Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Stylish Resolutions

At the 2nd half of last year, I began sharing my shopping budget*, how I stick to it (or don't), what I purchase, & how these items fit in to my existing wardrobe... but this year I am going big or going home.... A budget for the whole year!

Based on my average shopping allowance of $250/month, my year shopping budget is $3,000.... which admittedly sounds like an incredibly large amount of money to this cheap graduate student. So I am resolving to spend this money wisely, continue my journey to build a versatile closet based around my 50 wardrobe staples, & find quality items for less along the way!

What am I dreaming of adding to my closet in 2013?
These 10 fabulous items top my wish list:
{1.} structured bag, {2.} classy tuxedo jacket, {3.} day-to-night wool dress pants, {4.} timeless tortoise shell sunnies, {5.} a simple, but stunning day dress, {6.} moto-chic leather gloves, {7.} gorgeous silk scarf, {8.} flattering A-line skirt, {9.} silk PJs (pretty enough for out of the house), {10.} unique, statement necklace (I research frogs at school, so I definitely have my eye on this one)

{ 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 }

The total dollar amount of these 10 items tops $2,300 so I will definitely be scouting equally fabulous items but for a fraction of the price! Being called a frugal fashionista is a compliment in my book!



What are you style resolutions for 2013?
Any dream items you would love to score for a deal?

(*Want to learn more about how I set my shopping budget, read this post)
P.S. This post is now part of DailyBuzz Style : Style Resolutions Highlight { here }

28 comments:

  1. i love that bag! LV has a similar one :) 

    http://iamturquoise.wordpress.com

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  2. Ooooh love your picks for 2013 - that blazer is fabulous! You are making me want to make my own wish list :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  3. My monthly clothes budget is about the same (except that sometimes I have to share some of it with my husband, but not too much since he wears scrubs to work almost every day, ha). It feels crazy to think about the total amount, but I justify in that it fits our budget and we still save plenty - so why not allow myself to spend on things that make me feel good and help me create a great wardrobe (so yes, the key is spending wisely - getting better at that!). Your #1 and #5 are on my list for the year - and all are lovely picks!

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  4. I love this idea!! Can't wait to see what you do. Happy New Year!

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  5. I want to pay more attention to what I wear to work. No more picking out clothes 10 minutes before leaving for me!

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  6. Great resolutions! I want to scale back on my monthly purchases and save for bigger ticket items. Love that pj set!!

    xo Ashley
    http://www.ashnfashn.com

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  7. Just came across your blog and I'm so glad I did! You are adorable and I just love your sense of style!

    xo 
    Leigh Anne
    www.leighannehart.com

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  8. I love all of this!  I am definitely on the hunt for a great set of pjs!

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  9. I am in that same frugal fashionista category sister... love this and love your picks! Now if we can just make it an entire year :) 

    Amanda
    It’s An Easy
    Life

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  10. I'm with you on 1, 5, 8, and 10 (and how cute is that necklace)! I can't wait to see what you find and come up with this year!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  11. I love that structured bag...the color is so feminine and pretty!

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  12. That J.Crew dress!! It's a beauty, and if you can afford it, I'd say GET IT! $250 a months is a crazy amount, haha. I go with about $50 (€40 euro's + a prepaid card :D) and that's to pay for all things I do. Hence why everything I wear is either Zara or H&M! ^.^ 

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  13. Love that gorgeous bag! Can't wait to see your more affordable versions of these items :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart  

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  14. My style  resolution is to rediscover clothes in my closet. I know VS has some nice silk pj's

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  15. I think those are fantastic pieces. Once you have some high quality pieces, the kind you'll have for EVER, you won't even be tempted to ever even step foot into forever 21 or waste your budget on the cheaper pieces. I can't wait to see what you buy!

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  16. i love / want #1!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode
     

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  17. good to hear a perspective of a person with a similar shopping budget and resolution for the year! Good luck at sticking to your budget and picking up fabulous pieces!
    xx

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  18. That is a great plan - I would love to group my month budgets together a couple of times to pick up a FABULOUS coat or bag!
    xx

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  19. Thank you! I am so glad you found me!!
    xx

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  20. And you still look fabulous lady! Frugal fashionistas for lyfe!
    xx

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  21. I need to start being a big girl and investing in some staples as well. I think I may need to come up with a must-haves list like you and plan this out strategically....

    http://www.marthainthecity.blogspot.com

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  22. Agreed! Though, J.crew factory is killing me right now! so much cutesy things :D Have you seen that one wool red dress, for $49? It's sooooo tempting... BUT, I am on a spending freeze. Bleh! x

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  23. I just got that dress today - in the royal blue! I agree, J.Crew Factory is my new BFF!
    xx

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  24. No way! I wanted to order the red version :) BUT, JCrew hates me and wouldn't accept my Credit Card. Turns out you can't enter a USA address (from a friend) and pay with a Belgian card. I may or may not have been upset all day, haha.

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  25. UGH! I would have totally been bummed all day too! Have you tried paying with PayPal? or maybe it will pop up on eBay??
    xx

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  26. It sold out before the money transferred to my PayPal. I think the internet is just trying to tell me that I should be studying instead of browsing online shops ;) 

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  27. Just caught onto your blog. This is are great post! I never really thought of budgeting my shopping fund into a year... nice, makes sense :-)
    I love the tuxedo jacket and the necklace!
    www.mywalletmystyle.com

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