Shopping Ban: Week 3

Fluid Movement

Fluid Movement Top in Dark Gray  $58

I still didn’t spend any of my thrifting/Etsy/vintage allowance this week, so I’ll be saving it up and hopefully get some awesomeness on Etsy.  There will probably be a post soon debating what I should get.

Per my shopping ban rules, I am allowed one $50 free day per month, which I can spend wherever I please.  I am also allowed to spend gift money on whatever I please, since it isn’t a part of my budget.  Today, I took my free day for August and went to Anthropologie with Alechia.  And I realized that it’s very hard to find something for under $50 at Anthro.  Since I got some money for my graduation, I could go a little bit above that amount, but I exercised some restraint.

Eventually, I narrowed my choices down to this plum v-neck tank, this wine v-neck blouse, this amazing navy cardi/blazer and the above blouse.  I really, really loved this wool bolero, but it was way out of my price range.  I ended up deciding on the Fluid Movement top in charcoal grey for several reasons.  It looks amazing on me.  It’s in a color that I don’t have a lot of, but would like to have more of.  It’s a solid.  And the main reason: it has a neckline that is very different from many of my other blouses.  I have a lot of v-necks, and while I loved both v-neck blouses, I wanted something different.  The cardi/blazer was amazing as well, so I’m going to wait and see if it goes on sale.

You may notice that the price of this blouse was over $50.  I used $8 of my graduation money to cover the rest, so it’s not cheating.

I felt like I really exercised a lot of restraint while at Anthro.  I would normally have spend $200+ and bought all of the items I loved, but instead I spent some time thinking carefully about what I really needed.  I like the way this shopping ban is making me think.

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6 Responses to Shopping Ban: Week 3

  1. Kristen says:

    Please leave your address here so I can come to your home and steal that blouse. Many thanks!

    ;-D

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  2. Clare says:

    Yay, congrats on the restraint! And I adore that blouse…can’t wait to see how you style it!

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  3. Bianca says:

    What a beautiful blouse! What a great choice. Gray is a perfect color for tops -you can wear literally ANY color with gray! All of the detail on this makes it really special as well~! and a perfect neckline to display one of your ETSY finds! Those delicate pendants will be right on display up front!

    Good job in showing restraint. So admirable! 🙂

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  4. puglyfeet says:

    I really like your new Anthro top. The dark gray, ruffle details around the collar and the round buttons totally appeal to me. Can’t wait to see it on you.

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  5. Eyeliah says:

    oh that is so gorgeous, I wish I could go to/afford that store!

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