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  Monday, May 9, 2011 at 8:00 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,, 
Last week I was bad again.  First, on Wednesday night I was checking out ASOS for High Tea dresses. I narrowed down from about 15 that were under $200 to 2.  I decided to order both of them and return one or both depending on how they looked and if I found something better/cheaper.  I also found an AMAZING sweater by A|Wear and bought it even though it was $45. That was a HUGE splurge for me, especially considering I get most of my pieces for $30 or under...but I think it will be a great piece for summer so it's okay. So here are my new pieces, I can't wait for them to arrive (click to go to the product pages):

Also, I've been lusting over the Zara leopard skirt (and dress) for MONTHS and I found a seller on eBay who had them for $30! Jamie-Lee reminded me how much I wanted it when she wore it in a recent outfit post, so I quickly checked eBay and it was there!
FINALLY I went to TJ Maxx on Saturday to do some more High Tea searching, I also wanted to find some tops and bottoms since they are sorely lacking in my wardrobe and I can't wear dresses all summer (well I could, but I should mix it up). I didn't find any dresses but there were a bunch of nice tops and I walked out with 3. I almost bought a green lace maxi skirt but it wouldn't have gone with anything in my closet. I may just go to the fabric store and make my own...would be cheaper.  Anyway, here are the 3 tops I got, they came to about $38.
So there you have it...we're only a week into the month and three quarters my budget is gone on 5 items. The dresses don't count because I budgeted myself $200 for my High Tea dress/outfit in my London spending. :) But just watch, I'll end up wearing a dress I already have to High Tea because nothing else will be good enough. *sigh* (but at least that means I'll be returning stuff)

I'm also thinking of returning that Proenza Schouler for Target dress I got but I can't decide...GRR! Getting $40 back would be nice, but I do love the dress...

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52 comments:

  1. I love the dress from ASOS (the flower print dress) Its taking every bit of me to not do some online shopping this AM lol

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  2. The leopard print skirt is amazing

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  3. Can you return the dress to target, wait around for them to reprice it and put it back on the racks, and then buy it again? because i was there this weekend and all the go international dresses (not that there were many) were $10.

    I Really love the first coral dress. I hope it works, I think it would be perfect for you tea. Fingers crossed!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  4. That Oasis floral shift dress is perfect! I actually want it for a wedding I am attending in two months. We will see though.

    I love animal prints and that skirt is to die for.

    http://nichemode.blogspot.com/

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  5. I think either of those dresses would be gorgeous for high tea. I especially love the floral one. And that sweater is going to be awesome! I have a pretty similar one from a charity shop, although I'm still trying to make it go with my stuff. But my stuff is different from your stuff anyway. ; )

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  6. I've been hemming and hawing about buying the Zara skirt from the same ebay seller...I love it so much!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the Zara leopard print too! I'm always buying things and then taking them back!
    http://haveyoueverfalleninlove.blogspot.com/

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  8. those 2 dresses are sooo pretty! specially the one with the flower print!
    so... are you coming to London??

    xXx

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  9. Don't worry, I am worse than you! I just oredered on Zara.....
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

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  10. Congratulations

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  11. I love the floral dress form Asos, I'm a fan of Asos myself. As for the animal print skirt - It's super beautiful; I've also seen they have a maxi version at Zara, unfortunately, here in Romania, Zara it’s outrageously overpriced so one of my missions in life is to never buy from them. So far, so good!:)))) I’m a new follower!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

    Alice&Sara

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  12. the lropard skirt is lovely! I'm always a fan of leopard, the ASOS dress is also pretty too

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  13. oh wow!! so you are coming to London!! we could meet for coffee if you wanted, I know a lovely place for cupcakes and another one for afternoon tea!

    xXx

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  14. That leopard skirt is to die for! i need something similar in my life!

    Cess O. <3
    The Outfit Diaries

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  15. Swooning over that orange dress and knit sweater. Simply gorgeous pieces!

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  16. I love the flower print ASOS dresse its so pretty :) X

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  17. Oh No, Lol it's ok to splurge once in awhile. I really love this Asos dress.

    xoxo,
    melrod

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  18. I love love the leopard print skirt! And that Asos sweater ; )

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  19. That leopard-print skirt would be so versatile! I'm enjoying reading about your spending challenge and am now following your blog.

    http://asecondglanceblog.blogspot.com/ (hope you'll visit!)

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  20. You got some great pieces!

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  21. i also love that leopard skirt from Zara - great find hun!!

    xx
    C

    cityofchic.blogspot.com

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  22. Yes she sure is! great selection!

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  23. That blue Cynthia Rowley is wonderful on you and HEL-LO to scoring the skirt on eBay. It's going to be so cute on you - take pics!

    xo,
    C

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  24. ♥oh. so nice post.)) i love your blog.))♥

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  25. Cute selection!

    Virginie/ Couture & DIY

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  27. i have the biggest shopping problem ever i feel you - cute choices though totally worth it xx

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  28. What a beautiful color story...Love the muted blues and bright pop of coral! Great finds, I'm a total maxxinista as well! Always the best treasures there! Can't wait to see how you style your new pieces love! Happy Monday~

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  29. Wow!Such lovely purchases!
    I love especially the floral dress:)It's so cute!!
    Xoxo
    Mary
    fashionteaat5.blogspot.com

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  30. You did great at TJ Maxx!! I Like the little sweater you picked up too, it's a great weight for a summer sweater (so don't feel to bad about the price!)

    xo, Ashley

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  31. Great buys!! Can't wait to see you wear them!

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  32. you made some great purchases! i love both of those dresses

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  33. omh that leopard skirt is to die for i so love it!! <3

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  34. Those asos dresses are so cute though. I think the one on the right would be best for high tea in london but then the one on the left could be worn for all sorts of occassions, it's so pretty and a great color...I feel your pain. Great finds!

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  35. These new buys of yours are beautiful. I love their colors. That leopard skirt is stunning. XX

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  36. Wow. So many new, fancy things. I hardly ever buy things new (unless I have a gift card) because almost everything I own is thrifted... but I'm kind of loving those dresses you have! Choices, choices. Hopefully you decide on the perfect pieces.

    Find me at Just Take a Bow.

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  37. Hmmm...finding Zara pieces on Ebay...now that's an amazing idea I might just have to try myself.

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  38. these are some amazing goodies! love the dresses!
    xx
    ari

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  39. i love tthe orange dress its so girly.

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  40. Blue is perfect for you. It lights up your face!

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  41. The floral dress is divine ... my opinion on the Proenza Schouler for Target, you said you love, so keep it and enjoy it :-)

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  42. Great buys!=) http://kashayasblogg.blogspot.com

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  43. I love the floral dress, it's so cute!

    greetings
    www.blog-bloggers.com

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  44. You did some serious shopping! Both of the dresses are pretty, I wonder which one you'll keep? lol!

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  45. i really love the floral tea dress!

    http://styleaccordingtome.blogspot.com

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  46. gasp! that floral dress & the coral one are amaaaaazing. how fun! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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