next few months will be a little slower with the purchases, while I enjoy what I own for a while.


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78 comments:

  1. everything u bought is really great , love ur choices 💕

    http://www.torichux3.com

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  2. you bought some lovely new items!

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  3. You got some fabulous things, Mica! That's great that you had such a successful op-shop haul! I like all of your items, but especially the red beads! You know what I'm like with beads! ;) Your new bag is fabulous too: love that colour! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mica! XXX

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    1. I had so much good luck at the opshops! :)

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  4. Loving your video darling, love how you have styled these items. Your bag is fabulous!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  5. I always think of tallying my purchases for the month and then never do. Maybe I'll do that this month, it would be fun to see just what I am buying and how those purchases work.
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. It is interesting to look back on! It helps me see what things really work for my wardrobe :)

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  6. You bought some cute stuff! The pleated thrifted skirt was a great find! It's so darling!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  7. Great shop!!
    Kisses
    Silvia
    https://www.elblogdesilvia.com/

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  8. I love your "wear it in the month I buy it" rule. I've been adopting that myself and I think it's helpful for making sure purchases really make sense for my lifestyle. Love your cute new RM bag!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. It has really made a difference to my shopping - I rarely break it, and if I do, like I did here, it's usually because of the weather, haha!

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  9. So many fantastic things and love how you're wearing them + I LOVE Rebecca Minkoff her bags are the best!!! xo

    www.veronikanovotny.com (life + style blog)

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  10. You got some really great pieces! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  11. I admit I bought quite a lot as well in January and February, and most of it was retail therapy, not things I actually needed. Well, in my defense, they were quite stressful months. Plus, lots of it was second hand. That bag really was a must-buy, obviously. Such a nice colour. Have a great weekend, Mica! xxx

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    1. I shop for retail therapy too when life is crazy, haha!

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  12. You do not ever have to defend shopping as a hobby, Mica - it's no one else's danged business what you do with your money (and that includes that sassy Canadian woman who boggled at a $900 bag! I've heard she has a bunch of $400 shoes, what a hypocrite! ;-P ).

    I love that you do so much shopping in the op-shops! Keep it up!

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    1. haha so very true Sheila! :) From one $400 shoe wearer to another ;)

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  13. When I find a good piece for an amazing price off-season I always snap it up too! I'm sure you will get lots of use from your jumper! You got some lovely tops for warm weather you've worn in cute ways!

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    1. It will definitely get worn a lot when the weather cools :)

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  14. It looks like you did a great job with thrifting! I need to get better at doing that!
    ~Jessica

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  15. I love the fun monochrome print of the skirt that you picked out! It's so cute and I would definitely snag that as well.

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  16. It's so hard with such good sales....I'm so guilty of that too, Mica!!
    But you are good at wearing what you own!!
    OXOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  17. Cool video!
    Great haul, Mica... well done!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  18. You got some great pieces! I love your bag x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  19. You found some good pieces at such great prices! I'm in love with your handbag. Very pretty color.

    xo, Maria
    https://www.miamiamine.com/

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  20. Oooh, love your haul from the last two months! Why pay full price when you can get things on sale? hehe. I love your bag!! It is so cute! I am almost tempted to buy a magenta bag myself as well. I love how you paired your outfits. They look on point. $1 clothes are the best. I need to get on your level with finding neat clothes at a great price, hehe .

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Opshops are the best for finding bargains! :)

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  21. It looks like you got such great stuff, love that bag
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  22. I think twice these days about spending money on clothing! I am buying more pre owned then new! And having more fun with that! Have a great weekend Mica!

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    1. Pre-owned is definitely more affordable too! :)

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  23. Love your obsession with Rebecca Minkoff bags. They really are super cute!
    Way to splurge on yourself :)

    www.fashionradi.com

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  24. You always have the cutest bags dear! What a lovely haul!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  25. Great haul!

    https://vanessaciliberto.com/
    https://vanessaciliberto.com/

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  26. Great how you've styled these items.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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  27. Your new bag looks lovely, such a bright baby pink colour xx

    GemmaEtc.com

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  28. Great purchases! My favorite is the abstract tee. It really caught my eye in one of your other blog posts.

