Man, it has been a while since I have done one of these. I’m linking up with Franish and the budgeting bloggers to share a report of the clothing that I have purchased so far this year.
In January I bought two new dresses to replace the two sweater dresses in my capsule. One had worn out and the other shrunk badly in the wash. After sitting on them for a few days I realized that, while I liked both of them, I didn’t love either of the dresses that I bought. So I returned a sleeveless gray dress and kept the blue one above. Old Navy ran a promotion in the beginning of the year where if you bought two clearance items the third one was free. Because L had gotten something, the dress that I kept wound up being free. So, oddly enough $0 spent in Jan. (I don’t count spending on L’s clothing toward my yearly total and the third January item was for him.)
The dress doesn’t sit quite as oddly on me as it looks on the model. It’s a simple ponte flare dress. I think that I might actually try to shorten the sleeves to just above my elbow so I can continue wearing the dress into the spring.
In February I bought a pair of white jeans and a trench coat for the spring. I’m happy with this Old Navy coat at the moment but I am going to think on it for a bit longer. I really wanted to like the “white” jeans that I bought…but they unfortunately wound up not being white at all. Imagine washing a pair of white jeans with the rest of your regular blue jeans. Can you picture the color? That’s the color they wound up being when they came in the mail. Total spent: $42.
That leaves me with $558 for the rest of the year. Spring clothing is hitting the stores and I have already seen lots that I really like! I do think I will be buying a few things in March since i am switching into my Spring capsule wardrobe. I would like to find a new dress for Easter – the one dress I have that would work is sleeveless and Easter is early enough this year that I’m positive it will be too cold for that. I’m still on the hunt for white jeans to add to my Spring wardrobe. Lastly, I think I may try to replace a boatneck tee that I have had forever with one from Everlane that Fran reviewed. I know she didn’t love it but the weight of it appeals to me more than anything.