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{recap} Wardrobe Update - August

  Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,, 
I tried to behave a little more this month since I spent quite a bit in July. Buuuut that all went to heck when I decided to bite the bullet on a purchase I've been wanting to make since last year: a Chloé Faye bag. Technically I've wanted it since Summer 2015 but last Fall they came out with MY COLOR and that sealed my fate! I've slowly been saving up to buy one but it was slow going for a while and it's almost impossible to find a brand new dark purple bag.  This is the biggest clothing purchase I've made, apart from my Chanel 2.55 purse back in 2012.

I've been scouring eBay, The Real Real, Luxury Garage Sale, and Vestiaire Collective for at least 8 months. During that time I came across maybe 1 or 2 bags in passable condition. That's why it was a little easier for me to justify buying it before I had fully saved up. I took the remainder of the money I needed out of my Australia vacation savings account and now I'll just build that back up to where it needs to be over the next 6 months. So while I was bad, it's not a huge deal since I basically robbed a vacation that won't be happening for at least a year to pay for a bag. Don't you all love reading about how I justify my huge purchases?

Other than that, I did add a few other pieces to my closet, but all were gifted by brands, so no issues there! Let's see how I behave next month.

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

  1. She Made Me Essential crocheted swimsuit via Net-a-Porter ($45, $150 retail,  Xmas $$)
  2. G.H. Bass burgundy cardigan at Clinton Crossing ($0,  $7.5 w/coupon, $99 retail) 
  3. G.H. Bass cargo pants at Clinton Crossing ($0,  $21 w/coupon, $69 retail)  
  4. Disney Mickey tee ($10 at Target)
  5. Who What Wear x Target Sleeveless Floral Dress ($30) 
  6. Uniqlo Mickey Mouse sweatshirt ($30) 
  7.  Proenza Schouler tweed colorblock shorts via Roundabout ($57, $1680 retail)
  1. Calypso St. Barth Gylden Cashmere Sweater via Gilt ($71, $295 retail, Christmas $$)
  2. M.i.h Jeans Tomboy cropped jeans via Net-a-Porter ($98, $245 retail, Christmas $$)
  3. Who What Wear x Target bodysuit ($14, $20 retail) 
  4. FRAME Ribbed wool & cashmere-blend sweater via Net-a-Porter ($104, $325 retail, used advertising money) 
  5. Alice + Olivia blue striped cashmere sweater via Roundabout ($25, $368? retail) 
  6. *NEW!* Chloe 'Faye' in Dark Purple via eBay ($1500, $1950 retail)
  1. Miu Miu ankle boots via Roundabout Resale - also here and here ($146,  $850 retail)
  2. New Look Metallic Block Heel sandal via ASOS ($35, advertising $$) 
  3. BCBGeneration 'Beverly' mule via Saks Off 5th at Clinton Crossing ($0,  $110 retail)  
  4. Impo 'Omega' boot (or Onnie, can't tell) via DSW ($12, $112 retail - in black
  5. Vince 'Mason' in pony fig via DSW ($23, $275+ retail) 
  6. Nicholas Kirkwood suede prism pumps via Net-a-Porter sale ($250, $625 retail) 
  7. Sam Edelman Lars slub satin espadrille slide via Net-a-Porter sale ($36, $90 retail)
  1. Tommy Hilfiger (similar) via Clinton Crossing ($0,  retail $?)  
  2. Mejuri Loop Earrings by Jamie! ($55)
  3. Gucci aviator sunglasses ($300, bought in Rome) 
  4. Disney x Coach 'Patricia' with Mickey ears ($179 at Coach Outlet, $395 retail)
  5. Birthstone Star and Mickey Mouse ring ($15 with friend's discount, used advertising money) 
  6. Birthstone Mickey Mouse earrings ($15 with friend's discount, used advertising money)

Gifted from Brands:
  1. *NEW!* IRO Faxy Cropped Jean via Gilt c/o Wikibuy (retail $285)
  2. *NEW!* Banana Republic Peplum Sweater c/o Banana Republic Factory at Clinton Crossing
  3. *NEW!* Banana Republic Cherry Blossom 'Ryan' Pant c/o Banana Republic Factory
  4. *NEW!* Banana Republic 'Sloan' in purple c/o Banana Republic Factory
  5. *NEW!* Banana Republic ruffle sleeve top in teal c/o Banana Republic Factory
  6. *NEW!* Banana Republic linen shorts c/o Banana Republic Factory

Total spent in August: $1500

Total spent in 2017:  $1167 - $867 not counting the sunglasses
Total spent including Chloe Faye: $2,667 - $2,367 not counting sunglasses
Total spent with Christmas/advertising money included: $1550 - $1250 not counting sunglasses

*the money for the sunglasses came out of my vacations savings account rather than "regular" 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. All that matters is that you have a plan for your money and your budgeting - that's the most important thing!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. I completely understand jumping on the bag as soon as you got the chance - many times I've had to move money out of savings just so I could splurge on a bag I'd been hunting for for a while. Always worth it in the end though! :)

    Plus as someone who just splurged in August on a purple Balenciaga bag I'm loving that you got a purple Faye too haha!

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. I agree with the above! If you’ve wanted it for so long then definitely buy it. You’ll definitely get lots of use from it. These shades are so beautiful too.

  4. Love all the BR pieces you got - and wont they look fabulous with your new bag?
    Chic on the Cheap


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