Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish: The Modest Budget: Purchases I Don't Regret + Some Announcements!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Modest Budget: Purchases I Don't Regret + Some Announcements!

Happy November!
Accidentally crammed so so many trends into this one outfit. Whoops!;)
I've had this B&W plaid shirt since pre-college, and I have worn it so much. The fit makes it so easy to wear it with almost anything!
The bright orange cardi is JCrew, and still available (the only expensive part about this outfit;)

Oh, and these fabulous olive pants??? #THRIFTED! They were a little bit pricier for thrift, but $6.98?? Still a total steal.

These wine sneaker pumps are probably one of my best purchases ever. From Target maybe? I've had them for years and years, but somehow this color is never out of style. They're great for adding a casual touch while still being pumps. (I got these for like $25, but I have also found some at the thrift store!) 
This bag from Sage and Harper was a gift a few years ago, but if you follow The Modest Budget on Instagram you have seen me use it a lot lately. Like, all.the.time. That's why I hardly ever get rid of bags: just pack 'em away for a couple months/years, and it's like getting a brand new bag when you "rediscover it" later.
Top: Old... Target? (Similar on sale! < $25)
Cardi: J Crew (on sale!)
Pants: Thrifted; $7 (similar & similar < $20)
Sneaker Pumps: Target; $25 (no longer sold) (similar, but pricey)
Bag: Sage & Harper; gift (same, whole site on sale!!!)
I just don't get tired of fall tones... Do you???

Outfit aside, I have some announcements!

First, one of my dreams for this blog is to celebrate other outfits that are modest and budget-friendly! So starting next week I'll hopefully be featuring YOUR outfits, too!
The only ones that will be featured are the ones that are modest and easy on the wallet. Don't forget to let me know where you got it!

Tag me on Instagram #TheModestBudget to be featured 
on Instagram and the blog next week!

Second, I finally opened my online knitting shop on Facebook!
I'm selling wash rags and taking custom orders for baby blankets and throw blankets. So, go check it out!;)

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I can't wait! What are you looking forward to in November?
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Linking up with some awesome parties here!

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  1. Love those sneaks! I love everything in those shades of maroon/cranberry/wine. I'm excited to see some people featured on your blog!

  2. those wine shoes and that top! i can't believe you've had it for ages, clearly a timeless piece. congrats on your knitting shop.

  3. What a steal for those pants! Love all these colors together! Congrats on opening your shop-how exciting!

  4. Loving that bag! Chic and trendy patterns!

    Sarah Bell

  5. Don't you just feel happy when you buy things that you end up really loving and getting a lot of use of???

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  6. Love this outfit and your blog! It's the best when you can find a quality piece for a deal that you end up using time and time again. Keep up the amazing work!

    Kaci Nicole Piccillo

  7. Congrats on opening up a shop! Those wine colored sneakers are so cool! I love the color! So awesome you've had them for so long and still wear them!

  8. Love the shoes & the black and white top. I can imagine you get a ton of use out of it!

  9. Congrats on being the featured blogger....How fun!!! Good luck with your new knitting shop!

  10. What a cute Fall look and nice layering. Your mix of black and white patterns with the bright orange is great. I love the purse and gingham top. =)

    A brand-new linkup is currently on the blog. I'd love for you to linkup this great post and share your scrumptious style with my readers. I miss you on my linkup. =) Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

    Ada =)

  11. Such a cute fall outfit!!

  12. This is such a pretty color combo! Such a cute fall look!

    Doused In Pink

  13. What a cute outfit! I love the bag and thought I was the only one who kept bags for years. I have 6 Etienne Aigner purses I got for steal some of them are from when I was in middle school in the 80's. The oldest one my best friend gave me in middle school. A little leather conditioner and it looks brand new when I pull it out to use. Congratulations on your knitting shop - I'm a knitter too! Thanks for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

  14. Such a cute look, and I'm in love with your burgundy sneakers! Congrats on your knitting shop, so exciting!

  15. Love this outfit! And fall colors never tire or bore me! Adorable bag!

    Thank you so much for linking up at Grace + Lace!

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