Impulsive Purchases & Fancy Friday linkup

impulsive purchases

Often impulsive purchases do not work out well. So it surprised me that it did worked out for me a few weeks ago. Do you recognize this, you sit on the couch in the evening, a blanket over you, a cup of coffee with chocolates in reach. And the telephone in one hand for shopping online. Just to browse all your favorite stores and throw everything you like into the shopping basket and then select what you like best and for the best price of course. Hey, I’m Dutch, I want everything for the best price.

A good impulsive buy for a changenavy blue monochrome outfit

But sometimes I get tired at a certain point and you should actually put the phone away then, and see if you still like the items the next day and then order them. But I was too greedy again and so ordered this dress thinking it was a black dress. That’s how impulsive purchases are made.So it turned out to be a navy dress. And I had bought quite a few navy items lately. But when I put on the dress, I actually really liked it. Fits great, does not draw very much and has a great length! What a surprise. I like the gold colored zipper, that always is a good detail for me, gold stuff. 

Sometimes impulsive purchases turn out quite goodimpulsive purchases

As you may know I really like monochrome looks so this cardigan, which I once bought at Primark, looks perfect on the dress. Can you believe it is several years old? I mean Primark? I love these lightweight long cardigans.  And then for the casual feel I wear cream platform sneakers underneath! For accessories I wear huge loops and a navy statement ring. And a lovely necklace with navy and all other colors, which looks pretty good on a monochrome outfit. Sometimes an impulsive purchase works out well!cream platform sneakers

impulsive purchaseslong cardigan over long knitted dress

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57 Comments

    • nancy
      Author
      9th April 2021 / 18:22

      Sometimes! Not often with me , lol. But this one did! Thanks Katie!

  1. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    You look gorgeous Nancy. Great you ordert it. Perfekt match with the cardigan!
    I wish you a nice weekend😁

    • nancy
      Author
      9th April 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Tina!

  2. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    Hi Nancy – seems to be a problem with uploading to the linky, I am getting an error message about the submitting blog not allowing image sharing. I have contacted InLinkz support.
    It is indeed unusual to be happy with an impulse purchase – my worst buys are when I get something on the spur of the moment and then find it doesn’t work with my wardrobe, so I hardly ever wear it. This dress is a good buy, it’s the type you can dress up or down, and looks good on you.

    • nancy
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      9th April 2021 / 18:22

      I had that last week on someones elses blog too! Have no idea what it is, I could link another post, it was just one post that didn’t work. have you tried other posts?

  3. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    That is a great knit dress on you – definitely a good impulse buy! And I like the monochrome matching of the navy cardigan with it, and the fun little touch of colour with the necklace πŸ™‚

    Hope that you are having a nice week πŸ™‚

    • nancy
      Author
      9th April 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Mica, enjoy your weekend!

  4. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    I’m very guilty of this behaviour too Nancy. This purchase worked out very well for you xx

    • nancy
      Author
      9th April 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Laurie!

  5. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    I know exactly what you mean about those impulse buys but this dress was a good one for sure! The long cardigan looks like it was made for it – such a surprise that it is old. Thanks for the link up and have a wonderful weekend, Nancy!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      9th April 2021 / 18:22

      Yes it really is a surprise as I wear it quite often and it was so cheap! Still looks very good! Thanks Kellyann!

  6. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    Tell me about it – I have bought far too many items online usually sale items but nevertheless this has got to stop once the beauticians and hairdressers open on Monday! My clothes buying will return to charity shop shopping!

    Love the dress, Nancy, looks good on you πŸ™‚

    Have a lovely weekend x

    • nancy
      Author
      9th April 2021 / 18:22

      I can’t wait to shop in a real shop again. Would love to shop in Lewes in the second hand stores there!

  7. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    This dress looks absolutely great! And that cardigan goes so well with it.

  8. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    What a great dress, Nancy! It looks amazing on you. I love it paired with trainers and the monochromatic navy is so good. That is a wonderful impulsive purchase! I hope you have a fabulous weekend, my friend.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  9. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    The navy knit looks so good on you Nancy. Glad your impulse buy worked out well , so often mine are a disaster.
    Many thanks for hosting, enjoy your weekend.

  10. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy,

    Sometimes, we all take a chance with an impulse buy and it feels good. This dress was a terrific find. It looks great and you are going to get loads of wear from it!

    Rosemary

  11. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    What a great impulse buy and really loving the navy color on you! I’m styling an impulse buy on my blog today as well, but wasn’t as happy about it!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  12. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    It’s a cute dress, Nancy! The gold zip detail makes it look quite sporty so it looks fab with your white trainers!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  13. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    What a brilliant impulse buy Nancy. It looks super with your longline cardigan. It looks like you have some nice weather there in The Netherlands xxx

  14. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    You are so right about impulsive purchases, Nancy! 1)when they work out, it’s great, and 2) it’s a good idea to wait a day and see if you still really want the piece! Lol! It’s just like you said: sitting on the sofa with a cup of coffee and shopping away! Love your dress and sweater, Nancy. Your impulsive shopping paid off!

    xx Darlene

    • nancy
      Author
      10th April 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Darlene!

