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{recap} Wardrobe Update - December + Year in Review

  Friday, December 30, 2016 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:, 
It's my last post of 2016, so sad! Speaking of, that means it's time to reset my wardrobe update count. I didn't buy anything this month - GO ME! I did a pretty good job this year with some hits and misses in purchases. I'm quite proud of what I spent too, definitely less than the past few years! All in all I spent $1470.25 (that's not counting Christmas, birthday and advertising money)

I did make quite a few purchases that didn't get much wear but I'm still happy with them. I've only worn my Proenza Schouler pants a couple times but they're a statement piece so I think that's okay. I also haven't worn my awesome new Equipment blouse yet, but that's because I bought it 2 months ago and it was already too cold. Be prepared to see it a TON next Summer.

There were quite a few hero pieces though. My Saint Laurent patchwork blouse, Banjo & Matilda sweater, Banana Republic shorts, Ancient Greek Sandals, Gianvito Rossi boots aaaand, let's not forget the Lanvin sandals!!! By far my favorite purchase of the year.

P.S. If you want to learn more about how I manage my money, head over to this post: {opinion} How I Handle Personal Finance!

Photos of some of my buys:
Lanvin Suede Sandals
Saint Laurent Patchwork blouse
Banana Republic Shorts
Proenza Schouler Pants
Jason Wu snakeskin blouse
Banjo + Matilda trinket sweater
Abercrombie Corduroys

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. Equipment cat print signature short-sleeve blouse ($80 via eBay; $228 retail, used advertising money) 
  11. 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. J Brand Maria High Rise skinny jean in Blueberry ($0 via The RealReal, $198 retail)
  9. Vince purple stretch-jersey t-shirt ($20 via The Outnet, $135 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)
  5. Gianvito Rossi Suede Finlay Boot ($300 via Marshalls, $1295 retail -  shorter heel version)
  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:  $1470.25
(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. You did really good this year (and I can't wait too see all the appearances that those Lanvin sandals make in 2017).

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. I think that was money well spent, as you got some really gorgeous pieces for some amazing prices this year!

  3. You know I'll always love those printed pants! :) You bought a lot of great things this year! Well done for not buying anything in December too - I always spend a lot then as I'm seeing more when I'm shopping for other people! :)

    Hope you have a happy new year :) I've been enjoying your London pics on instagram!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  4. I have stopped spending on clothes now but I cannot wait to see more posts from you.

  5. I love that you are so mindful about buying smart--those are all amazing purchases! That tassel sweater is my fav.
    Happy Saturday!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  6. We spent around the same amount - my faves from this year were the Lanvin sandals and the cool blue trinket sweater.


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