Tank - Alexander McQueen for Target, gift from Eek
Skirt - Thrifted
Sandals - Eurosoft by Sofft
Necklaces - gifts from Lynne
Okay, so some readers totally caught me. Yep those are new sandals. Why did I get new sandals about a week after posting about saving? Well, I hit my first goal! I had put up all the rest of the shoes that made my knees hurt (*tears*) - yes, even those impossibly cool All Saints boots - and the last too-small clothes not going into the yardsale on ebay before I made that post. I wound up with enough dough from the auctions that I ordered the Trippens!
Come to find out, the boots had some sun discoloration on the pair in my size from being in a display. The Gravity Pope rep was super helpful, took photos and let me know before filling the order. They offered to cancel the order, but instead I asked if they would be willing to discount the boots and sell them anyway (knowing it would be final sale). They agreed!
I really killed my shoe collection this year. It's been hard coming to terms with the fact that I can't handle shoes I used to love and wear comfortably. I let go a lot of hard-won shoes. I'm down to 15 pairs, which freaked me out a bit, but now I have the opportunity to really curate what comes into my closet. Apologies if things get repetitive, but I'm trying to shop smarter these days.
My next set of savings goals will go a lot slower, but I'm pretty pumped that my shoe auctions netted enough to score The Boots and a magical pair of sandals as well. Donation is a great option for things you don't want, but look into consigning, ebay, or yard sale-ing as alternatives. The extra dough can be worth it if you can handle the hassle of selling.
And to make my shopping confessions more visible - I'm linking up with the ever-lovely Patti's Visible Monday at NotDeadYetStyle.