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31-01-2012
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Love both versions of that bag, Betinapple! I wonder how croc print leather wears once it's been loaded full of books for a few months? The smooth leather one might take a beating a little better, but I couldn't say for sure....
That's exactly what I'm thinking! The plain leather one looks like it will "wear" better, but I find it the plain one too boring, so I'm not sure wether I should go for the croc print and see how well it lasts, or if I should simply find another bag, which seems to be an impossible task.

 
 
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All the recent bags posted are beautiful! I personally prefer a simpler style, to me there is nothing more beautiful than clean lines with little adornment on a black blag. If any detailing I like a little bit of a bolder hardware or chain on it. I wish you luck in your search Betinapple! The croc bag looks beautiful, I hope it is the quality you are looking for!

I've been able to check off a few things from my list recently. For the summer I have a list of 5 things (in red is what I've recently purchased, with pictures below):
collar necklace
black flats
white blouse

slouchy tee or tank
black cigarette pants


The necklaces are flea market finds, the blouse old navy (please excuse the wrinkles I haven't had the chance to iron it properly ), and the shoes target. While I haven't bought any serious designer investments this season all of these items fit perfectly and I'm really pleased to have found them.

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Scarlett Lover: I love your items! Well done! What will you do when you have all five items? Stop shopping for the rest of the season?

Betinapple: If you aren't totally sure about the bag, why not wait a little? You WILL find one that is perfect sooner or later. I know the feeling of maybe missing a singular opportunity... but truth is, if you're not in a hurry, a better option WILL turn up eventually.

Me: I have already my eyes set on my february item. I think it's gonna be a bikini... I'll keep you posted. But hey, sometimes I'm really doubting this one-item-per-month strategy. I feel like I could need at least 30 new items this season... I know I would survive without ANY new addition but somehow right now I feel like I'd really have to rethink my wardrobe. But I'll try to keep focused and take step by step, month per month and stay with my one-item-per-month strategy.

 
01-02-2012
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@Scarlett: I like simple bags as well, but it seems to me that there is not a lot of them out there. Love your collar necklaces!

@RedAndNavy: your absolutely right, and I am not going to buy anything (well, bag-wise) ATM. I have other stuff that I want and need more (a vacation and maybe a y-mail clutch, since my black clutch aint going to hold on for much longer)

Latest from me: bought a cream silk shirt which goes with ALL my skirts and my one, single pair of jeans. AND today I went and bought my Acne Pistol. I think I'm going to love them to pieces! That adds up to 3 items bought and 7 slots left, following my new strategy.

 
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Congratulations on buying your pistols!!! Good for you! I'd love to know how you like them... I still wear mine pretty often and haven't regret buying them. Sometimes they feel a bit heavy though - in the literal sense of the word. Sounds strange but some days I feel like wearing a less heavy shoe. That Y clutch is so pretty so if you can save up for it, that would be awesome!

I actually ordered my bikini... Hmmm, I made my February purchase on Feb 1st already, I wonder if that is a bad sign I hope it arrives these days and I'll post a pic if I'll keep it.

(It's actually -10 degrees Celsius outside... I think that made me order a bikini, hoping this will make summer come sooner...)

 
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Congratulations on buying your pistols!!! Good for you! I'd love to know how you like them... I still wear mine pretty often and haven't regret buying them. Sometimes they feel a bit heavy though - in the literal sense of the word. Sounds strange but some days I feel like wearing a less heavy shoe. That Y clutch is so pretty so if you can save up for it, that would be awesome!

I actually ordered my bikini... Hmmm, I made my February purchase on Feb 1st already, I wonder if that is a bad sign I hope it arrives these days and I'll post a pic if I'll keep it.

(It's actually -10 degrees Celsius outside... I think that made me order a bikini, hoping this will make summer come sooner...)
Will do! I'm wearing for the first time tomorrow, where I'm going to the Copenhagen Fashion Week. Think I'll love them! The go so well with everything.

I'm definetely getting the y-mail clutch. Been craving it for a couple of years now, and since my black clutch needs replacing and I should have the money in a couple of months, I think it will be a good investment.

Looking forward to see what bikini you ordered. Maybe I can be inspired.

 
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Congrats on the pistols!!

RedAndNavy: I would like to! I have other non clothing items I would like to buy and save up for, so to stop there is probably what is best for me. Now if I will be able to is another story. I might have to fold and do the 1 piece a month strategy some of you guys are doing.

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^ There's not a whole lot of difference between 10 items + non-key items and one item per month/count everything

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^ yes that is very true, you've got me there.

The one item a month might work better for me I think. It feels like you're getting more because it's spaced out and there is always a purchase to look forward to, even though in the end it adds up to a very similar amount either way.

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^ yes that is very true, you've got me there.

The one item a month might work better for me I think. It feels like you're getting more because it's spaced out and there is always a purchase to look forward to, even though in the end it adds up to a very similar amount either way.
Thx for the congrats

Actually, for me it will probably mean buying less items, since I haven't been to good at keeping the 5 item limit. Think the limit gave me some kind of pressure. Maybe 10 items is better for me.

