Thursday, February 25, 2016

January and February Purchases

This is probably the most boring "my purchases" post I have ever made...

... not only because I bought only three pieces in the last two months, but also because those three pieces are pretty much basics with no fancy colors and not fancy cuts. 

Anyway, since these purchases posts really help me analyzing my shopping behaviour AND made me improve so much in the last 12 months, I am still going to continue with them, even though this one is boring. 

Also, the fact that its boring is actually good - I did not shop a lot and thats pretty much awesome in the end. No shopping = no ressources wasted for making new clothes = good for the world :)  

So what did I buy? 

I took advantage of the sales in January and made some shopping at Hess Natur. I bought new bed linens for my family, a few things for my husband and a few things for my daughter. And these three things for me: a sheath dress in dark grey 100% wool, a cotton skirt and a woolen sweater in light grey and light blue. 

I spent 60 Euro on the dress and 60 on the sweater (both 50% off) and I spent 25 on the skirt (also 50% off). I LOVE all three pieces. I wore the dress like a million times (whenever I do not know what to wear I wear this dress. Its awesome, it goes with everything, its comfy, its warm and yet its chic!), I wore the skirt like three times or so (I wore it on the blog here) and I wore the sweater like for one week straight (find it on the blog here)

So I spent a total of 145 euro on these three pieces and I am very happy with them. Also, I am happy that I did not buy more!

For this year I decided that I want to buy only what I am wishing for since a long time. The Winter sales have been an exception ;)
No, honestly, I find myself often buying things because they are pretty or on sale but there are a few things on my list since forever and still I did not buy them yet, because I spend my money on other things. So next I want to buy a camel coat (something I am looking for in two years or so) and some light brown boots. Thats what I will be looking for in March and April. I would also like to find another nice second hand high waist jeans and maybe a black blouse. 

Now lets see what my new "my purchases" post will look like and if I stick to my new rules ;) 

Concerning the "ethical only" rule; its normal now. I do not even thing about going to H&M or Zara, its just a normal thing for me by now to buy ethical only. Either second hand or from ethical brands. 

By the way, those of you thinking about if its good for the animals wearing so much wool - I buy virgin wool only, so wool from sheeps that are clipped alive and that come from organic farms. This is why I buy so much from the brand Hess Natur; here I know they take care of what kind of wool they choose. 
I find wool better than non-natural materials because the pieces simply last longer. When my woolen sweaters begin to look old, I can brush them and they look great again - try to do that with an acryl sweater. Well it just does not really work really well. Okay, that was a very short discussion on the topic of materials. Maybe I will make a post about it sometime... 

Now, how do think I made in these first two months of 2016? How do like my choices? And how did you do in January and February when it comes to shopping? I would love to know :)

Sending much love!


  1. Nice.
    Fashion&Beauty Expert

  2. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

  3. Liebe Larissa, tolle Sachen hast Du Dir wieder gekauft! Nicht nur wunderbar nachhaltig sondern vor allem auch absolut zeitlos. Ich trage auch am liebsten Wolle, und freue mich das sie auch noch wesentlich besser wärmt als jegliche Kunstfaser :)
    xx Rena

  4. You may have only bought three pieces, but they are great! Definitely ones you will use a lot and have a long time.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. Love your post, you have good some amazing dresses.

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  6. I love the dress, is so versatile you can match it with any colors you want. Great pick dear! xoxo

  7. I love the dress, is so versatile you can match it with any colors you want. Great pick dear! xoxo

  8. The skirts beautiful. Check out my new post!


  9. wow nice skirt

  10. Love the skirt, great buys!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  11. Ahahah, I'm addicted for monochrome looks too :P It's so easy to wear :D

    In love with this skirt :D

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  12. I really love the pattern of the skirt, and the sweater looks so comfy. Great finds! :)

  13. So many cute purchases! Love that floral skirt!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  14. love that last jumper!

  15. That black dress looks sooo gorgeous! SO RAD!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  16. i think its nice
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  17. They are basics but very nice too :)

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  19. I love your choices, especially the dress is so grest, because it's so versatile, depending on what will you wear with it, I mean jewellery or shoes. When it comes to clothes shopping I think that since the beginning of the New Year I havent buy anything:P But I think I should buy some new jeans and some shoes for the Spring. We are also thinking about starting some jogging when its get warmer, so we should buy some sportswear. I have a question for you, but its about cooking:) What are you frying on? I mean what oil/olive do you use? Cos I have just cut all the refined oils off, but I also heard that unrefined oils arent too good for frying. I dont fry so much, if so, I do it quickly, but I want to use some good oil for that purpose or for marinades. I would love to know what you recommmend:) I've just send you an email with my dress and some details about our wedding preparations, hope you will like it:) Have a lovely Sunday, hugs:)))

  20. Looks like you had a great haul! That skirt is so elegant!

    Chow Down USA

  21. Wow, what a lovely items dear! It would look great on you!


  22. Nice haul! The dress looks so comfy and chic! I'm so into classic and simple style! Love it! Happy Sunday!

  23. Nice post dear! I wouldn't think of this as a boring "my purchases" post because you bought some pieces that could easily be transfered with some jewelry or some bold and edgy piece into a perfect outfit! :) These kind of casual things,like you presented in this post are a perfect thing to wear with almost anything! :)

  24. Ui, das Kleid sehe ich ja schon mit allen möglichen Strumpfhosen-, Cardigan- und Schalkombis!


  25. It is not boring at all. The fabric of these basic pieces you bought looks good!

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    xo, Alyssa

  26. Really great picks, I love buying items that can go with any outfit :)


  27. Basics are wardrobe staples and not boring at all. It's great to have basics like that grey dress that can be worn simply alone or jazzed up with accessories such as a belt or colourful scarf :) xx

  28. Love your skirt. She is adorable... kisses


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