*Week 9 of My Great Shopping Plan of 2010, where I attempt to stay on a budget and fill out my wardrobe*
Since this week marked the beginning of a new month, I started off with $175 (my new budget amount since I got a new job) plus $3 left over from last month. Here’s what I got this week.
$20 on eBay
Gap filled: Strappy flat sandals
Strappy flat sandals are a spring and summer must for me. Last year I wore my Born Savory sandals nearly everyday, to the point where the leather straps in the back got stretched out too much and started giving me blisters. They were great sandals, but when you wear something everyday for several months, it will start to wear out. So I was looking for a replacement and found these beautiful white sandals. When people talk about butter-soft leather, they’re talking about these sandals. I can’t see them ever giving me blisters. They don’t offer quite as much support as the Savory’s did, but I’m okay with that.
J Jill Slacks
$11 at The Spring Boutique
Gap filled: Casual slacks
I’ll start off by saying that The Spring Boutique is really a thrift store, not a boutique. That being said, they have some really nice formal wear, suits and a small room of vintage items. I ended up lucking out in their casual section with these slacks which fit fantastically. They have a small stain near the hem, which knocked a couple dollars off the price. It was still a bit more than I prefer to pay at thrift stores, but the money goes towards domestic violence shelters, so I don’t mind too much. I tried washing them several times to get the stain out, but I think it’s stuck there. I’m going to try taking them to my dry cleaners to see if they can get it out, and if they can’t, I’ll just turn them into capris.
$63 at Penelope T Boutique
Gap filled: Casual jersey dress/tunic
This was my find of the week. I was checking out a local boutique before going to yoga last week, and found this gorgeous dress. The color is vibrant, with a subtle green and white dot pattern. The fit is wonderful. It’s a bit on the short side, but the fact that it’s pretty modest on top helps to balance that out. I love, love, love it, and I’ve already planned several future outfits incorporating it.
So, I spent $20 + $11 + $63. Which makes $94 spent, $84 left. Okay, so I spent a good bit this week. I’ll have to be a bit more careful with my spending the rest of the month, but I’m still very happy with what I bought.