Saturday, January 31, 2015

Budget Rewind - January 2013



Well, I had so much fun with the January 2014 review that I decided to go back to 2013.  This means I have 2 years of reflection instead of just one. 

Good

  • Gap Always Skinny Mint Jeans - $13 - I wore these 9 times on the blog, and I think quite a bit undocumented.  I just recently sold them on ThredUp, and got a few dollars, so I'd say these were well within the $1/wear that I'd like to shoot for.  A super impulse buy, but I loved them while I had them!
  • J.Crew Factory Classic Cardigan in Vibrant Flame - $14:  I love these JCF cardigans!  So glad I got this one, because I don't have a lot of orange in my closet, and I think it is a fun color to wear!  
  • Gap Boyfriend sweater - $6: this was a replacement for my prior Gap navy sweater that was falling apart because I wore it so much.  For $6, I was super happy to snag this one.  
  • Gap Boyfriend Fitted Shirt - $12:  I've been neglecting it lately (and most recently due to inability to button), but this is a great basic shirt to have.  I wore it a lot in the first year I had it.  Hopefully I will be able to wear it again sometime!


Medium

  • Gap Striped Scoop-neck Tee -  $9:  I really loved the contrasting sleeves and pocket in thinner stripes on this top, but since I almost always wore it with a jacket or cardigan, I noticed I was picking my other navy/white striped tee or tank, because those just fit better.  
  • Mossimo Lady Satchel - $12: I used this purse for quite awhile, and I still think it is super cute, but then I got a couple nicer purses for birthdays, and I mostly just use those.  With that in mind, I recently got rid of all my random cheaper purses, because I am not a purse-hoarder like some women (I much prefer clothes and shoes!)
  • J.Crew Factory Tissue V-Neck Tee  - $5 - I mean, it was $5, but I've only worn it a couple times. Still in the closet, but I'm not sure it should be.  

Bad

  • Merona Kylan Fur Ankle Boot - $10 - I guess I wore these more than I thought I did, so they've been promoted from the 'ugly' category.  I just sold them on Thredup, as well.  But these were an impulse buy that I probably should have just left at the store. 


Ugly (aka already removed from my closet):

  • Old Navy Polka Dot shirtdress - $19 - I really tried to make it work, but the length on this shirt/dress/tunic whatever just wasn't working for me at all.  I cringe that I spent almost $20 on something and only managed to wear it a few times.  But I'm defenseless against polka dots.  

Honorable mention:

  • Old Navy Striped dress - $10  (Update: I had to return this, due to a giant hole appearing!) - I think this would have been in the good category if it hadn't been ruined the first time I wore it.  I'm still sad about this one, because I loved the varying width on the stripes.  
So 4 good, 3 medium, 2 bad, and 1 ugly.  With 2 years of reflection, I don't feel super ashamed of those numbers.  

6 comments:

  1. I feel the same way about stripes that you do about polka dots. You also got some really great deals, so I'd say it looks like you got your money's worth!

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  2. After reading your last reflection post I went back to check on my previous January purchases. I only bought two things last January, and I still wear them so hooray!

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  3. After reading your last reflection post I went back to check on my previous January purchases. I only bought two things last January, and I still wear them so hooray!

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  4. Even just seeing the collage in Feedly, I was drawn to the striped dress--such a bummer that it was defective! Geez. I am amazed at what good bargains you seem to get on all your clothing.

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  5. I'm still sad for you that the striped dress didn't work for you - I should send mine to you to borrow for a little while!!

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