01 July 2014

one in, one out: june 2014

for each clothing, shoe, and accessory purchase i make this year, i am donating/selling/recycling a comparable item in an effort to better manage my closet.  check out my "one in, one out" tag for more of these monthly posts!

i've been trying to decide whether or not it would be useful to write up a " one in, one out" post for the month of june. i moved mid-month and, well, that just made life crazy. i donated about 14 items to the goodwill as i was packing up my closet to prevent moving items i decided i would never wear and i sent off another 31 items to thredup in one of their clean out bags. there was just too much going on & too much stuff everywhere to specifically parcel out a particular item to get rid of for each item i bought, though, but i definitely got rid of more items (about 44) than i purchased (26), so i'm just going to call it a draw!

{what came in}

item purchased $ paid original $
merona textured 3/4 sleeve top - black/white 6.54 22.99
merona basketweave blazer - black 8.32 34.99
american eagle bayley twist flat (11.25) ppal 24.99
american eagle justify oxford shootie (11.25) ppal 39.99
brash gypsy hoop trio earrings (6.13) ppal 12.99
minicci stone statement necklace (9.12) ppal 16.99
j crew factory eyelet-front top - strawberry 20.25 62.5
j crew factory lightweight long printed scarf 11.86 39.5
j crew factory clare pullover - sea glass 15.46 49.5
merona navy print scarf 3.92 14.99
c9 sports bra 3.92
old navy slub tee - mint/silver print 7.50 12.94
old navy skinny boyfriend khakis - navy 9.89 29.94
old navy white eyelet shirt 2.08 24.94
old navy nude v-neck cami 2.00 4.5
merona satchel handbag - navy 14.94 34.99
merona emma flats - lemon 17.08 39.99
merona lace top - orange 13.75 22.99
merona lace top - berry cobbler 13.75 22.99
merona crewneck lace top - navy 8.54 24.99
annalee + hope flowy blouse (thredup) 1.57
merona navy sweatshirt (thredup) 1.57
merona doubleweave skirt - gray (thredup) 1.57
j crew floral skirt (thredup) 1.57
axcess taupe blazer (thredup) 1.57
banana republic factory white ruffle blouse  (thredup) 1.57

the purchases i think will be the most versatile in my closet will be the short sleeved blouses from target. i have been eying these for a while, so when they finally went on clearance online with an additional 10% off, plus another 5% savings with my target red card i grabbed two. i also really like the two skirts i found on thredup this month and the jewelry from payless.

i still tend to shop halfway with my needs in mind (short sleeve blouses, pants) and halfway with a "this is going to be a really good deal" mentality. i'm not sure if the latter is always the best way to shop, but i do gain a lot of satisfaction by making sure i am getting the absolute best deal i can for something otherwise i leave in on the shelf or in my virtual shopping bag. i think i accomplished that this month evidenced by the extra promotion codes i used at payless, the supercash i used at old navy, and the credit i used at thredup (thanks to anyone who has signed up and purchased through my referral link!).

linking up with fran.

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