1. Paige Denim Skyline Skinny, $158.
I’ve purchased a few pairs of under-$100 skinny jeans and have been disappointed. They look good in the dressing room, but during a day’s wear, they bag, sag, and slide off my butt. When I’ve complained, readers have suggested I might have better luck with a premium denim brand. I’ve avoided the issue for as long as possible, but with a trip to Denver looming, I needed PANTS! so I put myself in the hands fancy jeans staff at Nordstrom. However, I don’t think spending more money on jeans was the answer. This pair is an improvement on past pairs, but I still have to hike them up and they grow during a day of wear.
2. Sam Edelman Park boots in black/saddle, $200.96.
Every year, I buy at least one pair of pricey boots. At least this pair was on sale!
3. BCBG Max Azria Kitty Cat baseball cap, $58.00.
4. Mossimo quilted pleather miniskirt, $17.48.
If quilted leather is so on-trend for this fall and winter, why was this skirt already on the clearance rack?
5. Studded faux-tortoiseshell sunglasses, $16.99.
I had an identical pair of these glasses in black, but I wore them until they were scratched up and fell apart. I’m hard on sunglasses; I wear them for hours each day and they are constantly going in and out of my purse.
6. Camo circle scarf, $15.00.
7. Charlie and Robin knit skirt, $3.00.
I carried my Fossil leopard bag until it went bald. I’ve been on the hunt for another black and brown bag. Bonus: this one also has gray.
8. Purse, $65.00.
These boots are attempt #2 to replace my original gray, slouchy boots. I think this pair is a keeper.
9. Sofft Belfast boots in stone taupe, $32.50.
October total: $566.93
Total spending for the year: $2182.54
Remaining 2013 budget: -$742.54.
Except for the occasional thrift store purchase, I am done spending on my wardrobe for the year!