Daily Archives: January 3, 2014

December Shopping (and gift) Summary




1. The Limited Black Collection Blazer  – gift

2. The Limited necklace – gift

3. Langford Market Embellished Shoulder Sweatshirt/Sweater – $25

4. The Limited Sleek Pencil Pants – $40

5. LOFT Marisa Pants – $30

6. Franco Sarto Delancey Purse – gift

7. Banana Republic Scarf – gift

8. Jones New York Pencil Skirt – $37

9. Banana Republic Sweater – gift

Total out of pocket = $132

Have you voted for your favorite outfit of December yet?

In the interest of full disclosure, I also spent $60 on boots from Sole Society but even after trying two different sizes I decided they didn’t fit right. So, I returned them. But they don’t do refunds so instead I have store credit to use at some point.

Otherwise all of my out-of-pocket purchases were to fill holes in my wardrobe or replace items that no longer fit. My original red ankle pants have gotten too tight for me to feel comfortable wearing them to the office (but they’re for sale on Poshmark if you’re interested) so I replaced them with these from The Limited. Same with my pink skirt. And while I do have burgundy pants they are definitely more of a flare leg that I can’t wear with flats. I thought about getting them tailored but at $30 these ones from LOFT were too good of a deal to pass up.

Finally, the sweatshirt/sweater was an impulse buy when I was picking up a gift for my mom. Turns out it was a great purchase because I’ve already worn it several times. I don’t have a lot of cute clothes that I would consider to be both comfy and casual and this totally fit the bill for me.

Then there are the Christmas gifts! My mom picked all of them out for me (okay, I picked out the blazer and the necklace). She’s got good taste, right? I’ve also already worn the sweater and the scarf twice.

So, yeah. December was about filling holes and getting a few new fun items. As for January? I’m still looking for a replacement pair of black riding boots. Let the hunt begin!

P.S. I also received this necklace and these shoes for free from fibi & clo. I’ve already worn the necklace here and will do a review of the shoes soon.

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