Needless to say, of course, have credit card, will spend money. I'm afraid I got more than a little tempted and had a splurge when I spotted these Reiss jeans on the mens' rack. (Most of the ladies clothes in our shop will not fit me, as they tend to be very small sizes!)
I don't currently have a pair of indigo blue jeans and these fitted pretty well, save for being a bit long and needing turning up.(Hipster style, in spite of being a bit old to wear them like this!)
I liked the fit though, so decided to add them to my wardrobe. Here's a couple of pictures of them on, combined with my ASOS skater shoes that I bought last year and are still going strong.
At £14.99, they weren't exactly inexpensive, but when I looked up the full price on the Reiss website, jeans from this brand cost anywhere between £90 and £115 new, so I was pretty happy with them and they are in very good condition.
I also decided to buy 6 Habitat white porcelain bowls for £7.99. (Sorry, only 4 here as two have already been used and are currently in the dishwasher) I'm trying to replace some of the bowls we have, with better quality ones that don't scratch with use.
Many of ours were purchased from IKEA over 10 years ago and are now looking a bit worse for use. I'm sending them off to a new life, via the Give and Take, but they have served their time with us. I have already purchased some new bowls and side plates from John Lewis over the past couple of years, but we still needed a few more of each.
These were a good price, as I have paid a similar price for just 4 similar bowls in John Lewis. They look hardly used, are a very simple design and a good size for limiting portion sizes too.
As you can tell, my resolve not to buy anything from the CS is gradually melting away, but I am trying to only purchase things that are very good quality or very practical, and will get a lot of use or wear. I am also trying, although not completely succeeding, in starting to practice a 'one in one out' policy with new purchases.
It was a much better day at the shop yesterday, as for one thing, I had slept the night before. There were also some new members of staff to meet, one, a volunteer for whom it was their first day, a lovely lady from Brazil, and another who is a manager of another shop, who was also great to work with. I'm really starting to enjoy the work and getting to do lots of different things. Long may it continue.