Sunday, February 07, 2016

All Dressed Up?

Statement tees are an essential part of my casual style. While I usually throw one on with jeans, I decided to pair this one with a skirt. I quite liked the slightly edgy vibe!

Someone should have reminded me that my scarf ends are not reins - no need to hold them...

Top and Bracelet: Banana Republic
Skirt: Club Monaco
Scarf: Zara
Tights: Calvin Klein
Boots: H&M

What's up with everyone for Super Bowl Sunday? With R being down and out with a cold, we're keeping it pretty quiet this evening. Pizza and a cupcake to share will be the extent of our excitement. I'll be reading my Kobo, but will tune in for the halftime of course!

Glitterary Girl

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

My Monthly Purchases: January 2016

Every month, I break down my clothing expenses and share them. My quarterly budget is $500. This amount can be rolled into the next quarter if it's not all spent. My goal is to keep my out of pocket expenses within $2000 a year. Gifts and gift cards don't count towards my budget. Since I've been keeping a budget, I'm much more careful with what I buy, and I will return stuff at the end of the month if I'm not crazy about it after hanging it in my closet.

Boots: Aldo
Reg $130 on sale for $65
How cute are these? My tall nude sandals are impossible to walk in, so these will be a welcome replacement. They have no platform, so I have to put a gel pad in the ball of the foot. Can't wait to wear them when the weather is drier. 

Pants: Banana Republic
Reg $124 on sale for $33
I have very similar pants in black that I got at Top Shop, and I love wearing those, so having ones in another color seemed logical.

Excuse the wrinkles. I dragged them out of the laundry to take the photo :)

Cardigans: American Eagle Outfitters
Reg $45 each, on sale for $16 each
It's rare that I buy more than one of something, but these were so soft and I really couldn't decide between the two colors so I just kept both of them.

Bracelet: Joe Fresh
Reg $16, on sale for $4
This looks nice with all of my hematite jewelry.

Original value of items: $360
Price I paid: $134
I saved 63%.

January's total leaves me with $431 for the rest of the quarter. I had $65 left from last year coming into 2016 so it brought my starting point up a bit. I'm not likely to buy much in LA due to the exchange rate (grrr),  so I won't try to save too much of my budget for vacation.

Glitterary Girl

Friday, January 29, 2016

Winterizing a Dress

With the temperatures rising above freezing this week, I jumped at the opportunity to ditch the pants and wear a few skirts and dresses.

Some strategic layers made this summery dress January appropriate - I do love an item that's multi seasonal!

Jacket: Danier
Cardigan and dress: H&M
Leggings: old and unknown
Necklace: Express
Boots: Town Shoes
Hat: Gap

Three cheers for the crooked necklace!

I'm all about comfort dressing lately. I'm scared I might forget how to use zippers and buttons soon. Have a fabulous weekend! I'l be sharing my January buys next week!

Glitterary Girl

Monday, January 25, 2016

Smart Dressing

R: "You look smart."
Me: "I'm not sure how to take that? Do I usually look unintelligent?"

Sweater: H&M
Shirt: Gap
Jeans: Madewell
Scarf and Bracelet: Joe Fresh
Boots: Aldo

Can you believe I made it til mid-January without wearing my new winter boots? I was hoarding them and wearing my Hunters instead. I'm so glad I got these at the end of last season though. They are really comfy and warm, but not so clunky that I'm uncomfortable wearing them around the office for the day.

Glitterary Girl