It’s been almost one month and I have done pretty well sticking to buy “don’t buy new in 2012” commitment. Apart from things for the children (school books, uniforms and a clarinet), I have bought some fabric panels for patchwork quilts (also for the kids). For myself I have only bought preloved, through op/thrift shops or ebay. Here is a weeks worth of outfits from my recent thrifting excursions – not vintage, but with a vintage flavour:
And all at around $4 a piece. Today I wore the blue blouse with the aqua and green skirt (hence the creases). The blouse has a nice vintage feel to it (although it’s from Target), so I wore my favourite Sarah Coventry silver cherry brooch. As to shoes.....the blue ones are new, in that I haven’t worn them before. I bought them at the end of last summer for $20, and forgot they were in the top of my cupboard (silly I know but what a lovely surprise this morning when looking for something other than black). You can see I love peep-toe wedges!
I am going with the thought that money spent on decorating is not truly for myself, but for the family, and anyway I will be doing and making everything myself, which is very 40s I think – make do and mend!
I am off to buy some gingham for the lounge now!
Have a great day,