I thought it would be a good idea to break down my “end of 90 days in the wilderness” Haul, and share how I was able to fulfill purchasing everything on my lust have list and more.
As you know, the original Lust Have List consisted of 8 items and I ended up with nearly double that on the same budget. And yes, I did manage to get a version of every lust worthy item.
The Break Down:
Black Handbag = YES – on sale $99 at ASOS, (plus a cute little pink one – $37 with shipping found at Etsy.com) – over budget = $36.
40s style Dress = YES – $150 found at Etsy.com, (plus 1 other – from Alibionline.com.au and its great belt – on sale $119) – over budget = $119.
Denim Jacket = YES – $7!! – found at the local Salvation Army Thrift Shop – under budget = $93!
Cuff Bracelet = YES – $59.25 – also found at Peeptoeshoes.com.au – over budget = $9.25.
Metal Capped-toe Pumps = YES – $238 – found at ASOS.com (plus 1 more pair from Novo – $89) – over budget = $127.
2 or 3 Shirts = YES – $107 (4 shirts total), 3 from various shops at Etsy.com under Vintage and one from the local St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop – under budget = $93!
Scarves = YES – $41.35 – 2 separate lots purchased from Etsy.com (26 total!) – under budget = $58.65!
PLUS – 1 x orange pencil skirt = $9 – from the local St. Vinnies Thrift Shop.
Grand Total of my Lust Have List Haul = $1029.85!!
Thanks to the time spent researching the original Lust Have List, I was able to find some great bargains from online shops and was especially glad to be using a couple of them that are based in Australia. You know how much I love looking for items on Etsy.com that work with whatever trend we are looking at so it only seemed natural that I should spend a little of my time and money shopping there. The more that I thrift and vintage shop, the more I love it! The prices were all amazing and the items themselves are all great, one of a kind pieces I am not going to see everyone else wearing.
The down side of it all…
…You can’t try on the items you order online. So you either need to be really confidant with your sizing, willing to ship it back if it doesn’t fit, or be willing to have alterations done.
The down side of buying vintage – not a lot of sizing options unless it is too big and you can take it for alterations. You have to be willing to either be flexible and open-minded or check in regularly at a few different shops to get what you want.
So you see, it’s really not that difficult to fulfill your Lust Have List and make a great haul. You just need to break it down to what is important to you and know when, where and how to be flexible!
How do you think I did? Did this Haul look like you thought it would?
- Extravagant Shoes We’re Lusting For This Fall (fabsugar.com)
- Lust Have – Louis Vuitton Metallic Capped Toe (astimegoesbuy.me)
- Lust Have – The Statement Necklace (astimegoesbuy.me)
- Mission Impossible – Not So! (astimegoesbuy.me)