I haven't fully decided yet what counts as an item. I don't consider belts, jewelry and scarves and item. I rarely buy them anyway, and when I do, I thrift. I just haven't decided wether to count basics or not, and what is basics? For me, I think, it is items that is used a lot and therefore needs to be replaced once in a while. Like underwear, tights and basic tees. A little black dress, jeans, a good bag AND the pistols () is also basics for me, but they will not need replacement in the same way that the real basic stuff does. I have to buy a new striped shirt. I bought one as a replacement for the one I've had for 3 ˝ years, and still wear, because I have not had any luck finding one as perfect as this, but the replacement was too big.. I'm considering wether the stripe tee should go as basics or one of my 10 pieces. I probably use it just as much as a white tanktop or even more, but still.

 
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Bikini arrived here! I've just been showing it to my hubby and it passed the test... :p It's just as flattering as I imagined it to be. I think I will feel confident enough when wearing that one. So my February shopping is done!

Here is the good piece:

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My list for spring/summer:
- 1 pair of nude flats.
- A brown leather satchel for school. Thinking about waiting for this until fall but we'll see. If I find one that I love and that aren't crazy expensive I will buy it now.
- A small colourful sholderbag, with silver hardware.
- 2 blouses, one in a nude colour and a more colourful one.
- A pair of shorts in a bright coral colour.
- 2 pieces of silver jewelry, just small simple ones. I'm looking for a small silver cuff, but haven't found any that I love yet.

I'm trying so hard to get more colour in my wardrobe, it's full of navy, black and beige so hopefully this will help a little bit

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So. I've decided to make each season a fashion season as well. So my ultimate goal ATM should be 10 items from January untill end of June and from July untill the end of December. Looking at all the items i bought since I started doing the 5PFW it should be impossible, but it is a lot more realistic than 10 items pr. year, for me at least.

I've already bought 4 (!) items, which I think is a lot since we've only just entered February, but I'm hopeful. The next couple of months are going to be expensive (bills, bills, bills and travels to see my family), so there will not be a lot of money for shopping anyway. Just have to try avoiding thrift stores, since I can not control myself

My musthaves ATM are:

1. A white silkshirt with short sleeves and a Peter Pan collar.
2. A nude or black silk shirt with long sleevrs. I found a great cream one (see pic below) on sale with 70% of, and it goes with everything, which a similar nude one wouldn't do, so I'm happy and consider this slightly "done". I would like to have one more blouse, but preferable with short sleeves and maybe not in silk, if I go for the white one listed as no. 3. Black pistols. DONE.
4. Grey Jeans. I have to find time and patience to go try on lots of pairs. ATM it seems very impossible though, since I can not find a pair that looks right. I prefer grey ones since they are more dressy than bluse jeans, but go better with light and bright colours, than black jeans. Just can't seem to find some that is right.
5. Statement dress. Actually I decided that I didn't need this anyway since I discovered that I have a wonderful printed silk dress that is perfect, but then I found a 6 dollar cotton dress on sale, and ended up buying it. It is not a long lasting piece for me since it is not classic at all, but I think there should be room for fun as well. I will see if I get to wearing it or else I will give it to a thrift store.
6. Black clutch. Preferable Yves Saint Laurent "Mail". My favourite clutch which has been my mother's is falling apart and needs replacing. I've been dreaming of the y-mail for a looong time, and I think I will buy it as soon as I got the funds. I think it will go with everything and still add something nice, since it has the detailing.
7. White summer dress. DONE! I'm looking so much forward to wearing it.
8. Big black hand/shoulder bag. Having a hard time deciding what to get and since there is a bunch of other things I need more ATM I think I'll wait and see if I find the perfect one.
9. Statement jacket (bouclé). I have seen one from Zara that is great, but it is from an old collection, so I'll see if I can find it on e-bay.
10. Maxidress. I love maxidresses in the summer, and I would like to own one again, but only if I find one that is absolutely perfect. Bought one last year that I loved, but the fit was off. Would like one in a gorgeous print.
11. A striped blouse. The one I bought in December was too big. Have found the perfect one, just need to get the money for it

I think my next move will be the striped blouse and the jeans, and then I'll take it from there.




 
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Hi everyone!

Betinapple: How are your pistols doing? I was wearing mine a lot in the freezy weather lately and they did surprisingly well. I actually wasn't cold when wearing them, which means something with the minus 15 degrees we are having.

Me: Still having tons of ideas what I could need for my wardrobe, still trying to control myself... I just put on my bikini before going to bed so I can tell myself that I have all a girl needs

 
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Hi everyone!

Betinapple: How are your pistols doing? I was wearing mine a lot in the freezy weather lately and they did surprisingly well. I actually wasn't cold when wearing them, which means something with the minus 15 degrees we are having.

Me: Still having tons of ideas what I could need for my wardrobe, still trying to control myself... I just put on my bikini before going to bed so I can tell myself that I have all a girl needs
I'm really happy about them! I do not find them warm, however, but these days the only thing keeping my toes from falling off are my big snowboots. It's soooo cold. They are certainly better for keeping the feet warm, than any of my other nice looking shoes. I could add a knitted sock since theres space for it, but I'm afraid it will expand the leather.

Decided to return/sell the cheap statement dress I bought last week. Just doesn't feel right. So I'm back to 3 items bought so far.

I love your last paragraph - made me laugh Have any idea on what is going to be your March buy? I'm thinking neither jeans or a striped tee next time I've got money.

 
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