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  29. YAY, nice items! This month I was trying not to spend money on stuff, but still got few too ^_^ I feel it's nice to add new items every month to your wardrobe. You inspired me to create a similar post, ah, maybe next month! Thanks for sharing <3

    xoxo,
    Bri | https://blog.brigitadaisy.com

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    1. Glad I could inspire you! I'd love to see your post next month!

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  30. Your last looks were amazing
    I love hoq unqiue and different your styles are.
    Perfect.

    take a look at my BLOG and my INSTAGRAM

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  31. How many beautiful outfits!! :)

    https://julesonthemoon.com/

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  32. You bought really nice clothes :D
    thanks for sharing!!!
    kisses :)

    My blog - Lalabetterdayz

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  33. We don't have KMarts or Jeans West here anymore. You got so many deals! I love the idea of wear it twice in a month rule!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. It's a shame, they are such popular stores here!

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  34. It sounds like you scored some great bargains! $1 per item sounds incredible. This month I didn't really make many purchases, but I know I went a bit overboard in December and January because of all the sales.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  35. Awesome purchases!

    Carina | https://carinazz.blogspot.com/

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  36. I think you shouldn't too hard to yourself as I think your buying habits are still acceptable. And I see you bought really pretty things - the bag is my fav!
    Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  37. I'm writing my Feb budget post this weekend and felt very similarly about my own spending--like the spending could have been worse, but did I really need everything I got? (...even though I love it all!)

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    1. haha yes! I didn't buy anything in March though, it really balances out!

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  38. All amazing buys! You really know how to style pieces so well.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  39. Nice! You definitely got some useful and super cute times. I hope to see it a lot on your blog

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    1. Yes they will be popping up a lot as I wear them more!

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  40. Love the color of your new Rebecca Minkoff bag!

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  41. I LOVE bargain hunting, sooo fun! Looks like you got a great haul! Thanks for sharing. <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  42. Urgh. I've not been as mindful with spending the past few months as I should've been myself, Mica, I've succumbed far too many times at thrift stores as well as Goodwill. I could keep justifying cost divided by wear but at some point, my rental storage unit needs expanding and so I am making sure I stop right now LOL

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    1. haha it's too easy to buy a lot at the thrift shop!

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  43. Hi! Great items you added to your wardrobe!...excited to see you style it all:) I also adore the bag!

    Have a wonderful week ahead pretty lady!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  44. You find a lot of great items the last two month. Also you can't beat a t-shirt for a dollar.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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    1. Yes a $1 each was too good to pass up!

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  45. What great purchases! I just love that cute pink bag!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  46. I love your shopping strategy in really making a conscious effort in considering how often you'll wear something before purchasing. We all tend to purchase things we think we'd wear more than we actually do. Thanks for the encouragement because I don't do this as often as I should.

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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    1. It has been a great way to slow my spending!

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  47. Yay! I love this! It's really difficult for me to pass up a good deal and I end up buying more than I originally intend. lol. I hope you had a lovely weekend! ♥
    PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com

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  48. You are so creative Mica! Those are great dresses and the options are limitless, right? By the way, I absolutely love that you did a shop your closet 7 month adventure AND you calculated how long you could go without adding. How fantastic. lol. Those are some stats. I think you said 11 years??

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    1. haha yep! It's surprising how many outfits I have in my current wardrobe! I should definitely be buying less and rewearing more!

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  49. I'll watch your video and comment iver there dear YouTube, IG and blog friend. Not many of us do all 3.

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  50. Such great finds! I do love that long maxi skirt! It is the perfect length!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. I was so thrilled with that find! Especially in an opshop, it's hard finding petite friendly ones in regular stores, haha!

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  51. Cute picks dear, especially that pink bag. Really pretty with your outfits!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  52. You found some good things last month! I love the pink bag and that "blob" print tee is so fun! I need to hit the thrift shops soon!

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  53. What a haul ! I loved the shorts from Kmart and that last top.

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  54. Thanks all for your lovely comments :)

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