Wednesday, 4 March 2020

What I Bought In February And How I've Worn It: Second Hand Finds

After a big spend in January, I really wasn't intending on spending anything in February. However I couldn't resist just a little browse in the opshop when we passed by and ended up buying a couple of things! This month everything I got was second hand.

What I Bought:




Why I Bought It:


We were walking by the opshop when my son noticed the door was ajar and ran in so how could I say no? 😂 We did the usual checkout of books and toys before I had a small browse of the clothes. With nothing particularly in mind but an extra 50% off summer stock I tried a few things on. Being petite maxi skirts are hard to find - in regular stores as well as opshops! - so I wasn't sure these would fit well. So pleased to find out that they don't need any alteration! I suspect that the ochre maxi skirt is actually a midi skirt, but it's a maxi length on me. It's a beautiful shade - couldn't tell if it was more rust or mustard, and it seems to change colours in different lights! I think it's a true ochre.

I'm a little annoyed that the navy maxi skirt doesn't have any labels other than the fabric tag saying it's viscose as it's so soft and such a good fabric for summer. Such a great find and it's a shame I don't know the brand to be able to hunt out more!

The jeans are a little difficult to explain - an impulse buy when it was cooler with the wild weather and I wondered if I should get some jeans. I stumbled across these at a great price on eBay and was excited to get them. However when they arrived they were not in the condition the auction made them out to be. I emailed the seller with pics of the disappointing condition and asked if I could try wash them or if they wanted me to return them without trying anything. The seller then immediately apologised and refunded me. I then washed them and they came up good as new. Since the seller had cancelled the transaction and refunded me I couldn't do anything about it, leaving feedback or anything. I did offer to send them back now clean but she said to keep them. So technically, I paid nothing for these jeans. And then since that took a while to sort out, the weather heated up again so I haven't worn them yet. And I also feel really guilty that I didn't pay anything as I got my money refunded!


How I've Worn It:




I set myself the rule of wearing things twice in the month I buy them and even with being a little unwell for February I managed to meet that goal with the skirts. Maxi skirts just work so well into my life as a mum, the perfect length for church or the school run, and with the heat and humidity these light skirts have been a good choice. Was so easy to hit my wear twice goal with these skirts and I have so many more outfits in mind for them!

The jeans I didn't wear as it's just been too hot. They are sure to get more wear when Autumn weather finally arrives, now it's officially autumn we just have to wait for the summer heat to leave here in Brisbane! They are a very bold magenta so I'm excited to show them off once the weather cools down.

A few purchases even if I wasn't intending to buy anything this month! I'm pleased everything was preloved though, second hand shopping is a lot kinder to my wallet and the environment.



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52 comments:

  1. I really like the stripes in these outfits! I like to add a bit of pattern to my outfits and often go for stripes - they really draw a piece together.

    Hope you're having a good week! :)
    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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  2. I am taking a break from clothes shopping this month and then when I resume next month I am planning to keep a list and write down what I spend. I am afraid, very afraid! Ha!! You did so well!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. good luck with it! I was going to not spend in Feb but well...I'll need to be good this month haha!

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  3. That navy skirt is so beautiful. I can definitely understand why it caught your eye! I love how thoughtful you are when it comes to clothes. You don't just shop... You find special items with purpose!
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. I'm trying to be more considerate with my purchasing! :)

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  4. Ooh, such great buys (and prices)! I used to have a few pairs of Sass & Bide jeans but have since grown out of them or they were just too worn, haha. Nice that you technically got them for free too!
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. Yes I was surprised to get them for free, and feel so bad about it! But it's nice to have more in my collection - I used to own a lot too, just 2 pairs now I think.

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  5. You did awesome last month. With only buying three new clothing piece.

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  6. Wow, as a mainly second-hand shopper, I'm really impressed that all last month's buys were op-shopped! I love both maxi skirt, especially the rust one. I'm not very tall either, so it's always a miracle to find maxi skirt that need no alterations. I also have one or two which I suspect to be midi skirts :-) What a story about those jeans, but at least the seller did the decent thing! xxx

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    1. Yes it was kind of her to refund me! And I'm pleased it all washed out so I can still wear them :)

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  7. Good job! I only bought second hand this year!

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  8. That ochre maxi is my favourite - such a great colour! I'm looking forward to seeing your magenta jeans when it gets a little cooler.

