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budget report: week 13/52

January is the third month of my $100 per month shopping budget, and things are going pretty well. Controlling my spending has been easier than I thought, and my shopping urges have quieted considerably. Over the weekend, I stopped by the mall and bought two pair of pants at Kohl’s…
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budget report: week 3/18

Remember this post, in which I shared my new {gulp} quarter-long budget? Part of the deal was regularly checking in with updates on my progress; you know, to keep me honest and prevent those little spending slips that add up to total budgeting failure and whatnot? Well I’m nearly halfway…
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when is “enough” actually, er… enough?

  I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Mostly in terms of the contents of my closet; which may seem trivial and silly, but it has a surprisingly profound effect on other parts of my life. I’ve shared my struggles with shopping addiction before. {Just typing the words “shopping addiction”…
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makes me wanna twirl…

This morning I was putting off getting dressed for work – -as per usual — and browsing Instagram, and I spotted the #StyleMeMay challenge in the feed. I was intrigued… The idea of someone giving me a little style direction every day in May {and in turn, having one less…
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>summer blackout 2010

> The beautiful Sally McGraw of Already Pretty issued a SUMMER BLACKOUT 2010 challenge for the week of June 7 – 14. I’m all in, starting with this gray, white, and silver ensemble. Michael Kors and Kenneth Cole had some gorgeous ad campaigns with similar color stories this spring, and…