I've already made my first purchase of the year, the Madden Girl booties I spotted at TJ Maxx. Since I couldn't find my size there, I did end up ordering them from Amazon where they were only $29. I saved a whole dollar and sales tax. (But ended up paying only $8 of my own money because I had a gift card.)
Last week Laurel at Trophy Boutique posted about the trendiness of pairing a sweater with a pleated skirt and I had to try it out immediately. While I love the overall look, I think it would probably work best with a more cropped sweater... I kept trying to scrunch it up all day long, but it refused to stay.
In a silly aside note, this skirt has finally paid for itself. Yes, I've now worn it three whole times! I'm not sure why I haven't worn it more. Mystery of the universe, I guess.