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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

$100 Wardrobe

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Shirt: Old Navy, Pants: c/o Karen Kane, Belt: Thrifted, Purse: LV, Shoes: Target, Watch: Vintage Gucci, Necklace: F21


So, as promised, I am compelled to deliver my juicy little summer wardrobe challenge. Honestly guys, I'm not a big spender in the clothes department. The other night Dusty and I were having a conversation about how scared I would be if he decided to become an alligator hunter. Because this is a conversation every couple should have. Or perhaps it has something to do with our recent addiction to Swamp People. Who knows. Anyway, I asked him how he would feel if he sent me into the world's finest mall with his credit card and said, "have at it." And he responded with the fact that he would feel perfectly safe sending me right off with his plastic. This may speak to the fact that I am a terrible analogy-maker. But that is not the point. The point is that I am not a spender.


BUT, when the glorious days of summer roll around, I tend to get the itch. The itch to spice up my closet with new things. And then, I binge shop. It usually happens right before a vacation or special occasion. I have to have that something new and boy do I deserve it. And then once I dip my toe in, I go on a spending spree and then I feel guilty. And that is why I am placing a $100 limit on myself for reworking my wardrobe with some new pieces and making it feel a bit more sparkly for the summer months. Dare I say this shall be quite fun. That or I will hate this idea one month in. But I'm sticking to it for at least three monts. Ninety days. Maybe more if I can hold out.


By the way, we hope your Memorial Day weekend was Staching. Ours sure was. Pictures to come!


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Love,





Ramsey


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41 comments:

tiny dancer said...

LOL fab post! Totally hilarious. I make those "hair" mustaches with my friends waaaay too much to be normal. Mostly seems to happen during a serious lecture in class :) LOVE your 100$ wardrobe...that old navy shirt is adorable!

Tasia

Leslie said...

Love this outfit. That purse is adorable! Your posts are so fun!

Rachel said...

So excited to see what you come up with!

Kell said...

I'm exactly the same as you when it comes to buying! I'm pretty stingy and not good at making purchases 95% of the time.. but occasionally I get that itch and go crazy. I love your idea!

Leslie said...

Love the whole outfit! That shirt is amazing, I was just at Old Navy yesterday and I don't remember seeing it. I love your wardrobe challenge. I am super careful with money (the hubs is in school, so were pretty much broke lol) but I have $100 from a birthday present and I have been using it all for clothes =)

Renee B. said...

I think I would fail at this...you're totally right something about the summer months makes it so hard not to just buy fun bright colors and sparkly things! Good luck, I can't wait to see how creative you get with that $100!!

Sarah Williamson said...

Such a cute pic at the end! You actually look afraid to spend your Benjamin! Well, I for one can't wait to see what you purchase! I admire your frivolity, but we all need to indulge a little--it's good for the soul :)

-Sarah
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Camille @ NeverNaked said...

HAHA Me and my boyfriend have the SAME conversation, except he wouldn't even let me look at his credit cards LOL. Good luck with the $100. I couldn't do it!

Laura said...

What a cute outfit!! The stripes paired with the perfectly fitting pants is magnificent.

This is such a great summer challenge!! I can't wait to see how you do it :)

Whitney & Devin said...

I am IN LOVE with this idea! Love love love. Can't wait to see how it goes! I am about to start a 30 for 30 challenge soon! Very excited! Oh... and I also have an obession with swamp people. Have you seen them "noodle" for catfish?

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CessOviedo said...

Challenge sounds good, though I don't think that I have the guts to stick to a budget! It's going to be fun to see what you do with your 100 bucks! ps. cute mustache!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Olivia.Dee said...

good luck woman! I binge shop too! I say you hit the vintage shops and REALLY stretch that money!

Ana* said...

fun challenge. my closet needs an intervention but I am on a budget. well, I haven't set a budget but my imaginary budget involves minimal spending, so this is something i have to debate with my pocket

Gentri said...

