I'm on a spending freeze this month for a few reasons, the most important of which is getting my finances under control, my credit card paid off (the Hawaii tickets made a big old dent), and some savings stocked away, all because... drumroll please...
I haven't talked about this on the blog much because it wasn't public information at work (and various people from work read my blog) and I've been hemming and hawing over the decision for the past, oh, year, but it's true, public, and I'm ready to share. If you don't already know, Ben was accepted to medical school (yay, Ben!), and will be attending in August this year. That means we'll need to pack everything up in a big old, clunky, terrible, unreliable U-Haul and move to the city of roses: Portland, Oregon. I'm going to be all alone while Ben doesn't eat, sleep, or talk in full sentences, so I am going to have to trust all the Portlandians out there to give me recommendations of places to find great deals on clothes, great places to eat (and drink), and spots where I can take my outfit photos all by my lonesome without fear of being kidnapped by the dream of the nineties. Hooray! I'm happy that I can finally share this giant life change with you all.
This boring spending freeze has, though, led to some awesome remixed closet items like this pleated skirt plus striped dress from the Gap look. I really love finding a workable new alternative to wearing something an old way. I've worn this skirt countless times and always seem to find something new to do with it. All hail the pink pleated skirt.