Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December Purchases

The final purchases of 2014!

St Vincent de Paul

1. Tweeds green wool turtleneck sweater, $3.52.


2. Spanx Wax Denim Leggings, $99.00 - $50.00 gift card = $49.00. I continue my fruitless search for a pair of skinny jeans or legging jeans. This pair has a nice high waist, but I may have bought a size too big because they wrinkle on the legs and gape at the top.

Supply at Deeda Salon

3. Honey Punch black sequin dress, $75.00. I. Love. This. Dress. It is a black, sequined dupe of my silk Parker dress. This cut (faux wrap top, long sleeves, and short skirt) is super flattering on my body type. I don’t think I’d be bored if every dress in my closet was this same pattern, just in different fabrics.

December total: $127.52

Total spending for the year: $2323.8

Remaining 2014 budget: -$523.80.

I overspent my budget by 29% My $1800 budget allowed for me to spend $150/month, but I far exceeded that some months.

Stand by for my cheapest, most expensive, worst, and best buys of 2014.

NYE Coat

In my experience, a party-worthy coat is more important than a spangly dress on New Year’s Eve. I did wear a spangly dress . . . but all anyone saw was my coat (and stockings).

Dress, Honey Punch. Coat, Borgazia (thrifted vintage). Stockings, MeMoi. Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren. Clutch, Carlos Santana. Earrings, Canvas Boutique.

365 shot of the Tower Bridge from the deck of the Hornblower:

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Twelve Miles in San Fran

We visited San Francisco for the day and walked 12 miles. Thank goodness, because we needed to offset the pasta and wine and beer consumed.

Jacket, H&M (thrifted). Tunic, Forever 21. Leggings, Spanx. Boots, Steve Madden. Sunglasses, Girlprops. Scarf and backpack, consignment.

Honestly, though, we may have burned enough calories simply staying warm and upright. The winds were FIERCE. We saw a tree literally blow over near Pier 39. It just popped out of the ground and on to the sidewalk.

Today’s 365 photo proves that my sister has some modeling skillz when she chooses to employ them:

Monday, December 29, 2014

Sleep In

After two days of early adventures, snowshoeing and hiking, my sister and I slept in and didn’t even leave the house until 10 a.m. Unfortunately, that meant that we quickly ran through the 6 remaining hours of daylight to take outfit and 365 photos.

Jacket, INC (consignment). Scarf, gift. Tunic, Wet Seal (thrifted). Leggings, Mossimo. Boots, Ariat. Bag, Charming Charlie.

365 cat-in-a-sink:

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Partner in Crime

My sister, and partner in crime, is visiting me again for the winter holidays. She’s up for any adventure, will eat almost anything, and takes nice photos. Unfortunately, she’s camera shy, so I don’t have a proper picture of her yet. I’ll try to catch her unawares on New Year’s Eve.

Vest, Deb. Sweater, thrifted. Skirt, Mossimo. Leggings, We Love Colors. Boots, Style & Co (thrifted). Sunglasses, Girlprops. Scarf, Canvas Boutique. Bag, Charming Charlie. Rings, vintage, heirloom, and/or thrifted.

Here’s a peek at my sis during our snowshoe adventure on Saturday.

She managed to avoid the camera on our hike this morning: