Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Evaluation: November wardrobe additions - one month and a year or more ago

In November I spent $210 on clothing with most of it spent on 3 pairs of shoes. I'm finding two of those pairs to be favorites and trying to get my left foot to feel well enough to wear the wedges more often as they are also pretty comfortable. I don't have anything in my wardrobe from previous Novembers.

Navy Clarks loafers - $43 new; 10 wears - These are turning out to be a real workhorse. Comfy and basic; perfect with jeans for everyday.
Grey Clarks flats - $46 new; 4 wears - I am in love with these shoes! Add a bit of dressiness to outfits.
Taupe Clarks wedges - $66 new; 1 wear - I'm hoping these are more useful in the Spring but may have been a mistake. True they are comfortable but perhaps not right for my very casual lifestyle.

Ruffle neck Lands End long sleeve top - $3 thrifted; 2 wears - I like this and have created several outfits with it. Still, I would not have bought it full price. The color is great but the ruffles are not my favorite.

Grey headband (Target) - $15 new; 3 wears - Perfect for those slightly cool days and fits in my jacket pocket. I would have worn it a lot more if it hadn't stayed so warm.

Pearl and chain long necklace - $5 thrifted; 2 wears - I didn't have anything like this and I enjoy it.

PJ pants - $3 thrifted; 8 wears - A useful addition to my wardrobe.
Blue space dye leggings (exercise) - $18 new; not worn - It hasn't been cold enough to need to wear these to Pilates yet. I really like the colors though.

PJ top - $5 thrifted; not worn - I picked this up to fill a gap for warmer weather. We'll see if I like it.


  1. Just wondering where you shop to find such great thrifted clothing items?

    1. When I decided to start playing with my clothing style and wardrobe I asked a friend who I know shops secondhand to give me a tour of the best thrift and consignment stores near me. She did a great job and I am going to one thrift and one consignment store that we visited. The others were either too much work (sorted by color not size) or didn't have the level of items I was looking for. Do you know anyone who could guide you? If not I'd create a list off the internet and devote some time to your own tour.


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