Showing posts from April, 2015

April Clothing Budget

April Budget by gracenote30 on Polyvore

This month was a strange one in terms of shopping for me. Lots of thrifting, but many misses, too. I definitely spent more than $50, but I sold quite a bit on Ebay after doing a closet clean out, so it evened out the actual out of pocket spending. I wasn't able to find too many photos of my items this time since I thrifted so much. So on to the budget!

First up is Goodwill:
Bright blue Nike dual fusion running shoes (worn here)Aqua knit Old Navy scarf (ended up having a hole) Aqua Lands' End dressRed Sonoma popover blouse (worn here)Cream and black Merona sequined shell (the sequins itched me, so sold this on Ebay)Black 3/4 Chico's button up blouseTeal ponte New York and Company skirtYellow paisley Old Navy blouse (worn here)Navy Merona satchel (loved this, but it didn't hold up well - showed all kinds of wear and scuffed easily)Sonoma tan skirt (didn't end up working for me)Hot pink and orange JCP polka dot button upJ Crew de…

Book Review: After a Fashion

After a Fashion by Jen Turano is the first book I've read by the author. The book is the story of Harriet Peabody, a young lady trying to support herself by working in a millinery shop, while trying to get to the point where she can open her own clothing store. Mr. Oliver Addleshaw is a well-known, extremely wealthy man. The unlikely pair meet through even more unlikely circumstances and are thrown together when Oliver makes Harriet an offer she can't refuse.

Oliver strives to make a good impression on his potential business partner through his alliance with Harriet, but she quickly learns that she can't fit into his world. A series of surprising events changes the relationship between Harriet and Oliver and into something neither one could have imagined. This historical fiction novel is fast-paced and fun as well as full of mystery and storyline twists and turns. I'd recommend it to anyone that enjoys historical fiction, especially those that are quirky and a little o…