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{recap} French Wardrobe Challenge - February



  Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,,,,, 
Can you believe February is already over?! I made it through the Fall/Winter portion of the challenge! From now on though, I think I'm just going to keep track of my purchases and try to stick to basics rather than doing the whole 6 month season by season thing. Because sometimes you need to buy Spring items in December...where does that go in the challenge? Who knows! But I'm glad I successfully completed the challenge for 1 year in the original form. Starting next month, my posts will have "French" removed from the title, ha ha.

I went to Roundabout's Winter Blowout sale (Westport location) on Valentine's Day and walked out with 3 great pieces! I spent $220 and the retail price of the items was at least $2200.  I also wanted a gorgeous Burberry Prorsum dress and 3.1 Phillip Lim dress but resisted them because I haven't really been wearing dresses lately. Kind of regretting the Burberry one... And my only other purchase this month was a $6 sweater from Target, quite the difference from the other purchases but I love it just the same! (Was in the wash when I was taking these photos, oops!)

But WAIT! There's more! (I hope you all read that like they say it in the infomericals) This past Saturday I got an email from Roundabout saying they were having an even bigger blowout on their Winter pieces for a limited time! So I texted Lydia and we met up to shop! They still had the Burberry dress, so I HAD to buy it, it was fate! I also bought a different Phillip Lim dress and a Balenciaga sweater dress that was brand new with tags! The Phillip Lim dress is missing from photos because my mom is repairing a small hole in it.



THE RULES
  1. Just five seven standout pieces per season.
  2. Quality over quantity.
  3. Basics don’t count.
  4. Accessories don’t count, unless you’re spending a lot more than usual.
  5. Socks and underwear don’t count.
  6. Shoes do count.
MY PROGRESS

Part of my Seven:
  1. Altuzarra for Target Embroidered Pleated Georgette Dress ($54.99)
  2. J.Crew Embellished Intarsia Llama Sweater ($44, J.Crew Factory)
  3. J.Crew Intarsia Reindeer Sweater ($44, J.Crew Factory)
  4. Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Pyo' Sweater ($66, Saks Off 5th)
  5. DKNY Oversized striped knitted cardigan ($94, Net-a-Porter End of Season Sale)
  6. *NEW!* Paul Smith velvet book print blazer via  Roundabout Resale ($91, retail $600+)
  7. *NEW!* Burberry ruched dress via Roundabout Resale ($90, retail $795)
Basics: 
  1. Ella Moss Vest in gray via Marshalls ($79.99, paid with gift card)
  2. Altuzarra for Target Python long sleeve shirt ($19.99)
  3. August Silk Sweater via Marshalls (birthday gift)
  4. Midnight by Carole Hochman pajamas (also available here) via Marshalls (birthday gift)
  5. Banana Republic ($19.50 at the Factory Store
  6. Elie Tahari for Design Nation jacket c/o Kohl's 
  7. Everlane Box Cut Tee - Aquamarine ($5 after coupon)
  8. Everlane V - Muted Black ($5 after coupon) 
  9. Everlane The Cotton Heather U-neck (Christmas Gift)
  10. Everlane The Cotton U-neck - Slate (Christmas Gift)
  11. Everlane The Fall Seed Stitch Raglan - Cool Gray (Christmas Gift)
  12.  Cocogio Cardigan (Christmas Gift)
  13. Lauren by Ralph Lauren Blue Suede Jacket via TJ Maxx ($80 after gift card)
  14. Tinley Road Indigo Tank via Piperlime ($5.99)
  15. Daniel Rainn Velvet Burnout Top via Piperlime ($15.99)
  16. *NEW!* Merona Sweater via Target ($6) 
  17. *NEW!* Brooks Brothers Burgundy Cotton and Silk Blazer via Roundabout Resale ($40, retail $750) 
  18. *NEW!* 3.1 Phillip Lim Black Open Back Knitted Dress via Roundabout Resale ($32, retail $375)
  19. *NEW!* Balenciaga Knit sweater dress via Roundabout Resale ($72, retail $300+)
Shoes:
  1. Coach 'Nacie' pump via Marshalls ($69, paid with gift card)
  2. Cole Haan 'Minetta' Sandal via Amazon ($74, paid with gift card)
  3. Vince Camuto Ankle Boot via Marshalls (birthday gift) 
  4. Naot 'Yama' Shoe (c/o) 
  5. *NEW!* Jimmy Choo 'Blend' Pump via Roundabout Resale ($75, retail $795) 
  6. *NEW!* Duo 'Ani' Boot (c/o)

Accessories:
  1. Movado Bold Watch c/o Lucky & Movado
  2. Kendra Scott Naomi Double Ring (c/o)
  3. Marrin Costello Pearl Crescent Necklace [$66 after coupon, not available online yet] 
  4. Lo & Sons "O.G. Bag" ($236 after coupon code) 
  5. Marc by Marc Jacobs silver ring ($24, TJ Maxx)
Exempt items:  [gifted items from brands or family members that would normally fall under my standout pieces]
  • Philosophy Top c/o Marshalls ($19.99)
  • For Cynthia Sweater c/o Marshalls ($16.99)  
  • Tory Burch Cardigan via TJ Maxx (birthday gift)
  • Eight Sixty Florence Double Vee Tank via Piperlime ($11.99, not counting because it's more Summery...I know, cheating!)

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.

11 comments:

  1. Wow - those two jackets and those booties are just blowing me away. So pretty!!!!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  2. Which roundabout resale do you go to? You find amazing steals!

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  3. i like the second jacket and leopard shoes

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  4. BLOWN AWAY about the Jimmy Choo price on your heels! That is amazing. Great finds, I am also partial to booties, you can never have enough. Happy Friday!

    XO Chelsea www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  5. The Jimmy Choo's and red dress are gorgeous! I can't wait to see you wear them!

    Silvia

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  7. I love that book print blazer! can't wait to see how you wear it! :)

    You did really well, so many bargains this month! I'm jealous, we don't have that many resale shops here (I only know of one and it's mainly accessories!) and so I can never score anything that good, haha!

    Away From The Blue

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  8. Great finds! I love Black Fleece!

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  9. I love that you list everything hihi. I do it with movies, lol :P. Love the first jacket! That color will look amazing on you!

    Kisses,
    Lucia

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  10. You picked up some amazing + qualitative pieces !
    I've always said that next time I am in NYC I am going to Roundabout .

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