    Good for you for shopping the op-shops, Mica! And I commend you for sharing that not only with your readership, but also your boys! What a great thing to get them into early in their lives.

    Have a great rest of your week, my dear!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! We've always opshopped, so it makes sense to get the boys involved :) I wore a lot of hand me downs as a kid and I loved it, getting a big bag of clothes to rummage through! Trying to shop more second hand these past few years, get back to it!

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  9. What great buys! Well if the seller already canceled and refunded, then so be it. Enjoy the jeans then!

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  10. At least the seller did right by refunding you. It's hard to know if they would come clean.
    XOXO
    Jodie

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    1. yes I wasn't expecting a refund, just clarification on if it was okay to try wash them in case it didn't come out!

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  11. Great buys! They look pretty and cool!

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  12. Great clothes. I didnt bought any clothes in february :D have a nice day

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    1. That's great! I tried not to but failed haha.

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  13. You always feature such nice maxi skirts! Personally speaking I am a trousers kind of girl, I always feel not feminine enough to rock an actual skirt, but you do it so effortlessly! xx

    Naya
    www.nayatilly.com

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  14. You really did great last month.

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  15. You're beautiful in all the photos, the blue looks great on you.
    I've noticed that we read each other for a while but we didn't follow each other. Do you think it's good that we follow each other too?

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  16. You are the best at making things work! Love this rust colored skirt.

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  17. Both of those skirts are great finds! I haven't done any secondhand shopping in a while, I need to do that again soon!

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    1. You can find some real gems when you do! :)

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  18. The skirts look sooo lovely on you:) Great score for sure! And that was really nice of the Ebay seller to refund you right away and to let you keep the jeans:)
    Hope you're having a lovely day/night:)

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    1. Yes I'm pleased I got to keep them, although I feel a little guilty they just needed a good wash!

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  19. These maxi skirts look very beautiful and I like how you style them. I like wear maxi skirts during summer, there is something special about them.

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  20. So pretty ♥

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  21. you got yourself some nice and cosy finds! xx

    Elegant Duchess
    https://www.elegantduchess.com/

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  22. Well you are an honest person and at least tried to do the right thing with the jeans so I hope you enjoy them and I'm glad they worked out! The 2 skirts you got were a great deal! The ochre skirt is fabulous!

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    1. Yes I'm glad they washed out in the end and I got to keep them! :) Would have been so hard trying to find another pair of magenta jeans haha!

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  23. Nice purchases, i love the ochre skirt!
    S

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  24. Those maxi skirts look great and it's a great deal that they fit well too, without any extra alterations needed.

    Mai
    ✰ maidoesthings.com

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  25. You look so nice in the long skirts and I bet they are comfortable. Hope you have a nice weekend Mica.

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  26. I love your maxi skirts. Isnt it fabulous how a midi skirt becomes a maxi skirt. I always have to have everything hemmed, because I am just so dang short. I'm always like yayyyyyyy, I just saved $15. I do my "short" dance, LOL.

    Great thrift score, thexglitterbox
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    1. haha yes! So hard being petite and loving maxi skirts, I'm pleased these worked out to a nice length on me!

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  27. Wow, that's so awesome that the ochre maxi skirt I love was only $4! I love when things like that work out, like finding a midi skirt that's the perfect maxi length on you. Hooray for no alterations!

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  28. I like the idea of wearing things twice a month! I have been thinking of going through my closet, and doing that thing where I turn all the hangers around, and see which ones are left unturned. I have so many things I love, but never wear. Shame. I think I might take your twice a month idea :)

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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    1. It's really helped me with my shopping - although as you can see with the jeans I don't always do it, I'm trying to stick to it!

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  29. Yes, you're right, second hand shopping is kind both to our wallets and to the environment. Great finds!

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  30. Such a cute bag and love how versatile it is. This orange maxi skirt is too cute for spring too!

    xoxo,
    Christine
    https://dailykongfidence.com/

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  31. Thanks all for your comments! :)

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  32. That's nice that the seller refunded and you get to keep the jeans! I agree that jeans are far from summer-friendly especially when they're made of thick material. I've not been wearing jeans for a long while since it started to heat up here. I love the coloring of your true ochre skirt! It's really cool that it changes with different lighting. I also love the two sleeveless outfits you wore! Super casual and comfy. The first dressy outfit made you look like a real lady bawse! I quite like it! :D xoxo

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