Fulfilling My Lust Have List – The Haul – Break it Down

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 – over budget = $36.

40s style Dress = YES – $150 found at,  (plus 1 other – from 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!

Statement Necklace = YES – $74.25 – Found at – under budget = $25.75!

Cuff Bracelet = YES – $59.25 – also found at – over budget = $9.25.

Metal Capped-toe Pumps = YES – $238 – found at (plus 1 more pair from Novo – $89) – over budget = $127.

2 or 3 Shirts = YES – $107 (4 shirts total), 3 from various shops at 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 (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 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?


About astimegoesbuy

Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

15 responses to “Fulfilling My Lust Have List – The Haul – Break it Down

  • bpreethi

    That’s some haul there 😀 you did it!

    • astimegoesbuy

      Yes Preethi, I did it!
      I’m not sure if I am more surprised I made the 90 days of no shopping or that I could narrow my wish list down, have a budget and still come out ahead!

    • astimegoesbuy

      It was a great experience.
      The first time that I have bought that many clothing items online.
      I was probably more concerned about the Etsy items but they all are great and each one of them arrived beautifully packed too, which was a nice tough on the part of the sellers.
      p.s. thank goodness it is only shopping envy 🙂

  • Katherine

    Are you based in Melbourne? Great work on the haul 😉

    • astimegoesbuy

      Hi Katherine,
      I’m actually in Ballarat but spend at least a day or two a week in Melbourne this time of year.
      Love Melbourne, it’s one of my favourite cities in the world.
      The haul was fun! Well less than what I would have spent if I hadn’t been resricting myself but cool to see that I can have the look I want for a reasonable price with some planning…plus I can feel good about myself when buy vintage and thrift because I am reducing my carbon footprint. 🙂
      Slow Fashion is very good for my karma! 🙂

  • ethelthedean

    Love the breakdown! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – those be some brilliant finds there Sweets! Good on you – you did your research and it paid off 🙂

    I recently bought my first thing online and it finally came today! A really cool dress from ASOS. I’ll take a photo and blog about it soon.

    Take care!

    • astimegoesbuy

      I’m really loving ASOS!
      In fact all online shopping seems to be serving me well at the moment! 🙂
      One of the things I have been getting into lately is looking at the online shops that are based in the Northern Hemisphere because as I am in the Southern it means that what is on sale in the North is what I need here in the South!
      You could check out, and here in Australia, look at the sale tab and it would be mostly summer stuff which would be perfect for you in Canada!
      Can’t wait to see your dress from ASOS!

  • Resa McConaghy

    Looks good to me. Your a stylish girl, and funny!

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