Challenges Ahead!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Allo there! Hope you all have been having a good week. To explain the title a little, my boyfriend proposed a challenge to me - to cut down on my spending. At first, it was to not buy anything at all for a month, but I told him I already had some er... pending transactions. I'm notorious for spending money before I have it. Not exactly spending it, since I don't physically have it, but bidding on items on eBay or setting up deals on "for sale" groups on Facebook so that basically my entire cheque is spoken for before I get it. The challenge now is to not buy anything BESIDES that Lauren Moffatt dress for a month and if I'm able to, he'll buy me a gift card for Modcloth. Pretty sweet deal right? Except I'm already doubting myself. I feel like I don't have enough fall type outfits, not enough long sleeves. So many of my dresses are nautical themed and are just summery. Others will transition to fall with a little creativity and layering but I'm not good at being creative, ha. That's why I buy dresses - I don't have to mess with separates. An outfit is already made for me!

I also need to start experimenting with tights. It's almost like I've forgotten how since I haven't worn them in awhile. I have so many pairs (at least 40+!) and the only pair that got any action over the summer was a plain white pair that I wore to rock the 60s mod look. I decided to test run these cityscape style tights. I saw an identical pair online a few months ago and was happy to find a knock off pair at Icings.

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Forever 21 dress, red mod dress, twofer dress, city tights, cityscape tights, red mary janes, mod style dress, vintage style dress, Victoria Park Place fountain, Windsor Ontario fashion blogger, style blogger, Windsor fashion blog, 60s style, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well

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I had gotten the dress at a place in Windsor called Priced Green. It's a nifty little store where I take my clothes rather than donating them. They pay you a dollar per pound of clothes or $2 credit and everything in the store is under $5. I essentially traded in some clothes I was getting rid of anyways for this cute little, mod style dress!

Forever 21 dress, red mod dress, twofer dress, city tights, cityscape tights, red mary janes, mod style dress, vintage style dress, Victoria Park Place fountain, Windsor Ontario fashion blogger, style blogger, Windsor fashion blog, 60s style, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well

Forever 21 dress, red mod dress, twofer dress, city tights, cityscape tights, red mary janes, mod style dress, vintage style dress, Victoria Park Place fountain, Windsor Ontario fashion blogger, style blogger, Windsor fashion blog, 60s style, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well

Forever 21 dress, button front dress, mod style dress, 60s style dress, red white twofer, Victoria Park Place fountain, slicked pixie haircut, Windsor Ontario fashion blogger, Windsor style blog, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well

I have to laugh because some of these photos (and the last batch) my proportions look kind of strange, like I'm top heavy with really skinny legs. I think my boyfriend being a foot taller than me is doing some weird funhouse mirror tricks!

Forever 21 dress, red mod dress, twofer dress, city tights, cityscape tights, red mary janes, mod style dress, vintage style dress, Victoria Park Place fountain, Windsor Ontario fashion blogger, style blogger, Windsor fashion blog, 60s style, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well

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Forever 21 red mod buttons dress, LimeCrime lipstick, Lime Crime My Beautiful Rocket modeled, orange lipstick worn, slicked pixie hair, Victoria Park Place Fountain, Windsor Ontario fashion blogger, Windsor style blog, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well

Since it is Thrifty Thursday, I gotta' reveal the prices to you and show what a score everything was!

Outfit Details
Dress - Priced Green - marked $5 but got for free
Shoes - Value Village - $9
Earrings - Ardenes - 6 pack for $2
Tights - Icings - $11
Lipstick - Limecrime (in My Beautiful Rocket) - $16

Today for my Thrifty Thursday section, I thought I'd alert you to some deals I found rather than point out every product I love. Hopefully you'll be able to find something you like!

ASOS - up to 30% off selected products
Dorothy Perkins  - up to 30% everything. Use code DPSHIP50 for free shipping over $50 and remember to sign up for their newsletter to get 15% off.
Dress 911  - up to 70% off selected items (psst, it's in Canada too!)
Hot Topic  - all tees 25% off. Use code TEES25 at checkout
KarmaLoop  - items as low as $5.99 plus 30% off with free shipping with code THIRTYFS
Nasty Gal - 30% off Homecoming looks (lots of futuristic styles here! I'm kind of digging it.)
PlasticLand - 50% , 60% and 70% off sale sections
Pixie Market's sale section has items up to 70% off. I only spotted a few that were that deeply discounted (mostly picked over) but there are still some cute things waiting to be scooped up!
Ruche  - 30% off shift dresses with code SHIFT30
Trashy Diva  - 50% off swimwear

Many of these are limited time so hurry!

That's all for me folks! Stay thrifty!

If you'd like to see all my best looks from the season, check out my wardrobe wrap up post!

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6 comments :

  1. Good luck with that challenge! Those tights are adorable... I might have to hit up Icings!

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    1. Thanks! It's going to be tough for me. I'm used to buying a million things on eBay that are $10-20 a piece. It's going to be tough to stick to one item this month! But definitely check out Icings! I just got them so they are probably still there :) Size up as much as you can though. I got the XL and they are still super tiny!

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  2. Beautiful dress! Rad tights! <3 I wish you luck with that spending challenge, also! It goes without saying that it will probably be hell on Earth haha, especially if you're like me and you browse shopping sites every free chance you can get. ;D I'm seriously thinking about doing a similar challenge but for an entire year! We'll see if I have the balls to do it!

    Oh and I answered your email! I wanted to make sure I told you, just in case the reply went straight to your spam folder (as this has happened with people I've communicated with in the past). :D

    Take it easy!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  3. Oh I love those tights! I have quite a few pairs and tend to forget what I have, as well. Might need to start organizing mine a bit!

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    1. I had that exact same thought of needed to organize too! I had them all rolled up, stuffed in a drawer 4 layers deep. I was throwing them all on the floor every time I was looking for something specific. I just ordered a clear over the door shoe holder on eBay. That way I can see them all and I will only have to displace 2 pairs max to get at the pair I want :)

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  4. Hey it's Cece from Where the Water Meets the Sky Blog. Those burgundy shoes are for sale. They are a size 7.5 just a tad bit too small for me. Let me know if you are interested! <3

    message me at cecelia.stewart10@gmail.com

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