Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Paloma's January 2015 Purchases

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! :)




9 comments:

  1. I like this feature. Great camel jacket - fingers crossed it works out!

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    1. Thanks! I like doing this feature, too. Even though its hard to look at how much i spent sometimes! I am sure you will see how the blazer works out... hope to wear it on the blog soon!

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  2. Really like your purchases, and all of the shoes from ASOS are lovely! I could see myself wearing all of these items and leopard shoes are a woman's best friend!

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  3. I lost count at 10 pairs of how many pairs of leopard heels I have!! ;). Did you get the flat ankle strap sandals yet? Love to see how they look on! I may need to get some! :)

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    1. I know, leopard shoes are the BEST. I got the sandals but haven't worn them yet.... I definitely won't wear them to the office but I will make a point to get a weekend outfit photo with them - as soon as the weather cooperates!

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    2. My FAVS are leopard T strap wedge sandals. HEART THEM! But I live in BOSTON!! No open toe for a longgggg time. :(. Can't wait to see how the sandals look on you this weekend!

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  5. (Sorry that last post posted twice. Was having issues...CLEARLY, lol. I'm not techy...;). )

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