Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Building my Retirement Wardrobe - January 2017 update

I really have been limiting my shopping to my list because I don't need to add extra stuff in my life right before a move!

Any clothing purchases in the first 3 months of this year will be focused on making sure I had the right clothing for winter in Atlanta and to travel to S CA for a week and then babysit in N CA for 2 weeks at the beginning of March. Also on the look out for items for Spring and our move.

I bought a pink knit top and camisole when I stopped at my favorite charity thrift store to drop off some items. It was 50% off day - $4.82 spent and a different color top for me. I have enjoyed wearing it already.



My watch broke so I bought similar Timex at Target since this is a functional item for me not fashion. It sits next to my Medic Alert bracelet so they have similar bands. $24.83 spent.



I was such a big spender this past month.

Well actually I have spent a lot, but it has been on bathroom remodeling, materials to "stage" our large yard, Pilates sessions, and plane tickets to CA for our February-March trip. Fortunately Southwest airlines was having a sale so the flights for both of us cost less than boarding our dog for 10 days will cost!

What I donated were some more old black items and a scarf that I have struggled with as it has too many colors and the print is too large and angular for me







6 comments:

  1. I like the pink color of your new top. January was an expensive month for you, but the money was spent on good things like future travel.

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    1. Yes, the travel will be good. Shop for a new home, celebrate FIL's 90th, meet our granddaughter, and then babysit her for 2 weeks while Hubby goes home to tend the dog and house that is up for sale.

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  2. I do a lot of my shopping for basics at H&M online. There prices are great - likely not much more than what you are paying used via Goodwill. I also appreciate I can order in a couple of sizes, and walk the ones that don't work into my local H&M for an easy refund. Their $19.99 stretch skinny jeans in a variety of colors are my go-to bottom basic, and they fit pretty much every body type. I do splurge on shoes, purses and jewelry though!

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    1. Thanks for the reminder about H&M. I need to take myself to the store here to check things out.

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  3. I love to bargain shop! I get such a high when I score!

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    1. Me too! The other thing I am loving about consingment/thrift shopping for clothing is the variety. The stores seem to all have the same thing.

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