February 27, 2015

february closet additions

So I've decided to start documenting what I spend on clothes each month again. I did this for a few months last year, but stopped quite frankly because I was lazy. Honestly, I was trying to hard to make my collages pretty, so it was too time consuming. This time, if I have time to make a pretty collage, I'll make one, if not, who cares. After all, this is just a blog.

Last month I didn't keep track of what I bought, but I will tell you that I bought it all with Christmas money and/or gift cards... that gives me a big goose egg for Jauary. $0 spent.
(I do remember that I bought this dress in blue, this dress in black & white, and these jeans)

Now for February. This was a weird month for me shopping wise. I actually had no desire for new clothes any time I went anywhere. I usually will walk through the mall, Target, Marshall's, or Ross on my lunch breaks, and if I happen to find anything I'd like (at a good price of course) I'd get it. But it was weird because I'd go and start looking through one rack of clothes and get bored. I swear this has never ever happened to me before. I LOVE shopping. And now all of a sudden I dont? I really don't get it. Now I did force myself to look through the racks at Goodwill (see my dressing room diaries) once because I was out of town and my Goodwill here is terrible. I scored this awesome sweater dress that I want to wear every single day.

January Budget
All things gift carded/Christmas money
Total Spent: $0

February Budget
Merona Sweater dress: Goodwill $4
American Eagle sandals: Marshall's $10 gift carded
Total Spent: $4

***If you read my dressing room diaries post, you know that I did purchase the ugly Christmas sweater vest. Since that isn't something I plan to wear regularly (or y'all would hope not right?) I'm not including it in my budget. I make my own rules haha ;)

February 16, 2015

trying something new

knotted sweater
striped skirt + sweater
Sweater: Target (clearance) $4
Skirt: Old Navy, gift carded
Tights: Target (clearance) maybe $2 but I don't actually remember
Booties: Plato's Closet $12
Necklace: Ebay $9
Total Outfit Cost: $27

Ok, ok y'all are going to have to excuse the massive roots I have going on in these pictures. This was before my sister cut and highlighted my hair. She was a life saver because y'all... my hair was bad. So bad. She's only been in beauty school since October and is already amazing at it. I'm such a proud big sister!

So I tried something new with this outfit. I've been wanting to try wearing a sweater over my skirt for a while. This sweater is slightly high-low and it was too long to wear just on top of the skirt (it made my proportions look all weird). So, I tried knotting it! I don't think it photoed well, but in person this outfit was really cute! Or at least I thought so haha. The only thing about knotting it is that it came undone a few times at work so I had to keep re-doing it.

February 11, 2015

sweet & simple

leopard cardigan work outfit
simple work style
Cardigan: Garage Sale $2 [similar]
American Eagle tee: Goodwill $3.50 [similar]
Old Navy Pants: $26
Charlotte Russe Flats: Goodwill $3.50
Necklace: Forver 21 $9 [similar]
Total Outfit Cost: $44

Sometimes I think I try too hard to be creative with my closet and outfits. I'm always trying to put together outfits aren't so expected and things I haven't worn before. This day I went more for the obvious and something simple. I grabbed my leopard cardigan since I hadn't worn it in a while. Then easy choice was to go with a simple v-neck tee and my never failing black ankle pants. Then I added a pop of color with my green pendant necklace from forever xxi! Easy peasy.

February 9, 2015

dressing room diaries: goodwill x2

I was out of town on Saturday, so I had a chance to stop at a new Goodwill. I was really hoping to find some house stuff, but this one had barely anything in what I call the "junk" section. Luckily their clothes section wasn't lacking, so I tried a lot of stuff on (and kept a whole lot of people waiting for a room since there were only 2... oops).

  Gap Sweatshirt: I've been looking for a cute sweatshirt that doesn't look too frumpy like the ones I have now. Sadly this one was too short and kinda small.

Merona Dress: So I already have 3 other gray dresses (see here, here, and here) and I don't really need another but look at this one! I had to have it! Even better, the cashier rang me up for a sweater instead of a dress, so I got it for $4 instead of $6!

Old Navy Dress: I loved the color of this dress. Unfortunately it hit me in a weird place on my hips and was just unflattering (I attempted to hide it in this picture). 

Bow back shirt: My sister actually has this shirt in coral, and it's super cute on her. I just wasn't feeling it on me though.

Mossimo (or Merona) Shirt: I thought this blouse was cute and would've been good for work, but I didn't like the way the neckline fell on me. I'm one to always wear a cami, and I feel like the cami would poke out at the top and look silly. 

Gray blazer: I knew this would be big, but I tried anyways because it's so perfect! I was right though, too big. :(

Forever 21 Sweater: This was a large, so I knew it would be too big, but I thought it might be good to wear with leggings. I liked it and contemplated it for a minute, but decided to leave it at GW because the material wasn't great. 

Gap neon pink tee: I have a thing for thrifting Gap tees I swear! They're just so soft and comfy! I ALMOST got this one, but decided I just need it.

Christmas vest: I know I won't be able to find any gems like this closer to Christmas, so this came home with me! The cashier rang me up for a tank top instead of a sweater, so I got it for only $2!

Forever 21 bow dress: After GW, I stopped at a small local thrift store called Hand Up. I found this adorable little dress that I think would be perfect for Valentine's day, but they didn't have a dressing room!

I was looking through my phone and I found some pictures from Goodwill trip from a month or so ago.

Orangey-red boyfriend cardi: Looking back at this picture, I can't remember why I didn't get this!

Gap cardigan: This was a little big for me, so I brought it home for my sister!

Gap popover: Was too big and looked like a night shirt on me.

Red dress: I liked the style of this dress, but it was a little big. Plus, I didn't care for the material or the color.

Forever 21 sweater: I've been looking for a sweater or cardi this color and I was excited to find this one, but unfortunately it wasn't in great shape. The band at the bottom was slightly stretched out. 

Have you thrifted any goodies lately?

February 4, 2015

black & white

black and white winter outfit
white sweater dress
Dress: H&M (on sale) $12 [similar]
Boots: Just Fab $20
Scarf: Express (clearance) $7
Total Outfit Cost: $39

I'm so sad that all I have to show of this outfit is lame mirror pictures! But unfortunately, it was raining the day I wore this, so there was no going outside for outfit pictures. I used to take my outfit pictures inside my apartment a few years ago, but I just haven't figured out the lighting situation for taking them inside my house. Any tips? Problem is, you need the natural light from a window, but if I'm choosing to take my picture inside, it's likely because there is no light outside because it's late or it's raining. Ohhh blogger probz! Anyways, I don't normally wear all black and white, but I loved this outfit! This sweater dress is super comfy and perfect for cold days in the office.

Also, I'm linking up with the PMT Style Challenge: Try a new hairstyle. These pictures were before I let my sister chop some more off my hair, but I did try something new this day! Nothing fancy, I just went with a deeper part and pinned back one side. I actually really like how it came out, and I'll probably wear it like this more often!

February 3, 2015

stripes for days

striped dress for winter
striped dress + scarf + boots
Dress: Old Navy (on sale) $15 Used Christmas Money [here]
Boots: JCP (on sale) $45 [similar]
Scarf: Old
Total Outfit Cost: $45
Sometimes you just don't feel like thinking of words to go along with your outfit posts, and today is one of those days! Only 3 more days until Friday :)