[Unrelated note! I mentioned in my August goals on Tuesday that I was going to start wedding dress fittings. I called to set up an appointment yesterday and got one for TONIGHT at 6:30! Can't wait to try on allll the veils and sashes! (And put my dress on for the first time since I bought it last August!) Okay, now to our regularly scheduled programming.]
If you recall, in this post, I created a list of things I was 'allowed' to buy, as well as doing away with a set monthly budget in favor of my budget strategy before starting the blog--keeping a close watch on my finances and buying what I can afford. I'm really happy with that decision. It would've been way too hard to stay within a $120 budget for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. In fact, I spent over double that, BUT I got a lot of great pieces (including three awesome pairs of jeans!) for that price. I think I got some great deals, and I don't regret any of the purchases.
It's been over a month since I created 'The List,' so I figured I should update it! First, I'll update my progress on items I included in the original list.
[I think this may become a series. So here is this poorly executed PicMonkey graphic. I don't really like the flower in the corner, but it was too empty, so I had to add something. And it matches my blog design.]
Something palm print - I bought palm print shorts from Old Navy that I've featured on the blog before (no longer available online). After the Anniversary Sale I'm not as focused on summer clothes anymore, so I probably won't purchase any more palm print.
Tops that do double duty - Still working on this. It baffles me every time I go to my closet how few nice tops I have (that aren't sweaters). I bought four great tops from Old Navy that you'll see in my budget post for August later this month, but I still think tops should be a priority. (I haven't actually received the tops yet, so I'm hoping they're great in person!)
These three tops are great examples! The middle one is my new obsession. I have this in coral and I ordered the tunic version in olive. I'm 99% sure this will be what I spend my $20 Nordstrom Note on. It'll have to wait until September though, unless I end up returning something I've purchased this month. I'm always looking for the perfect white blouse. The top on the left could be it but...it's see-through, according to reviews. :( I want the top to be cute and be that kind of material, but it seems those tops are always sheer in white! The third top comes in tons of colors and patterns. It used to be listed as 2 for $60, and I'm sad they took away that option! I love the cobalt. I'd considering buying this if they brought back the 2 for $60 deal.
Dress pants - I bought one pair of navy blue Pixie pants from Old Navy. I love the fit! I'll probably eventually buy more Pixie pants in other colors. But I still prefer wearing dresses and skirts, especially in the summer. Maybe as it gets colder I'll be more motivated to buy pants.
Dresses that do double duty - I'm usually drawn to dresses, so this isn't hard for me. But dresses are so easy (one piece plus shoes, maybe a jacket and you have a complete outfit!) so I'm always okay with adding more.
A-line skirt - By a-line skirt I just meant any skirt that was not fitted and not a mini. I want knee length or midi length and some volume or flowiness. I purchased a knee length full skirt with a matching crop top online but haven't received it yet. I'm hoping I love it as much in person!
Jeans - Well, I said light wash jeans. I ended up buying black, dark wash, gray, and white jeans. But they fit amazingly well, and I got rid of a dark wash pair and a white pair that didn't fit that well. And I got rid of my previous black jeans months ago because they didn't fit anymore.
Colorful, non-striped maxi dresses - Still nothing. For some reason I'm always drawn to black and white or navy and white maxis! And even if I find a colorful one, it's usually striped. I may not find one of these before summer is over and maxis are less prevalent in stores.
No shoes, with one exception - I bought the 'exception' shoes and wasn't in love, so they went back.
Maybe a cute romper - I never did find one. And I think I'm kind of over it.
And here is the new list!
Tops that do double duty - As I said above, my closet could still use some work in this department.
Dress pants - Maybe just a few more pairs. Black/gray/tan (even just one of those) would be nice. But I'd like some fun patterned or colorful pants too.
Dresses that do double duty - This will probably always be on the list.
A-line skirt - If the one I ordered online doesn't work, I'll consider buying another. Unless the one I ordered doesn't work because longer, fuller skirts just don't work on me. And if it does work and I love it, I may need to add more to my closet!
Light wash jeans - Now that I have a rainbow of jeans that fit right, I could stand to add a light wash pair. This isn't a priority, but it's allowed.
Colorful, non-striped maxi dresses - Not actively looking, but if one catches my eye. (Says the girl who then looked and found a bunch of cute ones that are featured below.)
No shoes - Shoes must be asked for as gifts or purchased with gift card/gift money. Unless they're from Target. I know that seems weird, but Target shoes are affordable...and I only ever buy flats/sandals/tenneshoes from Target, so they don't take up a lot of room either.
Do you have any holes in your closet you're looking to fill? Any surpluses that you can't buy any more of?