Thursday, 4 March 2021

What I Bought In Feb (And How I've Worn It)

Just a couple of unexpected purchases in February! Even though I hadn't planned to buy anything this month I scored some shoes in the Kmart clearance and I also couldn't resist scooping up a lucky opshop find. An authentic designer bag!


What I Bought:







Why I Bought It:


I'd seen some clearance shoes in Kmart earlier in the week but didn't have time to stop as we were on the hunt for things for my son's upcoming birthday party. Next time I was in Kmart I had a proper look, and although there was a much smaller selection, the shoes were reduced to $2! I wouldn't normally go for chunky platform sneakers - but since ballet flats and pretty sandals are out at the moment as my knee continues to heal, I have been wearing a lot of sneakers and for just $2 these looked like fun to try!

The bag was a bit of a splurge! It was actually out on display in the opshop and so the first thing I saw when I walked in the door before I headed off to the book section. I was sure it wouldn't be authentic but realised when I picked it up that it was. $65 is a lot of money to spend in an opshop but I wasn't going to let the chance pass me by to snag this! 

As mentioned in the video, I've once got a gift with purchase cotton Balenciaga clutch in an opshop for $2 which I was pretty pleased with, but this is the first time I've ever seen an authentic designer handbag. Once I picked it up and verified it was real (I used to have a few MbMJ bags back in the day) I wasn't going to put it back down again! I walked around the opshop with it for about 10 minutes before I decided just to get it, and I'm glad I did. If I'd left it behind it would have been long gone by the time I couldn't get it out of my head and decided to go back to grab it, and I do love a good magenta bag 😉


How I've Worn It:



Being a platform sneaker, these chunky shoes not only give my petite self an extra little height boost but are also quite comfortable on my knee! I've enjoyed wearing them so far. 

I didn't wear the bag right away as I wanted to clean and restore it first, it had a little bit of wear and needed some TLC, but I've enjoyed wearing it after giving it a bit of a clean and condition. Shoulder bags aren't my thing at the moment, being a mum I prefer crossbody bags, but my Rebecca Minkoff guitar strap is the perfect length to allow me to wear this cross body and it's super comfortable to wear. An amazing colour too, it looks great with pink!


Again, I'm not planning to buy anything next month, but as I have this month I'm not going to leave anything behind if I stumble across any more bargains or lucky finds 😂 I've only bought 7 items so far this year, these two included. It means that despite consistently buying things each month I have both spent less and bought fewer things than I did at this time last year, so still on track with my budget goals!




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65 comments:

  1. I'm really itching to buy a few clothing items online but am trying super hard to stay away from spending. Your clutch bag is really cute!

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    1. I've definitely been spending too much this year!

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  2. It was really wonderful you got the magenta bag! I was so excited watching your video<3

    akiko
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  3. I am still so impressed with that bag and the price - such a great find! I think the color will work with so much and add a fun pop of color!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. I've been wearing a lot of sneakers too, mostly because the only places I go these days are to school drop-off and a walk around the block! I love that bag you found too--such a pretty color!

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  5. Wow This is such a great price for a designer bag.
    I love the color and the lining inside is so fun.
    And I think it's really cool to have a removable strap so you can make this purse more unique.
    xx
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com

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  6. I love that bag! I've been itching to do a little shopping recently - I think I'll set aside a little of my weekend to do some online browsing.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  7. wow, so great you bought this designer magenta bag. It is definitely good you did not miss the opportunity. When we see something we know we will wear and love, usually it is the right decision to buy it. I hope that sneakers will prove well as well, they sound comfy and if your knee hurts then comfort is definitely important.

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    1. Yes it was definitely a good purchase!

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  8. Yea, you can't beat $65 for a Marc Jacobs! I would have gotten it too!
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  9. I think your bargain on the shoes balances out the expense of the bag, Mica! I've been saving up my spending money for my vacation time (our usual anniversary time off - no trip to Vancouver again this year). I'm going to the Fluevog store, and to my favourite high-end consignment shops! Woo!

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    1. I've so enjoyed seeing what you've been spending on, some great finds that were worth saving up for!

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  10. These are great finds! That bag is such a fabulous colour and I'm sure you will get so much use from it!
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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  11. Amazing looks, dear
    I love the pink dress
    Kisses ♥

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  12. These are nice outfits :-D

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  13. Great finds and I like all of the outfits you put together. I hope you have a nice weekend.

