I don’t know about you and I’m not sure if it’s because I have this blog, but I constantly feel like I need to be updating my wardrobe, skincare, makeup in order to keep up with life. When I started off writing this post, I was finding it really difficult to find the words to say and how I wanted to put it out there – after all I wasn’t exactly sure what it was I wanted to say!
I was thinking back to all of the posts I’ve written in the past and trying to get some kind of inspo for a ground-changing piece of writing that would have meaning, yet also have everyone rolling on the floor laughing. But I just couldn’t come up with something other than “well, I don’t half buy a lot of shit that I definitely don’t need”.
Then it hit me, maybe I would share all of the “justifications” had for all of my recent purchases (whether they’re legit or just me making up an excuse to buy something pretty) to see if I could find anyone else that has a similar train of thought. I’m pretty terrible for doing this and my husband will no doubt bring up the time I went to the Volkswagen garage to get a secondhand car I’d been looking at when my old one died and came home with a brand new Polo on finance with a debt of around £16,000! Oops. However, I have had that car for three and a half years and plan on keeping it once the finance is over (I’ll just need to pay off that extra £5k with another loan lol).
Silver maxi skirt from the sample sale at work
It had pleats which would cover my newly arrived pouch after putting on around a stone in the last 9 months (god damn you coil).
Vintage Nike t-shirt
I thought I’d look edgy and cool, but could also pair it with loads of other shit – it’s also secondhand which in my mind totally justified it.
Laura Mercier setting powder and tinted moisturiser
Everyone’s been raving about them both, they were completely influenced purchases, I was bored of my foundation, I wanted my makeup to last all day and I wanted to review them on here. See, lots of reasons for these bad lads.
Floral wrap around skirt from New Look
The outfit I’d ordered myself for my first day at ASOS hadn’t arrived in time, so I just happened to be in New Look the day before and thought this would look great with printed tees or strappy tops in the summer.
Rope crochet bag from Bershka on ASOS
I fell in love?
White blazer from Miss Selfridge
First off it was a fiver and secondly, you can never have enough blazers in your wardrobe – can I get an amen?!
Black “Made in the 90’s” tee from New Look
The same as my floral skirt, I picked this up when my outfit I’d planned for my first day at ASOS didn’t turn up and wanted to match it with the skirt (I wore that pairing on my second day as I felt it was a bit too casj, only to find out I could literally wear what I want). I also love me a good slogan tee and never fail to throw them away – oh the life of being a hoarder.
White spotted top from River Island
I had some extra cash I forgot about and went on a spending spree – obviously not taking the fact that I’d have to go an extra 11 days without pay due to the job change. I also loved it and thought it would be perfect for the summer; white jeans, denim skirt, black jeans – the outfit combos going through my head made me think it was worth it.
Denim skirt from Collusion on ASOS
Purchased before I started working there, I really needed a denim skirt and loved the assymetric look of this one – any excuse to buy buy buy!
Red Converse Chucks
I’ve been wanting a red pair for ages and knew that I wanted to make use of my discount on a pair when I started work – so they were part of the first order I’d made at ASOS and I have no regrets. They’ve practically paid for themselves already and that’s something I’ll always consider when buying new things.
And there we have a list of my “reasons” for buying the last few things I’ve picked up in the last month. Now I’ll be honest and admit that I’ve actually got quite a bit more that I haven’t had a chance to photograph yet, but we’ll just brush over that for now.
Have you got any wacky reasons for needing something you’ve recently purchased? Let me know in the comments below!