1. Gap v-neck tee: originally $20, on clearance $6.50
2. J. Crew Factory baseball cap: originally $37, on clearance $5
3. Target floral skirt: originally $18 - 25% cartwheel coupon = $13.50
4. Target slip on sneakers: originally $25 - 25% cartwheel coupon = $19
The grey tee was on my wishlist, as was the floral skirt, so hooray for that. The hat was an impulse purchase, but I've already worn it twice, so it's not the worst purchase I've ever made. The slip on sneakers were also somewhat impulsive, but they are the perfect weekend shoe. (I haven't documented those outfits but you're not missing much. It's just bootcut jeans, a "stylish" hoodie or sweatshirt, and the sneakers.)
What didn't work...
I had ordered this sweater from J. Crew Factory in navy, red currant, and pack green, but when they arrived, none of them had "long sleeves" as they were supposed to have, per website description. What a bummer. Plus they were all really wide at the bottom but super fitted at the top. Back they went. (Along with this vest and this tee.)
I also ordered this shirt (in red plaid) from Old Navy, but it made me look like a lumberjack. This top (in natural) from the Limited was too baggy, and this cardigan from Gap was also way too oversized. It's not really a loss on any of these items, as I honestly don't need any of them.
And what's currently in the mail...
I fell in love with this sweater during a recent trip to Loft. There was no way I was going to pay $60 for it, so I waited for it to go on sale online. In the mean time, I found this (cheaper) version from Target, so I'll wait to compare the two.
I'm also really excited about this jacket from Old Navy (a cross between their typical military jacket and J. Crew's field jacket). I've been on the hunt for the perfect military jacket and this one will hopefully fit the bill.
And what I have my eye on for next month...
I feel terrible about shopping for myself during the holiday season, so I'm getting it all in while I don't feel too bad about it. (Hey, at least I'm honest.) I have been looking for the perfect pair of black booties for a few months now, and almost thought I had it narrowed down to this heel or this wedge, but when I eliminated the wedge, I realized the heel option offered no ankle support and I felt like it was an accident waiting to happen. In the mean time, I found this no-heel option and this chunky heel option. I'll mull them over in the following weeks.
How did you do this month?
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