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  14. That bag was such an amazing find! I absolutely love the color! Can't wait to see how it looks when it all cleaned up because it looks great right now!

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    1. It does look in great shape - I knew a little TLC would just polish it up a bit! :)

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  15. That bag is such a fantastic find! I love the strap, too. I have been living in my sneakers, too since Covid started!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. thanks, I'm so glad I had this Rebecca Minkoff strap lying around, perfect for this bag!

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  16. That bag was an EXCELLENT score. Well done you.

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  17. I really like your electric violet bag. It looks so... soft! It's a beautiful bag!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. Those are some awesome finds.

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  19. That really is a good deal on that bag Mica. I love that you restore it before you use it.
    OXOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  20. These are great finds! Love the magenta bag!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  21. I love all your outfits!

    Fabulous finds, Mica!

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  22. That really is a lucky find and it would have been a bad idea to leave it there. These opportunities don´t come often!

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    1. True! And snapping up an authentic designer bag at an opshop like this is the dream!

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  23. te queda genial este bolso, que chulo es

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  24. Love the bag and the looks you created there! Have a terrific day Mica!

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  25. Love that magenta bag!
    Happy weekend:)

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  26. Such great deal! That bag is really a great find, love the color and the shape, looks so versatile and stylish!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  27. That Marc Jacobs bag's $ 65 price tag was well worth it. I still can't get over the fact that you found it in an op shop! I've given up making plans to buy less. As I usually buy second hand, inevitably there will be lean months anyway. But if picking are rich, it would be silly not to splurge :-) Wishing you a lovely weekend Mica! xxx

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    1. Very true - I got lucky to stumble across it, would have been silly not to buy it!

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  28. I love shoes that give me a little lift too! What a steal! I miss KMart!

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  29. It is a nice sweet sneaker, Mica!
    Love your cross body bag with guitar strap.

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  30. That bag really is such a score even at $65, Mica!!! So lucky! :) And love the shoes too...and for $2?!?!?! Dayum! Anyhoo, hope you have a great weekend:)

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  31. What a steal for a designer bag, you are making me miss the days I could find an absolute bargain thrifting in the UK.

    xo Sarah | Oomph London

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  32. What a great find! That magenta is such a fun color too! Finding awesome things in secondhand shops is just the best. :)

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  33. Buying clothes is best done -- as you are doing -- with conscious thought. Too many shoppers buy on impulse and that's a mistake. Contemplating whether we really need something, considering whether it fits into our current wardrobe and keeping track of our spending are important issues to think about.

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  34. Dearest Mica,
    Platform sneakers are a very smart choice for you!
    Happy weekend and stay cozy. We have windy and chilly nights, and a little frost tomorrow night. Hope that will be the last one!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  35. So many lovely items 💗

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  36. No way! You've got that bale for 2 dollars???????????
    I am super jealous!
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    1. Yes I love it, it's such a cute little pouch!

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  37. That bag is an amazing find!

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  38. Great picks! Love when you find a gem ike that! The strap is super cool too! xx

    Danielle's Beauty Blog 

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  39. Believe it or not, I haven't purchased anything in 2020 (clothing wise). This is a lovely haul! Everything suits you so much Mica! xx

    Naya
    www.nayatilly.com

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  40. I can't believe you snagged those sneakers for $2!!!!! Steal of a deal and I love them! They are totally on trend right now too, so double win. Also, I was astonished how nicely you cleaned that bag up, I saw it on IG.

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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  41. I LIVE for white platform sneakers (I'm only 5'1!). Those ones are brilliant - I can't believe they're from Kmart!

    xx

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  42. I really like the bag! I also like pink dress! Nice post.
    I'm following you, can you follow me back?
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  43. The magenta color is uniquely electric and I love the motif of the strap.
    Greetings.

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  44. It's such a cute bag! I like the color and the inner lining is so unique and gorgeous!

    Life is a Shoe

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  45. You're always finding the best thrifted bags! I love the colour of this one!

    Eileen | yesmissy.com

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  46. I haven't bought any new clothing since the pandemic started. I like your selections. They look good on you.

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  47. Some deals are just too good to pass up. Lucky you!

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  48. Thanks all for your kind comments - and congrats on that lucky opshop find! :)

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