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{recap} Wardrobe Update - January

  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,, 
A new year means a fresh Wardrobe Update!  My goal this year is to only add quality items to my wardrobe and not overspend. Last year I made good progress in not shopping but I still added some pieces I haven't worn much. Granted they were Disney tees so they're really only for vacations - and I used gift cards to buy them - but still.

This month I added 2 of the same item to my closet. One was the exact same pair of shoes I already own. Why did I buy them? It's my favorite pair of sandals and I know I will wear them to death so now I have a backup pair in the same colors that I won't wear until the first pair dies. I also got the same shoes in black for when I'm feeling a bit more classic. I used advertising money from 2018 on them so I don't feel bad in the slightest.

I made a pretty large J.Crew purchase this month as well during their 70% off sale sale. I've had just over $40 left on a gift card for over a year and I finally made use of it. I bought two sweaters for my husband and got myself 2 turtlenecks and a pair of velvet jeans. All for under the price of my gift card!

I also bought something that's been on my wish list since I saw it on Instagram in August. You know I'm all about the statement piece and this one is extra soft - yay cashmere! At one point it had sold out so I was pretty sad. But then one came back in my size but was still full price so I patiently waited. Eventually it went on sale plus Autumn Cashmere was offering 20% off sale prices. It was a splurge but I used the remainder of my advertising and Christmas money to buy it. It was also my big purchase in lieu of getting something in Net-a-Porter's End of Season Sale.

Hopefully I can get back to my my "don't shop as much" mantra through the rest of 2019.

THE (modified) RULES

  1. Be mindful of purchases 
  2. Quality over quantity
  3. Basics are best

  1. *NEW!* Autumn Cashmere Landscape Intarsia Cashmere Crew ($240, retail $440, used Christmas + ad money)
  1. *NEW!* J.Crew Tissue Turtleneck ($5, retail $30, used gift card)
  2. *NEW!* J.Crew Ribbed flare-sleeve turtleneck ($8, retail $45, used gift card)
  3. *NEW!* J.Crew Midrise skinny jean in velvet ($10, retail $80, used gift card)
  1. *NEW!* Lanvin Studded Suede 'City' Sandals ($60 via The RealReal, $790 retail, used ad money) 
  2. *NEW!* Lanvin Black Studded Leather 'City' Sandals ($60 via The RealReal, $790 retail, used ad money) 
  1.  None Yet
Gifted from Brands:
  1. None Yet
Total spent in January: $0

Total spent in 2019: $0

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 do like those snadals so I see why you bought them again! You didn't go overboard with spending either! There's a lot of temptation around in January, you did well! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week! We finally have someone coming over to fix the aircon today, yey! Has been no fun in the heatwave without it!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. All good buys this month - I'm so happy you finally got your back up pair of your shoes and that sweater is adorable.
    Chic on the Cheap

  3. M I have to day its admirable how focused you are when it comes to shopping ! I wish I had your will power. The idea of having duplicates for me is quite smart, specially when it comes to the Lanvin samples which you know I am a fan of.


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