It was “No Buy July” so how did I do?
What I wanted
Only Child Alta top in black raw silk (pictured up top): I already have the white alta top in raw silk and the black alta top in linen. But I think I would get much more mileage out of a black one in raw silk. The linen one is still great but the true beauty of the Alta can be seen in the drape of raw silk. I’m going to sell one of my Elizabeth Suzann pieces and get this first thing in August.
Jenni Kayne mules: Yep, still want these but still can’t bite the bullet. Though I’m starting to think about not getting these and instead get…
The St. Agni Mules: I was resisting getting on the bandwagon but I saw these in black on an Instagram influencer and am now seriously thinking about them. Do I try them out or go with the Jenni Kayne ones?
KOTN Henley Dress: I’ve been eyeing this brand for awhile now but this henley dress in oat is calling my name.
Babaa had a sale this month and I was seriously thinking about breaking the ban and just splurging on a cotton cardigan. But I somehow was able to dissuade myself from buying one, mostly by remembering how it fit when I tried it on in person and that I wasn’t a huge fan at the time. Plus I have more than enough sweaters—I really need to get rid of some when the winter season comes.
What I Bought
Nothing in terms of clothes, but I did buy two beauty tools from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: the GloPRO Microneedling set and the LightStim for wrinkles. So it wasn’t a completely personal spend-free month, but I’ll at least pat myself on the back for not spending money on my closet (because it took some real will power, especially when it came to the babaa cardigan on sale). Also I find that when I try really hard to not buy clothes (like during past clothes shopping bans) I end up spending more money on beauty items >.<
What I was gifted
Everlane Day Tote Mini: I was very lucky to be gifted this tote this month. It was definitely something I would have bought to try out myself so I feel very fortunate to have gotten it for free. I’ve already written a review about it here, but I’ll be sure to update it the more I use it. So far I’ve used it almost everyday since I’ve gotten it and I still love it!