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{recap} French Wardrobe Challenege - May

  Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,,, 

I'm at the halfway point for the French Wardrobe Challenge. It is definitely a lot easier than I thought it would be, but still hard. I can still go shopping and not buy anything, it is only painful on certain occasions when I see something awesome but don't want it to be one of my "five" so I have to leave it. It also helps that I don't have to count items I buy for Marshalls Project Fab.  But half of the items I have bought are basics so they wouldn't have counted anyway.  I'm still a bit unsure if I made the right choice in buying this printed skirt, but I like it and it's fun so even if I only wear it a few times I guess it's worth it.

This was a good month for jewelry. I bought one House of Harlow necklace at a South Moon Under event, then one was in my goody bag and I won two others through their Instagram contest! How does it get any better than that? I was also bad and bought a pair of Phillip Lim boots, but they're a basic and were on super sale.

  1. Just five 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.

Part of my Five:
Exempt:  Not counting any items I got from brands or bought for Marshalls Project FAB (bought with a gift card)

About Closet Fashionista

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

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  1. You've done really well! I think you'll probably get more wear out of that skirt than you think right now - it's really great.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. Love the sandals!
    Great items:) I'm also participating a fashion challenge, would love if you could enter my post.

  3. You're doing really good! I think the skirt was a good choice cause it's such a unique piece!

  4. I LOVE those shoes!

    I think the skirt was a fun piece to try. If anything, it'll force you to mix and match it. Or, if you're like me and have already bought four of her five, then you just go to six items and call it a "learning experience." ;-)

  5. You definitely made out at South Moon Under, and I still think the snake skirt was a good buy.
    Are you keeping the Joie Dress after all?
    Chic on the Cheap

  6. OMG those boots! I die!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  7. Interesting Challenge! Love the Boots ,also love the beautiful Jewelery :)
    i follow new ,mind follow back?

    kisses :)

  8. You've got a lot of great items! I'm glad that the challenge is helping you when you're considering purchases - i find having a goal to work towards helps when I'm shopping, rather than just buying things as they are cute or on sale. Although sometimes I'm distracted by the price/cuteness, I'm trying to justify my purchases more up front.

    Away From The Blue

  9. Your black boots are SO beautiful.
    I respect you for trying the french wardrobe thing, i don't think i could manage to keep it up!

  10. The Phillip Lim boots are so awesome! What a great find!

  11. You're doing remarkably well with the challenge! This is something that I need to do. In the past I've been such an impulsive buyer but am doing much better these days with only buying a few items. Still guidelines like your challenge would be a great idea to ensure I definitely stay on track! You've definitely inspired me.

    Those black boots are gorgeous and such a long term investment piece.

    Mandi /

  12. Seems like you are doing quite well. This sounds like a pretty cool challenge. I love those botos.
    Summer Neutrals


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