Friday, March 27, 2015

Budget Rewind - March 2014

March Shopping

With a year of possible wears, let's see how my March 2014 purchases are holding up:

Good
JCF Mint scarf: $10 (originally $35) - blogged 4 times, but worn many more times.  I'll definitely be wearing it more this spring!  
JCF Yellow Cardigan: $12 (originally $55) - I just can't get enough of these JCF Clare cardigans.  
Gap White tee: $9 (originally $30) - something about a white tee with a little bit of interest is just perfect.  I really love the subtle floral pattern in this one.  
Gap Blue camisole: $4 (originally $20) - I mean, it's an undershirt and I wear it all the time.  

Medium
F21 Gingham shirt: $20 - after searching high and low for the perfect gingham shirt, I found this one.  And then it shrunk the first time I washed it.  I'm still making it work as a layering piece, but it isn't wearable alone (too much button gaping across the chest!)      
Gap Blue/white printed blouse:  $14 (originally $40) - I really like this top, but I've hardly worn it.  I'll try to make it up!  

Bad
Old Navy Polka dot blouse: $12 (originally $33) - it seems like I have only worn this once.  That's terrible.  I do still like it, but maybe it's time to send it to a better home?  

Other
Printed shirt: $15 (originally $65) - I returned this shirt.  It was just too weird, even for me.  So hooray for realizing that before I wore it! 


Not a great month, but not terrible.  For what it's worth, I'm finding these budget rewind posts really help me think about what I am buying - like what will I think of it in a year?  I think that's a good perspective, so I'm going to keep at it!











4 comments:

  1. This is a very cool post. I've been going back and looking at my collages, now that I can, and looking at what I've gotten rid of what I'm adding this time. It's a neat thing to observe.

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  2. What about the socks?? haha jk. But seriously, since doing these posts, when I shop, I no longer ask myself "how much do I like this?" or "how will I wear this?" but rather "will I still love this in a year?" .. I forgot to ask myself that when my brain shut off and I bought a $5 scarf at Target last week, but now I'm thinking about returning it because I probably won't love it next year. But at the same time, if I wear it 5 times, doesn't that make it okay? So tough. At least you were able to realize you didn't like the print shirt before it was too late!

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  3. I really do love these rewind posts! Those drapey, chiffon shirts that Old Navy sells periodically really are problematic to style, aren't they? I think you talked me out of a striped one I reviewed on the blog a couple months ago, and I'm so glad you did. The sheerness makes it tough to wear.

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  4. I'm totally intrigued with these budget rewind posts, Andi! I'm definitely thinking about starting to write these kinds of posts - perhaps when my year of no shopping is done...who knows? But it's such a great way to reflect on your purchases and see what gets plenty of wear in your closet, and what things might have been pure impulse buys.

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