Love it!!! :D that is a great idea. I do the same thing. Beginning of every season I feel the need to splurge. And that moustach picture of you is fantastic! Haha!

Savannah said...

Thats a good challenge, I've been broke as a joke the last 9 months so I hardly spend anything on clothes. I always think I can get something for under $5 at the goodwill so I usually just window shop :) ohhh how I miss a good shopping spree though!

SIENA.STYLE said...

you look always so pretty!:)
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Gaby said...

This is a great idea Ramsey! It's always when the seasons are changing that i get the itch to spend as well. Can't wait to see what you buy with your $100!

Stacey Kay said...

Cute look. I love the brown belt with those black pants.

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Alessandra said...

Good for you! I'm sure you'll do just fine. Love this outfit on you - simple & chic. Great shoes, too.

marcella said...

so sweet and simple ...
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Alexandria said...

Good luck!! I can't wait to see what you come up with :)

Courtney Ash said...

This is so so cute! Love the goofy pictures too;)) Newest follower!!~

Charity said...

Thrift it up, girlie!

Adriana said...

Great challenge! It sucks nowadays that doesn't get you very far :( Well unless you find amazing deals which I'm sure you will do! I put a limit to myself and didn't shop for any clothes or shoes for 4 months, it was soo difficult but I did it :) and I definitely saw the benefits in my savings account. I have recently been spending ALOT and i get buyers remorse and return things haha because money just flies outta my hands sooo fast.

Melissa said...

I have full faith in your ability to pull that off! I think you'll be just fine. :) And as always, you look adorable!

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E.C. said...

That is a fantastic idea! I think I'll join you :)

Miyan said...

now THAT'S a challenge. love the mustache photo- hilarious!

Miyan

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ashley.warner said...

i really love the new challenge.
perhaps i'll take it too!

love the stache photo as well.
lovely beardy.

Saidah said...

Definitely looking forward to seeing your wardrobe makeover. Sounds like blogging fun!

Charisse said...

Everyone needs a good moustache. At least thats what my daughter thinks. HAHAH!! I daresay she will change her mind in the next 10 years or so.

Your challenge sounds great. I am kind of doing the same thing but for a different reason. I have a TON of hand me downs from my MIL that are in AMAZING condition. She got too big for them and I am losing weight and can fit into them. And she only buys really nice and expensive name brand clothing. Also...we are saving for our vacation and a motorcycle all at once. So...there is little money left for shopping UNTIL vacation time.

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Mariel Torres said...

what a great idea! i always feel so guilty when i spend too much on stuff... i shall set a limit to myself each and every time ;)

btw, you two are the cutest!

Carrie said...

You're so cute! I'm the saaaame way and get that itch too!
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Emily said...

Cool idea! I love the strips and the LV bag. Very classy. :) Glad you had a great weekend!
Much love x

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

good luck with this challenge missy :)

<3 steffy
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Kaysie said...

how are you so adorable? I love your blog!

Courtney said...

I can't wait to hear your progress on your $100 wardrobe challenge! Also I love those pants on you!

cherryhumbug.net said...

I have far too much of a guilty conscience to be able to spend loads of money on clothes. Its actually really annoying sometimes! I loove love your bag by the way :)

Erin said...

Love your stealthy brown + black mixing skills! Great bag too!

Teresa: Life and Style said...

I love this budget idea, I am trying to budget better currently.

I dont know what I should do - probably not spend at all since I just bought so much stuff at Goodwill... I wonder if I can go all summer with out spending a penny on new clothing :)

Hmmmmm.... now you have my gears turning :)

xo Teresa
www.teresalifeandstyle.blogspot.com

Holly said...

LOL at the hair moustaches! I am super sad that my hair's not long enough to do that with anymore! :(

Ashley Sloan said...

First of all your outfit and you look great! I like how you wear brown/black...I love it although my husband doesn't think it matches haha. And I always have that itch to go shopping unfortunately but I never buy anything and feel guilty too! I didn't use to be like that...only when I got married and it was OUR money not just mine hehe.

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