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{recap} Wardrobe Update - December

  Friday, December 29, 2017 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,, 
I can't believe this is my last wardrobe update of the year! That went by so fast! I spent a little bit less this year compared to last year, if we don't count my Chloé Faye splurge (which I saved for each month.) I spent a LOT less if we don't count my Gucci sunglasses (the money for that came out of my vacation account, not regular spending *wink wink*)

I didn't buy anything this month but I did add some new items to my wardrobe thanks to Christmas gifts! My mom got me two sweaters and a pair of jeans from Everlane.

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!

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 $$)
  2. G.H. Bass burgundy cardigan at Clinton Crossing ($0,  $7.5 w/coupon, $99 retail) 
  3. G.H. Bass cargo pants at Clinton Crossing ($0,  $21 w/coupon, $69 retail)  
  4. Disney Mickey tee ($10 at Target)
  5. Who What Wear x Target Sleeveless Floral Dress ($30) 
  6. Uniqlo Mickey Mouse sweatshirt ($30) 
  7. Proenza Schouler tweed colorblock shorts via Roundabout ($57, $1680 retail)
  8. Vintage Havana Floral Embroidered Sweater via Pearls & Plaid ($50, used gift card) 
  9. Context Three-Quarter Bell Sleeve sweater via Lord & Taylor ($20, retail $68, used renters insurance refund)
  10. J.Crew Cardigan sweater with cosmic embroidery ($39, retail $110, used gift card)
  1. Calypso St. Barth Gylden Cashmere Sweater via Gilt ($71, $295 retail, Xmas $$)
  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) 
  10. Everlane "The Mid-Rise Skinny Jean" in black (Christmas gift)
  11. Everlane "The Wool-Cashmere Oversized Cable Turtleneck" in Surplus (Christmas gift)
  12. Everlane "The Wool-Cashmere Square Crew" in Crimson (Christmas gift)
  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 December: $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. Those sweaters are so cute!! I've been wanting to try out Everlane's sweaters since I love their tees so much!

    By Lauren M

  2. You did so well with your spending this year (even including bag and sunnies!) as you got a lot of value for your money! :) I would have had a really good year if I hadn't bought a handbag too, ha!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are having a great week! It's hard to believe there are just a few days left in 2017! A happy new year to you.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. I have yet to add my purchases for 2017. I am still soooo behind.
    Your purchases are usually good quality and well thought of, you usually have a plan - what can be better than that ?
    HNY M!

  4. The cropped sweater is really cute! Good for you for being good this month too. I'm always afraid to add up all my spending at the end of the year.
    Chic on the Cheap

  5. I love all of the picks. Spending is always something i worry about at Christmas time because i'm a saver.

  6. Pretty great spending in 2017, good for you! Loooove the Everlane turtleneck :)
    xo Annie
    New England Romance


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