In 2015 I really want to get back into budgeting and sharing what I buy each month, because it holds me accountable and I love reading these posts by other bloggers. So here ya go....lots of shoes and accessories this month! Also, please note that I don't have photoshop and am incompetent when it comes to making those pretty collages, but I tried.
Also, linking up with Franish and other budget bloggers.
Top Row (L-R):
The Limited Slant Pocket One Button Jacket (originally $108, purchased for $64.80) = I feel like I need more blazers and less cardigans in my life - they just make any outfit look 100 times more polished. To that end, I snatched up this camel colored blazer which gets great reviews and which I can see myself wearing with slacks, a dress, or jeans on casual Friday. I ordered it online and it hasn't arrived yet, but I've got my fingers crossed that its a winner!
Asos "Feather Weight" Leather Sandal (in black and nude - $34 each) = All of the leather sandals I own are either totally trashed or totally out of style. I refuse to fall back on flip flops this summer, so these gorgeous and basic leather flats are just perfect. Of course, I had to get them in two colors. Black is sold out, but nude is still available in limited sizes.
Middle Row (L-R):
The Limited Textured Chain Stretch Bracelet (originally $30, purchased for $18) = I have quite a few necklaces and earrings, but am short on bracelets. My biggest beef with them is that its hard to wear them while typing all day - they seem to get in the way. However, I have been noticing them on other women and bloggers, and feel like they add a touch of class to any ensemble, so I am trying it out and getting a couple. I love the look of this chain bracelet and it has the word "stretch" in the description, which to me = comfort.
The Limited Sparkling Rings Necklace (originally $30, purchased for $12) = I probably didnt need another necklace, but I just loved this simple one, and its unlike anything I own.
The Limited Teardrop Gem Stretch Bracelet (originally $35, purchased for $15) = yet another bracelet purchase so I can test them out.
Bottom Row (L-R):
Nine West "Martina" Pointed Toe Pump (originally $90, purchased for $80) = My beloved leopard wedges (the Jessica Simpson "Minna") have been officially worn into the ground and are beyond repair. After spending months scouring ebay for them in my size, I have come up empty-handed and decided to bite the bullet and find a replacement pair. These Nine West ones (which are being shipped to me as we speak) look perfect. I have to say, the leopard shoe is one of the most surprisingly versatile pieces I have ever purchased.
ASOS "Speech" Pointed Heels ($47) = I waxed on about my love for these shoes the other day. I have to say, when I was pulling together this post, I was surprised to see that all of the shoes I bought from Asos were not on sale - that is very unlike me, considering I pretty much never buy anything unless it's on sale. Guess that's what happens when you are online shopping on a Friday night while drinking wine alone. :( Nonetheless, the prices were good and these shoes are already a fave.
Total Spent in January = $305.00
This is above what I usually aim to spend, but not by much. And considering that I will get a lot of use out of everything I bought, I feel OK with this amount. Nonetheless, hoping to undershoot in February - its a short month, so maybe I will be successful! :)