Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 2014 fashion budget

It’s that time of the month again…time to come clean about what I’ve spent on clothes, shoes, etc ūüôā¬†For the first time this year, I feel confident that I stayed around my budget and didn’t completely blow it. Let’s see how I did this month:

1. vintage Coach crossbody purse, Goodwill $1.99
2. Old Navy military-inspired jacket, Goodwill $6
3. BCBG flowy tee, Goodwill $3.39
4. Peter Pilloto for Target tank in red iris print, Target clearance $12.48

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I also made my first purchase with ThredUp and I can say that I am quite pleased. Although I did shop with a 40% off your entire order coupon, which made the prices much more digestible. Here’s what I got from ThredUp:

5. Eileen Fisher Dress Pants, $25.99 (plus 40% off)
6. Classiques Entier yellow tweed blazer, $14.99 (plus 40% off)
7. Karen Kane black tank, $4.99 (plus 40% off)
8. Chaus jacquard jacket, $8.99 (plus 40% off)
9. Sunny Leigh polka dot flowy blouse, $15.49 (plus 40% off)

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And of course my new polka dot rain boots, which are super comfortable!
10. Sloggers polka dot rain boots, Amazon $37.44

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TOTAL spent in March =$103.57 … not too bad I guess;)

How did you do this month?

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Don’t forget to check out the Budgeting Bloggers linkup brought to you by Franish.

sporty and spicy {a thrift style thursday post}

So, I love wearing sporty clothes. Do I actually use these clothes for their intended purpose? No, but who cares? And I’ve had a love affair with Adidas since middle school.¬†Also, Sporty Spice (aka Melanie C) was and still is my favorite Spice Girl.

Oh and today is my 3 year blog-aversary. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 3 years already! Thanks so much to all of you for being my friends, readers, sources of inspiration;)

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What about you? Are you a fan of athletic attire?

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday crew:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi at Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Justine at The Two Cent Chic
Meg at Eclecticity
Sheri  at Confessions of a Refashionista
Martyna at Spoolish
Alex at Snippets with Alex
Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali!
Erika at Erika’s Style Diary!

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Outfit Details:
Top: Star print v neck tee (Gap), stole from my mom
Jacket: Adidas, thrifted $4.59
Jeans: David Kahn, ebay $15?
Shoes: PF Flyers, 6pm.com clearance

stripes + rain boots

The forecast for today promised to be rainy (and maybe even freezing rain or snow) so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to wear my new rain boots to work. Too bad it only rained a tiny bit, and by the time I left the office, it had already stopped. So even though I didn’t get a chance to test the boots’ waterproof properties in action, I had fun wearing my new polka dot rain boots!

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By the way, the story about rain boots is this: I had a pair from wal-mart that I bought when I was in college (many moons ago). They sat in my closet, unworn, for many years. Mostly they were uncomfortbale but also because a chance hadn’t arose where I needed to wear them, so off to the donation pile they went. Fast forward to this winter, where it’s been colder, snowier, and wetter than I can remember, and I wished I hadn’t donated my old boots.

I decided I wanted a nice pair of rain boots, something affordable yet still made in the USA. I’m glad I found the brand Sloggers (purchased from Amazon) – they come in a variety of colors and are American made. I’ve only worn them once (sized up a size per the reviews and they’re a tiny bit loose but better than tight and uncomfortable like the old ones) but they seem very comfortable.

Anyway, that’s it about the rain boots – hope you all had a great tuesday:)

Outfit deets:
Sweater/Sweatshirt: Jones New York Sport striped top, thrifted $3.39
Shirt: Chambray, thrifted $3.39
Necklace: Jane.com, $12ish
Jeans: Denizen leggings, thrifted $3.39
Socks: Marshalls, $5
Boots: Sloggers polka dot rain boots, Amazon $37.44

happy spring colors {pastels for thrift style thursday}

Happy spring to all! It was a beautiful day today and a perfect day to finally put on some pastel colors and enjoy the sunshine (I had almost forgotten what it feels like!).

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Do you like to wear pastel colors? I’m not a HUGE pastels fan but I enjoy an occasional piece or two, especially when celebrating the start of spring ;-P

Don’t forge to check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday crew:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi at Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Justine at The Two Cent Chic
Meg at Eclecticity
Sheri  at Confessions of a Refashionista
Martyna at Spoolish
Alex at Snippets with Alex
Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali!
Welcome, Erika from Erika’s Style Diary!
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Outfit details:
Top: Lands End striped and mini dot shirt, Clothes Mentor $10
Jacket: Old Talbots on sale
Pants: hand-me-downs
Shoes: Melissa / Vivienne Westwood ultragirl bow flats, poshmark
Nautical Necklace: The Limited (old)

happy st patrick’s day!

Happy St. Patrick’s day from me and Ulysses the kitty.

Hope you all had a great monday! I am not necessarily a st. Patrick’s day celebrator but I love an excuse to drink beer and wear green =)

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Much love from me and the kitties;)

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Outfit details:
Pants: green skinny jeans, David Kahn via Ideeli (can’t remember price)
Top: Peter Nygard, thrifted $3.39
Boots: Privo, hand-me-downs