Sunday, November 29, 2015
Budget Rewind - November 2013
It's crazy to look back at how much I bought each month. Here's November 2013. The outlet mall opened up, which made J.Crew Factory more accessible to me. And of course, I had to hit up some black Friday sales. For the most part, these were good decisions, at least. Here's the ratings:
F21 Gold chain necklace (similar) : $11 - blogged 23 times, worn many other times, and still like it.
Gap factory midrise Skinny Jeans: $30 - these were great jeans. They don't fit right anymore, so I'm getting rid of them, since I have a few pairs of newer jeans that I like.
J.Crew Factory Camel Cardigan (similar, similar): $24 - blogged 26 times, and worn much more! I love it when a more expensive item ends up being well under the $1 cost per wear.
J.Crew Factory Polka dot popover (similar): $31 - blogged 11 times, worn a handful of other times. I probably spent a little more than I should have, but I suspect it will continue to be a favorite shirt in the coming year.
J.Crew Factory printed button-up shirt (similar): $16 - only blogged 8 times, but I'm sure I've worn it a lot more than that. I really love this shirt.
Old Navy red cardigan (exact): $10 - blogged 11 times. Just a good basic piece in a perfect red color.
Old Navy cobalt skirt (similar): $10 - blogged 13 times. This skirt was neglected for a few months after I bought it, but then I've worn it a lot. I just love a knit pencil skirt. It is starting to look a little rough. I might keep my eye out for a replacement.
Old Navy gray/silver flats: $12 - blogged 33 times. I bet I've worn these 100+ times. They are falling apart. I wore them about a week ago and noticed the back seam is coming apart. Sad day. I'll definitely need a replacement for these.
Old Navy tights (3 pair - brown, gray, tan) (exact): $4 each - I really like Old Navy tights. They are long enough (yay) and tend to hold up pretty well.
Steve Madden Kambyy Boots (exact): $95 - blogged 45 times, but again, I bet I've worn them over 100 times. I remember feeling bad when I bought these, because I hate to spend so much on an item, but it's a way better $100 spent than 5 things that cost $20 and I never wear. I need to remember this!
J.Crew Factory Sylvia wedges black (exact): $59 - blogged 16 times? I'm actually surprised by that. I like these a lot, but they are a little bit too big, and I rarely wear heels. I do think they are a pretty classic shoe, so hopefully they can be my standby basic black pumps for years to come.
Old Navy cobalt pumps (similar): $12 - blogged 5 times. Again, I love these, but they aren't comfortable at all, and I don't wear heels very often. I'd much rather have some cute cobalt flats. I think these are going in the sell pile.
F21 Love bracelet (similar): $2 - for how cheap this was, I guess it isn't so terrible, but still. I could have bought half a frappuccino with that money! I did probably wear it twice.
Kate Spade bow earrings: $14 -I ended up returning these, because I so rarely wear earrings. This was a good decision!