Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cord Hord

My Threads: Button-up: H&M (similar), Tee: J.Crew, Cords: J.Crew, Wedges: INC via Macy's (similar), Bag: Calvin Klein, Necklace: Forever 21, Bracelets: Francesca's and J.Crew
Watch: Michael Kors

Okay, so as soon as I scored these bow cords for $20 a few weeks ago, I knew I needed more in my life. Not only do they fit perfectly, but they feel super cool when you pet them. So I snatched up a pink pair when J.Crew was doing their 40% off final sale items last week. And I love them. I now want them in every color.

And on that note, I'm officially deciding to go on a shopping ban for the month of March. Between booking flights for Seattle this summer, my phone pooping out, and several J.Crew sales, I spent way too much money in February. 

In an attempt to not cheat on this ban, I've decided not to make any exceptions. Which I really wanted to do. But Marc convinced me that would be a bad idea. And he's right. I'm an expert at justifying purchases, so I'm sure I could explain cheating as strategic and necessary purchases. Or something like that. 

In case you were worried, I will still be shopping for food. And soap. So I won't be starving and smelly for the whole month of March. 

I've never intentionally cut myself off from shopping for an extended period of time before, so this should be an interesting month. I expect to either be desperately craving polka dots or enjoying all the 'free' time I'll spend not shopping. We'll see. 

As long as no one posts or wears cute outfits for the next month, I should be okay. 

Have you ever done a shopping ban? I'd love to hear how it went! 

P.S. Have you entered the group giveaway yet?


  1. Love this outfit. One of my NY resolutions was to not buy new clothes and so far so good. It does make you have to dig around more in your closet, but my wallet is thanking me. Haha.

  2. That top is PERFECT with those pink pants! And love love love your fabulous wedges :) I need a shopping ban too...I never have enough will power though. Good luck with it!


    The Other Side of Gray

  3. Cords are way too perfect, I can't turn down a good pair! Especially from J. Crew!

  4. Love love loving that pink color... So gorgeous! I am newly married and in school, so I don't usually have a bunch of money to set aside for clothes shopping. I usually go and pick up a few things every couple of months. It's hard, but you get by. What helps is checking your cash flow/bank account regularly to realize how much money you have because you didn't buy that shirt, top, etc.

    Good luck! :)


  5. Love your wedges! They look great with your pink cords :)

    I tried a shopping ban through Jan and Feb, and I somewhat successful. I shopped less than I normally would, but still bought several new pieces. Next time I attempt one, I'll make sure its at the end of a season instead of right before! I am DYING to shop for spring clothes and I've had to wait two months to start buying some new things.

    Style Diary

  6. I have had my eye on that shirt all season, you paired it great with those pants! I went on a shopping ban after the month of December and really the only thing that helped me was to absolutely avoid any place where I could buy the clothes because ultimately I could justify a good sale here or there. Once I got going though, it was a fun challenge to see how much money I could save that month. Good luck!!


  7. Emily, I absolutely LOVE this look! Its classic, fun and very well coordinated.

    Kali Now Living

  8. Divine look....I still wish I could get my hands on a bag like that!!!


  9. I love your outfit, but I LOVE that bag even more! It's perfect!
    Stopping by from the link ups :)
    Jaime @ {Toby's Tails}

  10. I'm glad you will at least be clean and fed! I am on a similar ban! You can totally do this! Love those bright pink pants by the way!

  11. Very cute outfit! Love the sequined striped shirt and those heels are really fun! Good luck with the shopping ban! I tried one for the month of february and I spent a lot less than I normally do but couldn't help buying a few things!

  12. Love those shoes!!!! Every month I tell myself I'm going to do a shopping bad. I'm a mess!! I hope that following your blog will give me some support and inspiration to shop my own closet! Good Luck!!!

  13. Super cute! Love the pattern mixing! :)

  14. You're very brave for doing a shopping ban! I don't know if I could do that. Love those pink chords!!


  15. beautiful!


  16. Love your outfit! The pink cords + sequin top are awesome! I would love for you to link up at my Style Link Up session I'm hosting on my blog. :)


  17. LOVE them! Great color on you!

  18. Adorable as always, Emily! Love this look!

    Stilettos & Sequins

  19. I love everything about this outfit! Good luck with your shopping break.. Stay strong! :)

  20. Good luck on your self imposed shopping ban. I want to hear how it goes : )

    You might be in withdrawal after the first week. Saying things like, "just a pair of shoes...okay, no shoes, but socks! I think I need some socks! Okay, maybe no socks but what about this ring? A ring doesn't count as clothes!" I've been there and it ain't pretty.


  21. I like this outift - the shoes are really cute and so are the skinnies! I have some bright pink skinnies and am always looking for ways to style them. I am currently doing a clothing/accessory shopping hiatus for Lent - so I am right with you until March 31!

  22. Good luck on the shopping ban! I am TERRIBLE at them. Love this whole look. Those pink skinnies look amazing. If only I weren't pregnant, I would buy some NOW.


  23. I LOVE the pink skinnies! So cute! And I love how you styled the stripes and the polka dot wedges! Completely fabulous!

    xo, Kenya


    Kenya L Fashion Blog

  24. shopping ban here too! Ugh! I was supposed to have no shopping February,but that went out the window mid month. :/ cute shoes!

  25. LOVE those pink pants! You look great.


    The Hartungs Blog


  26. Such a cute outfit, the pants are perfect. Shopping bans can be tough. I sometimes do online "shopping" and just add items to the cart, then close out the window without buying anything. It helps :)

  27. That cord is an absolute steal. and that wedge is to die for!
    wanna follow each other? :)


    Bong's Belleza

  28. Courtney ShadboltMarch 1, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    I may have to cut myself off from shopping in March as well... but my goodness! Those pink cords are amazing.

  29. As usual I love your look! Such a fab combination!! I LOVE those shoes!!


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