Tuesday, September 25, 2012

stripes and a dress!

{Dress: Old Navy | Scarf: Similar | Purse: Similar | Boots: Similar}




I know, I know I rarely wear dresses here on the blog. But let me tell you, I see this little number getting a ton of wear. I kind of want to go back and buy the other four colors. I won't...but I kind of want to.

In other news, I'm on a a bit of a shopping freeze until the end of the year. Bummer. Big bummer.

Let's have an honest moment, shall we? I love getting a package in the mail, ripping it open and having something brand spanking new in my closet. But sometimes we have to reign it in and I have never been good at reigning it in. I'm sharing this with you guys for a couple of reasons. First, this is reality and we can't have everything we want. Second, we all have budgets and sometimes we can spend more and sometimes we have to spend less. Third, I want to be held accountable. And fourth, maybe knowing I'm a real human being makes me relatable...maybe just maybe.

I can buy small purchases here and there for the next few months, but I can't spend much. So as a result, I am going to try and find more budget friendly options for both you and me.  Here's to spending less over the next few months...k?

30 comments:

  1. I'm in the exact same boat. After getting a couple packages in the mail in one week and going on three shopping trips with friends, my husband finally declared a shopping ban for me. I definitely needed that because I probably wouldn't have done it on my own. So heres to not spending money the rest of this year!

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    1. Yeah! Glad I'm not alone. We can do it!

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  2. Lovely dress and bag!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this dress! I have been meaning to get to ON and try them on!

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    1. Andrea, you must! You will not be disappointed!

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  4. I have to freeze my shopping too. Except I don't want to stop! But I really, really have to. I'm actually terrified because my husband is working from home today and I have two packages being delivered, I have a feeling he is NOT going to be happy! Oh well! Love your dress!

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    1. I don't want to stop either! But such is life, right? Don't feel bad! My husband came home before more and we had a million packages...not good.

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  5. I love the outfit and probably wouldn't have had your willpower to not go buy the dress in every color! ;) Those boots are awesome!! I am kind of on a spending freeze too and it's hard! But saving money is starting to look nice! :) xoxo

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    1. I like your perspective! Saving money is good!

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  6. so stylish.
    that dress is so pretty, love the color combination.


    xo

    asteria-sparkle.blogspot.com

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  7. What fun, unexpected print mixing! You look great and the background in these photos is beautiful!

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  8. Your outfit has me oh so longing for a real change of seasons-- possibly the only downside to living in a year round paradise...

    Aloha,
    Following ya now and forever from the GFC Hop. If you'd please... I'd love it if you'd join me for the ride at localsugarhawaii.com.

    xo,
    Nicole

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  9. I totally agree on the shopping thing. This dress is really cute, you should wear it more! Booties and dresses are one of my favorite combos ;)

    Have a lovely day!
    Maria

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  10. Hi there! I'm a new follower from the blog hop and would love a follow back at www.sugarplumsandlollipops.blogspot.com Don't forget to follow me on twitter & Pinterest. I follow back all of my twitter & Pinterest followers :)

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  11. What a fabulous outfit! Sigh I always "need" a spending freeze but I have the hardest time putting myself on one because I always come up with excuses. Maybe your spending freeze will help me! And I looooove that coach purse, so divine! Thanks for the comment on my blog! :)

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  12. I love you in dresses!!! This is one of my faves and still loving that bag!!!! Good luck with the freeze!! You can do it...and I wish I could...I have ZERO willpower!!

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  13. Hi from the blog hop (:

    This is such a cute outfit - you take photos so well, too! (:

    Have a fabulous Wednesday

    xoxo Heather

    http://heatherfrostx.blogspot.com/

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  14. ooh, i like that dress. dresses are so easy for the fall. good luck with the end-of-year creativity -- i have no doubt you'll create some stunning combos with the great items you've collected!

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  15. I just love your dress! I am on the hunt for a striped dress similar to yours. Love it!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh girl, I only buy sale and stuff on the cheap. You gotta start hanging with me. Also, I just bought that dress in black and white.

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    1. Of course you did...and of course I'm in love with the black and white version. Wish I had snapped that one up too!

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  17. I LOVE this outfit! It looks so comfy yet so put together. Spending freezes are rough...but sale racks help big time!

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  18. Just love this mix of patterns here, Lindsay! And the booties are darling!!! ~Sarah

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  19. Love how you mixed these prints! Such a beautiful scarf.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

    Melanie
    Style to Stage

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  20. Love the combo!!
    Found you from the GFC Blog Hop, I'm your newest follower! Hope you can check out my blog and follow back :)
    www.nellecreations.com
    'Like' me on Facebook!

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  21. obsessed with that dress! can't believe its old navy

    xo Jackie
    ...livingaftermidnite

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  22. thank you so much for your awesome comment on my blog! i absolutely LOVE this outfit! ur blog is so fun! new follower on gfc :)

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  23. I love this dress. I have a similar one, but I love the price tag on this one SO much more. Looking forward to seeing your budget-friendly suggestions. I love a good bargain :-)
    xx,
    Diana
    City and Burbs

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