These are the purchases/additions I made from January to April and how they are working out for me so far.
Not Working Out - 1 out of 10
Aqua Bubble Necklace
This necklace was a gift I accepted from a dear friend. It's pretty and a great color for me, and I love how it looks. The problem- it doesn't work with the neckline of anything I own! It is short and needs a boat or crewneck, and everything I own is a V or scoop-neck, except a formal dress I own. I'm probably going to regift it and take it off my item count since I did not purchase it and have been unable to wear it.
Wardrobe Workhorses- 9 out of 10
This was a true need and is used daily. It replaced my falling apart bag and looks nice against my clothing. The purse filled a need and is extremely functional, worth the purchase price of $69.36
This jacket fits perfect- even the sleeves are the right length. The color is great and I'm delighted with it. It works with my black clothing, something I didn't like with my burgundy jacket. It's been worn 4 times (purchased in March) and I'm sure it will continue to get a lot of wear. Worth the $37.41
I love this skirt. It's very form-fitting so I have not worn it as often as I'd like. I gained some weight and am working on shedding it. I've worn it twice since purchasing it in March and expect to wear it more frequently in the future. It cost $75.34 and was worth the purchase price.
Geometric Tie-Neck Blouse
This blouse is fabulous. That's all I really need to say! I've worn it 4 times so far since March and expect to wear it often! $40.85 paid and would have been worth purchasing even at a higher price.
Black Leather Jacket
This jacket is super beautiful. I imagined it an investment piece and a real 'foundation piece' for my style. It cost $357.05 and has been worn 4x. I love this jacket but in reality should have waited for sale, but I was afraid of missing out. I didn't need a jacket that was this expensive and hope I learned my lesson.
These earrings have already worn their keep at 9 times worn since March. They cost $21.50 and were well worth purchasing.
This was a basic I really needed. It cost $37.99 and has been worn 6 times since March.
These poor pumps will probably get worn into the ground prematurely. So far I've worn them 44 times since January! More than worth the $46.71 they cost.
This dress cost me $97 in January and has been worn twice. I adore this dress but same as the skirt, it's very form-fitting and I gained some weight, making me less able to wear it. Next time I need to size up, but in the meantime I'm working hard on getting fit so I can wear my clothing.
Nothing is in this category! While I could be picky about what I've purchased, there is nothing I would see myself letting go of in the near future or not purchasing again given the chance. So far so good!!!
I spent $597.42 out of pocket including $165 in tailoring (none of the items I tailored were purchased this year). I also spent $219.11 from eBay sales and one return from 2013 that came in January, and $146.71 on Christmas gift cards. That is a total of $963.24, which is a hefty sum in reality. The gift cards I got for Christmas and reselling my things on eBay have made a big difference in how much I can afford to invest in my wardrobe.