Thursday, August 15, 2013

My Shopping Notebook {recent purchases} - under $30

Lately, I have been adding a few black, cream, and gold pieces to my wardrobe that can easily be paired with darker fall colors. These purchases are so recent, I am still waiting for some of my packages to arrive. Of course, all of my shopping was done before I realized that my entire September (and probably October) budget would be spent on the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Collection.
What are some of your recent purchases?
*Also available in a pretty mint green and creamy tan

Shop Michael Kors Beauty here.
1 Tunic Dress I am a sucker for a chevron print and the faux leather detail on the shoulder is an added bonus. I'll wear it with tights in the cooler months.
2 Ballet Flats This very Chanel inspired flat will work well with everything.
3 Lipstick I have stopped at a few Macy's stores to try to see the new Michel Kors Beauty Collection with no luck - I finally decided to just order one of his lipsticks and I love the gold packaging.
4 Camera Bag I always say the same thing about the quality of most Forever 21 Hangbags and I really am impressed with their versions of popular bags - this is nearly identical to J.Crew.
5 Bow Bracelet I picked this up in the Junior Dept. It's a small little bracelet that doesn't fall off of my small wrist (sold!) and reminds me of Kate Spade of course because of the bow. 
I had my eye on the J.Crew bag since it arrived in early summer, but looking at the Forever 21 bag, I actually like the hardware better on the "Steal" version and I saved over $100 not buying the original.
The Splurge {the real deal}  
J.Crew Mini Bag $148 - sold out.
  Thanks for reading!!


  1. Love number 1!

  2. You got all these items? Lucky lady! I love everything. You have to let me know how the camera bag works out, I might have to pick one up too. I'm thinking about the ballet flats too, these are so cute.