Friday, October 28, 2016

October Budget

october 2016 clothing budget post




1. Wool felt hat-Target $26.39 (save, splurge) (worn here)
2. Plaid cape-c/o Tulip (save, splurge) (worn here)
3. Burgundy blouse-c/o Tulip (save, splurge) (worn here)
4. Mauve lace blouse-c/o SheIn (almost exact, splurge) (worn here)
5. Leopard flats-DSW $42.19 (save, splurge)
6. Black and white plaid poncho/scarf-DSW free with purchase (save, splurge)
7. Red and black plaid-c/o Romwe (save, splurge)
8. Grey lace up sweater-c/o Yoins (save, splurge)
9. Blue floral blouse-Express $22.80 (save, splurge)
10. Barcelona cami-Express $28.45 (save, splurge)
Total: $119.83

I was pleased to find the two things I had on my wishlist this month. I had been wanting a taupe/tan colored wool fedora and a new pair of leopard heels. DSW yet again proved to be the place to go! I was able to double a coupon for a pair of leather calf hair leopard flats (so much more cushion and comfort than my old pair) and I got a cape/scarf for free! Score! I ran into Target after story time at the library and got my fedora. I can't find it online, but check in store and they might have it. The feather trim makes it so fun! It was a tad too floppy for me, but with a few layers of spray starch and iron and that brim is not moving. If you find a hat that needs a bit more structure, I highly recommend that inexpensive quick fix.

I also placed an order to Express this month during one of their many sales. I've only had a chance to wear the blue floral blouse so far, but I love how it looks on and how many things it goes with! It was a great price, too. The feather print Barcelona cami is out of stock online I think, but there may be some in store. Originally I had ordered the Shaker Knit Cardigan, too. It is super cozy and the color and length are great. I think I might try to exchange it for a size smaller though. The sweater is a bit bulky on the sides and I want to see if a smaller size would help with that. For next month I am eyeing this Express green lace up sweater. It might come home with me when I try to do my exchange this weekend. Just saying. I also want a few chokers this month. I love seeing them on others and can't wait to try the trend!

What's on your wishlist for November?




18 comments:

  1. love the lace pink top and leopard flats the most!

    xo
    Pinksole

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  2. Great selection!
    Have a nice day!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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  3. OMG Laura---I never thought to starch the hat to make it less floppy---don't laugh, but I'm going to go do that now to my tan one!!
    Thanks for saying that---(it's like one of those V-8 moments---why didn't i think of that?)
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  4. Awesome finds this month! I love the pink lace blouse and that hat is awesome on you. Happy Friday!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  5. I love that pink lace blouse you got. As of right now I don't have anything on my clothing wishlist.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  6. I always have luck with sales at DSW on things I've been looking for. Such a sense of accomplishment when you get that great deal!

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  7. I would really like a more comfortable pair of leopard flats, too. The pair I purchased from Target a couple of years ago IS not very comfortable, but they do their job. I never even thought of looking at DSW, I used to go there a lot and should check it out again sometime.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  8. Oh I have yet to put together this month's purchases.. and edits. Purchases were a lot more that edits :(

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  9. Oh that feather print cami is beautiful! I really like that grey scarf too, what a great gift with purchase! :)

    You bought some really lovely things this month.

    Hope you're having a good week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  10. Love your picks! The leopard flats are darling. I have a pair by Steve Madden from last year but they are so stretched out! Maybe I'll just try insoles first and if that doesn't work I'll check out DSW.

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  11. awesome finds and I love the lace top on you

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  12. You got so many great pieces this month! And at such great prices! I love the leopard flats, what a great find :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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  13. Great pieces! I didn't have a clothing wish list as much as I had a reading one haha. :)

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  14. Great picks. I have been wanting to try Time but am unsure of the quality or sizing. What are your thoughts?

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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  15. Great month! You got some cool items gifted and love what you were able to purchase at such deals too!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  16. Ooh I like those leopard flats! (Especially if they are actually comfortable haha!)

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  17. I'm so glad you got the hat and leopard flats you'd been searching for!
    I would have never thought to starch the brim of a floppier hat - I'm going to have to keep that little trick at the back of my mind.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

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