Here's what I bought:
Cost: $40 (inc. shipping)
Original retail price: $168
Why: I've been stalking this dress since it came out back in 2010. It's silk, a shirt dress with an elastic waist and features my favorite color -- green! Well, I caught it on the Trade Market and couldn't NOT pick it up. And for a quarter of the price!
Assessment: It's used, bought for >75% off and something I've been wanting for a long time. This was a great purchase.
Original retail price: $98
Why: I don't know why I fail to buy basics for my wardrobe. I think all the fancy patterns distract me when I go shopping! I just needed a good pair of black pumps.
Assessment: This is my cheat item for the month. It doesn't meet any of my criteria other than it's a general wardrobe necessity.
Original retail price: $268
Why: I picked this up on super sale during Black Friday. I love minis, this color palette is not in my wardrobe yet and, admittedly, I just got swept up in the crazy deals.
Assessment: Ugh. This brought me over my monthly limit. I haven't received it yet because its in the mail, so we'll see if it stays in my wardrobe.
Grand Total: $140
So, I want to celebrate and say that this is a significant improvement over the last year of spending on clothes. In fact, I'm probably on the right track to actually be successful in the upcoming months! But I can't just yet. Why? Because of this:
Item Vince Vintage Leather Jacket
Original retail price: $995
Why: I've been dying for a leather jacket for the last 2 years. This one fits, its a great color and it has a totally unique vibe. Not to mention, it's buttery soft and is a pretty reasonable (?!) price for something of this quality.
Assessment: Well, it obviously blows all the limits I've set for myself. So why haven't I returned it? This may fall into the category of one of those investment pieces that will last me a long long time. So I need your help. Keep it as a Xmas gift to myself? Or stick to my budget guns and return it?
So what do you all think? Is this a keeper feature?
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