Monday, December 28, 2015

December Budget

1. Black heels-Nine West via DSW $44.32 (exact, similar)
2. Leather pants-J.Crew c/o thredUP (similar, similar)
3. Red heels-via DSW (similar, exact)
4. Light blue skirt-ifchic $7.95 (exact, similar)
5. Black skirt-c/o Rita&Phil (exact, similar)
6. Sequined dress-c/o SheIn (exact, similar)
7. Fur lined leggings (not pictured)-amazon $0 with gift card (exact, similar)
8. Plaid vest-J.Crew gifted (exact, similar red)
9. Gold sweater-gifted (exact, similar)
10. Hat/scarf-gifted via Deloom (exact, similar scarf, similar hat)
TOTAL: $52.27

I was finally able to purchase the perfect pair of black heels for myself. I have looked for months for a leather pair with 3 inch heel height or less and a pointy toe. I am excited to also have found the exact type of leather pants I wanted as well. I am looking forward to wearing them and as an added bonus they are made of a thicker material. I cannot wait to show you the sequined dress tomorrow. It's such a show stopper! The long sleeves and color make it easy to pair with tights and heels so I was slightly warmer during a holiday party. It's a great dress for NYE too! I can't seem to help adding to my skirt collection with the amazing black pencil skirt from Rita&Phil (my review will be up later this week) and the gorgeous light blue skirt from ifchic.

The red heels were a treat to myself. I won a giftcard a while ago and purchased those after seeing these heels on Merrick. With a little ribbon and thread I am thinking I can definitely whip up something similar.

Well with that DSW order of the red heels, I also got some amazing non-clunky waterproof boots for Matt so I must have gotten on Santa's nice list. The rest of the items were Christmas presents! I love getting clothing and I've been enjoying wearing everything, especially that adorable plaid vest!

For next month there really isn't anything on my wish list other than a pair of OTK boots. I have ordered a few, and tried a few others on, but nothing seems right. I also need to replace my pinstripe shirt after a washing mishap. What is on your wish list for January purchases?


  1. I am having that black and blue sparkly dress!! Have a great Monday!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  3. Thanks for sharing your amazing finds! Can't wait to see that dress tomorrow. :)

  4. I got the same blue skirt!!!! I love ifchic! :) great picks!

  5. Oh that dress!! You always inspire me with your budget, you're fab without spending a lot.

    pumps and push-ups

  6. I love the vest and those red heels!

  7. WOW Laura what a great month of items, many of which are so festive too. I was gonna say (before I read the post) how the dress especially but also the black pencil skirt, the leather pants and both pairs of stunning heels will take you to the end of the year for all the New Year's celebrations and of course for New Year's Eve. I am planning on ordering that same blue sequin aztec mini dress myself, so I cannot wait to see it on you tomorrow and read your review too.

    I am glad you got so many nice gifts too and that Santa was great to you on Christmas!

  8. Love the dress, it's perfect for the holiday season!

  9. I can't wait to see the blue sequin dress on you! It looks gorgeous in that photo. I need to do a little shoe shopping in the next few months. I just started doing Ifchic and I messed up and didn't shop this month on the day I needed to! Ugh... it was hard with it being on Christmas Eve, it just sort of flew my mind! Oh well! Love the skirt you got from them!


  10. Awesome finds this month! Those red heels are to die for and I can't believe the price on that dress! I just bought my first item from SheIn this month- a cardigan I've been eyeing up for a while now. Their prices are too good!

  11. I LOVE that light blue skirt from ifchic! Beautiful colour.

  12. Great buys, Laura! I need you to do my shopping, too!! You always know where to find the deals.

    The Closet by Christie

  13. I love that long sleeve dress and I'd want that skirt too!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  14. Yay for the perfect black pumps! I feel like the search for the perfect basics is always the hardest!
    Can't wait to see the dress either!
    Chic on the Cheap

  15. love the recap of your budget. always helpful to us! those shoes are killer, no wonder you had to have them!!