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{recap} Wardrobe Update - July

  Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,, 
This month's wardrobe update is coming a few days early because I'm off to Aruba today and taking a break from blogging while I'm gone! My goal for July was to not spend any money on clothes since I went a little overboard on entertainment purchases last month. Sadly I failed.

I bought a bathing suit from Old Navy with a gift card, so I didn't break my no spending rule there. What got me was Net-a-Porter's End of Season sale. I almost made it through because the one thing I really wanted (Lanvin sandals I posted here in February) had sold out. But then in the last week of the sale one pair came back in stock in my size and it was an extra 20% off so I pounced. Bye bye $316 and my well-behaved month.

THE (modified) RULES
  1. Be mindful of purchases 
  2. Quality over quantity
  3. Basics are best

  1. Saint Laurent Silk Patchwork Blouse ($350 via eBay, xmas money, $2390+ retail)
  2. Free People Jax Patched Skinny Jean ($52, retail $128) 
  3. Jason Wu snakeskin pussy bow blouse ($122 via Roundabout, $1395 retail) 
  4. Cynthia Steffe 'Naomi' feather print shirt dress ($10 via Lord & Taylor, $248 retail) 
  5. Greylin 'Osten' Open Back Romper ($27 via Gilt
  6. Proenza Schouler Jacquard pants ($247 via Yoox, $1,650+ retail) 
  7. Zara striped knit dress ($35 via Poshmark)
  1. J.Crew Factory colorblock sweater ($24, used gift card)
  2. Banana Republic 'patch-pocket' shorts ($11 at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlet
  3. *NEW!* Old Navy black bikini top & bottom ($18, used gift card)
  1. Ancient Greek Sandals 'Athanasia' in Croc ($238 via Moda Operandi, $280 retail)
  2. J.Crew Raffia Seaside Sandals (Mom bought at Clinton Crossing) 
  3. *NEW!* Lanvin Studded Suede Sandals ($316 via Net-a-Porter End of Season Sale, $790 retail)
  1.  Gemstone Necklace via Geclassics in Boston ($8.50)
Gifted from Brands:
  1. Simple Retro crop top (via Amazon)
Total spent in 2016:  $1066.50
(not counting Saint Laurent top which used Christmas money)

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. I can't wait to hear more about your trip - I hope you have a wonderful time!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. Sometimes it's just worth the splurge!
    Hope you have an amazing time in Aruba!

  3. Those shoes are so gorgeous and totally worth the splurge. Have an incredible time on your trip!

  4. Ouch, these gorgeous sandals set you back a bit but I think you will wear them a lot.

  5. Those sandals are worth breaking the rules! Love them. Enjoy Aruba. The beach sounds amazing right now!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance


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