Here’s my haul for the month of October. Since I’ve not really decided on a budget yet ($150? $200? $250?), I’m thinking $251.65 is pretty good, especially considering my Caesar-like excesses of the past.
That said, I suppose I could’ve been even more under budget had I not made that last-minute eBay purchase of that Kirna Zabete dress or that Libertine blazer. Those two items really put me over the top. My only defense is that I went into panic mode when both my Libertine dress and my Kirna Zabete ended up being to snug on me and, rather than simply vowing to cut out sweets for a bit and lose the weight, I decided to replace them with new pieces.
What some of you may not know is that I obsessed over Target/designer collab pieces this past summer. I Wiki-ed them all, and then, going all the way back to 2006, I Mad Hunted so I at least owned one item per collection. Some were pretty easy to acquire and cost me mere pennies (thank you, thredUp!) but others were more challenging and/or more pricey. It didn’t help that the earlier collabs were junior sizes and I’m easily a size 13, not a popular choice out there in eBay land.
Anyhow, my Kirna size medium is up for grabs on eBay if anyone’s interested.
As for the rest of my haul? I did mention I went buck wild with the Payless Comfort Plus sale, thus the shoes. And snuggly cardis ftw! Click on each item for more side stories, if you’re so inclined.
(And yes, Whitney, doing this budget update really kept me from overspending too much. Thanks for the suggestion!)
Old Navy $8 Am collecting TARDIS blue accessories so I don’t have to overspend on TARDIS blue clothes for TARDIS Tuesdays. Say that sentence ten times fast!
Payless $12.74 – Because I’m replacing all my 20-something showpiece shoes with 40-something feet friendly ones. And we all know I swear by Payless Comfort Plus pumps.
Payless $12.74 – More Comfort Plus fun. These are normally $30 so the sale price can’t be beat. I always try to swipe up all the colors when I can.
Payless $13.50 – Which is why I bought these blue suede ones when I returned the black pointy ones that I bought initially but then found out I HAD THE EXACT SAME PAIR ALREADY.
Payless $13.50 – It’s got pony hair. Or faux pony hair. Regardless, it’s gonna replace the really uncomfortable leopard ones I’m currently selling on eBay.
Payless $11.90 – Did you really think I’d turn down a chance at TARDIS blue suede shoes? Especially at this price?
Payless $16.99 – I’d been looking for a pair of gold flats to go with my monogram necklace. This was in the girls’ section but the manager let me in on a secret: my size foot (women’s 7.5) is actually within the realm of girls’ sizes as well so I can actually wear girl’s 6. Vistas are opening, people!
F21 $11.06 – This was just too fun to pass up. I’d been keeping my eye out for blue leopard and the size and shape of this sweatshirt plus the coveted blue print made it a no-brainer purchase.
F21 $13.86 (bought in grey); A shapeless but snuggly cardi. Hey, I’m embracing a new era of boho chic-ness; my fluffy body demands it.
Macy’s $23.99 – When I culled my closet of blazers, the last thing I’d thought to need was a basic black blazer. After all, I had as many black ones as I had all the colors combined. But the cull revealed black blazers that were too dated or too small so I ended up getting rid of them all and needing to replace this most basic staple.
Old Navy $13.60 Yes!
Old Navy $13.60 And more yes!
Old Navy $13.60 Even more yes, especially since I returned the black one I got from F21.
Old Navy $9.60 Threw this in my cart for free ship (hubs made me cancel my ON card that would’ve automatically given me free ship) and it’s too small an amount to make it worth a return to store. It’s humungous on me; let’s hope it shrinks.
eBay $7.99 – It’s so inexpensive because it’s from China. I’m not even going to contemplate the concept of ethical shopping on this one.
eBay $25.99 – This is a Target/designer collab piece that I got to replace the Libertine dress that I thought was too snug. But then I rediscovered my shapewear and was able to fit in the dress, all after I’d already bid and won this. C’est la vie.
eBay $29.99 – Because I loved it so much that I wanted to own it in the proper size so I could wear a normal boob bra (as opposed to my flat boob bra). I’m hoping my Size M one sells on eBay so I can recoup my losses.