So, before we go any further, I’m just going to address the elephant in the room here: yes, I have totally failed in my so-called spending diet. Totally.
I really, really wish I could say I’m surprised by this, but honestly? Not really. Or at all, even. The fact is, I enjoy shopping AND my job basically requires me to look at retail websites every single day. It would take a much stronger woman than I am to be able to keep on resisting everything she sees there – especially when the sales are on – so while I DO still intend to try my hardest to limit my fashion-related spending from now on, this is me holding my hands up and admitting that yes, I failed, and, no, I’m not proud. Don’t be like me, kids. Or, rather, maybe DO be like me just this one time, because lookit these three cute sweaters I found in Matalan this week, and justified on the basis that I really, really needed some new knitwear to get myself through the rest of winter. No, really, I did! OK, not really… but they were cute? And I’m weak? And … I’ll stop talking and just show you the things, shall I?
OK, well, first up, we have this guy:
I’m also a sucker for anything even vaguely “nautical”, as longtime readers will attest, so I couldn’t resist this one, either. This is a bit thinner than the first knit, so I’ll probably get more wear out of it in spring (and, OK, probably summer too, knowing our luck with the weather), but I love the little anchors, which will work really well with all of my many, many red, white and blue items of clothing. Oh, and even although I just bought this last week, I see it’s now on sale, reduced to £6, and almost sold out online: gah!
(Unfortunately I can’t seem to find this online now, even although, again, I just bought it. Have a look for it in store, though, and you might just get lucky!)
And NOW I will re-start the shopping diet!*