So, due to too many recent shopping binges, I’ve decided to put myself on a bit of a shopping diet.
For now, I’m budgeting myself a modest $150 a month for new clothing, shoes, and accessories purchases, including alterations.
Here’s what’s on my September wish list. I never shop without coupons, rewards, sales, etc., so I’m hoping that I can score all of these items and stay within budget!
PONTE KNIT DRESS
I love the comfort and substantial-ness of ponte knit (also tends not to wrinkle too much). This dress comes in a ton of great fall colors and has pockets (which I LOVE). Just have to decide between the gold and the orange. 🙂
|Target knit dress|
FAUX LEATHER PENCIL SKIRT
I can’t decide right now whether I want this burgundy faux leather skirt or a black faux leather/ponte knit rendition that will be available in stores on September 6th.
|The Limited faux leather pencil skirt|
number one item on my fall shopping list has to be a faux leather
blazer or jacket. It’s a basic item, in my opinion, but I have yet to
find one that I absolutely love. I have my eye on a few from The
Limited that are supposed to debut later this month. The blazer
featured has cool faux leather trim, but I want one with more faux
FYI: The Limited is currently having a suit promotion – free pant or skirt with purchase of any jacket
|The Limited faux leather trim blazer|
FAUX LEATHER TRIM PANTS
I love the faux leather trim on these pants. They aren’t available yet, but since they are already being featured on The Limited’s web site, I think (hope) they will be available soon. FYI: The Limited offers free pants hemming for Couture cardholders, so this is one alteration, I won’t have to factor into my budget. 🙂
|The Limited pants|
My favorite color is green, and I’m totally feeling this darker shade for fall. Not sure if this sweater is what I’ll be opting for, but I’m definitely looking for a staple piece in this color.
|New York & Co. 3/4 sleeve cardigan|
FUN PRINT TIGHTS
I purchase a pair of these lattice design tights every year. They are fairly durable, and I love the design. How cute are the houndstooth print tights? So much more fun that plain black hosiery.
|The Limited lattice tights|
|The Limited houndstooth tights|
For more on the leather trend for fall (and my views on real leather), please see here.
What’s on your September/fall wish list?
Do you make a budget for clothing purchases? If so, how do you determine your budget amount?
What’s your shopping style? Do you splurge a few times a year, purchase weekly/monthly/etc.?