Thursday, February 27, 2014

What I Bought This Month: February Haul


Can you tell I like pink and pastels? I think I've worn more pink in the past month (see herehere) than I have in a long time. I guess it's how I'm transitioning my wardrobe from winter to spring.

Budget status= After eBay and Plato's closet sales (and considering I purchased the bag with some of my tax return) I was only $20 over. I blame the Peter Pilotto bikini top since it was the last thing I bought. I'm not going to sweat $20, though. I got a lot of great items.

Here are the details:

1. Peter Pilotto Wrap Skirt (Target)- Hands down my favorite piece from the Peter Pilotto collection.

2. White Dress (Asos)- After seeing all the sheer stripe details on the Spring 2014 runways, I knew I wanted to find a wearable way to incorporate it into my wardrobe. Since I don't have a white dress, I figured this was the perfect option.

3. Pink Bag (Kate Spade)- I feel like I might get myself in trouble after I ventured in designer bags with my olive Michael Kors... I treated myself to this Kate Spade thanks to my tax return. It'll be my everyday bag for spring!

4. Pink Shift Dress (Dorothy Perkins)- I bought this with an outfit already in mind...see it here!

5. Embellished Sweater (J.Crew, sold out)- I think I've said a million times, I'm obsessed with pastels! I watched this sweater all the way until it was sold out, and then checked back everyday for returns so I could snag one!

6. Striped Top (Piperlime, sold out)- I love the rhinestone detailing on this top. Makes it easy to dress up or down! Plus I got it on super sale and used Gap Rewards.

7. Pink Tipped Blouse (J.Crew, sold out)- I've loved this blouse for a while, and when I saw someone selling it on Instagram I had to snatch it up!

8. Blue Blazer (Zara, sold out)- The color of this blazer was what got me. Unfortunately, it was almost sold out at Zara when I came across it, so I had to go a few sizes up. It totally works for the oversized blazer look, but I'm thinking of getting it tailored just a bit.

9. Blush Pink Coat (H&M)- Finally found the perfect pink coat for my budget.

10. Peter Pilotto Swim Top (Target)- I have perfect fitting black swimsuit bottoms that I like to mix and match with different tops each summer. I love the retro shape of this one!

11. Silver Heels (Asos)- These are so incredibly versatile, and something I've been looking for for a while. I went with this pair since it only has a 3 inch heel. They aren't too tall to wear all day to work, but they can also dress up a tee and jeans look after hours.

Want to see last month's haul? Click here.


34 comments:

  1. I bought two H&M Men's Tees this month to replace two that were falling apart... I feel like I'm missing out! Excited to see the outfit with your new pink dress :)

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  2. I got the same Peter Pilotto skirt and LOVE it! Great find. I also purchased a really great pale pink and leopard coat from River Island. Sounds like it would be up your alley!

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  3. Oh! Oops, I posted that pink dress outfit yesterday! I meant to edit this post!

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  4. I think I've seen that River Island coat! It's totally adorable- you are right that its up my alley!

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  5. HOLY COW I love it all! Also, I've become a little bit of a Kate Spade addict ever since I discovered their super sales that pop up from time to time. I like her current line-up more than the first stuff she came out with, and I carry the bags for work all the time. Classic.

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  6. Oh my gosh. This Kate Spade bag is PERFECT. Love all of your purchases! So fun and colorful!

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  7. That powder blue blazer is fabulous!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  8. Looooove everything you got! You're making me dream of spring!!


    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  9. Love all of the pastel!! Perfect way to transition into spring :-) And that Peter Pilotti wrap skirt looks amazing! You really picked some great classic shapes - like the coat and dresses.

    See What Katie Wears

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  10. It's probably a good that the blue striped shirt is sold out because I would break my budget for that! Plus, all of your items make such a nice spring capsule wardrobe!

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  11. that pink bag is so quintessentially springy! how fun!

    dash dot dotty

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  12. I love the items you got! Especially 5 & 7!

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  13. I may or may not be jealous of your closet if this month's purchases are a reflection of it at all! You got some amazing pieces - all that color is making me so ready for spring!

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  14. Ooooo Katie, I love the skirt you got from the Peter Pilotto collection (my favorite piece from the collection too), and that J.Crew sweater! Great items!

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  15. I am obsessed with the pink coat! It is the perfect shade.

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  16. Thanks Aubrey! This is my first Kate Spade bag and I love it! I agree, the sales are amazing! I have to be very careful when those emails pop up in my inbox ;)

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  17. Thanks Kimberley! I need to make the effort to get it tailored so I can actually wear it, lol :)

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  18. Thanks Kaitlin! I've gotten to wear some of it already with our crazy Texas weather. Some days its already felt like spring!

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  19. Thanks Katie! I'm looking forward to seeing what outfits I can come up with for the Peter Pilotto skirt :)

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  20. Thanks, Anna Belle! I agree, sometimes I'm actually excited to see items sold out so that I can't impulse buy them! :)

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  21. Thank you Ashley! Now that I put myself on a shopping budget I'm trying to be really careful to buy only things that I love. I still need to weed through a lot of my closet- there are some real impulse buy duds in there that I never wear!

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  22. Thanks Chelsie! I'm bummed it sold out so fast so I didn't get to share the link on my blog. It was a really great price too!

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  23. I love your bag! That JCrew sweater is absolutely gorgeous, too! All your pastels make a beautiful collage!

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  24. Thanks Laura! I had a lot of fun making this collage since everything I bought was kind of color coordinated. Its visual representation of my obsession with pastels!

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  25. That bag is adorable, as are the shoes! I'm jealous of the JCrew sweater, but that's okay. :) I am stopping by from Franish's Budgeting Bloggers link up-have a great week!


    Sara
    http://plethoraoponderings.blogspot.com/2014/03/style-on-budget-february.html

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  26. I really like the jeweled sweatshirt and striped shirt, so pretty!

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  27. Designer bags really are a recipe for trouble! I love the blush color though. All of your picks look like you're ready for spring! PS #11 are dead ringers for J.Crew ones. Awesome.

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  28. Jacqueline RendineMarch 3, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    What a great haul! Love that pink bag!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  29. That 5th sweater is so cute! I'm really into pastels lately, so I understand your obsession. :)

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Thanks for your sweet comments!