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A couple weekends ago Christian and I went out to eat for the first time since February 2020 and boy was it weird! It was so nice to have hot food delivered to you at a table rather than opening up slightly cooled takeout (which is still delicious.)

 

I won a gift card to Sherkaan in New Haven back in April and was super excited because I was always jealous of my food blogger friends enjoying their tasty food and never made it there before the pandemic! The gift card was pretty big so I invited my brother and sister-in-law because they've wanted to try it out too! We got a bunch of different dishes to share. It was so nice to be out somewhere. 


Dress: Who What Wear x Target floral dress

Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals 'Clara' Sandal c/o Shopbop 

Sunglasses: Gucci Aviators (bought in Italy)

Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium in Nile Shark Embossed Leather (Bag, Borrow or Steal

Necklace: Olive Branch Pearl Necklace, bought in Santorini

 







 

 

Photos of everything we tried!

Christian and I braved the freezing temperatures last Saturday to take these photos in between all our errands for the day. Everything was in the car except for photos so I basically froze just for the blog. We started our morning at Home Depot curbside pickup for soil, then headed to take photos on the way to the grocery store for some sale purchase. To reward us for completing our tasks we got lunch at Wendy's.

 

I wanted to put the focus on my super fun Splendid Harvest mules so I opted for a simple black sweater and cropped jeans to really show them off. Obviously it was a little cold for them outside but a perfect outfit for indoors.

 

Everyone knows I'm a sucker for leopard print, but what you may not know is Christian loves tiger print (and hates leopard...gasp!!) so when I saw these shoes had both of our favorite animal prints I had to get them. As I shared in my January wardrobe update, I missed out on them the first time around because I was waiting for a better sale price. After they sold out I followed a few pairs on eBay and waited until one went down to just over $25 to pounce (if you'll pardon the pun.)

 

Sweater: Everlane 'the cashmere crop v-neck', Jeans: Everlane high-rise skinny jean in mid-blue, Shoes: Splendid Harvest Mules in Tiger/Cheetah Print (eBay, boot version), Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium shoulder bag in Nile Shark Embossed Leather (Bag, Borrow or Steal) Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika' c/o Shopbop, Rings: Sofia Zakia wedding rings and others c/o Aurate, Necklace: Shashi Princess Leia Necklace c/o Shopbop


 

Christian decided to do some experimenting with these photos and I love the way they turned out! This Autumn Cashmere landscape sweater remains one of my favorite pieces in my closet. It's super soft and the print makes it fun! Perfect for an afternoon walk in the park. Right after we finished these photos the clouds rolled in so we caught the lighting at the perfect time! 

 

I brought my new Phillip Lim Pashli bag even though I didn't need it because it hasn't been worn yet (I bought it in September!) and I thought it deserved a proper blog debut! 

 

Sadly I can't find this sweater anywhere for resale BUT I was able to find a ton of similar styles on etsy and ebay!

 

Sweater: Autumn Cashmere Landscape Sweater, Pants: abercrombie + fitch corduroy pants, Mules: Franco Sarto 'Dolly' (DSW), Sunglasses: Gucci Aviators (bought in Italy), Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium shoulder bag in Nile Shark Embossed Leather (Bag, Borrow or Steal





After quite a busy shopping August I tried to behave in September. Even though I didn't spend "actual money" in August (only blog advertising money and Shopbop gift cards) I wanted to slow down a bit.

 

I was doing well until the end of the month and a Bag, Borrow or Steal Instagram ad about their 30% off sale ending. I figured I would check on the off chance they had one of the bags I was looking for. They didn't. But I decided to do a quick look to see what else there was and I found it...the perfect 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli bag. It was shark textured and in a beautiful teal. I debated buying it all day and finally broke down at 9pm. The bag retailed for $895 when it was new, they were selling it for $350 but it was on sale for $315 AND the 30% off coupon brought it down to $220. How could I resist?!

 

Remember when Pashli bags were all the rage? I definitely lusted over them back in the old blogging days. I also posted one in a closet-worthy post in March 2020. Funny how it took me 7+ years to get my hands on one. But just goes to show, if you like something you won't care if it's an "It Bag" or not so you can wait years to add it to your closet at a fraction of the original price. It's arriving some time today so hopefully it's just as beautiful in person and the condition is "gently used" with not many signs of wear like the site claimed!


P.S. Shout-out to Louise from the Sex and the City movie. I always think of her when I browse BBS, haha!

THE (modified) RULES

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

Clothes:
  1. FARM Rio Amazonian Ombre Mini Wrap Dress c/o Shopbop ($127.50, retail $170)
  2. Burberry beaded owl sweater via eBay ($75, retail $2950 in 2012)
  3. Stella McCartney Wild Cat Skinny Ankle Jeans via eBay ($15 after ad money, retail $735)
  4. Ba&sh "Perla" dress in Green Light c/o Shopbop ($236.25, retail $630)
  5. Nili Lotan Cashmere Abbey Sweater c/o Shopbop ($133.88, retail $525) 
  6. Mickey Mouse Football Jersey in purple ($28, used gift card)
  7. Disney State Fair Connecticut Tee ($17.47, used gift card)

Basics:
  1. J Brand 811 Mid Rise Skinny Leg Jean in Moral ($0 after $25 credit & ad money, retail $228)
  2. Madewell Camp Shorts in Faded Rosebud c/o Shopbop ($35, retail $50)
Shoes:

  1. Ancient Greek Sandals 'Clara' Sandal c/o Shopbop ($221.25, retail $295)
  2. Sperry Rio Aqua Slip-On Sneaker ($14.83 via DSW, retail $64.99) 
  3. Ancient Greek Sandals 'Faye' embellished leather sandals via Net-a-Porter Sale ($112, retail $289, used side hustle money)
  4. Ancient Greek Sandals 'Clio' leopard-print leather slingback sandals via Net-a-Porter Sale ($74, retail $185, used side hustle money)


Handbags:

  1. Madewell Medium Slim Saddle Bag c/o Shopbop ($118.50, retail $158) 
  2. *NEW!* 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium shoulder bag in Nile Shark Embossed Leather via Bag, Borrow or Steal ($220, retail $895)

 Accessories:

  1. Ray Ban 'Erika' Sunglasses in Havana c/o Shopbop (retail $163)
  2. Shashi Princess Leia Necklace c/o Shopbop ($55)

Activewear:
  1. SPANX Look At Me Now Seamless Leggings in Indigo Leopard c/o Shopbop ($68)

Gifted from Brands:
  1. AUrate Pearl Studs in Rose Gold (retail $150)
  2. AUrate Medium Chain Bracelet in Rose Gold (retail $50)
  3. AUrate Gold Twist Huggie Earrings (retail $80)
  4. AUrate Stackable Twist Ring (retail $80)
  5. AUrate Mini Infinity Ring (retail $70)

Total spent in September: $220

Total spent in 2020: $324.83

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