Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sequins and Smiles

October is almost over which means that I only have two days left of my goal to not spend any money on clothes. To be honest, it was pretty easy and only slightly tempting during a couple of trips to Target. I cheated once, but my cheat was with a gift card to buy this sequined sweatshirt. The other items I purchased were because of a few sales on Poshmark. So, technically not a single penny was taken from my bank account to use towards clothes. With the holidays around the corner and lots of shopping to do for family, I am challenging myself to another month of banning any clothing purchases for myself. Same rules apply, if I sell something on Poshmark or have some sort of store credit/gift card I am allowed to bring home a shopping bag. Otherwise, I am wearing what I already own for the next 30+ days.

Sweatshirt: Forever 21 // Denim: Old Navy // Shoes: Zara (similar here and here)// Necklace: H&M (similar here and here) // Bag: Phillip Lim for Target (similar here and here)

When I saw this embellished sweatshirt at Forever 21, I knew it would come in handy. It didn't disappoint and came through for  me yesterday. I was feeling a little bummed about some news I got about a friend and I needed some sparkle to brighten my day. I mean, sequins make everything better right? Well, at least that's what I told myself. I slipped it on, threw on a smile and reminded myself of everything I have to be thankful for; especially my health.

MORE SEQUIN OPTIONS

Shanna

51 comments:

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

FAB sweatshirt lady! Sending positive thoughts to your friend. =( BTW, your hair is looking GORGE these days! SO long!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Aurélie Van Houte said...

Love the silver details! And great that you combined it with these shoes! So lovely :)

http://lovelifelovefashion.be

Chelsea Oliver said...

Love all the silver details of this outfit! And I think the rules of your no-shopping months are fair. It's hard not to buy every great piece you see in stores, especially when you're a fashion blogger, but I love seeing fellow bloggers mix up old pieces. It's unrealistic to think we all wear a brand new outfit everyday.

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Nina Piccini said...

Stop it!! I love this top! Its so adorable!!!! I'm also on a shopping ban, it's fun to remix what you already have but somewhat depressing when you get the gimmes. I'll support your (non) shopping though!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Ashley said...

I need a sequined sweatshirt!! That's so awesome that you met your goal! What about black friday in November...you HAVE to end the shopping ban on Thanksgiving. :)

Kimberly said...

LOVE this sequined sweatshirt and dying over those heels - wish they were still available! I have been following this same "shopping ban" (only buying with PoshMark money or gift cards) for the last 3 months and it's made me really think about the things I need vs. impulse purchases :)

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Everday Fashion said...

Ok, I'm not supposed to spend but I'm thinking F21 will get my money this weekend! What a great sweater!
xo, Lee
edfbylee.com

Kate said...

This is SO cute! I love the sweatshirt - perfect balance of cozy & glam! The sleeve detailing is gorgeous. I'm loving it paired with the necklace, too! So pretty. Will have to scout out my local H&M! ;) I hope things are well, lady!

Heidi said...

My hubs and I just put down a deposit on a major kitchen renovation scheduled to take place in January. Needless to say I'm on shopping LOCKDOWN for the next few months so I really appreciate shopping my own closet.

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

Rebecca Barnes said...

I'm doing the same thing! We have so many birthdays and (of course) the holidays during this time of year. I've been doing a 'no buy' since the end of August and I won't do any shopping for myself until January!

Rebecca said...

OMG how glam is that sweatshirt?????????? And congratulations on that amazing willpower Shanna!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I came THISCLOSE to picking up that sweatshirt at Forever 21 this weekend! It looks lovely on you. I'm really digging those shoes too!

Nicki Lewis said...

Loving that top. Going to have to save this one. Think I am going to have to get it

Alyssa said...

Ohhhh, this is fancy–I'm loving the metallic detailing on you!

Kayla Peveler said...

Black Friday will be hard not to spend on!! You can DO IT though! ;)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love this on you! Great outfit, although I would of course be wearing it with flats.

Great job on the spending freeze! One cheat is not bad AT ALL. You can do another 30 days!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Gorgeous! And it was so not cheating ;-)

Head to Toe Chic said...

Such a gorgeous sweatshirt!! I think I need to join you in this challenge not to buy new clothes :)

xo,
Angela

Helene in Between said...

