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5.4.12

April Ban

So this month I have halted the spending, I am attempting my first shopping ban. Which means I am not allowed to buy any clothes until the end of April.I'm going to China in June and I seriously need to save, otherwise I'm not going to be able to afford it! I had planned wishlist post for today...but seeing as I am not spending money, I don't want to tease myself. So I decided to have a proper look through my wardrobe to see what I actually have already.

Pastels and Spring Colours
Blue Cat Tee
Lilac Dress

 
Floral Selection
Floral Trousers
Peter Pan Collar Blouse  - Primark
Monochrome
Leather Shorts - H&M
 
Prints
Tribal Leggings

Colour Pop
Mustard Skirt (shorter version)

Denim

Bralets

So the photos above are of a selection of my clothing, just taking out pieces to photograph led to new combinations I hadn't thought of before. So girlies before you start purchasing all the wonderful clothes you are lusting after at the moment, I would recommend spending more time admiring what you have already to come up with some new outfits. We spend so long browsing online and instore that we don't spend enough time looking at what we already have, well I sure do anyway.

So this post isn't as much use to you as it is for me, but its an idea. Empty out your wardrobe and take a few snaps to look back on, when you think you have nothing to wear!

Chelsea Jade
x

p.s) The items are mostly old, but I have linked items that are still in stock

38 comments:

  1. I love this idea. Last month I found a few bits I had forgotten about.. But actually finding this seasons trends? Such a good idea. Going to try it myself..

    I also spy one of my favourite items of yours.. The cat shorts!

    HELen

    pierrelecat

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    1. Glad you found it useful lovely! And yes the cat shorts, I really need to wear them more! xx

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  2. This is such a great post! I'm very jealous of all your florals! I've been on a spending ban for about a month, (basically because I don't physically have the money haha), but it's left me itching to go shopping as soon as I get my student loan argh! I'm quite good at wearing my old clothes regularly, but this is still a really good idea as I neeeed to save my money for the summer!

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    1. Oh I know! I'm in my overdraft already, waiting for my loan to pay for my flights! xx

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  3. Such a good idea! I am going to do this next week; I have no idea what is hiding at the back of my wardobe...I may have to try everything on to see what I can get rid of. I may have to do a montage :) x

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    1. Thankyou, I'm glad you found it useful. You can always sell a few pieces that you no longer wear :) x

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  4. This is a really good idea! I've always tried to not buy clothes for a month but never atually thought about sitting down, emptying my wardrobe and putting new outfits together. Such a great post and I am definitely going to do this! Thanks for sharing :)

    Kirsti xx

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    1. Awh thankyou, I'm glad you have found it useful! xx

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  5. Definitely a good idea! I love that Topshop daisy bralet. XO

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  6. Gorgeous collection, I've been thinking about doing something like this for ages xo

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  7. what a great post! I had thought of something similar, because I do have some items that I have forgotten at the end of my WR, so taking photos of them might remind me of them. thanks for the inspiration!
    (I would looove to rumage around in your closed!, haha.)
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

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    1. I think having photos to refer back to rather than looking at them stuffed in your wardrobe will make you wear pieces more :) xx

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  8. I need to do a shopping ban too!! Its really hard though. haha

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  9. This is an excellent excellent idea! AND OMG CHINA?! Looking forward to seeing photos :)
    It would be mine

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    1. Thankyou, let me know how it goes if you try it! And yes, I'm very excited. My boyfriend is Chinese, so I'm going accross to meet the fam! xx

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  10. I hope you have fun in China! I have an aunt who lives there, she says it's beautiful but I've never been.

    Love your way of shopping inside your wardrobe - my bank balance is threatening me to do the same!

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  11. A summary of all my thoughts after this post... I LOVE YOUR CLOTHES!

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  12. I have serious wardrobe envy right now! You have a great array of clothing! Good luck with the spending ban, I suck at them :) xx

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  13. Really great idea! I am saving to go to Hong Kong this summer actually so I have a fairly strict saving ban on at the mo, so will definitely be rifling through my wardrobe to see what goodies I can (re)find!

    Drea @ Drea's Junkyard

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    1. Oh really, hope you have a fab time! I know its a perfect way to find new combinations :)
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  14. Such a great idea, sometimes this is all we need to get a bit of outfit inspiration back!

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  15. wow you have so many amazing clothes! arg i really need to save too! and this is an awesome post, inspired to take some photos of my wardrobe like that now haha!

    x

    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

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  16. I need to do this, i forget what I have in my wardrobe sometimes! wow, china...i'd love to visit there! I love the colour pop photo- I'm on the hunt for a maxi skirt xx

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    1. Hope it goes well. I know I'm very excited, I'm going to meet my boyfriends family! Awh thankyou, you should check ebay for maxi skirts! xx

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  17. This is such a sweet post! You have a beautiful collection on clothes. I'm currently trying to get rid of EVERYTHING I don't wear often to try and save for interning over summer...i'm worried I'm going to end up with a pair of jeans and a few jumpers!! 0_o xx

    www.fashionyourseatbelts.net

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    1. Thankyou :) Oh hope it goes well, just don't get rid of too much! Where are you interning? xx

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  18. If I didn't need some new clothes so much then I'd so be joining you on the ban! Sadly I lack wardrobe essentials...maybe for May!

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  19. I really need to do this, you have some gorgeous clothes!

    Good luck saving.

    Lucy x

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  20. this idea is simply perfect, I totally agree with you, there are many item in our wardrobes, we just have forgotten them ;)=)

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  21. You have a gorgeous wardrobe! There is some serious wardrobe envy going on here!
    JS xx

    http://januarysublime.com

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  22. I want your wardrobe! So jealous.
    www.twbloggg.blogspot.com

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  23. I want floral bustier so bad! lovely blog btw-just discovered you! x

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  24. I literally want your wardrobe !! :O !! Am in love.
    Questiooooooon, where did you get the sleeveless blue shirt in the first picture ? I've been looking for one like that for months now :<

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