  15. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    This dress turned out to be a really good impulse buy-glad it worked out well for you! It looks great and will be so versatile. I love your styling with the trainers and long cardigan. Thanks for the link up and have a nice weekend!

    • nancy
      Author
      10th April 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Di. I love to wear sneakers under dresses! had to get used to it for a while, but now I am loving it!

  16. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    I actually love that dress on you, and might even prefer that rich dark blue over black!
    You’ll probably be surprised, but there was a time when I wore black almost exclusively. It was in the days before Internet existed, and when I was out shopping in a poorly lit shop, I once or twice made the mistake of buying dark blue garments instead of the black I was after πŸ˜‰
    Anyway, I’m glad to hear your impulse purchase was a good one after all. The necklace is fabulous too! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      10th April 2021 / 18:22

      I can’t imagine you in all black, however… yes I think I can. You like New Wave too don’t you?

    • nancy
      Author
      10th April 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Michelle!

  17. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    This impulse purchase is amazing if you ask me!!

    • nancy
      Author
      10th April 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Lucy!

  18. Caroline
    9th April 2021 / 18:22

    I love that dress and I think that it was a great impulse buy! Have a great weekend!

    • nancy
      Author
      10th April 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Caroline, have a great weekend!

  19. 9th April 2021 / 18:22

    Your outfit is lovely, the colour is perfect on you. I know exactly how you feel and do the same in the evening – normally in bed. Thanks for hosting today too. Jacqui x

    • nancy
      Author
      10th April 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, the bed is for other activities Jacqui! Lol.

  20. Joanne
    9th April 2021 / 18:22

    I really like that dress too! Sometimes impulse buys are the best.

    • nancy
      Author
      10th April 2021 / 18:22

      I agree! Thanks Joanne!

  21. jodie filogomo
    10th April 2021 / 18:22

    You just never know, do you?? And this dress is fabulous and how fabulous that it is navy instead of black!!
    OXOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      10th April 2021 / 18:22

      I like navy but I want this dress in black too! But it’s only in navy, well can’t have it all right?

  22. 10th April 2021 / 18:22

    I agree, some of my best buys ever have been impulse purchases. I think we have to listen to our inner lizard brainβ€”it knows what it wants πŸ˜‰
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • nancy
      Author
      10th April 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed! Thanks Cheryl!

  23. 10th April 2021 / 18:22

    That cardigan and dress were made for each other! They look great together! I think this was one impulsive purchase that definitely worked out!

    • nancy
      Author
      10th April 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed! One of the few times! Thanks Laura!

  24. 10th April 2021 / 18:22

    I love it when impulse purchases work out – this dress and cardigan look fabulous together! Such a great outfit, Nancy, and I’m betting you’ll wear these pieces quite a bit this year.

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

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    • nancy
      Author
      10th April 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Amber, yes I love dresses like that! Now I still need a black one!

  25. 10th April 2021 / 18:22

    Excellent impulse purchase! I’m getting better at allowing things to sit in the cart for a bit before I buy…lol. The cardigan & sneakers are so good with the dress too!
    Debbie
    http://www.yourstyledstory.com

    • nancy
      Author
      12th April 2021 / 18:22

      Yes we do learn don’t we! Thanks Debbie!

    • nancy
      Author
      12th April 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, mine said yesterday when I wanted to order some shoes: Oh I get it already, you don’t have black ones with that heel! Haha, he is learning good!

  26. 11th April 2021 / 18:22

    I do the same thing. I try to wait but sometimes just pull the trigger and buy it. Your dress is fabulous and looks beautiful on you!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • nancy
      Author
      12th April 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Jill!

  27. 12th April 2021 / 18:22

    I sometimes impulse buy when I’m out shopping, but I so rarely shop online, that I don’t have that issue. Oh, not true – sometime I buy Fluevogs online! But they are special, right?

    Thank you so much for the link-up Nancy!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th April 2021 / 18:22

      Yes and you know exactly what size you need of them! Shopping in real stores is to tiring for me.

  28. 13th April 2021 / 18:22

    Gosh that cardigan is perfect with the dress. I thought they came together as a set. I like the slits in the cardi that add movement to it. Very flirty. And I like that the dress is blue and not black. I really wear little black. So harsh!! Prefer colors to black.
    I can absolutely relate to your shopping online routine. Have a gingham blouse in my basket at JCrew Factory online, a jacket at Loft online, and probably a dozen things in my Old Navy basket. Need to go back and revisit everything to see what makes the cut!!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th April 2021 / 18:22

      haha, and perhaps it is reduced by now!

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