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Ok, so hell didn’t exactly freeze over, but I did ditch my reliance on dresses and wear something else for once. And not just anything – a jumpsuit. I said during Frugal Feb that I wanted to be creative with what I already own since I’m not buying new stuff, so I’m trying to really make an effort there, dragging out old stuff I haven’t worn for ages and getting some wear out of the cheap stuff I bought in the sales. Of course, sometimes this works. Sometimes, it really, really doesn’t…
I didn’t take pics of my (boring) Tuesday outfit, so we’ll start on Feb 2nd. Wednesday’s outfit was, I think it’s safe to say, the more successful of the two…
The dress is from Fusion at Monsoon, bought last month in the sale for about £28. I’d had my eye on it since it first went in store, but I don’t think I’ve ever bought anything from Monsoon at full price! I teamed it with purple wool tights and a chunky rose cocktail ring, both from Primark, and a pair of shoes I don’t think I’ve worn for a couple of years. They’re from Minette – a lovely little shoe brand I used to write about a lot when I was editing Shoewawa. I love the combo of wedge heel and pointed toe – not something you see very often.
So we come to today. When I decided to not only wear trousers, but take it one step further, with a jumpsuit. And not just any jumpsuit, a 2-in-1 harem jumpsuit. MISTAKE!
I don’t think it looks terrible but it’s just not me. Luckily, it only cost me about £6 in the sale at New Look last year, so it’s not an expensive mistake. The top half is a racerback vest, so I added a jersey waterfall cardi (Primark again) and finished it with my fur-trimmed wedgie boots from H&M and the best bit of the outfit, the amazing Saucy Riding Boots & Mr Darcy necklace from Hoolala. If you don’t own something from there, buy buy buy (but, um, not this month).
When it comes to the ‘no shopping’ side of Frugal Feb, I think three days in is a little too soon to tell whether it’s going ‘well’ or not. I’ve not bought anything except food and drink, but neither have I seen much I would have bought if I wasn’t on a spending ban. I just keep reminding myself that most people don’t frivolously buy little bits and bobs the way I do and they survive just fine. One month of not spending really isn’t a big deal – it’s just easier to stick to if you make it a big deal!