Frugal February: The Budgeting Begins!

Skirt & Belt: Portmans
Shoes: Wittner
I think it’s pretty well established that I love shopping! Some might even say I have a bit of an, um, addiction. Probably my credit card would say that. Certainly after Christmas it’s looking a little well-worn, so for February I’m instigating a new plan-of-attack.
It’s called Frugal February.
I’m going to go the whole of February (notice how I’ve picked the shortest month?) without buying anything new. This – I’m sure you understand if you’ve been reading for a while – is A Big Deal.
Like I did with Frockapalooza I’ll be posting every day, and I’ll be trying to focus on budget-friendly labels from discount departments stores and chainstores. I’ll also be doing at least one DIY or Remix a week. That way, if I feel like I want something new, I can have it on as little dosh as possible! My Budget Nazi (Love you, Haz-Mo’s Ma) would be so proud.
No need to remix anything today as it’s a whole new virgin outfit. Even though they’re both a year or so old I’ve never teamed this great lace cardigan with my ruffly pencil skirt before. Now I’m wondering why… somehow they seem to be made for one another!

18 thoughts on “Frugal February: The Budgeting Begins!

  1. I adore your skirt 😛
    btw, I've just bought 2 books because I'm saving 😛 no clothes, only 1 pair of shoes this month…
    I want my account to be gold or even platinum 😛 and it's just very blue right now 😉

  2. I've been reading your blog for quite a while and just love it, but I am enthralled with this idea! And I have decided to join you in your Frugal February (my credit card is still smoking from Christmas, not to mention the burnt smell of it…lol!)

    I will put up my pics on my blog, <a href="http://plussizefashiondiva.com>Plus Size Fashion Diva</a>, too. Looking forward to doing this, it makes saving and not shopping seem almost (*gulp*) fun? First pics will go up in an hour–I'm in Europe, so I'll be a bit behind you.

    P.S. <i>Thanks for picking the shortest month….</i>

  3. awww the blouse is stunning and you know I love that skirt as i have the basic black one 🙂
    you look vavavoom!

  4. you. are. my. new. idol. oh my word. i just read like 40 pages of your blog and you are amazingly pretty!! i love your style :]

  5. My heart is swelling with pride! Frugal February indeed. Pray, what will you do with all the money you save….hmmmm?????

    Such a divine outfit to kick it all off with, you look gorgeous.


  6. Oh my gosh, I love love love this skirt. I've been reading your blog for a few weeks and I've been so inspired by your outfits!

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