Hi all! I've been easing back into the daily routine this week. It's been super cold here as it's been all over the country. January came knocking in a serious way this year!! So Anthro had a bit if a sale this morning...did you bite?? I did not. Only one item off my wish list hit sale....the Winter Beauty Pullover. Even on sale it's still $70 so I think I'm gonna hold out and see if it'll get a second cut anytime soon. I was so disappointed to see that the Volante Tee and Floral Frappe Tee were STILL not on sale. When, oh when Anthro?? I stayed up late watching the Bachelor to pass the time--which by the way is so awesome this season---the backstabbing and cattiness is in full force...love it. I was bummed to see nothing else I wanted went on sale so I decided to go ahead and turn my attention to something else I have had my mind on for a while now...these:
Seychelles Come Dancing Peep Toe pumps
These went on sale a few months back at Anthro and I was trying to be good by not buying them. I didn't really NEED them and had bought some other things that particular week, so I passed....and I have always kind of regretted it, especially after seeing how cute they were on my friend who has them. Then last Sunday when I was getting ready for church I started to think about what to wear...and I had decided upon the Glowing Leaf Skirt. I started to put my outfit together and realized I NEEDED those shoes to complete the look. NEEDED! After seeing them on Elizabeth here with the same basic outfit I had planned to wear I just couldn't get them out of my head. I ended up wearing something else that day. I'm such a girl. I decided to look them up and see if anyone even still sold them online and found them on Amazon for $35 and change...such an amazing deal! So at 12:30am this morning, I pulled the trigger. I will finally have these cute shoes that I have always regretted passing up.
On another Anthro note, I received both my Turquoise Sweeping Stitch Heels and Refined Cord Dress via UPS today from last week's sale orders. I am in LOVE with the heels...they are amazing! I can't wait to wear them. The dress on the other hand, wasn't such a success story. I am sorry to say it was just a few inches too short for my liking. I like dresses to hit right at my knee and this one just doesn't quite make it. I don't know why I didn't realize this when I previously tried it on before in the dressing room, but today, in the mirror at home and after walking around in it a bit, it was clearly too short for my liking. I'm super bummed but know that I would just be uncomfortable wearing it, so back it will go (unless the hem can be brought down somehow??) Sad. Me and my darn long torso anyways!!
Like I said before, the past few days have been super cold so I've been bundling up. Here's what I wore today:
-Open Cardigan-Gap Outlet
-Winding Roads Tank-Anthropologie
-Grey skinny Jeans-Loft
-Rain boots-Gap Outlet
It was suppose to rain, hence the rain boots, but it never did. All well...I was ready if it came!! And by the way, the cardigan and rain boots are both purple...not black as they appear.
-Top-Steve and Barry's (from many years ago)
-Puffy Vest-American Eagle
-Skinny Jeans-American Eagle
-Necklace-Lisa Leonard Designs
I didn't realize it till right now but I was like a walking AE ad yesterday! Both the vest and the boots are from about 3 years ago but I still really love them both and they kept me warm.
Sorry about the picture quality in these pictures...the lighting in my house has been terrible with the overcast skies these past few days so that results in some very grainy pictures.
I'm doing good with my monthly budget so far...and now with the issue I'm having with the Refined Cord dress I may have a little more to play with than I anticipated if I end up returning it. We'll see. I did pick up a few tops at Old Navy the other day, but I used a coupon and a rewards card I had to cover the cost so it cost me nothing. Score! I picked these up:
Because I need another tiered top and purple tank. =)
I bought the top to go under my Breezy Polka cardigan and the tank to possibly pair with my Glowing Leaf or Peppered and Stripe skirt (it reminds me a bit of the Anthro Insouciant tank with the layered ruffles in different fabric). With the coupon I had I got them both for a combined total of less than $20 and then with the rewards card it was free so I figure I'm allowed to pick something out I don't really NEED if its free....just for fun.
This whole putting myself on a budget thing has been good for me. It's really forced me to be choosy about what I get. I know in reality I don't need a thing and could certainly survive without making wish lists and stalking Anthropologie every Monday night but luckily my husband understands that I love pretty things and shopping. As long as I stick to my budget it's a win-win. That being said, there will be the occasional situation where I will end up blowing the monthly budget (ie-buying an outfit for an upcoming family wedding) and it is what it is. Life happens! Which by the way, can I just tell you how impossible it is to find a dress in sunny yellow/gray/white?? (I know you're all thinking of the new cute yellow/cream striped dress at Anthro but it's gonna be too short on me, I already know). I'm on the hunt!!
Hope you all have a great night! I'm gonna sit and relax with my DVR tonight after the kids go to bed...so excited to have some of my TV shows back after the holiday break!