February 2016 saw me turn 30 and I decided that I would like to treat myself. I knew that this little gift would take the form of a hangbag but I wasn’t sure which one. I always like to make considered purchases especially when it comes to designer. Fast forward nearly a year and I am hurtling towards 31 and still no bag. I wanted this item to be something I would keep forever and be something that I wouldn’t normally be able to justify.
January 2017 and the perfect opportunity arose. I came across a pre loved Chanel Boy bag being sold byClaire from I am Chouquette and it was absolutely perfect. To buy it I decided I would use inheritance I’d set aside mainly for a house deposit. The chance to own such a beautiful piece of Chanel wouldn’t come around again so I knew I wouldn’t be wasting this money.
I realise that what I spent is a lot of money but I don’t regret it at all. However, I thought that it might be interesting to put myself on a spending ban (I have been a little spend happy recently) to see how I get on. I would like to feel back in control of my spending and save as much money. I also like to try and pay myself back for big purchases. Three months seemed like a good target as it will be a challenge for me particularly as I am forever finding things I ‘need’.
My wages can only be spent on essential living costs, food, phone bill etc.
I will also still be paying for existing direct debits like Netflix.
No buying clothes or shoes.
No going out for dinner.
I will be documenting it all on the blog so you will all get to see if I slip up and how much I manage to save.
How Did I Do?
I’m not going to lie, I did slip up a little bit but my spending was much more in control than normal. I did buy a couple of things and I also got my hair done. In my defence it was my birthday and I hadn’t had it done since about May so it was more of a necessity! This month has gone well over all as I managed to pay off my credit card and save £200 on top of that.
Spending not including living costs:
- The life changing magic of tidying – £7.69
- Blog background – £7
- Full head highlights and cut – £90
I am aiming to reduce this amount even further this month and save even more!