And I have done a lot of thinking about my shopping habits. Many of the things I put in the charity bag were 'sale bargains': a tunic from Next in a print I liked but in a 14 so it has never fitted properly (am a 12) and pastel blue chinos also from Next which are really not flattering on me but I loved the colour. I didn't buy the chinos when I first tried them on but in the summer sale they were reduced to half price so I bought them. They still didn't look right and haven't been worn much. So in fact they were not a bargain at all as, price per wear, they were much more expensive than my £45 jeans which have been worn to death.
Here's an example of a recent bad sale decision.
|The Phase Eight Heart Print Twist front dress I wanted but didn't buy at £55|
|The Boden Pimlico Dress I have bought for £27|
My new year resolution then. Don't shop in the sales. Choose what I need and love. Forget the rest.