Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Promo Code- eShakti

Just a quick note, I have a promo code for eShakti- 20% off your order! eShakti is a great place to purchase clothing, because they don't just sell a nice variety of SIZES but they offer nearly unlimited customization on every article of clothing. You can get clothing custom made to your measurements, and even change the clothing itself. For example, you can usually remove embellishments, change necklines, sleeve lengths, hem lengths, and more, all for FREE until 2/28.

I have not been compensated in any way for this post.

What I Wore Yesterday

Top- WHBM via ebay
Cardigan- NY&Company
Skirt- WHBM
Shoes- JCPenny
Necklace- Loft Outlet

I wore this outfit yesterday, and I really enjoyed it. The skirt IS slightly short but I love the leg line I get it in. I feel that it is work appropriate because it is A) not very tight fitting and B) I covered up elsewhere to balance seeing more leg.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

February Budget Recap


This Month

See this post for the budget rules. I had $125 maximum to spend this month, but my goal was to spend $62.50 or less. I had $57.75 leftover from last month, so I actually have $120.25 total to spend this month before going over my goal. I spent $69.58 total after deducting what I sold and returned. 1 Top, 3 pairs of pants came into my wardrobe and 1 cardigan, 1 skirt, and 6 tops left. See the details below!

Year Total

Spent $74.33 out of $1500 (Goal of $750 or less)
Bought 5 cardigans, 1 skirt, 3 belts, 3 tops, 3 pairs of pants, 1 dress, and 4 pieces of jewelry. Got rid of 6 skirts, 6 pairs of pants, 6 cardigans, 2 blazers, and 14 tops.

What Came In

Purchases- $113.36

I returned to work last month, and because I didn't fit into any of my pants from before I had the baby, I had to buy some trousers for work 2 sizes up. I went to Maurices and got 3 pairs of pants and a cute top last month- 15% off with my Maurices Card special/sale (have had it for many years) and a $10 off reward coupon = $113.36 total with taxes. I had until this month to pay the card without interest, and I did pay it this month.

I also purchased a blazer and a top this month, which again will show up in next month's budget as they are both from Maurices.

Gifts- $50

I am not permitted to accept gifts of money or clothes, except for certain holidays. I still have $50 from Christmas I have not spent.

What Left

Sold- $43.78

I sold the above for $63.72,but refunded a girl $11.14 and accidentally shipped an unpaid item for $5.05 (which was in Januarys budget, because I thought I had gotten payment, so -$3.75 from the budget because I didn't get paid). Total of $43.78

Returns- $0






Saturday, February 16, 2013

Weekly Roundup

 This week's outfit roundup! Monday-Friday as usual. My favorite outfits were Monday's and Friday's. My least favorite was Tuesday, but I think it's more of a case of the picture didn't translate how I feel it actually looked. I feel like I had a pretty good week overall :)

Yesterday's Casual Outfit

Top- Express Fall '12
Scarf- Loft Outlet (old)
Jeans- Thrifted (the Limited)
Cardigan- NY&Company Spring '13
Shoes- JCPenny

Here's what I wore yesterday :)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

Top- WHBM via Ebay
Cardigan- Rue21 Summer '12
Pants- Maurices Spring '13
Shoes- Fergalicious via 6pm
Necklace- Maurices (old)

I tried to go for a not-so-literal valentines day outfit. Lace, ruffles, and a berry-pink color!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Coral & Tan

Top- Express Fall '12
Pants- Maurices Spring '13
Shoes- Isola via 6pm Fall'12
Necklace- NY&Co ~spring '12?

I felt very spring-like today!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Teal sparkle

Top- Maurices Fall '12
Cardigan- NY&Co Fall '12
Pants- Maurices Spring '13
Shoes- Fergalicious via 6pm, Fall '12
Necklace- Rue21 Summer '12

I wish my camera phone were better, or I made more time to take outfit pictures and used a self-timed camera. This cardigan has metallic thread in it, and I love it against the texture in these pants and the shine in the flats.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Green with envy

Top, Pants, Blazer- Maurices Spring '13
Shoes- JCPenny
Necklace- NY&Company

I really fell in love with this top and blazer. I bought them yesterday lol! I wasn't planning on shopping, but a trip to the mall and beautiful clothing = temptation, and I failed at resisting. I'm not sorry either :P! Sorry for the blurry quick pics (as always!).

Saturday, February 9, 2013

This week's roundup

Here's this week's roundup, Click on the images to see them larger.

My favorite look was Friday's, my least favorite was Tuesday.

