*Weeks 29 and 30 of My Great Shopping Plan of 2010, where I attempt to stay on a budget and fill out my wardrobe*
Ann Taylor LOFT capris, $18 on eBay
So, life’s been busy since I started back at work, and I missed posting last week. These capris were the only thing I bought that week, because I was still waiting for my first paycheck. They’re cute and comfortable, but I’m going to be altering them a bit. I don’t like capris to have wide legs, so I’m going to taper them.
Grey Sheath: $5
After finally getting paid, I went to a fantastic vintage sale at one of my favorite local shops: Sherry’s Yesterdaze. I bought a $10 ticket to go to the early bird sale, and I’m glad I did. It was less crowded, which made me feel more comfortable shopping, and it gave me first dibs. I found these two gems above: the funky, pale blue raincoat looks awesome with my grey and purple wellies, and it’s got a really interesting construction. The grey sheath is absolutely amazing – I feel like I’m in Mad Men when I wear it. And it goes to show that sometimes, it’s okay to break your own rules. I generally never buy polyester, but I decided to make an exception with this dress It looks so amazing on, and it was only $5. I would prefer to find something similar made of wool or another natural fabric, but I still love it.
They also had $5 jewelry grab bags at the sale, so I got all this jewelry:
I probably won’t keep all of it, but there’s a couple items in there that I really love.
Now that I’ve gone back to work, I’ve come to the realization that I really need to come back to my original focus of filling gaps in my wardrobe. The past few months, I’ve ignored my gaps list, and basically just bought whatever I happened to find. Now I’m back at work and realizing that I have no slacks that fit me, and only so many blouses and dresses that are work appropriate. It’s about time for some back to school shopping for me!