I always start out with good intentions but often get tempted by a bargain of the high street variety. When I started writing the blog back in spring of 2009, I was full of good wardrobe intentions but it didn't last long.
I am a somewhat complex character with a love of designer accessories but also one who can not resist a good high street bargain, which often means I end up with more cheap items than I would really like. This often leads to me sitting back taking stock, especially at sale time, when I think to myself "I could of had one really good item for the money I have spent on that little lot".
Sometimes 10 cheap sales bargains add up to the price of a really good designer steal and that is where, we need to decide where our wardrobe priorities lie.
Most of my friends are fans of the high street and quite rightly so, ours is one of the best, but when they say "oh I could never afford a designer this or designer that", but pick up 10 sale items at £10 each, that is of course, not strictly true. Fine if designer goods don't bother you, but I am sometimes made to feel a bit guilty for indulging in a designer purchase and have difficulty in getting my quality v quantity point across to friends, it can become pretty frustrating!
I think I will always be the kind of shopper who buys from both and likes a mixture of quantity and quality but I remain in awe of women who create a new season wishlist and stick to it with just a few high quality items, I am all too often tempted by a mid season bargain or a garment I would never of wanted until I see how good it looks on someone else.
Case in point, I have just sold seven pairs of shoes in order to purchase a new designer pair on sale and I couldn't be happier! My wardrobe is cleared of shoes that I never get round to wearing or ones I can no longer walk in, so I have more space and a lovely new designer purchase for a tad over £100.
So when it comes to fashion, do you prefer to fill your wardrobe with things that you truly love and desire and are more likely to keep for longer, or do you prefer to buy lots of cheaper on trend items?