Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dottie Angel Challenge - Progress

It's been a while since I gave you an update of the Dottie Angel Challenge I've embarked upon and I have to say I'm doing a bit better than I thought I would.

I've found some bargains...scoured the op-shops and had a lovely time saving some money

As I mentioned in my original post here, I wouldn't be resorting to pre-loved underwear and I was in the market for some new bras this past week....but as usual, I waited for the sales and found a real bargain. Instead of paying almost $200 for new intimate apparel in the style I usually buy, I got 4 pairs for just under $90....and they'll last me for ages!

I've also been haunting the op-shops and picked up some pretty nice little pieces of linen, doilies and cotton napkins etc. I think I've paid about $11 in all and many of them are quite beautiful. I have plans for them and will let you know about that later.

One other thing I have bought though, (and at full price) is a new pair of slippers for around the house.

I bought these.


I can't bring myself to wear second hand shoes or slippers but these will last a long time and I know they're going to be as comfy as anything because I already have another pair of Haflinger's and they're wonderful!

I can't wait for them to arrive from the UK...

Sure I've been tempted when I've been out and about, but I have refrained. I figure it'll be there tomorrow or the next day and if I truly "want or need" it then I can always go back and get it. So far though that hasn't happened.

So, onward and upward with the challenge...so far so good.

3 comments:

  1. Good work! I have found if I just avoid the city and therefore don't go into shops, I can avoid spending money :) Though everything is wearing now, so I'll have to do a spot of bargain shopping soon. I agree, I'm not a fan of second hand underwear (yuck!!!) or shoes.
    Those shoes look super comfy :)

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  2. Sarah, they are comfy! I've bought sheepskin ugg style slippers in the past and they last me less than a year...these will last a long time!

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