I'm happy to report I am under my $200 self imposed clothing and accessories budget for the month. I only had one online shopping binge and bought these three things from Old Navy and Banana Republic. They always have big time online sales and I had a $5 reward to use.
Banana Republic Chambray Tie-Front Wide Leg Pant - $47.27
Old Navy Lightweight Tank in Plum - $9.91
Old Navy Black and White Striped Sleeveless V-Neck Top - $9.91
I asked myself my 4 shopping questions before I pressed the order button.
- Do I love it?
- Is it my style?
- Can I wear it with other things I already have?
- Where would I wear this?
Honestly, I love the idea of the pants but whether or not I love them on me and how I style them is yet to be seen. I thought these might be nice for Casual Friday at work this summer and/or out for dinner in the warmer weather. I thought the tops would be great for work and fill a need in my closet for tops to go with certain skirts I never wear because I don't know what to wear with them. I like sleeveless tops that are a bit dressier to layer with a cardigan or jacket when I'm in the office. I think I am going to return the striped top because the black in the stripe is very washed out looking, not quite gray, just like a really heathered black and I don't think I like it. So I think it will be going back. The other top in plum I think answers all of my questions to the affirmative but I'm unsure if it is too big, it is quite flowy. So really, I might return all of these things!! We will see if I can make the pants and the plum top work for me.
Linking up with Franish's Budgeting Bloggers.