Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It's sale o'clock but you don't have to buy more things you don't need

A few days ago I woke up thinking about new sandals.
The morning was extremely hot and as I was going through my summer shoes collection in my head, I realised I only owned one pair of sandals as opposed to 10+ pairs of sneakers and several ballet flats. And funny thing is, this summer all I want to wear are, you've guessed it already, sandals. Gladiator ones. Preferably those with silly and colorful pompoms because they're so perfectly trashy and vibrant that I can't help but want them like a crazy person.


And then it hit me - sale season is on, it's time to drag my lazy ass out of bed and go shopping!

While I was browsing the shops with my boyfriend, I kept thinking about all the items I already have in my closet dividing them in two sections - the absolute favourites which I wear all the time and the ones I haven't worn in a while and probably never will. Apart from sandals, I was looking for a proper basic white t-shirt (didn't find it in the end), a striped t-shirt (didn't find that one either) and a pretty skater dress (bingo!).

Obviously there were loads of other things I liked, especially in Mango (always the same story) and could've bought pretty much half of the store but that would be so pointless. I mean, I used to be like that a few years ago and then I slowly started to realise that I don't actually need or want pretty much half of the things I had in my closet. What a disappointment but it was all my fault because I was the worst shopper ever. Things looked like this - if I liked it and had money to afford it, then it's mine. And believe me when I say, I liked a lot of things.

But since there are some lessons I've learned along the way, today I decided to share them with you because there's really no point in throwing away money (even if we're not talking about some big amount) on clothes or other things you don't really need or love. So let's start.


* Take a good look at all the clothes you already have and be honest with yourself about which pieces you love to wear and which ones you basically don't need or want anymore. That's your starting point. Now, out of these you love wearing on a daily basis, check out are all these items in good condition and put aside the ones that aren't.

* Ask yourself are there some particular pieces from the latest collections you would like to add to your wardrobe and which ones would love to have the most (in my case the pompom gladiator sandals).

* Stick to your budget because there's pretty much nothing worse than being hungry but having an super awesome dress to walk around in.

* It doesn't hurt to check out all your favourite stores before deciding on a few different pieces because that way you'll pretty much know what everyone has to offer, at what prices and it'll be easier to make the best decision for yourself. Hint: I almost always try out some things and then leave them reserved at a store for a few hours so that way I'm sure no one's gonna buy them while I'm browsing through H&M, trying to decide which items I love the most.

* Obviously, sometimes you're gonna see something and be completely blown away by it. If it fits your budget, buy it without hesitation. Life's too short.

* Just because the price is low and you find that cop cute, it doesn't mean you have to buy it in five different colours. Also, keep in mind that sometimes very cheap items are so affordable for a reason. Check that material and how it feels on your skin.

* And always try to keep asking yourself are you really, really gonna wear that after you bring it home or is it gonna look super pretty in your closet only.

Before we wrap this one up, I have to say that in the end I managed to find the perfect pair of gladiator sandals (one less thing on my summer bucket list), exactly the ones I wanted for a great price and I simply can't wait to show them to you.

Now tell me, have you already bought something new on sale and if not, what items would you like to add to your summer collection? Happy shopping, guys!

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  1. I used to be so bad in the sale and just buy things because they were cheap! These days I'm better though and prefer to save my money to spend on things I'll actually wear! Looking forward to seeing your gladiator sandals!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. I used to be the same haha :) I'll shoot them very soon for the blog, hope you'll like them! xx

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  2. odlično napisan članak...ponekad stvarno moramo malo razmisliti i zastati prije nego što krenemo u kupovinu. Najgore je kupovati iz navike ili ne daj bože ovisnosti, u tim slučajevima se zapravo nimalo ne uživa u toj kupovini. Zato je i dobro malo se odmoriti od kupnje (kao što ja često radim) i skroz zaboraviti na to, a onda ponijeti nekim iznenadnim nadahnućem možemo krenuti u kupovinu i doista uživati u tome....i onda kupujemo puno razumnije, kvalitetnije i bolje.

    Imam u ormaru komada za koje sam odmah u dućanu znala da je to to...ali ako ćemo biti iskreni sami s sobom, takvi trenuci se ne i događaju toliko često, ono kad baš poludimo za nečim i znamo da će se fenomenalno uklopiti uz sve što imamo....puno češće kupujemo iz neke navike, a to jednostavno nije toliko zabavno:) da ne kažemo da nije baš ekonomično. Tako da su svi tvoji savjeti na mjestu.

    Što se tiče nedavne kupovine, skoro sve si vidjela...u žutu haljinu iz Galeba sam se zaljubila na prvi pogled, a boromire su mi početku bile neudobne, ali sam slušajući savjet prijateljice ustrajala i sada su mi najudobnije sandale IKAD. Krenula sam i u lov na jednu suknju od jeansa i pronašla sam u second handu par koje su mi se svidjele, a pošto je muž žugao jer mrzi ulaziti u second hand dućane, sjetila sam se da nisam odavno bila u Amadeusa koji mi je ono deset metara od stana i tako sam pronašla savršenu suknju tamo koja je čak i bila povoljnija od one u second hand dućanu (volim ja te second hand dućane ali u ovom slučaju je Amadeus bio bolji izbor).

