January Budget

This post is kind of an addendum to my December budget post, as most of these purchases were made in the last three days of December. I decided my pink velvet heels weren't a good fit and went to J.Crew Factory to exchange them. I found a Point Sur jumpsuit that was 60% off it's already reduced price and thought it would be fun to bring to California. Then due to my poor planning I didn't hem it in time (it's like four inches too long, so not even going to work with heels). In some fantasy world I was going to have all this time before my flight, I was going to run errands, hem a jumpsuit... Instead I frantically packed and then unpacked trying to get my suitcase under weight.

I also made some purchases that I had sent to California; the Zara straw handbag which I wanted over the summer and successfully talked myself out of got marked down and I could no longer resist. I also decided to give a Knixwear bra a try, since I'm so tired of my painful underwire bras. I'd say the bottom line is, I like it enough. It's not a 'wear with everything' kind of bra, and doesn't replace my underwire bras, but it's great for casual days. I don't typically include bras in these roundups, but if you are thinking about trying it and want to know my thoughts, I'd be happy to share.

J.Crew Point Sur Jumpsuit, $40 gift
Zara Minaudière Bag, $33
Knixwear Evolution Bra $32

Courtesy of Happiness Boutique
Half Moon Necklace
Rhombus Charm Necklace


  1. I'm glad you finally added that straw bag to your collection, it's such a good piece! I love mine, although now that I see it in your post, I realise that I didn't carry it as much as I expected to in the second half of last summer... I'll have to fix that this coming summer. As for planning and hemming, I am right there with you; I bought a pair of trousers weeks ago for a series of work meetings that I fly to on Monday. They are still on my hanging rack, unhemmed. I guess I'll be packing a different outfit :P

  2. That bag is so cute!!! I always think I'm going to have more time than I do before a trip, haha. And yours was right after the holidays so that's even crazier!

  3. That jumpsuit is gorgeous and I love the crescent necklace!

    xx, Elise

  4. I was coveting that bag, too and kept thinking I would find a similar vintage version and never did. Great buy!

    District of Chic

  5. That bag is cute - glad you could score it so cheaply! I really like that jumpsuit too, I hope you can hem it when you return from your trip. You did really good in January and didn't buy much! I feel I bought a lot!

    Hope that you are having a great week! We finally have someone coming over to fix the aircon today, yey! Has been no fun in the heatwave without it!

    Away From The Blue Blog