Monthly Archives: December 2014

december 2014 budget

Hi there friends! Well, another month has (almost) gone by and it’s time to analyze the fashion purchases for the month.

December Fashion Budget

Here’s what I got this month:

  1. Brown Ralph Lauren full skirt, $11 from Pennies for Change Thrift Store
  2. Karen Kane black with embroidery dress, $4.59 from Goodwill
  3. Rough & Tumble large clutch [made in the USA], $56 from Sofia’s Carrboro, also available on Etsy.
  4. Rough & Tumble 1909 messenger bag in waxed canvas & leather in ipad size [made in the USA], $188 from Sofia’s Carrboro, also available on Etsy.
  5. Olive green studded jacket, thrifted $4.59 from Goodwill
  6. Matisse leather sandals, $5 from North Raleigh Mission Store
  7. Mia wedge boots, $10 from DRM Store
  8. LOFT polka dot tee, $3.39 from Goodwill
  9. Rafaella black ruffle tank, $3.39 from Goodwill
  10. Poncho, $17.20 from ThredUp
  11. Kate Spade pink packable tote bag, $5 from Goodwill
  12. Black Gallery coat, $8 from Goodwill
  13. Turquoise and sterling earrings, used consignment credit
  14. Lilly Pulitzer blue ruffle sweater, $4.59 from Goodwill
  15. Banana Republic factory bird print blouse, $9.70 from ThredUp
  16. Apt. 9 olive green sweater, $3.39 from Goodwill
  17. Old Navy black sweater $3.39 from Goodwill
  18. Vintage brown Coach crossbody purse, $8 from Goodwill
  19. [Not pictured] 2 pair of cat socks, $15
  20. [Not pictured] long summer/beach dress, $4.59 from Goodwill
  21. KITTY: Mr. Ulysses

=$364.82
-$255.00 consignment payout
TOTAL = $109.82 [only $9.82 over my budget]

As usual I did a ton of thrifting (and a little ThredUp-ing) this month. I love what I got and I feel as though I’ll wear all of it (except maybe the vintage Coach bag, I plan on selling it). My favorite item is the Rough & Tumble bag that I’ve been crushing on for years. I finally made enough money from consignments and decided to treat myself. We’ll see how I do in January but it’s my birthday month so I might treat myself a little extra 😉

What about you? How did you do this month? What’s your plan for January?

Linking up with Franish!

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workwear wednesday – casual polka dots

Hi friends! I’m sure you’re having an amazingly busy December, too. In the past week, I’ve had 2 holiday parties, lots and lots of work, and lots of house cleaning. I’m super tired but also kind of sad I didn’t get any cute pictures of my party outfits. Instead I’ve got one picture of me being tired and super casual. Here it is:

polka dot chambray shirt, NYDJ damask skinnies, Rockport truewalk zero welt oxford

Well, friends, I hope you’re all having a wonderful wWednesday

And don’t forget to check out Justine’s #WorkwearWednesday post at The Thrifty Girl’s Guide!
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Outfit Deets:
Shirt: Polka dot chambray shirt, thrifted $3.39
Pants: NYDJ leggings, thrifted $5.99
Shoes: Rockport TrueWalk Zero Welt Oxford, last season

workwear wednesday – navy & denim

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a good week so far. I’ve been looking forward to today – it’s the day that we (and by we I mean all the folks at the office) move across the street to our new, shiny, much bigger office. I’m excited because we’re bursting at the seams!!

Anyway back to workwear wednesday – here I am wearing some NEW clothes (not thrifted this time, lol) including a top that my mom got me for Christmas as well as leggings/skinnies that I found at Marshall’s and couldn’t resist…both in one of my favorite colors – navy.

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What about you, friends? Would you wear navy on navy or navy on denim? Or is that too much blue?

And don’t forget to check out Justine’s #WorkwearWednesday post at The Thrifty Girl’s Guide!
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Outfit Details:
Top: Adrianna Papell blouse, gift from mom from Marshall’s
Jeans: NYDJ leather and denim leggings, $30 from Marshall’s
Necklace: Jewelmint
Boots: Cole Haan, hand me downs

workwear wednesday – lovely birds

As I’ve said before, I enjoy animal prints on just about everything. And with my obsession with ThredUp, when I find something cute with a bird or cat or whatever, I have a hard time resisting. Enter this new Banana Republic bird print blouse:

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Well that’s it friends! I hope you like my new shirt and if you’re not already a customer, you should check out ThredUp, it’s an online resale store. Get $10 off your order now!

And don’t forget to check out Justine’s #WorkwearWednesday post at The Thrifty Girl’s Guide!

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Outfit Details:
Top: Banana Republic ruffle bird print blouse, ThredUP for $9.70
Skirt: Old Navy midi skirt, thrifted for $2
Shoes: Etienne Aigner mary jane pumps, thrifted
Necklace: Melinda Maria moon star necklace, gift from hubby