January Budget

Nothing new here, just a sever lack of impulse control and the deep set idea that if it's on sale I'm somehow losing out by not buying it.

The most expensive and unnecessary purchase being the RetrofĂȘte sequin wrap dress, but when an $800 dress shows up at tjmaxx.com for under $200, at the very least, I have to order it, and try it on (size way up on this one, by the way) and pretend I have some fabulous place to wear it. Then I ordered the BB Dakota sequined duster, which I liked a lot - it had pockets, was lightweight and easy to wear - but the sequins were catching on each other every time I moved my arm, and one of the pockets had a hole in it. And it was $148! (I got it when it was 30% off, but still.) So $180 for this glamorous, incredibly heavy, designer dress seemed like a very sensible purchase in comparison. 


My logic is impeccable, as always. 


Perhaps I can turn over a new leaf in February?

Ann Taylor Cashmere Cardigan, $58
J.Crew Leopard Slip Skirt, $20
Retrofete Audrey Sequin Dress, $180 via TJMaxx
Ann Taylor Wide Leg Pants, $27
Loft Herringbone Coat, $33
Tahari Zebra Print Coat, $65 via Nordstrom Rack
Express Faux Fur Coat, $45
Abercrombie Lace Trim Camisole, $20
Banana Republic Croc Embossed Crossbody Bag, $50
Naadam Cashmere v-neck Sweater, $70
Banana Republic Velvet Camisole, $14
Banana Republic Sequin Skirt, $36
Ann Taylor Striped Cardigan, $50
J.Crew Jungle Cat Silk Blouse, $20
Banana Republic Reversible Plaid Wrap Coat, $20 (after rewards)
Madewell Pointelle Sweater in Honeysuckle and Moss, $30 each
AUrate Fan Ring, $150 c/o
Banana Republic Leather Gloves, $46
Anthropologie Velvet Stretch Belt, $15
Saint Laurent Sunglasses, $130 via TJMaxx
Ann Taylor Zebra Calf Hair Belt, $20
Ann Taylor Plaid Blanket Scarf, $17
Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Boots, $39 via TJMaxx
Kate Spade Bag, $100
Abercrombie Leopard Bodysuit, $17
Nine West Jory Sock Booties, $28 via Amazon
Anthropologie Shimmer Cardigan, $42

1 comment

  1. Okay I have kids so absolutely nowhere to wear that sequin dress too and I still would have bought it too - even if you hadn't been disappointed with the sequin duster before buying it. It's beautiful a real standout piece and I hope that things get safer for you soon so you can wear it somewhere soon, far too pretty to be left unworn in your wardrobe! I'm really drawn to that sequin skirt too! You got some fab pieces in the sales :)

    Hope that you had a nice weekend. Was a lovely warm one here :)

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