cardigan and belt - gap / dress - uo / sandals - zara
My $100 (now $32 after this past weekend) Summer budget is forcing me to shop in my own closet. Before I lost my job, I was looking for some sleeved sundresses because I'm still not comfortable with wearing tank tops and showing my flabby arms (I have a really bad farmers tan too). I still am looking for them, but it's not guaranteed that they will be within my budget. I was pleasantly surprised to find this dress hidden in the back of my closet. I remember buying this dress two years ago. It didn't quite fit, but it was on sale and I figured I would eventually lose weight and be able to wear it. I was therefore really surprised and pleased that it fits now. Even though it's not a sleeved sundress, I have fallen back in love with the bright vibrant colors. Thankfully it hasn't gotten to a point where it's too hot for cardigans or layers. I have no tea party to attend in it so a sushi date with Robert on Friday was where I went in it. I can't wait to try more looks with this old/new dress of mine.
I wondered what else is hidden in the back of my closet, so on Friday night (when I was supposed to be studying), I planned some outfits with what's already in my closet. I am reconnecting with clothes that at one point thought I desperately needed and wanted. My closet is suddenly a store where everything is cute. When I went shopping yesterday, I shopped mostly in the sale sections and only bought versatile items. My one item from F21 turned out to be the most expensive item. That's how good the sales were! This may sound weird, but I think it has been more fun shopping on a budget because what I ended up buying is something I really love since I had to really think about it. It's so satisfying too find a good thing on sale too. I took money and clothes for granted for too long. I hope now it doesn't take unemployment to get me to realize this again. I'm pretty sure the remainder of my dwindled Summer budget is going towards a sundress or I'm going to hold out for something really good. Now that I don't have to worry about outfits for a few weeks...it's really time to buckle down and study for my CSET exam.
How was your weekend?
Until next post,