I’ll be real with you. This wasn’t so hard. WHAT!? Really though, it wasn’t, at least not yet. January is the month of all the big markdowns; end of season sales, the gifting dwindles down, and really, there’s not a big all-out holiday, so if I was going to start this in any month, January was the way to go. Instead of spending my time buying a ton of end of season steals that I would probably only wear once, I focused on adding pieces I loved.
This new shopping way of life is forcing me to be selective, and I like it.
Let’s chat for a minute about what I am doing before we get to the goods. Early on I made some executive decisions on what was considered fair game and what would be excluded. The bulk of things are included:
- Everyday clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories (hats, scarves, belts, etc) I purchase
- Items that are grouped consistently (sweat set, lounge set) may count as one item
- Gym clothes
I thought long and hard about these exclusions and ultimately decided what would work best for me:
- Suits – I have the type of ‘luck’ where I would need a suit for work last minute and would have already purchased 5 items. I can force this being a stressor, so let’s just remove that for this year
- Makeup/Skincare – I could buy 5 things for a client in one day, so that just wouldn’t work for me
- Gifted items – More than likely a gifted item will replace something I purchased for myself, but in the event it doesn’t…
And now for January’s Finds!
Sweater Lounge Set
I think this was the biggest surprise. The quality is above what I would expect for the price; it wears and. washes well. And it’s so cozy. I fought myself on this one, but I am glad I purchased this. I’ve worn this (together) almost daily.
Puff Sleeved Sweatshirt
I showed restraint with this one. I saw a few people sporting a sweatshirt similar to this one (but at a higher price) and I immediately loved it. I have a small weakness for a statement sleeve. Anyway, I searched for the sweatshirt and could not find it in stock in my size. ANYWHERE. Crushed, I went to bed, dreamt about a puff-sleeved sweatshirt, and awoke to an email with a link to this one. It’s mine now.
When my friend Mallory sent me a message with her wearing this, I was intrigued. Being tall, jumpsuits like this are hard. But Mallory is tall, so maybe it would work. On my next Target trip, I decided to try it on MOSTLY for fun and to send her a photo back of a significant camel toe. No camel toe. Instead, it was comfortable and hugged perfectly. Is it versatile? NOPE! But I am ok with it.
These came in the last week of January and I managed to wear them 5 of those 7 days. Double animal print and a pop of neon?! ALL IN.
These boots have been haunting me for a few months. I saw them on another blogger in October and loved them. Decided to buy them and they were sold out. This repeated THREE times until I decided in late December to move on. Then in January the elusive restock happened…. and for half off!
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