Monday, February 3, 2014

{MIX IT} Black Chunk Cardi

sweater - old navy, similar, similar // hat - bcbgeneration // pants - express editor wide leg (old), similar // shoes - gift, similar 

Alright so I can't stop wearing this new hat, what of it?  It literally goes with everything and was the perfect pop of color to my all black outfit.  An outfit which I felt like Rachel Zoe in.  It must have been the hat, shades and wide leg trousers...   
As I attempt to remix my closet full of completely functional clothing I find that I'm extremely happy with last year's purchases.  Not only did I stick to investing in quality timeless pieces but I find that my "must have" list continues to be closet staples verses extras and it's also a lot smaller than it was last year.  #winning
This black cardigan is a piece I bought on a whim and seems to be tried and true.  Of course, it's the mother of all staples and most often worn with a tank and leggings around the house on the weekends or nights after work.  I last wore it on the blog here.  

As far as spending goes I did do a wee bit of shopping in January.  Here's what I got
BGBGeneration Panama Hat  

For the new year I'm taking a different approach with my shopping allowance.  I will be allotting a sum of money per season verses a monthly allowance.  This will help me really choose where to spend my money and what I actually need/want to buy that's on trend.  I feel that taking a seasonal approach is better because I wear most of my clothes inter-seasonally (is that a word?)

  How do you budget?  I'd love to know your tips and tricks!  

Linking up with the Fizz and Frosting today!


  1. I LOVE this Nina! That hat just looks so perfect with the cardigan!

  2. This hat is perfect! Love the whole ensemble. I'm just trying not to spend any money unless it is a gift card. SO HARD TO DO.

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  3. You do look very Rachel Zoe-inspired and I love it! That hat is the cutest on you. Thanks so much for sharing with Mix it Monday!

  4. Girl, this is so good!! I am pinning it right now!! Seriously one of my faves so far!! You are on fire in that snow!! And loving the new design!!! And I am so on the budget train with clothes...really watching my spending and grabbing more classic and remixable pieces!!

  5. You look super chic this outfit and you are definitely channeling Rachel Zoe!

    The Tiny Heart

  6. This whole look is fabulous! And I'm loving the hat. I like hats but never feel cool enough to pull it off.
    As for only purchases this year have been with rewards cash except for new gym clothes but I considered it a necessity rather than a cheat. I like the idea of shopping seasonally instead of monthly....more of bigger picture what do I need versus purchases on a whim.


  7. Loving the belted cardi with that gorgeous hat, pretty!