November Closet Additions

The internet is my best and worst enemy. When shopping could only be done by leaving the house and dedicating the better part of a day to it, I shopped far less. In addition, selecting pieces in a store and bringing them up to the register offers a feeling of finality, whereas when I shop online, I order anything and everything, always with the mentally that I'm only trying it on, that I just need to see it in person.

That said, there are only three things on this budget post which I purchased in a brick and mortar shop. One of which was the thrift store.

Sometimes I tell myself I should just stop shopping online, but I can barely help it. It's as if I've been ruined to shopping in stores. I feel overwhelmed, I get frustrated when my size is never there (pant lengths in short please!), or when the piece I'm hunting for (which of course I saw online) isn't to be found. I'm not going to say all the magic is gone, just that I really have to be in the mood. When it comes to shopping online, every mood seems to be the right one.

Franco Sarto Leopard Loafers via TJMaxx, $40
H&M Plaid Blazer, $39
Banana Republic Color Block Maxi Dress, $31
J.Crew Factory Turtleneck, $18
Do Everything in Love Leopard Wrap Dress, $16 via Poshmark 
Target 'Bianca' White Mules, $22
Matteo Gold Plated Disc Necklace via TJMaxx, $20
Faux Suede Trench, $22 via eBay
Old Navy Blush Suede Booties, $7
Max Studio Faux Suede Skirt, basically free at the thrift store
New Balance En Route Sweater, c/o Joe's New Balance Outlet
J.Crew Factory 'Feliz Navidad' Tee, $16
New Balance 501 Ripple Sole Sneakers, c/o Joe's New Balance Outlet


  1. Online shopping is definitely a double edged sword. So mayn great buys this month though! I love the loafers, turtleneck and blazer!

  2. Those Target mules are calling my name. I love all the pieces you got and how classic they are!

  3. How amazing is that Banana Republic dress? God, I want that in my closet...

  4. The way you describe your experience shopping in brick and mortar stores is exactly how I feel about it. And, quite frankly, how I always felt about it. My bad shopping habits - my tendency to just grab something that caught my eye, without thinking of how I would wear it - were born of the feeling of being overwhelmed by options but totally unable to find what I really wanted, or get what I wanted in my size, in a brick and mortar store. I feel like online shopping was made for me. And though there are definitely pitfalls, I'm glad the option is available now.

  5. Nice selection!!
    Shopping online is addicting.
    But it's risky too because you can't try on the cloth that you're buying. Unless it's a brand you're 100% sure will have a good fit on you.

  6. Those leopard loafers are gorgeous! And a great price too! You got some great things this month. I know it's really hard to cut down on online shopping. It's too easy sometimes. Click, click and you have tons of clothes on their way to you.

  7. I am loving that maxi dress, and what a bargain! :)

    It's actually really interesting to read about the online shopping vs in store shopping - I wonder if that's the main cause of my reduced shopping? After babies I found it harder to get the fit right for things. i went into my fave store just the other week and had to take two different sizes of everything to try on. I walked out with two piecse, both different sizes! I don't have as much selection shopping in store, or time, so maybe that's why I shop less. I can't shop online as it's so hard to know my size with all the post babies changes!

    Hope that you have a nice weekend ahead of you! Going to be a quiet and relaxing one here, we will be putting our Christmas tree up :)

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  8. I prefer to try things on at home and do most of my shopping online too. So many cute additions to your closet - I love the plaid blazer and leopard dress!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  9. Those leopard loafers are really cute!

  10. I can't tell you the last time I shopped at a mall. I'm the online shopping queen!! :)


  11. Wow love all the pieces here, the orange maxi dress looks nice! And the necklace is pretty.

    The Flower Duet

  12. The Banana Republic Color Block Maxi Dress is soo pretty!! And very affordable in my opinion.
    Awesome additions.

  13. What an adorable selection. I love the pleated blazer and the red sweater . they are versatile.

  14. What a great wishlist! The brown coat is my favourite piece (:

    CM | XIII.

  15. That color block maxi dress from Banana Republick is super chic. I love the color, and the style is just lovely.

    Jessica |

  16. Great find and they all seem to be in the same color palette.
    I have often found no joy in brick and mortar stores. BUT have found happiness in consignment.