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    1. Hvala ti, drago mi je čuti da ti se svidio! Ja se isto često odmaram od shoppinga pa znam mjesecima ne kupiti ništa jer mi naprosto ne treba, a onda me par puta ulovi baš neka želja za shoppingom pa provedem pola dana iz dućana u dućan dok si ne nađem sve što želim. I na takav način me to sve zabavlja, mislim da bi mi se totalno zgadio shopping da idem svakih par dana (ne da mi se po kruh, a kamoli isprobavati odjeću), a također mislim da skroz i pogubila nekakav osjećaj stila da konstantno mijenjam stvari i kupujem novitete...znaš i sama koliko ja volim priče i povijest svakog komada (kao i ti, uostalom) pa onda u skladu s tim se odnosim i prema kupovini.

      Strašno mi se svidjela tvoja žuta haljina i baš mi je prošlo kroz glavu dok sam ti čitala post kako doslovno ne pamtim kad sam ušla u Galebov dućan, a u zadnje vrijeme sam baš u više navrata negdje pročitala da imaju tih super pamučnih haljinica i majica za ljeto, baš ću morati i ja baciti pogled da se malo bolje upoznam sa svime :) Super mi je kako si na kraju uspjela pronaći savršenu suknju za još manju cijenu nego u shs-u, nadam se da ćemo je uskoro vidjeti i na blogu!

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  3. A daaaaj... pa kad cemo ih vidjeti? :/ Mogla si barem na Instac staviti :p Daaa, svaki savjet je na mjestu. Ja sam se preporodila od kada se vodim jednim jednostavnim trikom, ne kupujem komad (torba, roba, cipele) ukoliko u glavi ne sastavim bar 5 kombinacija s tim komadom i robom koju vec imam. Moj je problem bio taj da bi uzela nesto i onda shvatila da mi se ne uklapa u ormar. Takodjer, pitam se i gdje nositi. Tipa, divna haljina ali je too much za svaki dan (CAK i meni)... ali je 100kn... ali je fakat nemas gdje nositi. Danas sam punooo pametnija nego nekad i nedam se ponjeti ovim ludim snizenjima.

    Veselim se gladijatoricama! :)

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    1. Hahaha bude bude za koji dan, jedva sam se i ja suzdržala da ih odmah ne uslikam u dućanu i podijelim na svim mrežama, ali doći će trenutak i za outfit post čim ulovim mrvicu vremena :) Joj i ja sam imala taj problem sa kupovanjem super stvari koje zapravo nemaju veze s onim što nosim, uvijek sam padala na neke pretjerano ekstravagantne haljine koje zaista ne bi imala gdje nositi, ali su mi bile toliko lijepe da bi ih naprosto bez obzira na sve kupila i onda obukla ili jednom ili nijednom. U svakom slučaju totalno bačena hrpa novaca, a nepotrebno.

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  4. Awesome! I just spring cleaned my closet yesterday hahaha. I'm such a pack rat I don't even want to give up on the things I don't even use. Love your tips too,

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    1. Haha I used to be just like you before I started throwing it all away :) Glad you liked the post! xx

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  5. Verovatno bih jos prosle godine upala u zamku rasprodaje, ali sam nedavno dozivela prosvetljenje i otarasila se polovine stvari :D Sad mi je cilj da imam sto manje predmeta koje cu redovno koristiti. Evo juce sam bila u Oviesse prodavnici vise od pola sata jer su moji otac i muz isprobavali neke stvari i nista sebi nisam uzela iako je bilo zaista povoljnih stvari. Bravo ja :D

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    1. Mislim da je tako i najbolje, ono kad imaš pretrpan ormar na kraju ionako uvijek nosiš par istih komada (barem je tako kod mene uviiijek). Tako sam i ja jučer s dečkom ušla u H&M i nisam ni provirila na ženski odjel! Bravo mi! :D

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  6. Such a great advice post! I always get carried away when it comes to sale shopping. Luckily, I've been better at selecting what I really want/need as opposed to buying all of the things. My self-control typically wanes when the fall clothes hit stores though! :P

    xx

    P.S. Can't wait to see your new sandals!

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    1. Thanks, dear, I'm glad to hear you liked it! Haha I know, it's the same with me when fall clothes start to arrive but I'm the worst around Christmas season...I turn into a maniac when I see the first Christmas sweater :D

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  7. Potpuno se slažem :) Ja iako sam neko ko "skuplja" odeću, isto sam tako veoma racionalna, pa nekako izvučem zlatnu sredinu, mada mislim da sam čak i napredovala u poslednje vreme. Sve, sve, ali meni je Mango zakon kad su rasprodaje jer ko će odoleti kad vidi 80% popusta :D Plus su kvalitetne stvari koji nosim iz godine u godinu, a ako i pogrešim u vezi nečega, nije smak sveta jer mi je niska cena i prilika da probam nešto novo. Baš sam pre neki dan naručila nekih 10-ak komada, između ostalog crvene farmerke i dugu, žutu maksi haljinu koje su mi duuugo na listi želja, a ovog puta sam našla one prave za mene :) Nadam se da ćemo imati prilike da vidimo tvoj ulov :D <3

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    1. E kod nas nikako da se pojave ti famozni popusti od 80%, najbolje mi je kad vidim u izlogu gigantskim brojevima napisano 50% i onda minijaturnim slovima do toga stoji 'do' tako da većina odjeće bude na 30, max. 40% popusta što mi je uvijek išlo na živce. Jooooj jedva čekam vidjeti žutu haljinu, držim fige da budeš zadovoljna, ma stajati će ti savršeno! <3 <3

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  8. I really needed to read this, thank you for sharing! You seem really lovely too and your blog is great, let me know if you would like to follow each other and stay in touch! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for reading it, I'm really glad you liked it! xx

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