Saturday, 14 May 2016

Day 135 - Temptation?


It's ironic that just as I am slowly but surely sorting through my clothes and whittling things down to a manageable P333 that this Boden catalogue should come through the post and land with a thud on the doormat.

I get annoyed when it arrives every few months as I have never, ever ordered or bought any Boden clothes other than at a charity shop, where did they get my details?  I think I'll send the next one straight back to them, but I opened this one and had a browse of the pages.  There were some very nice clothes for some very nice prices, but I was not in the least bit tempted.

The sorting is going well there is a stack of clothes about three foot high ready for the car boot sale ... although admittedly about a third of them are big wooly jumpers ... let's hope the first car boot sale we do is on a chilly day, it's the only way you can get folk to buy jumpers at this time of year  ;-)

Today is a No Spend Day
and I will Make It Through May

8 comments:

  1. I hope you don't mind me asking but would it be better to save your clothes for when your income is smaller.?your jumpers could be used for working outside or mucky jobs and then your good stuff is lasting longer as you won't have income to buy new😘just a thought.mandax

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    1. I don't mind you asking at all .... I've thought about this, and no, it's better for me to get rid of the things I'm sorting out. T

      The jumpers that are going I have owned for years and barely worn they have always been 'saved for working outdoors' but the truth is I just don't wear jumpers when I'm outdoors, I layer up on top of my long sleeved winter t shirts, or short sleeved summer ones by adding a fleece jacket, or a waterproof one when it's wet .... and when it's really cold a body warmer on top of that.

      I have done this for the seven years that we have lived this 'farming' lifestyle so I don't think I'm going to change and become a thick jumper wearer. So instead of pacing them away yet again I'm getting rid and making some cash :-)

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  2. Don't throw the catalogue away. First of all go through it and tear out the pages that have outfits that you really like. Then go through your wardrobe and recreate the outfits using the clothes you already have. Most of the time fashion isn't about anything genuinely new, it's just about good styling of clothes and very few of us are experts in this. Sometimes all it needs is a new way of wearing a scarf or teaming up two pieces of clothing that wouldn't have occurred to us to do. I know you're not buying any clothes this year but when you do get back to it, this method of 'tear and recreate' works fine, most seasons I find that I just need to buy a few new pieces to update my wardrobe rather than whole outfits. Try it!

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    1. Thanks for this, it could be very good advice for somebody :-)

      But not for me .... I don't wear 'outfits' or put together copied looks, I stick to the style that I'm comfortable with and that I feel suits me. I don't really care if it's in fashion or not .... they are just CLOTHES, that serve to cover me and keep me warm, or cool. Yes I try to look coordinated, but even that falls by the wayside mostly, after all in summer my red converse style trainers go with everything and in winter my boots keep my feet dry and warm. For going out I have flat pump style shoes and a couple of smarter tops that I wear with smarter jeans. I do also own a couple of dresses for when jeans either aren't allowed or frowned upon.

      But I am a jeans and shirt girl through and through. Once I finish sorting my P333 (and yes it is still ongoing, with a snatched half hour here and there in between outdoor jobs) I will do a post showing of my chosen items for this Summer.

      The catalogue went straight in the recycling box, after I had coveted a couple of stripey t shirts ... and then realised I already owned some that were very similar :-)

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    2. Anonymous, I love this idea! I'm going to do this with my next catalog. (I don't get many catalogues any more but still get one or two.) Thanks for the tip.

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    3. What a fab idea!! I don't follow fashion i go with what i like & is comfortable but saying that I don't know how to put clothes together so i never quite feel polished off compared to how so many of my female friends dress. They say i look nice but i never quite feel quite finished. I have a variety of clothes and accessories (not overly abundant) but i bet i could make new outfits out of them or buy 1 or 2 things to complete them. This tip is a great one for me Thank you :D

      Now i just need to google images or snatch up some free magazines and catalogues :)

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  3. Our DS and DDiL are expecting a baby in early August, and have bought quite a few baby clothes from Boden. They're beautiful, but the prices!!! 😮
    I'll be buying lots of clothes for the new arrival, but they'll be from Matalan, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Asda etc

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    1. Dont forget Primark they have lovely clothes too esp baby clothes! Also be aware of difference in leg length in places. Matalan always have short legs in there clothes compared to other places (they admitted to me its a common complaint). So if your family is taller/long legged go with the next size up or or keep the receipts or vice versa. We had to swap gifts which they had no problem with coz it had the tags on because the leg length were too small through the age was right. Matalan actually gave us vouchers back so we could browse the store at a more convenient time & pick something else, very helpful.

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