I'm going to do some posting about spring, debt, new purchases, and perhaps a little spring cleaning too! Okay, axe the latter.
Can you believe it has been almost 2 month since my last post?!?! January 19th was my last post to be exact. If you've forgotten who I am, hi everyone. I'm Char! I'm looking forward to the coming spring, minus the terrible allergies I've been having, because I love spring colors and cute little dresses. I started this blog last spring inspired by the new plant life blooming and all things bright, warm, and happy.
I, probably just like most of you, receive a Hautelook email daily about current sale and coming sales. For me, I either eagerly open the email or delete it sight unseen for fear of spending money. A little history...I'm currently 4 months away from paying off all my credit card debt. I've learned that shopping isn't good for my credit cards, nor the limited budget I've been on for AWHILE now. Debt is one of the main reasons I've been away so long from the blog. It's really, really hard for me to blog about clothing when I have nothing new to show. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The closer I get to my goal of paying off all my credit card debt, the more cash flow I have to buy new things; I'll pay with cash of course. That's right, no more credit. Here is to my future...a cash only, spend thrifty, happy little spring place!
I think I got off topic a little, I do that sometimes. My recent purchases from Hautelook:
Loveappella - Angle Maxi Skirt
Loveappella - Strapless Maxi Dress
Bought this in gray too!
Loveappella - Strapless Pocket Dress
I've also made a new purchase recently that doesn't fall into the area of fashion. I definitely think it will affect my future fashion purchases and the need not to have to totally replace my wardrobe. I recently quit smoking; I am three weeks tabacco free. Yay me! However, in three short weeks I can already tell that I've been gaining a few pounds. I could actually use 5 lbs because I've always been told that I'm too skinny. Unfortunately for me any new weight I put on goes to all the wrong places. Right now my extra weight is going to my tummy, and yes it is giving me the dreaded spare tire look. Disgusting right? I think so. To battle the bulge I've purchased this contraption, so maybe now instead of just sitting around watching Netflix, I can step to it too!
I drooled over the Cultivated Maxi at Anthropologie for quite awhile. After some time, I just forgot about it because it was out of my "comfort" price range. I saw one on Ebay today at a greatly reduced price, bid on it, and won! Yay! I can't wait until spring, though I'm sure with the right cardigan I can wear this now.
I bought this cardi when they were having the 30% sale because it looked really cute on the website and the model. I thought it would be easier to pair this cardi with almost anything, but I'm having difficulties, because it is fitted on the waist. I tried wearing it open, but I thought it looked messy. On this day I paired it with Anthro's Loosened Shelby Blouse, Tag Jeans, and my most favorite Minnetonka Front Lace Hardsole Knee Hi Boot.
FLARED & CABLED SWEATER DRESS
I'm kind of on the fence with the way this dress fits. I think it is really cute, but it could be cut a little slimmer in the waist. The dress definitely looks better belted, so I thought I would add a splash of color with a Merona turquoise belt and Seychelles Password pumps. I also found that because of the way the neck is cut that it looks better on me with my hair up. :)