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{recap} Wardrobe Update - September

  Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,, 
This month I had a big chunk of advertising (and side hustle) money burning a hole in my pocket. I used a LOT of self control and only made one purchase with it - an order from Abercrombie during their Labor Day sale. I'm hoping to save the rest of it to pay for my portion of an airbnb for London this New Years! But who knows, something crazy may catch my eye and I'll be badddddd.

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
  8. Natalie Martin Printed top ($9.75 via Roundabout, retail $133) 
  9. Miss Selfridge sweater dress in rust ($15 via Lord & Taylor, $70 retail)
  1. J.Crew Factory colorblock sweater ($24, used gift card)
  2. Banana Republic 'patch-pocket' shorts ($11 at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlet
  3. Old Navy black bikini top & bottom ($18, used gift card)
  4. Everlane The Ryan Long-Sleeve in black ($20, used advertising money)
  5. Highline Collective turtleneck tank in black ($14 via Lord & Taylor, $70 retail) 
  6. *NEW!* Abercrombie & Fitch  super skinny corduroy pant in blue ($40, used advertising money)
  7. *NEW!* Abercrombie & Fitch v-neck sweater in burgundy ($34, used advertising money)
  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. Lanvin Studded Suede Sandals ($316 via Net-a-Porter End of Season Sale, $790 retail)
  4. Cole Haan 'Chelsea' Leopard Calf Hair Pump ($45 via Roundabout, $ retail)
  1.  Gemstone Necklace via Geclassics in Boston ($8.50)
Gifted from Brands:
  1. Simple Retro crop top (via Amazon)
  2. *NEW!* Pom-Pom Sandals c/o Soma
  3. *NEW!* Larimar Bypass ring c/o Larimar Bliss
Total spent in 2016:  $1150.25
(not counting Saint Laurent top which used Christmas money and items bought with advertising 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 really love the color of that sweater! So pretty! And I'm impressed with your total spending for the year. I'm scared to add up what I've spent!

    Fizz and Frosting

  2. I stopped adding mid year. I don't want to know at this point how much I have spent.
    I think you have done quite well and stuck to your rules. I could have never done it.

  3. You've made it to the last quarter of the year and you've done so well! Love the cords, I'm excited to see if Abercrombie keeps on this path and becomes a brand I want to see more of in my closet.



  5. Love the colour on the sandals!!! Saving money is hard, I totally understand you because some clothes are just so tempting!! Keep up the good work!

    <a href=">The Hidden Thimble</a>


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