In Style, What I bought, What I sold

What I bought: February 2018

So technically I didn’t buy the following two necklaces.

A very sweet reader (read her story here: Nailing a 6-figure job and leaving a toxic work environment) bought me a gift for all of my help (need help too? I offer coaching available here).

Unfortunately the t-shirt she chose did not come in the size I needed (SOLD OUT!. OF COURSE.).. so I picked out two gorgeous necklaces instead, and paid the difference:

I picked out this beautiful blue stone Nakamol statement necklace (sold out, but a very similar and smaller / simpler ladder style necklace is here):

And this pretty Soko horn reversible horn bar necklace:

One side is ivory-ish, the other is a dark brown..

And… that’s about it.

I did buy a bunch of stuff on Poshmark, but they were all pre-shown in my 2017 What I bought Edition, listed by category like “Tops, Shoes”, etc.


What I did instead, was sell stuff I no longer wear in my wardrobe nor want such as..

WHAT I SOLD INSTEAD

Made $120 off the following items, which I eagerly pushed back into my Budgeting Tool to give myself a bit of a refund / credit so I can save up for something I REALLY want in the future.

Not sure what it is yet (if anything at all, might end up plowing it into stocks and investing instead), but I want to build up some $$$ there.

GREY FELT SATCHEL

I have so many satchels I reach for every day over this one. It was a cute, whimsical purchase that I should have probably sat on for 36 hours instead of buying, but *shrug* live and learn.

TWO FOSSIL WATCHES & BANANA REPUBLIC TRIBAL BELT

I don’t wear these two Fossil watches. I thought I would, but in the end, I don’t really like Fossil watches in general because Olivia Burton has my heart and I have SO MANY of their pretty watches…

I think it’s the strap on Olivia Burton watches — they’re thinner and not as thick or bulky looking…

These are the three OB watches I own so far:

http://shopstyle.it/l/AHtG http://shopstyle.it/l/AHt1 http://bit.ly/2vrtcrq

And I am really eying this one, but don’t love the smaller sized watch face, and I already have a bee.. a gold one.. (but not a ROSE gold one…you know?):

http://shopstyle.it/l/AHvz

I also sold this Banana Republic belt that I.. Never.. Ever..Wore. and got on clearance:

I didn’t wear it because it’s first of all stretchy, and it creates bulges where there are none cuz I am not bulge-y.. and secondly, it was too tight for my comfort.

ZARA VEGAN SUEDE BLACK LEATHER MOTO JACKET

I went nuts and bought three of them — black, cognac brown and taupe.

I really don’t wear them often. I prefer shawl blazers, and I already had a few leather sleeve jackets I reached for WAY over this one.

Out of the three, I only really wear the taupe one often, not the black or brown because it is softer and goes better with my wardrobe palette as a neutral.

(Ironic #OOTD, I sold that satchel this month too)

CLUB MONACO MACKENZIE STRIPED SWEATER

https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?id=539083283&pid=uid1104-32002848-44

I have so. many. striped. tops. and. sweaters.

I let this one go because it was a bit transparent, and I prefer my Saint James version shown below that is opaque, with the same colours, and sleeker.

http://shopstyle.it/l/AHuM

So.. that was my month!

How did yours go, style-wise?

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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using TheBudgetingTool.com. Since then, I have paid my $600K home in cash (my half was $300K), my $180K casr in cash, worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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