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Just did my shopping statistics for the year. I've bought 20 items (and gotten one as a gift from my husband)

- 6 dresses
- 3 pairs of jeans
- 3 pairs of boots
- 2 sweaters
- 2 skirts
- 1 tee
- 1 silk blouse
- 1 bag
- 1 blazer
- 1 beanie

While this is still more than I basically need, it is a lot less than last year both in terms of quantitites and spending.

At the end of 2017 I decided on a maximum amount I wanted to spend on shopping during the year, and I have managed to stick to that. If I subtract the amount I earned from selling items from my wardrobe, I have only spent 70% of the maximum amount.

I am really glad that I have spent less than previous years and that I have spent less time on shopping as well. I still feel like I would like to cut down more though. In 2018 I think I will try to stick with maximum 1 item a month on a yearly average, which may be challenging but not impossible as I feel like I got my basics covered. I know this might not be possible for all years to come, but right now I feel like I am good.

Is anyone else keeping track of their purchases in a similar way?
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^ I haven't, but I can

2017 items that count toward my total:

1) black jeans
2) grey stretch silk trousers
3) black skirt
4) light green T
5) bronze cross-body bag
6) red w/ black ballets
7) black T w/ draping
8) black wool LS top
9) floral print silk/cashmere sleeveless sweater

Items that don't:

  • Protest Ts
  • white T
  • alterations
  • PJs
  • rose gold sandals
  • lingerie
I am under my item budget for the year, but over due to earlier purchases which I am counting Looking at my list, it's quite heavy on basics. Finding good statement items seems to be a challenge right now.



Currently my wardrobe has been working really well ... no gaps.

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My 2017 items:
- knitwear sweater with extra long sleeves
- raincoat
- small silk scarf
- 2 Uniqlo ultra light down for in house and layering under coats etc
- wide worker pants
- trenchcoat
- suede booties
- leather cap

I've spent 50% less compared to last year, because I'm 'saturated' and don't spot many nice items also when I see something potential special it's not that special irl or nowhere to find for example that black Chanel jacket. By the way, Chanel service is not good, very slow, not 100% helping/informative, really old fashioned not modern and fast at all. They really should step up the game.

Interesting items so far for next year:
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^^Seems like both of you had a good year!

@Nymphaea:
I get the feeling of being "saturated". I feel like I've got my basics really well covered at this point, so no need to add a lot extra. It's kind of incredible that Chanel has such horrible service. Looks like some interesting items - I especially like the coat.

@Ta-ta: I was about to say that I had a different experience regarding statement items this year, but I really get what you mean. I think I have been looking for a supplement for that floral dress all year with no luck. Luckily the SS collections looks more interesting, so here's to hoping. I just find that a lot of dresses are not fitted these days, and that is not a good look for me.

Hope all of you had a merry Christmas
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I got a pair of pants and a pair of moon-shaped studs for Christmas. I have very few bottoms (at the moment only the floral ganni skirt, the IM wrap skirt and my Levi's jeans), and I sort of needed something I could wear to work. I think these will be good with heeled boots and a blazer (and with sneakers and a stripe tee for uni). The earrings will be for everyday-wear. I have a thing with moon (and star) illustrations ATM.

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^ The pants are great! And a statement item

I got PJs for Christmas, let me see if I can find them ...
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Cute studs and comfy pants, congrats.

Your nights look good fashionista-ta.

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@Ta-ta: thx! I guess you are right cute PJS!

@Nymphaea: thank you

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All the best wishes for 2018 to all!

Like most wardrobes here, mine is in a good place as well. I picked up a few t-shirts in the sales because some wore out last year. And I'm keeping an eye out for a new coat for F/W 18/19 because the one I'm currently wearing seems to be wearing out (after 6 years of heavy use, so it had a good run). I'm not quite sure what I want yet, nothing is really speaking to me thus far. It seems to be mostly bombers or oversized peacoats, neither of which are what I'm drawn to atm..

I haven't been keeping track of my purchases in 2017, being that organized isn't really my style.

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