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?


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


  2. Great selection!
    Have a nice day!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase

  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?)

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

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

  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!

  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.


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

  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

  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.

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

  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

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

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

  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

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

  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.