It’s been about six months since my last clothing roundup, so I figured it was time for another update!
Everything I Bought
Mizuno Paradox 3 Running Shoes – $60 (Full Retail: $140)
Replacement running shoes. Unfortunately all of the original Paradox shoes have been sold out at all suppliers, so I decided to get one of the next versions, but still not the most recent so I could get a heavy discount. They’re comfortable to run in, but definitely have worn out faster than the originals. 😦
Superfeet Black Insoles – $50 (Full Retail $50)
Again, replacements. Always invest well in what separates you from the ground.
Vince Striped Linen Shirt – $22 (Full Retail: $135)
I really like the design of this shirt and the lightness of the linen. I’m excited to get a lot of use out of it this summer. The drape on this shirt is lovely, but I worry a little about the longevity– it’s a little thin.
Eileen Fisher Cotton & Linen Shirt – $26 (Full Retail: $168)
Similar to the above, I had a little bit of a linen splurge. The color is a bit greener than in the above photo. It drapes well, but the garment is too roomy/drapey style. Even in an XS, I’m swimming in it.
Linenfox Linen Pants – $76 (Full Retail: $70)
Bought this based on a recommendation from Xin. Haven’t received this item yet since they take 4-6 weeks to make (and then to ship from Lithuania), but I am looking forward to wearing the same pair of wrinkly linen pants all through August/September. Luckily, that’s the worst time of year here for mugginess and heat (since all the seasons are pushed, like, two months back).
Total – $234
Full Retail – $563
While last year I had a goal stay under $350 for clothes, this year I’m willing to splurge a little bit more. Though, honestly, I spent $110 on what are really orthopedic expenses more than shoes, so I certainly don’t think $125 in truly discretionary clothes spending is going overboard at all.
I want to get espadrilles for the summer, because my leather Merrell Jungle Mocs are waaaay too hot when I walk a lot in the heat. I’d still like to get the La Collisione necklace from Alighieri, but it’s not top priority right now. Similarly, would like to fix up my leather jacket (small shoulder rip) and get the fancy watch my family gifted me for our wedding serviced so I can actually use it.
What clothes have you bought so far this year? Do you have a budget? What pieces do you have your eye on?