Budgeting Bloggers :: October Finals
Budgeting Bloggers is a linkup hosted by Fran of Franish where you recap what you purchased and spent in the past month in an effort to curate a functional closet!
October went by really fast. I mean, I don’t think I blinked once. Most of the beginning of September was spent building a capsule. I bought quite a few pieces coming off a small shopping month. I’m hoping to have more small shopping months like that one. Here’s what I brought home this month.
1. Lambswool shirttail sweater in white:: $98, 40% off sale and student discount, paid $40.80
2. Cointoss dress in stripe:: $98, 30% off sale price, paid $48.99
3. Jeweled shield necklace:: $55, 40% off sale and student discount, paid $20.39
4. Merona plaid scarf:: paid $16.99
5. Zip-back surf pencil skirt:: $98, 40% off sale and student discount, paid $20.39
6. Hooded “Danke” sweatshirt:: $98, 40% off sale and student discount, paid $30.81
7. Kenneth Cole Reaction Pil Age Bootie:: $99, purchased at Marshalls $39.99 (used $10 rewards certificate, orig $49.99 at Marshalls)
8. Pleated maxi skirt:: $60, found at Nordstrom rack, paid $14.99
9. & 10. Rockstar mid-rise skinny jeans in black and raisin arizona:: $35.50, 30% off during stuff and save paid $20.70
11. Linen tee in Fantastique:: $42.50, 40% off sale and student discount, paid $10.19
12. Sleeveless blouse in graphic plaid:: $98, 40% off sale and student discount, paid $35.69
13 -15. Merino v-neck cardigan:: $79.50, 40% off sale and student discount, paid $30.59 for each
16. Silk shirt front top:: $88, 40% off sale, paid $35.99
17. Plaid Flannel skirt:: $24.94, 30% off stuff and save, paid $14.97
Such great, versatile, pieces!
Those are some great finds! I love the booties and scarf!
Thanks Cara! They've all been being worn together quite throughly!
Both were great purchases! I can't wait to wear them more! Thanks Angela!
How do you like #1 and #12? They are both on my wish list. Also, I was surprised by how much I liked the v neck cardigan after I got the pink quartz one and wore it. Is is so warm and looks great layered. 🙂 You did a great job as usual!
So…confession: last time I was in J. Crew, I saw that DANKE sweatshirt and I spent a good 5 minutes staring at it trying to figure out what the hell it said. I'm more of a MERCI girl myself, plus the funky lettering didn't help. I swear I'm smart.
~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life
Wow, so many great additions to your closet this month! Also, do you have any tips for selling your old clothes? I'm impressed by how much you were able to make.
Thanks! I've tacked up the sleeves for the vneck cardis, but I like having the room to layer over long sleeves come colder weather. #12 is great. I love the longer length especially. #1 is definitely boxy like the reviews say, but I love it with jeans and a pencil skirt. I haven't worn it yet because it hasn't been cool enough. It's definitely bulky. I tried on all four color variations and the navy and white was the least boxy.
I sell on Poshmark mostly. I did a post on tips here: http://www.hayesdays.com/2014/01/style-day-tips-for-selling-on-poshmark.html
I've been on Poshmark for about 2 years now and some months are better than others. Season changes are always much better months. You should try it! The app makes it much easier than eBay ever was and I make more money off my clothes which are always in very gently worn condition.
Haha! That just made my day. Not gonna lie, the lettering is a little weird, but I just adore seeing German on a sweatshirt.
Ummm…that Lambswiool shirttail sweater is ahhh mazing! I also bought the plaid button-down from Old Navy this month. And I've already worn it 3 times!!!
I love love love that scarf! I wear mine all the time!
Thanks for the tips! I'm definitely going to try Poshmark. I've sold things on Ebay before, but it was a lot of work for how little money I was getting in the end, after factoring in Ebay fees, Paypal fees, and shipping. Any insight into why you're able to make more money on Poshmark versus Ebay? Is it because the fees are lower, or are the buyers different? (Sorry about so many nosy questions!)
Those pretty cardigans are what stood out to me as well – and the colors you chose are so versatile as well! I'm jealous that you found an article of clothing with "your" language on it! I speak Spanish and Italian, but for whatever reason, I can never find either of those languages on anything cute – French is EVERYWHERE though!!
Wow, you got a lot of stuff! You won't need to shop for a while for sure 🙂
Those cardis!! I love them! I was seriously just thinking to myself that I really need some more cardigans this fall/winter. I also love the striped dress you got, it looks super duper comfy. Can't wait to see how you style it 🙂
Ooof, that was a bit of a hit to the wallet wasn't it? Ah well, we all have our months. I love the blouses you got as well as all the plaid. Loving the plaid. This month was a layering basics month for me, so sweaters and long sleeved t-shirts were the name of the game 🙂
LOVING that cobalt plaid shirt!
I'm so jealous that the layered sweater from J.Crew worked out for you! I didn't love how it looked on me, but it's sooo cute on others!
I love the Danke sweatshirt! You got so many great basics that seem to be really worth the investment.