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{recap} Wardrobe Update - October

  Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,,, 
October was my birthday month and while I normally allow myself to buy an "extravagant" piece of clothing I refrained this year. I did get an Equipment cheetah print blouse I've wanted since it was debuted last year. It's quite hard to find but I spotted one on eBay in a size larger than I usually wear and pounced (pardon the pun.) I used advertising money so it was "free."

And, of course, I wrote this post too early and ended up buying something else. The Outnet's Fall sale started before the month was over and while I was looking for pieces for a post I fell in love with a crazy embellished sweater! I still had birthday money hanging around (after buying my Mickey phone and suitcase) so I used that to buy it. Thanks Mom & Dad!

I also got a pair of brand new J Brand jeans for FREE thanks to a store credit to The RealReal. It was a thank you for doing a survey, so I paid with about 20 minutes of my time. Definitely a fair trade (or unfair from their end.)

Technically I spent $0 this month since I used advertising and birthday money.  I do love loopholes!

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) 
  10. *NEW!* Equipment cat print signature short-sleeve blouse ($80 via eBay; $228 retail, used advertising money) 
  11. *NEW!* Banjo & Matilda Trinket embellished sweater ($98 via The Outnet, $375 retail. used birthday money)
  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. Abercrombie & Fitch  super skinny corduroy pant in blue ($40, used advertising money)
  7. Abercrombie & Fitch v-neck sweater in burgundy ($34, used advertising money) 
  8. *NEW!* J Brand Maria High Rise skinny jean in Blueberry ($0 via The RealReal, $198 retail)
  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, $386 retail)
  1.  Gemstone Necklace via Geclassics in Boston ($8.50)
Gifted from Brands:
  1. Simple Retro crop top (via Amazon)
  2. Pom-Pom Sandals c/o Soma
  3. Larimar Bypass ring c/o Larimar Bliss
Total spent in 2016:  $1150.25
(not counting Saint Laurent top, which used Christmas money, or 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. Ooooh, I want to see the embellished sweater in action! And happy belated birthday.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. Oh the embellished sweater is marvellous !
    and free stuff is the best stuff... if we get to choose!

  3. Can't wait to see how you style that sweater, love it!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  4. That sweater looks awesome! I can't wait to see you style it!

    By Lauren M

  5. Oh, the leopard blouse was not what I was expecting, and I love it! Nice job not spending any 'real' money this month! I probably need a no shop november, since I bought like four things after I posted my budget post for October and before November even started.


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