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{recap} Wardrobe Update - November

  Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,, 
My "no spending my own money" streak ended the first week of the month. I went to Marshalls to find a gift for a friend and walked out with that gift plus a pair of GORGEOUS Gianvito Rossi boots for a steal! An expensive steal, but a deal nonetheless. I had actually been wanting a pair of black lace up boots since I love my brown pair (from AGES ago) so much and these are super luxurious. Really the perfect basic. Most of the high end designer shoes they had were in smaller sizes but they also had the slingback Gucci loafers in my size, sadly they were still $500...only $95 cheaper than regular price (here's the men's version.)

I also picked up a Vince tee during The Outnet's clearance sale when I was buying a Christmas gift for someone. What? Two for for me! ;)

However, I didn't buy anything on Black Friday, so proud of myself!!

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. *NEW!* 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. *NEW!* 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. I am the worst about buying a little something for myself while shopping for gifts! I love those boots you picked up!

    By Lauren M

  2. The boots are seriously stunning - I really, really love them and can't wait to see them in a outfit post!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. I think your splurge was justified, those booties are so lovely, and sometimes a deal is just too good to pass up on!

  4. So true quality over quantity and basics and key items with a couple on trend pieces. You are doing very well!

    Allie of

  5. That's one of the reasons I love Marshall's ! Your booties are fabulous M, what a treat.


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