Top- White House Black Market November 2013
Cami- Express circa 2011
Cardigan- White House Black Market October 2013
Pants- Express November 2013
Necklace- White House Black Market November 2012
Shoes- Kohls? January 2012
Inspiration- Something 'only for good'. That would be this fancy blingy necklace. I only have worn it 3x I think, only for special occasions.
I like this outfit. The necklace is a little over the top, but I purposely tried to both match the dressy vibe but also tone it down with a more casual topper (bright cardigan) and no other jewelry pieces to make it the focal point and fit in more with a normal Thursday at the office.
So here's a serious question. I'm on a shopping ban until March 2nd. Yesterday, I picked up my items from the tailor (2 tops and a dress to shorten straps, 1 blazer to shorten sleeves, 3 pairs of pants to repair the hems that fell out) and paid $80 for the alterations. Did I break my 30 day shopping ban? I spent money, out of pocket no less (until I sell more items on eBay, I don't have any more funds). BUT, I did not buy any new-to-me items. I made items I currently own usable- I was not wearing them because they needed the alterations. So, -1 for spending money when I set the budget at $0, but +1 for making currently own items usable. That makes it a neutral 0 ;-). The spirit of my ban was not broken- do not buy any new-to-me items. If the ban was just about the money, then yes I did break it. I'm inclined to say no and give myself a pass.
What do you think- did I break my shopping ban?