Thursday, October 27, 2016

October Budget

This ended up being a spendier month than I expected.  I had the opportunity to shop in store a little bit, which ended up leading to some of my favorite purchases in the last few months. I've worn both skirts about once a week for the past month, and the tops work well with the rest of my wardrobe.

Red skirt // $23
Blush tank // $8
Ruffle bottom blouse // $12
Flippy skirt // $23
Cognac boots // $32
Maroon boatneck tee // $6
Hogwarts tee // $5

Total // $109

I got a little overwhelmed with my closet this month, and also realized that my clothing spending wasn't quite matching up with how I spend the rest of my money.  Bottom line, I'm taking a break from fast fashion/super cheap everything and focusing on buying from brands whose mission and processes I really believe in.  Right now, Brass, Everlane and Grana are the three of found, but would  love to hear other suggestions!

Linking up with Fran!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Week in Review

Cold weather and I are fighting a war of attrition over the addition of tights to my wardrobe, and while I recognize that I will lose overall, it will not be today. My kneecaps may be blue with cold, but my internal organs are not being squished.  And I have a flannel scarf on and hot apple cider, so I really do feel like I'm on top in this particular moment. This week has been a return to normalcy, which I'm grateful for, and next week will be even quieter (praise hand emojis)

Links I Love

The lack of useful-sized pockets in women's clothing continues to baffle me, but I learned a lot from this article

I watched the second debate with a look of incredulity on my face, but appreciated the levity these tweets bring #bonezone

The best money I spend all week is for this right here

Week in Pictures

Sale Roundup
Old Navy // 30 percent off everything. Love this coat and these flats (so many colors!)

LOFT // 40 percent off layers, including this top and this gorgeous tweed jacket

J Crew // 30 percent off tops and outerwear, extra 40 off sale styles.  You can never have too many striped tees or excursion vests (corduroy details!!)

J Crew Factory // 30-50 percent off jackets, blazers and vests, including the iconic houndstooth and a gorgeous utility rain coat option

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Shopbop Sale

This blog post is sponsored by procrastination and Shopbop's best sale of the year.  Work has been insane this week (hence the lack of real posts), so I'm window-shopping at Shopbop instead, cause that makes total sense. Below is my wishlist!

Boots // Jeans // Weekender // Sorels // Tee // Dress // Case // Hat // Agenda // Mug // Ring

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Cheers-ing // To colder weather, and with hot, spiced apple cider.  Once or twice a year, I treat myself to a gallon of apple cider and mull mugs of it after dinner. It's the flipping best, especially with a fall candle burning (favorite) and football on

Organizing // Over the last two weeks, I haven't spent more than 2 days in one place, which means I've been living out of suitcases. Trying to organize that many trips into different bags has been one of my favorite challenges, but it has highlighted my need for a higher quality weekender (I had this bag for a few years and loved it, but it's definitely done).

Dreaming // Of all the layer outfits. I'll take this sweater with this tee and these jeans with these boots.  Oh and this scarf. And this coat. And maybe this hat?

Buying // Um, a safari!?  My mom is on the board of a charity that does a silent auction, and she ended up getting a photo safari for me and a friend. The price was crazy good, and I'm so thrilled to get the chance to do this!  We likely won't go for at least a year, but being close to elephants is worth the wait.

Listening // To my monthly playlist, which is even more random than usual, and Sawbones, my new podcast obsession. It's weird medical trivia, which I love anyway, and the hosts are really fun.

Linking up with Anne