I spent more than I would have anticipated this month, but I ended up picking up some basics that will last me through the year. My best shopping trip was yesterday at the Loft, where I picked up three pairs of much needed dress pants for work (navy, black, and grey), a cardigan, and a pretty printed top for less than the cost of one pair of pants (less than $57!). I also managed to get the black Malcet boots from Nine West for half price during a pre-black Friday sale. I've been eyeballing them since October and was in need of a dressy black boot, so I'm glad I was able to get them for a more reasonable price. They didn't come in until December, so I included them with this month's purchases. The jeweled shoulder sweater and bracelet were Christmas presents to myself picked up on Christmas Eve. Again, the overall total is more than I'm used to spending, but I managed to get some key pieces out of the way, so I don't anticipate spending as much in the coming months. I've also been purging my wardrobe for the last two months, so I have a ton to sell and donate. For the coming year my plan is to use the money I make from sales specifically to fund future purchases. I'm also working on a list of pieces to add or upgrade in my wardrobe to better guide my spending.
After savings on savings on savings, here we go:
Canvas Military Style Anorak (Old Navy) - $33
Malcet Boot in Black (Nine West) - $94.50
'Kilty' Suede Moccasin (Minnetonka) - $39.99
Mosaic Print Ruffle Front Shell (Loft) - $16
Cream Pointelle Detail 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan (Loft) - $7.88
Jeweled Shoulder Sweater (J.Crew) - $70.00
Crosby Stretch Slim Pant (New York and Company) - $23.48
Loft Pants: Marissa Bootcut and Straight Legs - $16, $12.88, $12.88
Bracelet (J.Crew) - $10.49
Patent Narrow Buckle Belt (J.Crew) - $6.99
Total: $365.88 - $85 Christmas cash = $280.88
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