What was your favorite outfit this week? What could I have done better?

Friday, February 8, 2013


Top- ebay
Cardigan- NY&Co Spring '13
Denim Trouser- thrifted
Shoes- JCPenny

This is what I wore today. I finally can button these pants, but they are still a very tight fit.
Yesterday I was on vacation and re-wore the outfit below.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wild Print

Top&Shoes- JCP
Pants- Maurices
Necklace- Rue21
Belt- from old pair of pants

Here's another for the recycled closet project (see Simply Sarah). I wore this top on the blog the following ways/times:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Burgundy and Gold

Top- WHBM via ebay
Cardigan & Necklace- NY&Co Fall '12
Pants- Maurices Spring '13
Shoes- Isola via 6pm

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cool Blue

Top- WHBM via Ebay
Pants- Maurices Spring '13
Necklace- NY&Co Fall '12
Cardigan- NY&Co Spring '13
Shoes- JCPenny

Basic uniform- pretty top, trousers, cardigan, but I enjoy my uniform! It's hard to see but this blouse has a tie sash that I tied into a bow at the waist.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

January Closet Contents

I used to post a monthly utilization report on what I wore on the blog. I decided to re-instate it, but with links to the items I have added to my Go Chic or Go Home account. As the months progress, I add what I use and the frequencies per month. Edited because one of the outfits was actually on February 1st!

January, February,

White ruffled tiered tank w/ silver threading3x
Black & White printed top with floral neckline 2x
Black, white, grey animal print ruffle tank, 1x
Coral Print cowl-neck tank, 1x
Navy&White Striped v-neck tank1x,
Green ruffle tank, Loft Spring '11, 1x,  
Burgundy Ruffle Top, 1x

Floral lace cami, 1x
White straight-neck lace cami, 1x

Teal open-weave dolman sleeve, 1x
White boat-neck belted cable-knit1x
Brown striped batwing, 1x

Red 3/4 sleeve v-neck, 1x
Green 3/4 sleeve v-neck, 2x
White 3/4 sleeve v-neck, 1x
Dusk Blue open wrap, 1x
Black & White Zip, 1x
Leopard print, 1x, 1x
Berry lace-back cardigan, 1x

Black ruffled back, 1x
Grey lace back, 1x

Leopard print A-line, 1x

Grey textured trousers, 5x
Light Brown trousers, 3x
Black trousers, 1x
Dark Wash Barely Bootcut Jeans, 2x,
Dark Wash Straight Skyscraper Jeans, 1x

Tan&Beige leopard Isola Britt Flats, 6x
Black&Silver lace print Fergalicious flats, 3x
Black leather Kenneth Cole Reaction ruched boots, 2x
Black Suede Franco Sarto pumps, 1x
Black ruched Rocket Dog pumps, 1x
Leopard Pony-Hair Bow Worthington Flats, 1x

Brown beaded 2-strand necklace, Maurices (old), 1x
Brown beaded drop earrings, Maurices (old), 1x
Black beaded drop earrings, Maurices (old), 2x,
Black Stones &Silver bracelet, 2x
Gold cuff, 2x
Gold chain &Green teardrop stranded necklace, Rue21 Summer '12, 1x
Gold peacock die-cut earrings, CharlotteRusse (old), 1x
Real gold chain w/ Virgin Mary, b-day gift, 1x
Long gold chain w/ blue stone pendant, 1x
Black&Silver triple beaded necklace, 1x
Gold & White MOP bib, H&M (old), 1x
Green beaded 2-strand necklace, 1x
Silver heart pendant (12th birthday gift), 1x
Silver heart earrings, Maurices (Christmas '11 gift), 1x
Mint bauble necklace, 2x
Mint earrings, 1x
Blue Stone Necklace, 1x

Beige stretch waist belt, 2x
Tan thin belt (came w/ NY&Co sweater), 2x
Brown studded stretch belt (came w/ old pair of pants), 2x
Black belt, 1x

This Week's Roundup

Here's this week's roundup, Click on the images to see them larger.

My favorite looks were Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Tuesday could have used a better color of belt, like a taupe or a bright color. Wednesday I got awful pictures which didn't do the outfit justice, but to be honest the cardigan was too long though I liked the outfit anyway. The worst hands down was Friday, which I disliked because of the pants but I don't fit into any other jeans yet. I wish I could have worn my trouser jeans. 

What was your favorite outfit this week? What could I have done better?

Friday, February 1, 2013


Top- F21 '09
Shoes- JCP Spring '12
Jeans- Express Fall '12
Cardigan- NY&Co Fall '12