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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stray lamb

I think to say that I strayed from my budget this month would be an understatement. It was more like reckless abandon. I refuse to be apologetic or regretful. I will try to be better in April, but who knows - my birthday is coming up on the 12th so I will surely use that as an excuse to buy myself presents, and there is this weather - this grey, cold icky weather that leaves me to spend time clicking around ebay and amazon and dreaming about sandals I want to buy for when it will be actually nice out...
Raining leopards
I think you need to imagine this outfit without the boots, tights, or cardigan. That's how I imagined it anyway. And it was awesome. Then the weathermen, talking endlessly about this "noreaster" ruined it for me.
Raining leopards
Notice the rain drops? Yup, photos in the rain again. Lovely.
Raining leopards
I know I've been negligent about updating the budget sidebar to track just how much over my budget I did indeed go this month. Well, it's all up to date now, and the damage is $257. Technically I should subtract $55 because I had a TJMaxx gift card which covered a couple things. And $100 was for the leather Lucky bag. So if you didn't count that then I'd only be like $23 over budget. See how well I rationalize?
Raining leopards
The Rundown
Leopard Skirt Forever 21 - Top Gap - Cardigan TJMaxx - Boots Steve Madden Jessii - Belt Kohls - Earrings Made by Me - Pocket Watch Necklace Etsy - Leaf Necklace Taken for Granite - Tights Simply Vera

35 comments:

  1. you are in denial with your spending as much as i am :) my boyfriend kindly points out to me how i make a lot of excuses for why i HAD to buy something. screw the budget- sometimes you just have to do what you want! i'm tired of this rain. swear it makes me shop online even more.

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  2. love all the pretty pinks in your outfit! you look great.

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  3. LOL I love how you're not apologizing for not sticking to your budget - go girl!

    Ugh, the weather here too, I know, it seems to be the same. HOWEVER, no snow is a huge plus (it's ALMOST all melted) so I'll take it!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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  4. I like the boots. They made the outfit even better!

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  5. You are so my kind of woman! I NEVER pay full price (well basically never, on rare occasion I will for something totally "worth" it). I bought $160 worth of Anthropologie clothing yesterday for $32... including the tax. Score!

    I think we just might be able to rule the world... just saying!

    Beautiful blog! Great style.

    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    B.

    That Girl in Pearls

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  6. Love the outfit! And its okay to be budget crazy every once in a while ;)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  7. I know I have way too much animal print but I wish that skirt was mine!

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  8. I think it's my northern Canadian upbringing because this is spring for me - I am seriously deliriously happy with the rainy but slightly warmer weather! I may have to break my budget a bit in celebration....you are so making me want to acquire another leopard print skirt!


    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  9. I should keep track of my thrifting expenses for a month...

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  10. budget-schmudget! Sometimes when things are dreary you need something to perk yourself up! I think that even with the additions you didn't imagine this is pretty great! Lots of colour and texture!

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  11. I love your rationale and with your birthday coming up think you should just carry on with it. It's your month. Go big!

    xo,
    C

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  12. Lovely outfit! Good luck with the budget in April.

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  13. Loving the outfit color and those boots are sassy hot!

    xo

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  14. Hope you will get some lovely, sunny spring weather soon and I adore this outfit. Have a great Friday, darling
    Kisses

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  15. i love this outfit and especially that leopard print skirt! and i seriously strayed from my budget too. we can always hope for better next month. :)

    cute & little

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  16. Beautiful and chic outfit. Love the skirt!

    ♥ Kisses ♥

    http://thrilloftheheel.blogspot.com/

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  17. Love the rationalization, hate that endless drizzly weather!
    I love the skirt with the salmony pink top, though and I think the rust-colored accents work so well! (Even if it's only because you have to wear it because of the weather!)

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  18. That skirt! AMAZING. I've been terrible this month.

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads
    Follow @UnraveldThreads on twitter!

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  19. Love the color combo and that skirt is too, too wonderful!

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  20. Oh no, it's ok because you were under budget for a couple of months there in 2010, so it really just evens out. See!

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  21. DOn't talk to me about wardrobe budget ! I have been bad too.
    I really like how that cardi and the top go together - the colors are just unexpected and they work :)

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  22. Noreaster? Nooooo! I hope you get some sunny weather your way soon!

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  23. this weather is killing my budget too, its just so easy to internet shop when the weather is crap

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  24. I think it's fine to splurge a little every once and a while, so don't feel bad about it! If it makes you feel any better, I decided I needed a back up second pair of heeled jodhpurs so... I went and put a semi-exxy pair on layby. Oops! And it totally wasn't in the budget... oh well, what can you do right?

    Looking cute dear x

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  25. Excellent combination! The print on the skirt and the color in your top are made for each other!

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  26. im learning the hard way that budgeting is hard!

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  27. You look amazing, and I understand struggling with a budget! I'm now following your blog, I look forward to reading more of your fab posts! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  28. I am totally imagining your outfit w/o the winter accessories. You look fab by they way.
    I can so relate on the budget crisis. Went to the grand opening of Nordstrom Rack yesterday and you would have thought I had never stepped foot in a store before LOL
    Brett

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  29. I love the colors here -- your photos are also looking amazing lately. Happy soon to be birthday! My husband's is tomorrow and I'm a little bummed that it's so crappy out here, since last year we went to a Richmond flower garden. Oh well, they locals assure me that spring is coming....
    xo

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  30. Some months it's just easier to go over budget than others. Although, to be honest, I have more months that I go over than I don't, but I'm not a good role model for anyone.

    Sorry about the rain - it's actually NOT raining in Oregon right now and I don't even know what to do with myself! You still look fabulous though - rain or no.

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  31. this is such a great outfit! your leopard skirt looks fantastic with pink!

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  32. I love your crocs post,really made me laugh. What a great way to add a pop of colour! not!

    I think the pictures of kittens sounds great too.

    Love the breton top and jean. I ahve been thinking of getting some widelegged jeans, I think you might have persuaded me

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  33. I don't even know what boots and cardigan that you are speaking about...

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  34. Retail therapy, seriously. I think everyone just goes shopping because we don't know what else to do in this weather. Sometimes I definitely get out of control.
    Please wear this again when the weather's warmer, all I want for spring is some nice salmony pink like your shirt (and some really obnoxious fuchsia). And with sandals too!

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