It's Sunday, alright..

I bought this over-sized knit cardigan for next to nothing earlier this week at Gina Tricot, and when I say next to nothing I mean $8. I guess that's the story of my wardrobe. I rarely splurge, but when I do it's usually on shoes. I would probably never spend as much on a dress as I did on my most recent shoes, I just don't think it's worth it. Shoes usually last longer, and in most cases what you pay equals its quality. That's not always the case when it comes to clothes. I usually shop on final sales or go thrifting; and it really works for me. I actually think H&M clothes are expensive, so I don't buy anything from them. My shopping-spree this Friday included two over-sized shirts, a floral dress, a knit skirt and a little black dress - all for $43. That's $8 a piece. My magic number, it seems.

How much do you spend on clothes? What is luxury, normal, budget and cheap?

I'm wearing Gina Tricot knit cardigan, Cubus thigh-high stockings, H&M sweater underneath, vintage belt, Cubus scarf and shoes via Nelly.com

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24 comments:

  1. wow, you lucky..what a beautiful cozy sweater in my most favorite color! ;)

    xoxo

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  2. What great buys! That long cardigan looks magnificent with your fringed scarf and belt. Those extra large pockets are nice. I have from time to time overspent on clothes but not very often. I generally know what I'm looking for and spend a lot of time looking and comparing. For me, anything over $50 is luxury and $8 is cheap with respect to tops or skirts. I tend to cruise the big department stores. The full briefs I buy are generally a good deal. I have to agree with you that price isn't necessarily indicative of quality. Your outfit is proof of that. Great quality and looks at a bargain price.

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  3. shoes difinitely get the biggest budget, between £50-£70. Because you want them to last a long time i guess. With clothes i occasionally splureg but £40 is the usually limit for one skirt/jumper/ dress/ pair of shorts. Vintage is always the best because its CHEAP so i can save up for some jeffrey campbells. Love your wedges by the way x

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  4. love it!
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  5. Hi Barbro,

    Looking good! This outfit is fantastic. Love your coat! Looks perfect with the scarf. Love your wedges!

    Love,
    Kristel
    en la moda

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  6. Everything you wear just seems to be so comfi! Love your style!


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  7. i rarely splurge either!! i thrift almost evvverything. you look beautiful in those colors with all the snow! great shoes

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  8. 8 is actually my lucky number! :D

    I've actually been trying to change my habits to match my budget. I'm trying this new only-buy-investment-pieces thing...so I buy something relatively expensive (or that was expensive but is now on sale) and just remix the hell out of it.

    I just bought an oversized shirt (dress, I guess) for $7 yesterday and it's AMAZING...but I try to just buy quality. If it's cheap, that's good. If it's not...I wait till the sale!

    I guess it's hard to find a balance.

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  9. That cardi is AMAZING! Awesome finding! Loving this style too, it's loose and fantastic! :)))

    I don't like to spend much in clothes, either. However, I don't have many thrift-stores in my hometown, unfortunately, so I have to buy most of the things on regular stores. I do most of my shopping at sales, when I grab things for 3,5,6 or 10€. But I won't mind given up to 35-40€ for a piece of clothing of a new collection. If I love it! ;)

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  10. I love, LOVE, that knit cardigan! I might have to stop by Gina Tricot tomorrow to see if they have any left..

    I spend next to nothing on clothes these days -I bought a pair of cheap shoes on DinSko a month and a half ago and that's everything clothing-related I've bought so far in 2011. I blame it on living alone on a student economy and saving for London! But, I love sales... though I rarely buy anything there because I never know if I want the item for itself or for the cheap price..

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  11. I try to keep to a monthly budget of $50.
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  12. I agree that you should splurge on shoes rather than clothes. Unless it is a investment piece like a coat or dress for a special occasions. Love the outfit, never would of guessed that cardigan was only $8! :)

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  13. Love the outfit, your face is so cute. :)
    I LOOVE THE CARDI, AND WHAT A GREAT PRICE!! :D

    I love good quality clothes but on a low price. :D

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  14. love it! cute

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  15. i'm a thrifty shopper too i love a good bargain and like you i spend the most on shoes. wow they're stockings i actually thought they were leggings and i love a good chunky knit :)

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  16. I'm loving your cardigan so mutch! It looks so cosy and warm! You did a great job!

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  17. i shop loads in charity shops not so high street shops are like ridiculously expensive for me now. i just got a silk top for £2 today and ive seen one nearly the same in topshop for about £40.
    margief
    x
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  18. I loved the outfit, and i prefer to spend like 100€ in many clothes than 100€ in one top or one bag
    xo, Luisa

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  19. So cute and cosy! x

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  20. I don't spend a lot of money on clothes: I love secondhand/vintage, so ;D

    I love this outfit!!!


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    ANPOVB
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  21. simply and quietly breathtaking

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  22. so cute!


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