I received my W2 for work on Friday but I’ve yet to file my taxes. Yes, I’m aware it’s not even April 15th but I like to receive my refund yesterday. Naturally when I saw my gross pay (and my mind has completely blocked out how much taxes I’ve paid to Uncle Sam) I wondered how much I spent here and there particularly on shopping (my favorite past time). Gap Inc., but mainly Banana Republic, is my favorite retailer and in 2012 I averaged almost $300 on my monthly bills. Yikes!
In case you’re wondering, this is not a post on taxes or where I try to justify my spending (and I do pay off all my cards in full) but I shop for both my fiance and I. He doesn’t buy clothes on his own and his closet is almost exclusively full of Banana Republic t-shirts, dress shirts, jeans and belts. I was also pretty good about getting everything at 40-50% off and using Ebates or Mr. Rebates (the latter recommended by Annie).
Anyway, on to more trivial things like what to do on Sundays. We like to go to open houses (interest rates are at an all time low) in case something catches our eye so I was trying to come up with an appropriate outfit for tomorrow. Of course I realize that no one may see my outfit if I keep my coat on but I still like to be prepared and look like a responsible adult whenever possible.
|Banana Republic Chain link silk square scarf
Banana Republic White Silk Pintuck blouse XXS Petite
Banana Republic Black lightweight wool blazer in 00P
Gap 1969 legging jeans (last year’s version, this year’s version runs one size bigger in my opinion)
Louis Vuitton Trevi PM
|Yup, I tuck in my plushies. Still a kid at heart. 🙂|
I’ve barely wore the scarf pictured above (purchased in August) and I finally got around to ironing out the creases today. I really hate ironing with a passion. Sometimes things will go unworn for months on end because I’m just too lazy to iron it… like the scarf. Ha!
I ordered this pintuck blouse thinking it was the same as the one from last year but this year’s version lacks the inside cami and it’s not the same sheer material. I still like it though so I’m keeping it. Despite the difference in the material it fits about the same.
|Banana Republic White Silk Pintuck blouse XXS Petite|
I hope everyone is having a great weekend.