Wednesday, January 15, 2014

My #2014closetremixchallenge

Hello 2014. Welcome to the New Year. The holidays were crazy, stressful, amazing and even more. And I hit the after holiday sales like nobody's business. And now it's time to rein in the crazed shopping. 

Everyone shops for a reason...

Some shop simply to clothe their body (I've never seen it but I've been told it's true).  Others for the thrill of the latest hot item. I'd like to think I fall somewhere in the middle but maybe it is more like shopping is my cardio. I shop and shop and I have a lot to show for it. But as it's a new year and time for reinvention, I am hoping to finally appreciate what fabulous things I own and to quiet the inner "I want" voice. I am approaching with a two fold method. Organize and no shop via the #2014closetremixchallenge.
  Step one: Organize!
Can we talk about the bling?
I might, might have a small love affair with shoes.
And now that I can see everything, it's time to for step two: shop my closet. 

I have been rediscovering old favorites. Like these pink heels.
And finding new favorites like these
 diva pants from Old Navy that I've always struggled to style.

Follow me on Instagram @thisgirlonabudget to see how I am doing. 


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Dyi skirts

For months I drooled over the super cute and stylish j.crew skirt and was even more excited  when Target came out with a similar styled skirt.  But it was an utter fail (here). But thanks to the wonderful world of IG inspiration I can make my own. And so I did. And though my over critical self sees room for improvement, I made something wearable but more importantly- I completed a project.  Go me!