Feb 29, 2016

Budget Rewind: February 2013, 2014, 2015

So my blog friend Kate started doing these budget rewind posts and they really inspired me! I started sharing my clothing purchases back in 2012 and I think it would be so helpful for me to look back and learn from my mistakes. So. You probably have NO interest in these posts, and that's okay. This is for me, suckers.


FEBRUARY 2013



Good 
  • Hunter Rain Boots (on me) Even though these felt like a CRAZY expensive purchase at the time, I have gotten so much wear out of them. I'm literally wearing them right now. The gray goes with everything and they just make me happy. 
  • Mint shirt (on me) I haven't worn this shirt much recently, but I definitely got my wear out of it. It goes with a lot and is a nice fit. At $13, even if I never wear it again, I will be happy with the purchase. 
Bad - none, yay!




FEBRUARY (& March) 2014

Good:
  • Blue fit and flare dress (on me) I used a giftcard to buy this for $70 at Anthropologie, but I in retrospect, I would have paid full price for it. I have worn it SO MANY TIMES. It's a great dress for a wedding and the navy makes it really versatile. It fits so well. 
  • Striped maxi dress (on me) I bought this with a gift card as well, and I LOVE it. It's a really different print than anything else I have in my closet. It looks dressier with a jacket and it has a low back so it's great for the beach. I didn't get to wear it a ton because I got pregnant in March of 2014, but I plan to wear it a lot this summer. 
Bad
  • The earrings  the earrings really aren't bad in and of themselves, but I really wanted a pair of green Kendra Scott earrings and I kept trying to fill the void with cheaper pairs that I didn't like as much. I should have just bought the pair I wanted from the beginning and I would have saved money. 
Okay
  • The skirt (on me) I got this for $20 at Anthro, which is definitely a steal. I LOVE the pattern and texture but I have so much trouble figuring out what to wear it with. I have literally worn it once. If you have ideas about what I can wear with it, let me know! 


FEBRUARY 2015


Good 
  • The Chambray Tunic (on me)  I have worn this a million trillion times. Well, a lot of times. I LOVE the length and the fabric is so soft. I had eyed it for a while and went for it when I found it for $22. It has more than paid for itself. 
  • The boots  (on me) I have actually been surprised with how much I love these. They are SO comfortable and they are great for really casual days when I feel like my other booties are too dressy. I wear them a lot. 
Bad
  • The striped t shirts  (on me) I got these for $3 each at Target, so I definitely don't feel like I wasted money on these... BUT I was looking for striped shirts with a looser fit and these are tight. I haven't worn either shirt in over a year. 
Okay
  • The dress (on me) I was looking for a casual t-shirt dress I could wear at home... This one is semi-cute but I just hate high-low hems. I should have known better. 

8 comments:

  1. I think overall you did a great job! I love that Anthro skirt you got. Could it go with burgundy or a chambray top?

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  2. I think this is actually a really interesting post!

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  3. oh i keep thinking i should do something like this. i have a lot more 'bad' than good. i hate high low hems as well, among other things, and i continue to buy the things i hate... what's up with that? glad i'm not the only one haha. that anthro skirt is gorgeous.. but i have no ideas, sorry :(

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  4. I love this idea! And that skirt from anthro is amazing. I think it would look great with any chambray/navy top or shirt, or white/cream...you could play with different silhouettes and textures, I think the sky's the limit!

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  5. I actually love this post! How cool to reflect back... I'd say my Hunters are a favorite of mine too, and I'm jealous of your Anthro finds! I see so many cute things there but they are always priced a little too high, but you got some great price points!

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  6. Yay for another budget rewinder! I have found that doing this review really helps me think about the things I buy and what category they will fall into in a year.

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  7. Ooo I like the idea of an "okay" category. I had a hard time determining whether I was feeling 'meh' about my Feb. '15 purchases or whether I was just feeling 'meh' altogether. Either way, great breakdown and thanks for the shout out :)

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  8. I like this! As for that Anthro skirt, when in doubt...chambray.

    ~ Sarah
    shadesofsarah.com

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