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Sunday, July 3, 2011

An excess of accessories... (I failed my shopping ban!)

On May 1st, I announced that I would be taking two months off of shopping. I was able to do it for one month in February during Kendi's 30 for 30 and did just fine, so how hard could it be to double that? Plus, I gave myself the freedom to use all of my clothes instead of just 30 pieces.



I was almost to the halfway point when I caved for a pair of $5 shoes at an antique store. They fit perfectly and were the most comfortable wedge I'd ever encountered. How I could I pass up a perfect pair for less than my usual latte? Unfortunately, it was all downhill from there! Since then, you've seen many new pieces in outfit posts...



Despite breaking the rules, I didn't break the bank. The forbidden items totalled under $200 (which was once my weekly shopping budget). Now, books weren't banned -- but I wanted to show them off anyway. Aren't they pretty? I heard about "Style Yourself" from Barbro Andersen, who is one of many amazing bloggers featured inside. I'm giddy with excitement!



14 comments:

  1. Your accessories are so cute. I never see anything that "fits" me that isn't too expensive. I guess I'm not even sure what my own style IS anymore, since I'm generally in workout clothes or have become totally boring with jeans and fitted Tees. I can't wait for the day I have a shopping budget and can just be inspired by people like you!:)

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  2. Great haul -- I love that gold headband and don't even get me started on the bow ring! And it sounds like you still stayed within a reasonable budget, so double score.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  3. I want some new books!!!!! And I forgive you.... That was a super long challenge and your purchases are all super cute!

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  4. Sorry your broke your ban, it's still awesome you attempted one in the first place. It just goes to show that a little bit of accessories can pack a lot of style though.

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  5. Don't be too hard on yourself; two months without shopping is impossible! Impossible! Thank you for being honest about falling off the wagon :)

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  6. I say all that for under 200 bucks is a steal!! & I am in desperate need of new books (even though I have several un-read books hehe) I think I have a problem.

    I love all the iteams! super cute :D

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  7. Oh gosh... I just adore you.

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  8. bleh. This is Amber from Laughing With Broken Eyes, by the way. I didn't realize I wasn't logged in and am therefore anon.

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  9. Totally rocking with the head ban. Can't believe you stayed away from shopping for that long anyway. I would have broken the rule ages ago.

    Lee
    x

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  10. You HAD to have the chicken!

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  11. Well, at least you can say you tried! I mean, you HAD to get those wedges. Loving all your new pieces!

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  12. 200 was your weekly budget?? I'd say you're doing pretty well to go from that to 200 in a month! congrats!

    http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

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