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{recap} Wardrobe Challenge - March



  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,,,,,, 
Starting this month I'm no longer doing the traditional French Wardrobe Challenge. I made it through one year, which is pretty darn good! So now I think I have learned quality over quantity and basics over crazy pieces. From now on I'll just be mindful of my purchases and try to stick to buying mostly basics.

I did a pretty good job this month with a few exceptions.  I splurged on two rings from Lumo that I've had my eye on, but I used advertising money I had in PayPal so they were 'free.' I also scored a few deals that I couldn't pass up. One was a pair of silk pants from The Outnet that will be perfect for my trip to Greece (I also had to buy a navy tee to go with them.) The second was another pair of pants - faux suede and super soft!

From now until my vacation starts on April 11th I'm going to try not to buy ANYTHING (no clothes, no movies, nada!) And then during my trip I have a list of a few things I want to buy. When I get home I'm going to attempt a few months of no-shopping to get myself back on track after a rough tax season. In that way, freelancing sucks! Three huge chunks of money will be leaving my bank account within 3 months, thanks to 2014 taxes and 2015 quarterly taxes.



THE RULES
  1. Be mindful of purchases
  2. Quality over quantity
  3. Basics are best
MY PROGRESS

Clothes:
  1. *NEW!* Blank Vegan 5 Pocket Olive Jeans ($23 via South Moon Under, retail $98)
  2. *NEW!* Sea printed silk tapered pants ($56 via The Outnet Clearance Sale, used advertising money)

Basics:
  1. *NEW!* Zenana Outfitters navy tee ($5.99 via Marshalls)

Shoes:
  1. *NEW!* Diane von Furstenberg 'Emma' pointed toe flats ($18 via Marshalls, retail $250)

Accessories:
  1. *NEW!* Ray-Ban 'Erika' Sunglasses ($15 via Ditto, with coupon code)
  2. *NEW!* LUMO 'Violet' Ring with Australian Opal ($85, used advertising money)
  3. *NEW!* LUMO 'Rope' Ring ($40, used advertising money)

Gifted:
  1. *NEW!* Orox Leather laptop sleeve
  2. *NEW!* Orox Leather 'Merces Petite' bag

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.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, I can't believe you stuck this for that long - I don't think I could be that disciplined!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  2. those rings are beautiful! So are your printed pants! :) You did great sticking to the challenge for a year! I'm not sure if I could, but in saying htat I only made my first clothes purchases this month for the year so mayeb I am better at controlling my spending than I think?!

    I am so jealous of the 4200 gift card by the way, ha! I used to be obsessed with getting all the threadless designs I wanted a while back. My first online clothing purchases actually, had a bit of a habit there!

    Away From The Blue

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  3. Those silk pants are gorgeous, they remind me of the pair you got from Aritiza. They will be so perfect for Greece.
    I think you did really well with the challenge as a whole and you should be feeling pretty good about your purchases.
    Good luck with your strict no shopping weeks.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com

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  4. WOW I could not do that, but you did a fab job! I thought of you over the weekend, I went to a local thrift store and found a Banana Republic wool blazer for $23 with 40% off, SCORE! :)

    Xo Chelsea www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  5. I love the leather sleeve pieces. The sunglasses and flats are lovely and in time for your holiday to Greece. Enjoy!
    Highland Hiatus

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  6. Oh Greece sounds like a wonderful idea. I recommend that when there you buy leather sandals, they're famous for them - specially after Jackie O had some custom made for her :)
    The food you'll also love Im sure.
    Have a marvellous trip-

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  7. I'm not super clear on how this challenge works. Is there a spending budget involved or something? At the very least it's clear you thought hard about each purchase you made over the last year. That's something I'm always trying to do, too, so I can stay aware of where my money is going. I'd love to know more about this!

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  8. You are such a rockstar for doing this for a year, I would have failed miserably.

    I can't wait to see pictures from your trip, so exciting!

    Silvia
    www.spanishmuse.com

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