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{recap} Wardrobe Update - August

  Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,, 
Posting my wardrobe update a little early this month because I have a special post to share later in the week (a little hint in this post!)  Fingers crossed I don't make any new purchases between now and then!

I went to Marshalls earlier in the month not looking to buy anything but randomly stumbled upon a really cute black tiered polka dot dress by Joie. I tried it on "just for fun" and had to buy it because it was 90% off the retail price of $398! My mom thinks it's too dark to wear to my cousin's wedding in October, but I think I might to bring it on my honeymoon next month and dress it down with some flat sandals. I also didn't realize until after I got home that it's like a little black dress version of my wedding dress, so funny! What do we think, should I keep it?

I was able to resist buying things in Roundabout's flash sale where clothes and shoes were 80% off.  It wasn't for lack of trying, though. They had this pair of Mary Katrantzou pants NWT for $46 but they were slightly too tight on me, UGH! And they had the Dior J'adore slingback flats but they were only 10% off, one of the few items not on major sale...OF COURSE. I got all the way to checkout with them only to find out they weren't $120 like I thought but $535.

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

  1. Autumn Cashmere Landscape Intarsia Cashmere Crew ($240, retail $440, used Christmas + ad money)
  2. Sandro burgundy double breasted blazer ($36 via Roundabout Resale, retail ~$500)
  3. Massimo Dutti white wool blazer ($19 via Roundabout Resale, retail $130-$250)
  4. Rag & Bone 'Jackie' purple leather trimmed wool jacket ($32 via Roundabout Resale, retail $495)
  5. eight sixty floral camisole dress ($7 via eBay, used ad money)
  6. *NEW* Joie 'Johnesha' black polka dot tiered dress ($39.99 via Marshalls, $398 retail)
  1. J.Crew Tissue Turtleneck ($5, retail $30, used gift card)
  2. J.Crew Ribbed flare-sleeve turtleneck ($8, retail $45, used gift card)
  3. J.Crew Midrise skinny jean in velvet ($10, retail $80, used gift card)
  4. AG Jeans 'The Evan' pleated linen pant in Sulfur Harvest Olive - also here ($39 via Marshalls, $178 retail) 
  5. Splendid Arabesque Cargo Short in Antique Military Olive ($29.99 via Marshalls, $108 retail)
  1. Lanvin Studded Suede 'City' Sandals ($60 via The RealReal, $790 retail, used ad money) 
  2. Lanvin Studded Leather 'City' Sandals ($60 via The RealReal, $790 retail, used ad money) 
  1.  None Yet
Gifted from Brands:
  1. *NEW!* Simple Pearl Necklace c/o AUrate
Total spent in August: $39.99

Total spent in 2019: $195.49

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 always love seeing your wardrobe updates! Basics are definitely the best! :)

  2. Are you going to take Stella Tennant's challenge for a Second-Hand September and not buy anything new?

    1. Ooh that sounds like such a great challenge!! Sadly I'm going on my honeymoon in September and am planning a few purchases that won't be second hand. But a lot of the time I do try to shop second=hand rather than new!

  3. I really love that dress you acquired - it's really beautiful!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. I think you should keep the little black dress! It's so cute! :) You've done so well with your spending through the year, I hope you have fun spending big on your honeymoon and treating yourself! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week :)

    Away From Blue

  5. The dress is so pretty! What a great find!

  6. I think that dress was a great purchase ! I don't think its too dark for a wedding, you can always accessorise brightly.


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