Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday Night Links

aerie, bright pink, breast cancer awareness month
photo via aerie with added text by me

Do Something Good
I'm going to be talking about this a lot in the upcoming weeks, but did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month? After working for American Eagle and helping with the aerie and Bright Pink partnership, it's a month that I've come to care a lot about. While I'll go into more detail soon, I wanted to give you the opportunity to jump right in and start supporting the cause and raising awareness.

Your first mission? Buy the aerie Bright Pink Bralette! 100% of the proceeds from this bra goes directly to Bright Pink. I can't wait to tell you more about this amazing organization soon!

On Something Good
Read Something Good
The Hand that Feeds You by AJ Rich (time to start off the creepy Halloween inspired books!)

Shopping Time
Around the Internet


Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Fall Stripes

As much as I'm getting better about not looking in my closet and thinking "I have nothing to wear" those days still happen. They're less and less now, but they're still a drag when they happen. However, this outfit wasn't the result of that. 

striped tee, j.crew factory, fall fashion, fall outfit, style, women, white denim, ankle boots, booties, wedge boot

Top: Similar, Similar, Similar / Jeans: Same, Similar / Shoes: Similar, SimilarSimilar / Necklace: Similar, Similar


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 2015 Budget

BP. Stripe V-Neck Pullover (Not pictured): $22.8
Loft Marled Hi Lo Sweater: $0 (With Loft Cash)
Treasure and Bond Plaid Mini: $48
SheIn Skirt: $12.99
SheIn Striped Dress: $11.99
J.Crew Factory Splatter Tee: $19.18
J.Crew Factory Layered Sweater: $29.25
J.Crew Factory Fisherman Sweater: $61.1

Money Earned

Not included in the budget

Total Spent in September
- $5.28 (and this is why selling clothes can pay off)

Amount left in the third quarter
- $71.77

Another quarter when I ended over....but not that much over, which is actually pretty nice. This month was interesting because after my August ban/minimal shopping, I went a little crazy in September with trying stuff on. But, as my building's receptionist can tell you, I also went a little crazy with the returning things. I just don't have time and don't enjoy going to stores, what can I say?

To explain the "not included in the budget" section, I figured I should explain that since it's new. I have chosen to not include outerwear and active wear items into my budget. I think of these items as more of "need" items and less of "want" items. The debatable item in here is the J.Crew Factory Vest. Now, before moving to DC, I didn't understand the point of a vest-don't your arms get cold? But after living here for two years, I actually kind of get it.

I'm also going to try to include any gifted items in this section.

Now it's on to the final quarter! I can't believe that I'm almost done with this quarter budget. Since we're going into the colder months, I'm looking to see what's on my "want" list. I've turned my attention to LL Bean lately, since I want to replace my cable knit sweaters that I finally donated (I've had them since high school and you could tell). Luckily, I picked up my bean boots last year, so that's already set. Finally, I'm hoping that since I picked up some "Holiday" pieces last year that still fit, I won't have much that I want to get this year. We'll see!

What did you buy this month?

Linking up with Fran for Budgeting Bloggers


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Shopping Reviews, Vol. 11

Guys, the guy who works at my building's front desk has been making fun of me for all of the ordering and returning I've been doing. Luckily, when he started laughing at my yesterday, the woman working with him totally defended and agreed with me. It's so much nicer to avoid the stores and try on stuff at home, am I right?

J.Crew Factory Fisherman Sweater, Cable Knit Sweater
As you may have noticed from this post, I'm on the hunt for a new cable knit sweater (white, black, and navy). I was looking for something a little more fitted, but I really didn't want to take this sweater off once I put it on. That definitely follows my rule of "keep the things you love" so this was a keep. For those who are curious, the XS was pretty true to size and the sweater is 100% cotton and pretty thick.
Verdict: Keep