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{recap} Wardrobe Update - November

  Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,, 
I successfully went the whole month without spending money on clothes!!! I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep it up in December as Net-a-Porter's sale will be undergoing some more price reductions during the month. I'm going to attempt to limit myself to only buying something from that sale. Although... rag & bone has a special Star Wars collection coming out tomorrow that I might be tempted by if the price is right.

Just because I didn't spend money doesn't mean I didn't buy anything. I was well behaved until Cyber Monday when I remembered I had a J.Crew gift card from last year. I decided to check out their sale to see if anything tickled my fancy. (The sale was 40% off plus an extra 10% off AND free shipping.) I ended up with just one piece and still have $60 left on my gift card for another month where I need a pick-me-up.

The sweater I bought is a modified version of a sweater from the J.Crew Fall 2017 Ready to Wear collection. I do prefer the larger scale of the embroidery that was in the collection but this sweater is still really cute and the sun, moon and stars hold special meaning for me.  Now let's just hope it fits once it arrives!

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 $$)
  2. G.H. Bass burgundy cardigan at Clinton Crossing ($0,  $7.5 w/coupon, $99 retail) 
  3. G.H. Bass cargo pants at Clinton Crossing ($0,  $21 w/coupon, $69 retail)  
  4. Disney Mickey tee ($10 at Target)
  5. Who What Wear x Target Sleeveless Floral Dress ($30) 
  6. Uniqlo Mickey Mouse sweatshirt ($30) 
  7. Proenza Schouler tweed colorblock shorts via Roundabout ($57, $1680 retail)
  8. Vintage Havana Floral Embroidered Sweater via Pearls & Plaid ($50, used gift card) 
  9. Context Three-Quarter Bell Sleeve sweater via Lord & Taylor ($20, retail $68, used renters insurance refund)
  10. *NEW!* J.Crew Cardigan sweater with cosmic embroidery ($39, retail $110, used gift card)
  1. Calypso St. Barth Gylden Cashmere Sweater via Gilt ($71, $295 retail, Xmas $$)
  2. M.i.h Jeans Tomboy cropped jeans via Net-a-Porter ($98, $245 retail, Xmas $$)
  3. Who What Wear x Target bodysuit ($14, $20 retail) 
  4. FRAME Ribbed wool & cashmere-blend sweater via Net-a-Porter ($104, $325 retail,  advertising $$) 
  5. Alice + Olivia blue striped cashmere sweater via Roundabout ($25, $368? retail)
  6. Everlane "Square Tee" in Burgundy ($18) 
  7. Everlane "The High-Rise Skinny Jean" in Mid-Blue ($68)
  8. Everlane "The Cotton Tee" in Rose ($15, used renters insurance credit)
  9. Everlane "The Cashmere Crop V-Neck" in Black ($100, $62 after insurance credit)
  1. Miu Miu ankle boots via Roundabout Resale - also here/here ($146,  $850 retail)
  2. New Look Metallic Block Heel sandal via ASOS ($35, advertising $$) 
  3. BCBGeneration 'Beverly' mule via Saks Off 5th at Clinton Crossing ($0,  $110 retail)  
  4. Impo 'Omega' boot (or Onnie, can't tell) via DSW ($12, $112 retail - in black
  5. Vince 'Mason' in pony fig via DSW ($23, $275+ retail) 
  6. Nicholas Kirkwood suede prism pumps via Net-a-Porter sale ($250, $625 retail) 
  7. Sam Edelman Lars slub satin espadrille slide via Net-a-Porter sale ($36, $90 retail)
  8. Zigi Soho Velvet Floral Embroidered Open Toe Mules via T.J. Maxx ($20, retail $60?, used gift card) 
  9. BCBGeneragion Yerra slip on sneaker (birthday gift, $79 retail)
  10. Kelly & Katie Amour mule (birthday gift, $50 retail)
  1. Disney x Coach 'Patricia' with Mickey ears ($179 at Coach Outlet, $395 retail)
  2. Chloe 'Faye' in Dark Purple via eBay ($1500, $1950 retail) 
  3. Louis Vuitton 'Epi Sac D'Epaule' via HauteTrader ($0, retail $1600?)
  1. Tommy Hilfiger (similar) via Clinton Crossing ($0,  retail $?)  
  2. Mejuri Loop Earrings by Jamie! ($55)
  3. Gucci aviator sunglasses ($300, bought in Rome)
  4. Birthstone Star and Mickey Mouse ring ($15 with discount, used advertising $$) 
  5. Birthstone Mickey Mouse earrings ($15 with discount, used advertising $$)

Gifted from Brands:
  1. IRO Faxy Cropped Jean via Gilt c/o Wikibuy (retail $285)
  2. Banana Republic Peplum Sweater c/o Banana Republic Factory at Clinton Crossing
  3. Banana Republic Cherry Blossom 'Ryan' Pant c/o Banana Republic Factory
  4. Banana Republic 'Sloan' in purple c/o Banana Republic Factory
  5. Banana Republic ruffle sleeve top in teal c/o Banana Republic Factory
  6. Banana Republic linen shorts c/o Banana Republic Factory 
  7. Diane von Furstenberg Fanny dress (also here) c/o HauteTrader 
  8. Missoni Purple Wool Chevron Metallic Knit Sweater Dress  c/o HauteTrader 

Total spent in November: $0

Total spent in 2017:  $1253 - $953 not counting the sunglasses
Total spent including Chloe Faye: $2,753 - $2,453 not counting sunglasses
Total spent with Christmas/advertising money included: $3136 - $2836 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. Such a great post!

  2. Oh that's such a cute navy cardigan! You did so well resisting the sales too. I was really good and on track to spend nothing on myself, then Cyber Monday hit and there was a bigger discount on Rebecca Minkoff....haha. I can't resist handbag sales! I'm just crossing my fingers and hoping it arrives before CHristmas, I haven't got notification of it shipping yet!

    Hope you are having a lovely week! I'm surprised it's December already, but excited too, we are going to put up our Christmas tree this weekend.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. Good job not shopping this month! I love the cardigan you got and I hope it works out!

  4. Oh wow, no spending in November is quite a feat ! I've yet to add up my November purchases-


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