Thursday, January 28, 2016

January Budget

1. Black heels-DSW $9.99 (similar, similar)
2. Combat boots-Steve Madden via DSW $63.14 (exact, exact, similar)
3. Purple top-c/o SheIn (exact, similar)
4. Grey tunic-c/o SheIn (exact, similar)
5. Red plaid vest-c/o Sammydress (exact, similar)
6. Striped button up-c/o Sammydress (exact, similar)
7. White poncho-c/o Sammydress (exact, similar)
Total: $73.13

This month was full of cozy, warm layers. Well, except for those heels I got on crazy clearance! January is definitely not a time when I can contemplate spring clothing so bring on the sweaters. After looking for a pair of combat boots for quite a while, I finally found the Steve Madden ones. I jumped on the DSW sale at the beginning of January and with an extra $20 in rewards got them for a great price. I didn't need another pair of black heels, but when I was in the store browsing with my husband after Christmas I found that pair. I had seen them last time I was at DSW, but decided against them. When I found them there again and marked down even farther I knew they were meant to be.

The remaining items were all gifted to me. I have been wanting more tunic tops and was fortunate to be able to find some that definitely fit the bill. Sometimes online stores can be hit or miss, but all these items are definite hits! I was impressed with the quality and fit of them all. Even when I get c/o items I really try hard to get items I would actually buy. When I show items on my blog, I actually wear them. So gifted items should be in line with my personal style. I do not want to recommend anything just for the sake of style, or fashion, or getting something free!

For next month, I would like some lace up flats. They are everywhere now and so adorable! I am also thinking of taking advantage of winter clearance and buying a colored or patterned winter coat (something like this blue one or this blush one). Currently I have a camel and black one. It would be a fun alternative to neutrals!
What's on your list for February? Anything fun for Valentine's Day?


  1. You scored some great items this month, and I cannot wait to see you style those fabulous combat boots. I'm with you it's hard to look ahead to the spring right now. I'll gladly style my sweaters!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  2. I'm loving the buffalo plaid vest and those combat boots! You got some fabulous pieces this month!

    Doused In Pink

  3. That striped shirt looks like a perfect wardrobe staple.

  4. I would love a blush coat for the winter, and with the sales happening it could be the time! You added some great pieces this month for not too much money! Good job!

  5. Love all your items for January! My fave is that poncho. :)

  6. Great round up! I love that button up shirt!


  7. Woohooo! You got some great items girl!
    The Adored Life

  8. I love those combat boots and the striped shirt! You got some great pieces!

  9. I love the striped shirt. My list for February is sorta blank right now which is not how it will end up I'm sure. :)

  10. Wow, you got some great stuff this month! I can't wait to see how you style the white poncho--I like ponchos in theory but am never sure what to do with them in practice, haha. :)

  11. My favorites are the purple top from SheIn and that buffalo plaid vest!


  12. I wondered about Sammy Dress, they contacted me but I didn't respond, as I wasn't sure about the quality.

  13. I still love that purple tunic so much, it's a really nice colour. My favourite of all the pieces you got this month :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  14. You did so good this month! I love your new plaid vest and the black pumps you'll wear forever.
    Chic on the Cheap

  15. Great choice, dear
    I love the grey tunic., so unusual, so chic.
    I love your blog. visit mine if you want

  16. I can't decide which I love more - the poncho or the striped top. Lucky you getting such great items c/o!

  17. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

  18. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

  19. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

  20. Can't wait to see how you style these pretty pieces. I love the stripe shirt!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  21. I can't believe how little you scored those heels for! I like the pointed toe and strap detail. So pretty. C/o items are only great when you actually love the items. So glad the ones you picked out worked for you!