… weeeelllll I actually spent week 20’s allotment during week 19. I know, I know, I know. However since I am writing this post during week 21, I can assure you that I spent not one thin dime during week 20. No cheating, just pre-spending.
I allowed myself to bend the rules during week 19 because I knew I’d be trapped in the house writing all weekend during week 20. And sure enough, I was. Not a moment to shop, and not a penny to spend. My guilt is minimal. So let’s see the goods, eh?
The first acquisition was this lovely:
Fulfills: Black cowl neck sweater (!)
I have a black cashmere cowl neck that is getting a TON of wear this winter because it’s the perfect top to pair with so many of my fun skirts. I love it to pieces, and was worried that I’d literally love it to pieces before its time, so I spent ages looking for a backup. The thrift stores failed me, so I turned to eBay. This Ralph Lauren number is an merino/angora/cashmere blend and fits perfectly – a bit loose and boxy, but not oversized and formless. Superscore.
Husband Mike will be showing his photos at a hospital in Hudson, Wisconsin, during this coming summer so we drove over there to check out the space. And no trip to Hudson is complete without a costume jewelry run at Abigail Page Antique Mall.
$2 and $2.50 at Abigail Page Antique Mall
I have several of these long jobbers and I adore them, mainly for necklace layering. These two are nice and heavy, and look great doubled up as well as worn long.
$4 Abigail Page Antique Mall
Fulfills: Double ummmm.
Yeah, I know sweater clips are meant to hold your cardi in place when it’s draped over your shoulders but that’s just not how I roll. I think this one looks cute worn like this, and have plans to experiment with it a bit … maybe wear as a brooch or in conjunction with a brooch cluster. We shall see!
$6 Abigail Page Antique Mall
Fulfills: Never enough statement necklaces
It’s hard for me to express in words how pleased I am to have landed this necklace. I love branch-y looking pieces, but some of them look too much like spiked dog collars on me. This one is perfect. PERFECT! I have already worn it once, and am busily building outfits around it as I type.
So, I had $15.50 to spend and spent $26 – spending the coming week’s $10 and an additional $0.50 which came out of my weekly food allowance. And it could definitely be argued that the jewelry purchases were unnecessary. But, ya know, we were in Hudson and I just wanted to shop. So I did. Do you sense some slightly bratty defiance? Yeah, sorry ’bout that.
So there won’t be any show-and-tell next week. If you guys want to hit me with some questions about the ban, I’d be happy to tackle those for the week 20 update!