February Shopping Summary

Shopping

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1.  Denim Jacket via Langford Market – $45

2. Faux Leather Top via Amazon.com – $29 (same) (seen here)

3. J. Crew Factory Leopard Print Shirt via ebay – $20

4. TOMS Leopard Print Desert Wedge – $78 (same) (seen here)

5. Faux Fur Vest via Comfort Me Boutique – $56 (seen here)

Total – $228

Hey! Have you voted for your favorite outfit from February yet? No? Why not?? Just click that link and pick one. It’s fun and easy, I promise.

Now, onto this past month’s consumerism.

Here’s the deal: I may have already had a denim jacket but it’s literally from at LEAST high school and was too big. I wanted a more fitted, slightly cropped one. And, yes, I could have bought one via Poshmark or hunted down one at a thrift store, but I just wasn’t seeing anything that fit the bill. Until I found this one at Langford Market at 40% off. It’s super soft and has some stretch too it so it’s quite comfy. Now, if the weather would just cooperate so I could wear the thing!

Admittedly, the faux leather shirt was a total impulse purchase. But I’m planning to wear it again this week because it could easily become a one-trick pony and I don’t want that to happen.

As for the leopard shirt, well, I’ve been lusting after that puppy for at least a year. It sold out on J. Crew and J. Crew Factory and I finally decided to stalk one on ebay. Got it for $19.99 shipped and it fits perfectly. I’ve already worn it once (although not on the blog) and I’m looking forward to wearing it more.

Of course we have to talk about the wedges. After deciding I HAD to have a pair and not finding the ones I fell in love with in my size anywhere I found these. Are they the exact pair I wanted? No. But they are super comfortable, were the same price (on sale and with free shipping) and since they’re TOMS some of my money goes to a good cause. I think that’s a win-win.

Finally, the black faux fur vest. I bought this on clearance and had a $25 gift card. Comfort Me Boutique is a local Chicago business and it felt good to support them and get a piece that I can see myself wearing in several different ways. On one hand, I want spring to get here. On the other, I want to wear my faux fur a few more times!

And that’s it! I spent a bit more than I had planned but I think I got some quality items. Plus, I’m going to a clothing swap in a few weeks where I’m planning to take quite a few items and hopefully bring home less than I brought to the swap. Closet clean out time, for sure.

Linking up with Franish and her Budgeting Bloggers series

  

2 replies on “February Shopping Summary

  1. Emily @ Out and About

    Lots of animal-themed items this month! I am excited to see how you style the denim jacket. I know that denim jackets are a wardrobe classic, but I hardly wear the one that I have. They are too casual for my office – and on weekends I usually wear jeans and don’t want to create a denim “suit”!

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    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I have worn my denim jacket to work before (you can see all my denim jacket outfits with my former jacket here) but usually I wear it on weekends or in the evenings in the spring. You can wear them with jeans as long as the jeans and the jacket aren’t the same color. But I also love to wear mine with maxi dresses, shorts, and colored pants.

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