I love this sweatshirt! and im impressed with your no spend. it's just so tough! I think I need this embellished sweatshirt!

Ladies in Navy said...

i commend you! it's so hard! adore this sweatshirt though!

Ladies in Navy said...

i commend you! it's so hard! adore this sweatshirt though!

AllThatGlitters said...

This is So cute!

Becky M said...

This outfit is so pretty - love that you paired metallic shoes with it!

agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

You go girl! The only shopping I'm allowed to do for me for the rest of the year is thrifting. I have vowed not to buy any more maternity unless it is a great find at a thrift store or consignment sale. It's amazing how much we spend on clothing for ourselves!

Susan Jeffries said...

I am loving that sweatshirt!! You can make anything look fabulous Shanna! You have inspired me to shop my closet - even though I would rather shop your closet;) I need to be more mindful of my clothing purchases(: Great post!! Susan

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

You are so gorgeous Shanna! I love the sweatshirt. And I hope everything is going to be ok.

Always Maylee said...

Loving this casual chic outfit! And those shoes are fantastic. You look so pretty.

I hope your friend is ok!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

TheTinyHeart said...

That sweatshirt is so fabulous! I am trying not to do any more fall shopping either. It is so hard though when you see something really cute on another blogger!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Elizabeth said...

Good for you, sticking to not buying clothes! I did the same thing earlier this year while saving for my new car...it's hard at first, but gets easier. You look beautiful, as always :)

Because of Jackie said...

1) You look amazing! Love the sweatshirt and I have a similar one coming my way from Choies.com. 2) I am also extending my no shopping into November, I feel it makes me be more creative with what I have and appreciate it. We can do it!

Cece said...

Love the outfit! Glam with a twist of cas thrown in. I am all over those embellished sweatshirts! I have the one from Old Navy.

Stesha said...

I am so proud of you! Love the commitment Shan, and I have seen your closet.... I think you will do just fine!! Love the silver shoes too lady, Uhhh Zara!! Love you & miss you!!

xxS

DetroitDuchess said...

I LOVE this sweatshirt! I have been about 50/50 on the whole embellished sweatshirt trend, but I would totally wear that one. Thanks for sharing.

Karly Kim said...

I'm glad that the sparkle helped - hope all is well with your friend. xoxo

Carly said...

Love this and am obsessed with fancy sweatshirts! Hope all is ok!!!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Hannah said...

Such a fun embellished sweatshirt!
Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

The Pink Growl said...

you had me at sequins!

Ashleigh said...

Definitely! I can't believe that sweat shirt is from forever 21! I'm so getting it. I haven't jumped on the sparkly sweat shirt trend yet because I really didn't see one I liked! This one is perfect.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Love the whole outfit! But I'm especially LOVING your hair right now!

Nikki said...

Such a cute sweatshirt! I am so impressed with your willpower to not shop. I did really well until the last week and then I was weak... I shall try again this next month to be good :)

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Samantha Curtis said...

LOVE that sweatshirt! And props to you; I have the worst problem spending. I usually do it from PayPal... Zach calls it my "play money". I'll go with it ;)

Ps: I am having the hardest time selling my stuff on Poshmark recently. Either my stuff sucks or I am just not well connected lol

Berty Morales said...

Shanna, that sweatshirt is amazing, and it looks gorgeous on you. I love how your styled this look with those fabulous metallic shoes. Great look and very inspirational.

Setarra said...

I'm big on sporty chic looks so this outfit is sooooooo something I would wear! Love it! I may have to go get that sweatshirt today!

FitTravelerAJ said...

OOO, nice sweatshirt! I'm loving the new twist on sweatshirts lately...comfy and cute! You are brave to take on TWO months of no shopping. Good luck!!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

Um, the sleeves of that sweatshirt are amazing!

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Love those pumps with the denim!

Allison said...

Oh my word. You are totally allowed to cheat on things that are so adorable. Haha!

Kayla Gilbert said...

I love that sweatshirt! So cute! And those heels are the best!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Oh my, I think I may be ordering that sweater, it's super pretty and super pretty on you!!

Gina said...

You look gorgeous! Fab sweatshirt, and I love the metallic pumps too.

XO, Gina
http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

April said...

Gorgeous outfit! I love the pops of silver with the mix of casual, everyday denim. xoxo

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