Monthly Archives: February 2017

my extremely belated january 2016 budget

I know February’s more than halfway done and I’m just now getting to my January budget post. Y’all, it’s been crazy the past month. I started my new job (btw it is still crazy) which I love. Unfortunately mom has been ill and we just found out this week that her breast cancer is back. This has been quite the blow for my family, as my mom and I are very close.

Anyway, I don’t think you’d be surprised to hear that I just haven’t had the time or energy (or been in the mood) to blog. And I wasn’t even in the mood to take pictures of my purchases this month. This is a LAZY budget post.
january-2016-budget

But I just wanted to post my budget post to keep this habit going (one that I’ve kept up since 2013). Also, holy crap, I did a lot of thrifting last month:

Comptoir de cotonniers jacket 4.59
Yoana Barachi jacket 4.59
41hawthorn blouse 3.59
Banana Republic striped cardigan 4.59
Theory thermal top 3.59
French Connection green and white dress 4.59
Talbots lemon skirt 3.59
Timbuk2 bag 2.99
Boden shorts (2 pair) 4
Durham bulls tee 1.50
J crew button-down tunic 4
Brooks Brothers button down 2
Karen Kane maxi dress 3.50
Li’l Bub tee 2.25
Sympli dress 4.59
BCBG floral print dress 6
Oh my gauze top 3
Rough and Tumble small tote 5
St John skirt 3.79
Danskin bottoms 3.79
Llbean cropped sweatpants 2.79
Loft leggings 2.79
L.L.Bean denim blazer 4.59
J. Crew pink skirt 3.59
Michael Stars brown tee 3.59
Karen Kane black lace dress 4.59
St. John jacket $80 (consignment)
J. Crew factory pink cardigan $3.59
Kate spade polka dot wallet $13
Vionic Minna flats $70 – used $ from selling Frye boots
Madewell bag – used gift card at Clothes Mentor
Ted baker dress – used gift card at Clothes Mentor
Lands end dress – used gift card at Clothes Mentor
Lands end green cardigan $4.59
Karen Kane top 3.59
Kate Spade tank top 3.59
Eddie Bauer coat $13
Milly blouse $5
Socks $10 – used $ from selling boots
Express pineapple print portofino top $14 (Poshmark)
Adriano Goldschmied jeans $0 consignment credit
Longchamp wallet black $4
Longchamp wallet $4
Piazza Sempione dress $14
Caslon blazer $2
Mogo bracelet $2

Alright y’all don’t judge me…it was my birthday month

TOTAL: $263.84 … eeeeeeeeeeeeek

Y’all I went a bit overboard last month. But I got so many nice new work clothes so there, I’m justifying it!

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first day of work {pineapples for workwear wednesday}

Today was day 3 at my new job at Red Hat in downtown Raleigh! It’s such an amazing, crazy, wonderful place. I’m completely overwhelmed of course–it’s my first time working in a corporate environment for such a large organization. Also, it’s my first time with such a long commute (and I’ve taken the bus for 2 days already, so that might start playing into my WWW outfit posts).

I know it’s Workwear Wednesday, but I wore this outfit for my first day of work on Monday! I love this pineapple print and wanted to add a bit of quirk to my first outfit.

express portofino pineapple shirt, lands end green cardigan, ralph lauren navy slacks, cole haan shoes

express portofino pineapple shirt, lands end green cardigan, ralph lauren navy slacks, cole haan shoes

express portofino pineapple shirt, lands end green cardigan, ralph lauren navy slacks, cole haan shoes

I hope you’re having a good week so far, friends!

Xo,
Nout

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Outfit Details:
Top: Express Portofino shirt in pinehapple print, Poshmark for $8+shipping
Pants: Ralph Lauren navy cotton slacks, thrifted
Shoes: Cole Haan wedges, thrifted
Cardigan: Lands End, thrifted
Necklace: Tiffany & co., gift