May’s Acquisitions

Hmmm do I count all the things I have acquired since being paid on the 27th?? Honestly you would think that I had a lot more money than I do. I was one of those mildly mad people who were waiting in an online queue for the Irregular Choice Star Wars 2nd release of shoes, I got some and I will show them next month.

I only got one item of clothing during May and that was using the remaining money on the gift card that my sister kindly got me for my birthday in January. I was sensible and realised how often I was reaching for my trusty Braintree black leggings so bought another pair. I knew that these fitted perfectly in a size 12 and are lovely soft bamboo material, maybe in the future I may try to make my own leggings but that is further down the line. I also really like buying basics from somewhere like Braintree as many of their dresses and tops are not very my style, lovely as they are. They also have great underwear, tights and socks – I will be buying another pair of tights for winter I reckon, my chevron ones served me very well last winter and were super cosy.

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I also bought a dress from the lovely vintage inspired brand Tara Starlet, everything they sell is made in the UK which is great. I bought the petrol blue Peggy dress and the construction and fabric were lovely. Unfortunately a few too many cakes and my lack of exercise due to this ‘itis’ that is still hanging about has meant that I am a bit bigger than usual and so my normal size didn’t fit. I toyed with the idea of buying a size up as this was meant to be for a friends’ wedding but really I know that I will lose this extra weight. In fact currently I am cutting back on my cake and crisps in an attempt to help this while I can’t burn off my calories. So I returned it, I would definitely order from Tara Starlet again and currently everything in their sale section is under £20.

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This is the grey version but I just love this outfit

Finally I also bought a few things for the sewing machine, namely a walking foot, ball point needles and a twin needle. I have been using these in my sewing class to sew with jersey on my ‘normal’ machine, I did pay a fair bit for my walking foot which I know I could have got a cheaper version on eBay but I really want to sew more with jersey so thought I would just go for it. After I bought these pieces, I was able to sew bits and pieces of my dress at home which helped me spend longer on the trickier parts in class. I will do a full post on my finished dress but I have to say I am pretty pleased and getting more chuffed with it as the days go on.

So May seems like it was a frugal month however I ended up skint by the end so if someone can explain what the heck I was up to I would be pleased 🙂 June has already seen me ordering some clothes like a loony but hopefully I have found some jeans! Oh and some “essential” shoes – silver glitter, Hans Solo on the sole and a droid on the toe. Definitely essential 😉

 

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4 thoughts on “May’s Acquisitions”

    1. I know right? I nearly had all the flats ☺ Settled for the R2D2 flats in the end and I love them. I used to really love Irregular Choice’s heels but their flats have been brilliant over the last few years.

  1. Thanks for introducing me to Tara Starlet. I didn’t no this company.
    Braintree leggings… I’ve been looking at them for ages. Are they soft and cool and not to thick? I don’t really do bare legs so in the summer I tend to ware footless tights but they can get quite itchy. Would these leggings be a good alternative to them without being thick saggy cotton ones?

    1. I think the Braintree leggings are the best ones I have come across. They are nice and soft straight out of the packaging and I have had no sagging issues with ones I have had for over a year unless I wear them repeatedly ☺ I also find them the perfect thickness for Spring/Summer/Autumn – only in Winter do I find I am sometimes better off with my knitted ones instead.
      Tara Starlet have great pieces and wonderful prints, I am sure to order again.
      If you do decide to get the Braintree ones let me know what you think, I think for basics they are fast becoming my go-to brand.

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