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{recap} Wardrobe Update - December

  Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,,,,, 
No throwback outfit this week since it's New Years Eve and I doubt anyone will be visiting the blog today! Also, it's the last day of the month so that means Wardrobe Update time!  I got a few new things for Christmas, but sadly I think only 1 is definitely staying so I only listed that piece for now. I already returned the two things I picked myself because they didn't look great. I made a replacement order so hopefully the new items are a better fit (literally and figuratively!) They should be delivered this afternoon!

[Update: The Madewell order came in, everything was great! They've been added below]

I'll be heading to Lord & Taylor with my Mom today to return a dress she got me. It's really fun and fits me great but I know it won't get a lot of wear. I decided to keep a pretty tan and white cardigan she picked out. At first I wasn't sure about it since it isn't my usual dark colors, but it's so soft and cozy!

I blame my aunt for my regular spending this month. When I went for my monthly massage we decided to go to some consignment stores in the area. I ended up buying two coats and a pair of loafers. BUT I only spent $50, so not as horrible as it could have been.

Overall I think I did pretty good with spending this year. There were a few months where I fell off the less is more train, but these last few months - excluding December - I really only bought one or two things that enhanced my wardrobe. My best purchases of the year, by far, were the DKNY colorblock cardigan and DKNY romper. Both of them got a ton of wear (on vacations and while at home.)

  1. Be mindful of purchases
  2. Quality over quantity
  3. Basics are best


  1. Zara cropped sweater ($49.90, used advertising money)
  2. *NEW!* Love Life & Freedom faux shearling jacket ($18 via Consignment Originals)  
  3. *NEW!* Za&Za navy and burgundy colorblock coat ($25 via Karma's Closet)
  4. *NEW!*  Disney's Bambi by LC Lauren Conrad Graphic Sweatshirt (Christmas gift, Kohl's)
  5. *NEW!* Calvin Klein cardigan (Christmas gift, Lord & Taylor)
  1. Max Studio cardigan (gift from Lydia)
  2. Vince Overlay Hem Cashmere Turtleneck ($59.99 via Marshalls, used birthday gift card) 
  3. Everlane 'The Cotton V' in navy ($15) 
  4. J Brand Mid Rise Photo Ready Super Skinny Jean in Bluebird ($62 via Gilt)
  5. *NEW!* Madewell Hexcomb Texture Sweater in hthr spruce (Christmas gift, Madewell)
  1. Audrey Brooke over the knee boots ($75 via DSW, birthday gift)
  2. *NEW!*Etienne Aigner Loafers in burgundy ($4.50 via Consignment Originals)
  1. Emm Kuo 'Westbourne Satchel' in snakeskin & stingray ($295 via Roundabout Resale, regularly $1300)
  2. *NEW!* House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Pendant Necklace (Christmas gift from Lydia
  3. *NEW!* Madewell Houndstooth Patchwork Scarf (Christmas gift, Madewell)
  4. *NEW!* Madewell Ribbed Texting Gloves(Christmas gift, Madewell)
  5. *NEW!* Madewell Stonework Drop Necklace (Christmas gift, Madewell)
Gifted from Brands:
  1. Mighty Fine Star Wars R2D2 Sweatshirt c/o Kohl's
  2. Mighty Fine Star Wars ''The Empire Strikes Back'' Thermal Tee c/o Kohl's
  3. Rock & Republic Star Wars Studded Leggings c/o Kohl's
  4. Star Wars R2-D2 Pendant c/o Kohl's
  5. Simply Vera Vera Wang Faux-Fur Collar Shawl Vest c/o Kohl's
  6. LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Pleated Velvet Skirt c/o Kohl's
  7. Simply Vera Vera Wang Mary Jane Heels c/o Kohl's
  8. Candie's Ankle Boots c/o Kohl's
  9. Nike Air Max 90 Premium iD sneaker
  10. Ann Taylor wrap sweater c/o Foxwoods & Tanger Outlets
  11. Charlotte Russe ombre cardigan c/o Foxwoods & Tanger Outlets 
  12. UncommonGoods necklace 
  13. Onecklace chevron birthstone necklace
  14. Onecklace heart midi ring
  15. Isabel Marant 'On Plane Collection Necklace' c/o Luisaviaroma
  16. *NEW!* Banana Republic Italian Cashmere-Blend Boyfriend Cardigan c/o Westfield Trumbull Mall
  17. *NEW!* Forever 21 'May the Force Be With You' top c/o Westfield Trumbull Mall
  18. *NEW!* Forever 21 Trust Me I'm a Jedi' bottoms c/o Westfield Trumbull Mall

    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.

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


    1. that Za&Za coat is gorgeous!!
      Wish 2016 takes me back to NY!! Happy New Year!!


    2. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!


    3. That colour block coat is really great (I would not have been able to say no to that!).

      Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

    4. The Za&Za coat is an absolute winner. May your 2016 be filled with hope and great outfits.

    5. That navy and burgundy colour block coat is beautiful - my favourite of all your purchases! You did so well this month! :)

      I'm going to have a bad recap in January as I went a little crazy in the post-Christmas sales online and bought a heap in the January sales....oops haha. Having gift vouchers from Christmas was just too tempting!

      Happy new year, hope 2016 is a great one for you!

      Away From The Blue Blog

    6. I think you made some great closet additions and I love your new faux shearling coat!
      Chic on the Cheap


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