1. Ella Moss Marigold Print Silk Dress, $158.90.
A long-sleeved silk dress is a 4-season garment for me. It’s light as air in the summer and easily layered in the winter.
You can find these boots cheaper online. I paid for the experience of discovering them in a genuine Western store in a genuine Western town (Denver) and delighting in the sales associate’s offer to ship them to my house for free.
2. Ariat Dahlia Dainty boots in Brown, $199.00.
September total: $357.90
Total spending for the year: $1649.39
Remaining 2014 budget: $150.61
Will I make it? (Probably not.)