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{recap} Wardrobe Update - December

  Monday, December 30, 2019 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,, 
Well, we made it. My final wardrobe update for 2019! I did a pretty good job this year at not spending too much on clothes. I still bought a few things I haven't worn much (the blazers) but I love them all the same.  I still have to wear the black polka dot dress from Joie but I think I have an appropriate occasion coming up so stay tuned!

The champion of my 2019 spending is my Autumn Cashmere sweater. It's only been on the blog 4 times but I've worn it much more than that since buying it in January. The mark of a good wardrobe item is if it brings you joy and this sweater does that. Every time I wear it my mood is instantly lifted!

 I got a few clothing items as gifts for Christmas this year and that's all I added to my closet!

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

  1. Autumn Cashmere Landscape Cashmere Crew ($240, retail $440, 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, retail $495)
  5. eight sixty floral camisole dress ($7 via eBay, used ad money)
  6. Joie 'Johnesha' black polka dot tiered dress ($39.99 via Marshalls, $398 retail)
  7. Edun red printed silk dress ($25 via eBay, $500+ retail) 
  8. Splendid Duke Striped Pullover ($0 c/o Shopbop, on sale for $47, retail $148)
  9. *NEW!* rag&bone high rise ankle skinny jean in burgundy  (Christmas Gift) 
  10. *NEW!* Ellen Tracy cashmere v-neck sweater in orange (Christmas Gift)
  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, Sulfur Harvest Olive ($39 @ Marshalls, $178 retail) 
  5. Splendid Arabesque Cargo Short in Antique Military Olive ($29.99 via Marshalls, $108 retail)
  6. Everlane Cotton V in Heather Gray ($0, after $20 credit)
  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)  
  3. Ancient Greek Sandals 'Apteros' in Crosta Wine ($158 in Athens, used ad money)
  4. Ancient Greek Sandals X Gas Bijoux 'Stephanie Charms' in Natural/Red Charms ($254 in Santorini, used ad money)
  5. Sam Edelman 'Gigi' ($12.49 via DSW)
  6. Restricted Memo Flat ($12.49 via DSW)
  7. *NEW!* Everlane Double-Strap Block Heel Sandal in Strawberry (Christmas Gift)
  1. Mini Leather Bag (25€ in Italy, used ad money)
  2. Olive Leaf + Branch + Pearl Necklace ($50 in Santorini, used ad money)
  3. DSW Backpack (free with purchase)
Gifted from Brands:
  1. Simple Pearl Necklace c/o AUrate
Total spent in December: $0

Total spent in 2019: $245.46

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 block heels are fab! And yes, I totally agree, when something lifts your mood and makes you feel great wearing it—it's a keeper.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  2. i'm impressed you managed to get so much so cheaply - you made the most of your gift cards and credits and ad money to only spend a little extra this year!

    I thought I was doing good with my spend to till I saw yours, haha! But I've included gift cards in my spend :)

    Hope that you had a great 2019 and you have a wonderful new year ahead of you! :)

    Away From Blue

    1. Yea, I got lucky with ad money this year! Would be a scary amount if I included that in the total o.O (But as that money never reaches my bank account I treat it as not real money, ha ha)

  3. You did so good this year! I probably spent ten times that... oy. But of course you had a home, and got to travel, and had far better things to spend your money on. I'm glad you filled your closet with things you truly love!

  4. I will never stop telling you how disciplined you are with your purchases, you deserve a standing ovation !
    I have yet to finish my November and December recap to see how 2019 went.


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