11.21.2013







Coat: Club Monaco c/o Pay Mobile AB | Cardigan: J.Crew Factory {similar} c/o Pay Mobile AB | Blouse: Ann Taylor | Bowtie: Ardene {similar} | Pants: Ann Taylor | Pumps: Zara {old, crushing on these} | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Watch: Micheal Kors | Bracelet: Luxe Craving

As much as I'd like to call myself frugal, there are definitely purchases I make from time to time that are 'questionable' in their justification. Despite these minor 'must have moments', I am always sure to never lose sight of something my father always instilled in me at a young age: budgeting! I was often reminded, if you don't have the cash for it, then you shouldn't be buying it. Thankfully those words still ring loud and clear as an adult but I must admit, it can be difficult at times to walk away from an item which may be 'out of reach' at the moment. For times when your inner fashion conscience isn't doing its duty, there are Paymobile pre-paid Visa cards.

The concept is simple: order a card, personalize it, load it with an amount you're comfortable spending and once it arrives in the mail: shop away! This card is all about smart spending. So whether you like to abide by seasonal clothing budgets (a habit of mine), are hoping to set boundaries on the upcoming gift giving season or are looking to give a fab gift - it has a plethora of uses. I had the pleasure of using one of the pre-paid cards to knock off some of my essentials for the winter season. My picks? A pink pastel coat for the dreary weather (I blame the Glitter Guide style sessions shoot) and an embellished cardigan.

I'm curious: what do you do to keep your shopping habits in check?

27 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhhh! Love everything about this :). We are having Christmas pics done this wknd and that cardi would be perfect....is it from the JCF at the outlets? Thx lady.

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    1. Yes, the cardi is from the JCF at the outlets :)

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  2. Love the bows!! Such a gorgeous look!
    Those heels are amazing too!
    Love your style, as always! :)

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

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  3. What a pretty outfit. I love bow's and that top is so pretty and cute with that amazing pink coat. You look perfect.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  4. Love this! That jacket so darn cute! Especially with the bows!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  5. That cardigan might be my favorite one ever from J.Crew! Love the bowtie and metallic shoes!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

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  6. Clothing budget. Something that I struggle with for sure. I try to make sure that I never pay full price for something because there are always sales. If it sells out before a sale it wasn't meant to be. Regarding your outfit, my favorite color combination is gray, light pink, and silver. You look really good in this pink color.

    Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

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  7. Gorgeous coat! Love that bow cardigan too!
    ~Ashleigh {Dazzle by Day}
    www.dazzlebyday.com

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  8. oh that is such a cute outfit!! LOVE the little bow tie :)
    xo

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  9. Are you kidding me? This is the most perfect outfit ever. I love the bows on bows on bows... you know what I'm getting at here.

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  10. The coat, the coat! And I love your bowtie. I have always wanted to try one!

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  11. So pretty!!! I love this look from head to toe!! Loving that bow sweater so cute and girly!!

    Xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  12. I absolutely love everything about this outfit. I just bought my own pink coat and I just adore it. Love the classic playfulness of this outfit!
    xo Tia | www.bigcitytyro.com

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  13. Love tha cardigan and the coat!! So cute and feminine :)

    Xoxo,
    http://mmthanwords.blogspot.pt/

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  14. You are so adorable. I love this look Krystin. Dont you think bowties will be so fun for the holidays?!

    Amber
    King & Kind

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  15. You look GORGEOUS Krysti, and what a fun look. The coat is amazing and I love the metallic effect with the shoes.

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  16. This coat is just gorgeous and I LOVE that you added a bowtie to this outfit... so cute!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  17. love the pastel coat!
    - Janine
    http://www.janinemaral.com/

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  18. this is by far one of my favorites!! So adorable, feminine and chic!! =D
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  19. Adorable bows and those heels are amazing!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love this look! I love the ladylike coat mixed with the masculine bow tie, the super girlie bows and the edgy leather pants! It's got a little bit of everything and it totally works! That coat is STUNNING!

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  21. In every single post, your outfits always manage to feature something that takes it to the next level of awesome-- in this case, it was those amazing bows and the adorable way in which you paired the cardigan and bowtie together. You are such an inspiration, never stop!

    xx Debbie

    www.whatdoffydoes.com

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  22. So classy and chic. Bows are the cutest.

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