Thursday, November 30, 2017

November Budget

November monthly clothing budget

1. Green top-c/o PinkBlush (exact, save, splurge, worn here)
2. Burgundy lace top-c/o PinkBlush (exact, save, splurge)
3. Red dress-c/o SheIn (exact, save, splurge)
4. Grey top-c/o SheIn (exact, save, splurge)
5. Burgundy heels-DSW $42.30 (exact, save, splurge)
6. Nude heels-DSW $.01 with coupons and rewards (exact, save, splurge)
7. Cognac $105 (exact, save, splurge)
8. Striped, black, and white tees $20.06 each-Nordstrom (exact, save, splurge)
9. Grey longsleeve tee-c/o thredUP (save, splurge)
10. Black cardigan-c/o thredUP (save, splurge)
11. Striped dress- $2.99 with credits via thredUP (save, splurge)
Total: $210.47

Last month I had made some orders that hadn't arrived at the time of my October budget post so I am including them here. Those included were my thredUP order and the cognac boots. It really freshens up your closet when you replace many of those basic items you wear often. For me, that is  my long sleeve tees, boots, and nude heels.The long sleeve BP tees from Nordstrom are amazing and if you are looking for a plain long sleeve tee for layering or wearing on its own, I highly recommend them. They are long enough to wear with leggings, super soft, and can be layered easily.

I was thrilled to find the burgundy suede heels at DSW. Those have been on my wish list for quite a while and I finally found the perfect pair. I had a lot of promotional coupons and was able to get those and the nude heels at quite a discount!

I had some credits at PinkBlush as well and ordered 2 tops. The teal one is gorgeous and I can't wait to show you the burgundy lace one next week, too. They are great options for holiday parties and they skim over your stomach area just in case you eat a few too many cookies.

For next month I have ordered a few items over Black Friday and Cyber Monday that haven't arrived yet so I will include them in December's post if I decide to keep them. I have ordered 3 different pairs of black OTK boots so far. Two of them have been from DSW and did not work out for one reason or other and am waiting for this last pair from Nordstrom Rack to arrive. Hopefully those are the ones because I am ready to give up. I also ordered this coat in 'wine' from J. Crew Factory along with this bell sleeve plaid top, and this Snowbird sweater from LOFT. There are a few accessories on my wish list for December, but nothing else big. I think I've ordered it all already!

Did you order anything from weekend sales? What's on your wish list for December?
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  1. I'm always so impressed with what you get and how little you spend! Great job as always Laura!

  2. Hi Laura,

    I am impressed how little you spent! I guess clothes in Switzerland and overall in Europe are more expensive. :-((
    I ordered some boots and sweaters lately and spent way more than you did. I wish I could order from the USA without paying so much on taxes.

  3. Thanks for the rec on the BP long tees. I need some desperately! Love that knee boot.

  4. You got some great pieces! I caved on Cyber Monday and bought a Rebecca Minkoff bag, haha! I'm looking forward to it arriving, it might get here just before Christmas, fingers crossed!

    Hope the last pair of boots works out for you too!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. The red dress looks so so lovely! Adore the statement shoulder. Xx

  6. I'm curious why the OTK boots didn't work for you?? I just ordered another pair a couple of weeks ago and I love all of mine!!
    But you can't give up, Laura!!! Maybe you need to go to DSW and try them on??

    1. It's because I am so picky about what I want! Haha! I thought I wanted leather at first, but changed my mind after getting them and decided suede. Then the second pair was marked suede online, but really wasn't so I returned them. I just got the third pair and they are perfect!

  7. Wow, I should take you with me when I go shopping!😂😂😂

  8. I love to shop at DSW! I don't have a pair of nude heels, but I want to get a pair when I find one I like... those burgundy heels are gorgeous! I just got my first pair of OTK black boots from RoseGal... they were only $50 and will be great for blog photos, date nights, etc. I was looking at a pair at three digits, but for as much as I'll wear them... I think the RoseGal pair will do just fine! I guess time will tell if they'll hold up, but they fit like a dream (doing a sponsored post next week on them!).


  9. Girl, you got a lot of bang for your buck! Nice job!

  10. Great finds. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

  11. My fave were your burgundy heels, just the perfect height Laura !
    I have just one thing on my wish list: sunglasses , as this month I broke 3 of my pairs.

  12. So many great staples! Don't give up if your next order of OTK boots doesn't work! There really are so many good options right now at different price points! I have a couple of different colors but all of them have a black option that you should at least try before you quit. :)
    Gina || On the Daily Express