november 2016 budget

November 2016 budget

Hi friends! I’m here to tell you all about the stuff I bought in November. And before you go thinking that I live under an enormous pile of clothes, purses, and shoes, I’d like to explain something. At least once every month or so, I go through my closet and donate or consign multiple items. This month I’ve already consigned 15 items and have another 15 more ready to go. So, here’s my explanation that I’m not yet at hoarder status (although I could use some decluttering).

Anyway, back to the list…

BAGS

  1. Holly Aiken messenger $36, consignment
  2. Dooney & Bourke backpack $32, thrifted
  3. Dooney & Bourke weekender $65, thrifted

SEPARATES

  1. LC Lauren Conrad Disney Snow White Lace Collar Top, $4 after Kohl’s Cash
  2. Jodifl tee $34, local boutique (top)
  3. Madewell skinny jeans $3.60, thrifted (bottom)
  4. Ann Taylor tank top $1.50, thrifted
  5. Pure + Good tank top $1.50, thrifted
  6. Athleta sweatshirt $3.60, thrifted
  7. Express Portofino shirt in very berry, on sale for $20 (top)
  8. J. Crew striped pink and grey skirt $3.60, thrifted (bottom) <– I’m not sure I’m going to keep this skirt. It’s really cute but pretty short, even for me. 
  9. LOFT navy linen cardigan $3.60, thrifted (top)
  10. Ralph Lauren navy cotton slacks $3.60, thrifted (bottom)

DRESSES

  1. Boden blue and white dress $4.60, thrifted
  2. Lands’ End polka dot blue wrap dress $1.50, thrifted
  3. Eileen Fisher navy blue jersey dress $4.60, thrifted

TOTAL = $222.70. Yeeeesh, that’s steep. The only thing that might help me out here is my consignment income. But I haven’t actually made anything yet.

How’d you do this month?

As always, linking up with Franish

LBD {long black dress} for Workwear Wednesday

I’m not going to lie, I took these pictures back in August but never got to post them. Back in August, I had wanted a classic black maxi convertible dress for a while. If you want to know the truth, I wanted an LBD but something that I could wear if I didn’t shave my legs that day (haha!). When I was in Toronto over the summer, I went to the Henkaa store and tried on the Henkaa Ivy convertible dress in the maxi length. Knowing from experience that Henkaa makes amazing dresses, I knew that the Ivy would be a super comfortable, high quality, and extremely versatile option. It’s not an inexpensive dress, but it’s worth it. Here’s just one way I wore it to work, with an over-sized cardigan and a belt. I can’t wait to wear it again!

PS. Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving and I wanted to give thanks to all of the wonderful people that take time to read my blog and all the wonderful people I’ve met through blogging.❤

Henkaa IVY MAXI CONVERTIBLE DRESS - Black Henkaa IVY MAXI CONVERTIBLE DRESS - Black

What do you think? Do you like LBDs (long black dresses)?

Don’t forget to go see what Jusine’s wearing for Workwear Wednesday!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Henkaa Ivy Maxi Convertible Dress, $98 {Buy here} <- contains affiliate link
Belt: thrifted
Cardigan: Misook, ebay
Shoes: Melissa, poshmark
Necklace: turquoise, vintage store

nautical for fall {workwear wednesday}

Are nautical prints appropriate for fall? Something tells me no, not that I care all that much, but I feel decidedly spring-y when I wear nautical. That’s okay, fall is the season for layering.

Here, I’ve paired my printed blouse with skinnies, boots, and a fitted cardigan for warmth (plus a jacket on top). What do you think–are you a fan of nautical prints for fall? 
express portofino shirt - anchors, NYDJ jeans, Frye boots, Halogen cardigan

express portofino shirt - anchors, NYDJ jeans, Frye boots, Halogen cardigan

express portofino shirt - anchors, NYDJ jeans, Frye boots, Halogen cardigan

Want to see more awesome workwear wednesday wardrobe wonders (like all that alliteration?), go check out Justine’s workwear wednesday post!

Outfit Details:
Cardigan: Halogen, thrifted {similar}
Top: Express Portofino, clearance in store {same shirt; different print}
Pants: NYDJ skinny jeans, clearance at Nordstrom Rack {similar}
Boots: Frye veronica, clearange at Nordstrom Rack {exact}

current fall favorites {workwear wednesday}

This workwear wednesday’s been a tough one after yesterday’s disappointing news, but we’ll persevere and unite. Because that’s what we do…

Meanwhile, here are some of my current favorite fall staples:
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Isn’t my new headband/earwarmer AWESOME? My awesome friend and coworker Nicole made it just for me. If you like it, you should check out her Etsy store and request a custom project – she can make one just like it for you!

Don’t forget to check out what Justine is featuring on her blog for workwear wednesday !

Outfit Details:
Top: Lands’ End, thrifted
Earwarmer: See above!
Skirt: Etcetera, thrifted
Boots: Born, thrifted
Tights: old

october 2016 budget

Y’all, I went a little crazy with my makeup purchases this month. I know I should just stay away from Sephora. I went in the store to get ONE thing–new eyebrow stuff–and ended up spending $100.

Here’s what I got:

I also got some clothes and shoes (duh, I love this stuff).


Thrifted:

  • Miz Mooz Michelle shoes $2
  • Ralph Lauren burgundy corduroy jacket $4
  • Gap plaid button down $3.59
  • J Crew blue skinnies $3.59
  • Michael Stars long sleeved top $3.59
  • Drew cut-out blouse $3.59

New:

  • Express portofino shirt $21 clearance
  • North face venture jacket $75 REI on sale
  • NYDJ jeans $15 Nordstrom rack clearance

Total spent on makeup: $100
Total spent on clothes: $131.36

How did you to do this month?

As always, I’m linking up with Franish.