In the same vein as EcoCatLady, AnExactingLife and Minhus, I thought I would round up my clothes shopping for the year. I keep all my receipts (I think, I hope). And I have posted some of the recent purchases in October here and here, for those who like pretty photos. Here’s what I bought:
Seven (!) pairs of knickers from Target – $56
Two Target bras (beige & white) – $8
Woven skinny black belt – $12 (already died :()
Lace front cream Jeanswest top – $30
Very short Dotti navy dress – great for dates – $60
Church dress, all my favourite colours (Paul Dane) – $50
Camper Sinousa shoes (posted about it here) – $310 (to think I found their outlet in Nov!)
Running top in pale blue fro Lorna Jane – $76
Nude Target pantyhose x 2 – $20
Two tops from Temt $12
First pair of Jeanswest skinny jeans, dark wash – $90
Boohoo Sexy dress for date nights – $40
Asics running shoes – $160 (yay for the outlet! This is cheap for Australia)
Gold pave earrings – $8
Sexy lace teal bra – $20
Pale pink bra – $30
Cream & white Sportcraft cotton knit top – $60
White short sleeved Sportscraft button up top – $108
Blue 3/4 sleeved Sportscraft button up top – $117
These five items in this post
Banana Republic stuff – dress, and four tops – $308.50
Random other purchases, mainly second hand, that I didn’t keep good records of
Red Cross op shop blue skinny jeans – $25
Black handbag from op shop – $15?
Brown woven handbag from op shop – $10?
Weirdly, I feel like, except for October, I didn’t really do much/any clothes shopping. But clearly, I spent $1,625 on 36 items, which segments like this:
- 4 accessories (2 bags, 1 pair of earring & a belt),
- 13 underwear items (7 knickers, 4 bras & 2 pairs of stockings)
- 2 pairs of shoes
- 4 dresses
- 2 pairs of jeans
- 10 tops
I’m on par with what Dar at An Exacting Life spent. I spend a little more than the ‘average’ American, but end up with far less items 68 items that Elizabeth Cline sites in her book Overdressed.
This is better than other years, I have stats from 2009 & 2010. I spent $2560 in 2010 (44 items) and $1660 in 2009 (guesstimate 32 items). But last year I spent $1100 mainly in Dubai and France on 29 items. I’m not sure what happened to records of 2011!?
Overall, I’m up a net 9 items, largely in the ‘tops’ department, as I didn’t get rid of many.