Monday, January 3, 2011

Adrien: Post-Holiday Purchases. And a Resolution.

Hi, back to work with me. Sigh. However, I did hit up a few sales on New Year's day and got the following:

Stripes. I KNOW. But it has cute gold buttons up the back! And these were marked down to nothing and are super squishy:

I returned something I'd previously bought, so my total out-of-pocket was $6. I also got these pants (in dark grey) for less than $20:

Logan fit slim cotton pant (no longer on the site, but lots in-store.)

And that's it for me for a while, no really! One of my New Year's resolutions is to spend less, save more, shop smarter (and I just saw that Carol from In Pursuit of Pretty Things has the same idea.) I have been hitting sales lately just to see what's on sale, not because I need anything, and that's just a recipe for disaster. It also means that I've been finding myself returning things a lot. Poorly thought-out purchases often end up that way. SO, my resolution:

Spend less, save more, shop smarter. 

I think I'm pretty much done shopping for winter clothes so hopefully I can be more strategic going forward  towards spring. I also want to start reevaluating what I already have and to solve the current issues hanging in my closet. Are there clothes I'm not wearing because they're damaged/ill-fitting/need a trip to the dry-cleaner? How can I reinvent items I'm bored with? Why the hell can't I get a handle on how to wear belts properly? (Maybe y'all can help me with that.)

What about you guys? Any fashion-resolutions?


  1. Totally with you on the shopping resolution - have been for months now. Tried to avoid the post-holiday sales as much as possible. Those pants in dark grey sound awesome! Can't wait to see them on you!

  2. I want to:
    1. Not buy anything I don't LOVE.
    2. Continue to challenge myself to try new looks, try on at least one thing I don't think I'd ever wear each time I shop, but recognize that at my age it's okay to already have an established style.
    3. Do a guest entry here.

  3. Good luck with your shopping resolution! It get easier, I promise :)