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Closet Fashionista's Spending Challenge: July Recap



  Monday, August 1, 2011 at 8:00 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,, 
I was very good this month until the end...then I bought 3 things. *sigh* As many of you have probably seen from my post last week I got a Marc by Marc Jacobs Aiden bag in Bright Purple! It was a HUGE splurge at $300 but its worth it. I was sick of carrying around my dying Mulberry for Target bag that started falling apart after a month so I finally decided to spend the money on a quality purse that will last me a long time.

Even if I only use it for a year it still works for the cost per wear ratio, so I'm good with that. I am going to be using this purse every day for work so it is DEFINITELY going to get lots of use, so I would say it is definitely worth ponying up the extra cash.

I also had a mini shopping spree at Marshalls while on a short weekend vacation and spent $55 on some Michael Kors pants and a Calvin Klein sweater. But I was on vacation, so I'm forgiven, everyone is bad on vacation, ha ha.

Hopefully I behave myself better next month, but I doubt it...I always seem to find something. Though the last thing I bought before these three things was my Michael Kors watch on June 8th, so I went a month and a half without buying clothes. And I'm also moving out so I'll have to be good, hopefully knowing that most of my money needs to go for the house and furnishing it will help to curb my spending.

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.

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  2. Good luck next month!! :)


    www.iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the cost per wear ratio bit! Don't sweat it too much, I'm sure you deserve the splurge! ;)

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  4. good luck ! :D

    xoxo,
    Rebecca
    http://rebeccaclch.blogspot.com

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  5. I think you deserved a little splurging. Good luck for next month!

    xoxo,
    Mel

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  7. A good bag is worth its weight in gold! Don't feel guilty! Oh...and I totally deleted my comment above because of a typo. HAHAHA

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  8. You totally have to splurge a bit on vacation!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  9. So you spent $300 on ONE bag - well done.

    It would seem:
    a) you pay yourself too much
    b) someone else pays you too much, or
    c) eating up the trust fund, eh?

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  10. Good luck on August. Using a cost per wear ratio is smart.

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  11. I totally use a cost/use scale when making purchases to see if they're really worth it. Good luck with this month!

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  12. c´mon, everything you bought is a good buy, worth of the price you paid. When I bought the Furla Candy Bag (170 pounds) I also told myself I would be wearing it everyday till next Spring... and it´s been a month now that I carry it everywhere!!

    xXx

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  13. Such a good choice to buy the bag! If you take good care of them they last forever!! xo

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  14. the marc by marc jacobs bag sounds totally worth it!

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  15. That bag was an good investment, sure expensive now, but in the long run I believe it is worth it. :) Myself, I am eyeing an Stella McCartney bag, but first I am buying myself a new camera and a pair of descent winter boots, about time I do it.

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  16. Congrats on your bag! You won't regret that purchase one bit. xo-C

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  17. i need to watch my spending too. money is so tight for me during summer. :) thrifting is key!
    hammocksandtrampolines.blogspot.com

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  18. also, do you think your friend would do a header banner illustration for my blog too?

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  19. Oh don't feel guilty! Bags are a girls best friend hehe! I also need to watch my spending too.. i'm such a waster haha! Xo

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  20. you actually sound like you're doing a pretty good job. sad that your mulberry for target bag fell apart. i thought it was soooo cute! but glad you bought a nice sturdy MJ bag. i'm really jealous and can't wait to see it! i'm sure that one will last you for a long time!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm going cold turkey. I haven't bought any clothes, shoes, accessories in almost a month and I hope it stays that way for a while. Need to save money. Blogs make it so tempting to splurge though, haha. Love the new bag.

    Samantha
    http://museuminternmusings.blogspot.com
    http://twitter.com/#!/museumings

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  22. seems worth it. dont beat urself up over it! you will do better next time
    xo
    MosaMuse

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  23. Splurging on the bag is totally worth it. You'll have it years from now as well. Best to splurge before you move out. Running a house is expensive!

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  24. nice blog!! .. i follow =)


    www.mayitapink.blogspot.com

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  25. Good luck for next month hun! : ) x

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  26. We can't be good all the time! Especially when it comes to investment purchases. I haven't been too wise with my money lately, but I have been incredibly picky this summer. I've been making it a point to only buy things I love. For instance, I didn't really need a Kate Spade pineapple cocktail ring. It was on sale for $70 and kind of a ridiculous splurge. But I can't tell you how happy it makes me. It's a far cry from a handful of F21 impulse purchases.

    Longest comment ever.

    Phew!

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  27. I'm all about a good bag splurge every now and then! :)

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  28. i love this collection so much. i was inspired by it and i made cupcakes inspired by the collection. i have photos of them on my blog

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