Monday, September 30, 2013

recap: september


my conversion wearing mostly neutrals is pretty obvious this month.  my big goal is to keep things visually interesting with textures and patterns rather than saturated colors.
september outfit recap
we took a big trip to vegas earlier this month which was a fantastic break from work and i got to see my sister and her family for her birthday two years in a row.  (recap post here)

in looking back on my spending history for the last few years (i've only kept track on the blog for about a year, but have a spreadsheet of all the clothes i've bought since the end of grad school) i've noticed that i oscillate between being way under my budget one month and then being a wee bit over the next month. last month was a way under month, so this month was destined to be a bit of a disaster.

bookhou triangle tote (bookhou on etsy): $88 shipped. (seen in this post)
marc by marc jacobs wallet: $185.  oh, brother.  this is a monthly budget-ruining purchase, but i've got no regrets about it.  i was definitely overdue for a grownup wallet.  (seen in this post)
zara marled tee: $20.  i bought this in vegas because i didn't bring enough comfy tees with me and the zipper makes it a smidge different than all the other ones i have.  (seen in this post)
rachel rachel roy white dress (macy's) i bought these next three macy's items with a giftcard and assorted discounts, so my total ended up being $29.  my goal for shopping with the giftcard was to buy a few things that pushed me out of my comfort zone.  i usually am pretty good about thinking about possible outfits before i buy something, but that sometimes stops me from buying more interesting things.  (seen in this post)
rachel rachel roy black laser-cut top (macy's) (seen in this post)
vince camuto ren sandals (macy's): i posted these sandals as part of my fall wishlist, but they're more for next summer at this point.
old navy diva skinny ankle pants (old navy): $11.  (seen in this post)
phillip lim for target medium black satchel: $45  (seen in this post)
phillip lim for target leopard print dress: $30  (seen in this post)
phillip lim for faux leather zipper dress: $50 (seen in this post)

total: $458.  oh boy.
(link up with franish over yonder.)

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