A little indiscretion but well recovered lol
Abi from AisforAbi came up with the idea for some bloggers to take part in a July spending ban, I happily and somewhat hastily jumped at the chance to be part of the challenge and to save some money.
‘Welcome to Money Saving Monday, as a blogger I am always looking through websites and searching shops for the next item of clothing or beauty purchase. I recently begun to realise that I don’t need all that I am buying and instead of spending I can use the money to save for something that is worth more than clothes, shoes and bags. So let’s comb through our wardrobes and empty those makeup bags for items we haven’t loved much recently and are gathering dust!’
This post is less about alternatives to shopping and more about my little failure but next week I will defo be here with something a little more positive
We are now half way through the month and I would love to say that I have stayed on track, but I haven’t. I do however think so far it has been a success, I bought a dress and a handbag from New Look totalling £24.50. The reason I would still count the month so far as a success is because I would have bought a hell of a lot more in the last 14 days had I not been thinking about the spending ban each time I went shopping. The dress and the bag I bought were both for my birthday night out (doing a spending ban on your birthday month maybe wasn’t such a good idea) but I am very happy that so far I’ve been doing well (in my own opinion) after I made the purchase I decided to continue on the ban and I have been doing well ever since. So even though I haven’t exactly been entirely successful cutting out the spending completely I am still saving money by not giving up after the first hiccup, which was what I joined the challenge for in the first place.
I hope all the other ladies taking part are doing well and you can find out for yourselves on each of their blogs below;
Katherine – http://acurvycupcake.