Monday, November 2, 2015

September and October Purchases

Its time for my September and October Purchases...

... from September on I took the decision to change my behaviour as a consumer and to buy sustainable only - this means either sustainable organic brands or second hand. So today I will tell you a little bit about how things went so far. First of all, I want to say that I am very happy that I took this decision and I feel a lot better and a lot more in coherence with myself since! 

So how did it go? All in all I am doing pretty good - I bought one skirt from Hess Natur (see below) and a few second hand clothes. However, I also bought one shirt dress from H&M and I bought some sports wear from a normal sports wear brand. I have somehow an excuse for both: I was looking for a shirt dress to wear in Iran (where I am not allowed to wear my usual clothes) and I was not able to find one so a week before we left to Iran, I just ordered one from H&M because I really needed something to wear on arrival (while I was in Iran I was wearing my friends clothes - have you seen my Iran Outfit?). I feel bad about having ordered that dress but I really did not know what else to do.  About the sports wear - I really needed some rubber boots and I found these really cute ones and since I ordered them from a sportswear shop, I looked through the sales and could not resist buying a top and some socks. So these are my fails! Totally admit! I will be better in the next two months, I am sure. And I will become better and better with every month and in one year it will be the most normal thing ever to buy organic or fair trade only (hopefully) :)


Two jeans, second hand. They are H&M Boyfriend jeans. I paid 10 Euro for each of them and I wear them a lot. I wore the black one on the blog here and the blue one not yet on the blog, but I am having an outfit ready that I was wearing twice in the last two weeks and I want to put it on the blog soon :) 
(here I am cheating a little because with the two jeans I also bought a second hand blazer and a second hand sweater but I sold both of them again alread since I didnt like them anyway)


My much loved pencil skirt from Hess Natur, 100% wool, 100% perfect, I love it and wear it a lot! I wore it on the blog here and I am sure it will make it on the blog again several times this Winter, next Winter and even the Winter after next Winter ;)  
I paid 70 Euro (on sale!)
 

A running shirt and running socks. Not much to say about it, except that they are not second hand and not organic and not fair and I should not have bought them. They were on sale, I thought I need them and I paid 5 Euro for all of it. 


Rubber boots! I was looking for rubber boots in years, but either I found them ugly or they were too expensive. These ones were 13 Euro, they are actually riding equipment (I bought them from a sports shop in the horseback riding section) and a friend of mine has the same and she says that they are the best rubber boots she ever owned. I just got them a few days back and since we have super duper sunshine weather, I did not get to wear them yet. 


A handbag, second hand, originally from MANGO. I paid 20 euro and I use it a lot. Its really big and perfect for my own things plus the babys toys, diapers etc. ;) 
 

The H&M shirt dress I wrote about above. Not organic, not sustainable, not fair, nothing. But I really needed it for Iran! I wore it in Iran and I am sure I will get to wear it a lot back here in Germany too. Still, I feel bad about having bought it. I paid 20 euro. 


So these are my purchases. I did not do super bad nor super good. But I am okay with these two months, because I did better than ever before and thats already something! Its difficult to change habits from one day to the other and I am patient with myself - please be so too :) 

I spent a total of 148 euro 
(the items I bought and sold again are not included in here)  

All in all I actually find it easier than I thought to consume this way! I am thinking more about what I really need and I am searching for more specific things instead of just scrolling through the H&M sales.
I installed an app for second hand sales on my phone and when I feel like scrolling through clothes, I am looking through the second hand clothes on the app and it has the same relaxing effect on me as did the H&M sales site. However, from the second hand things I bought, I sold two (out of five) pieces again because I did not like them anyway, thats a bad rate, I think. I need to get better in this second hand shopping and I will :)! 

So, these were my purchases from September and October and from my first two months as a conscious consumer. What do you think about them? 

Sending much love and wishing you a great start in the new week!  

24 comments:

  1. Nice boots

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    Perfect look
    blog.justynapolska.com

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  2. Great bag! :)

    www.anetesdomas.blogspot.com

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  3. I think it sounds like you are doing well. You shouldn't beat yourself up. You are working to be mindful and make a change, and that is awesome. Unfortunately I love those boots! I've been looking for a pair like them and they are harder to find than you would think.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  4. I think you are doing very well! As you said, you are doing better than before, and that is really great! I love your skirt! I'm looking forward to the looks you will create with it. Have a nice week!

    Danielle
    www.spring2spring.com

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  5. wow, you're definitely doing well. I think I need to do same thing about my consume habit, especially on "sale" thing. LOL
    nice picks anyway!

    xx
    www.redowlicious.com

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  6. Such cool stuff and you have good taste :)

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  7. that purse? LOVE! and love the blog too, girl! if you get the chance to check out mine (and maybe even follow? no pressure though!) i'd really appreciate it! :)

    have a great week!
    love, rach.
    So, hi.

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  8. Oh very cute jeans darling
    Great purchases
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  9. Die Tasche ist wunderschön und dann auch noch für so wenig Geld,
    ich sollte auch mal anfangen Second Hand zu shoppen :)

    Liebste Grüße ♥
    Mai von Sparkle & Sand

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  10. Great post dear!

    http://helderschicplace.blogspot.com/2015/11/coat-mood.html

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  11. Nice items, I love the bag!

    Eliana,
    http://around-eliana.blogspot.pt/

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  12. fun buys! I hate buying jeans, but every time I get a new pair I wonder why I dont buy them more because they are so fun!
    kelseybang.com

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  13. I enjoyed this post a lot. Great job!

    xoxo;
    STYLEFORMANKIND.COM

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  14. I love your choices!
    Happy week,
    xoxo
    http://stylishpatterns.blogspot.com.es

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  15. You bought some really nice stuff, Larissa. Have a wonderful day, dear.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  16. These are such interesting purchases! Love your shopping attitude, that way you not only save money, but find really interesting items! So inspired by you!

    http://againstandforward.blogspot.com

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  17. You have bought some great buys :)
    The boots are my favourite xox

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  18. They are beautiful! You have very good taste! :)

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  19. Aaaah, die Handtasche ist ja ein super Fund! So eine suche ich auch schon lange...hach!

    -Kati

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  20. Great picks, I love the boots!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  21. I really like the bag and pencil skirt - nice choices! A while ago I bought few nice sweaters from second hands and few days ago I bought a lovely winter coat, 80 % made of wool - I bought it in one of those open air markets, so I think its not bad too:) I know exactly what you talkin about with your old and new apartment - when we were movin out I was really sad to leave, even though I was happy to have a new one. I even took pictures of the whole old apartment just as a thing to remember, cos we had so many beautiful moments there:) And our renovation is basically done, but on spring we are plannig to renovate the kitchen - for now on we decided to leave old furnitures and wait a bit, cos they are not so bad. Have a great evening and I wish you a lot of happiness in your new apartment!Hugs:)))

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