It’s time again for another edition of Purchase History, where I fully disclose all of the items that I purchased, was gifted and purchased, but returned during the previous month. I’ll be fully honest, I shopped a lot in October. And while I used some birthday money to make a few extra purchases, I am proud to say that I was still very mindful.

I intentionally sought out comfy, neutral sweaters to combat the cooling weather; and invested in a great mini leather cross body bag that I am wearing with everything. I did get a little excited about the snake print trend, adding a blouse, pillow, skirt, tray and paper napkins to my collection. While that certainly can be considered excessive, these little touches around my home and in my closet have definitely become some of my favorite items. Needless to say, I think I have a enough python to last me for a while.

Another real area of victory for me was that I’ve been extra intentional with some gift cards and store credits that I’ve recently acquired. Typically I run out to spend these right away, always on myself and not always on things I love. To be honest, that’s what happened with the crazy pillow at Nordstrom (What was I thinking?!). But, I am proud to say that this past month I used several store credits on gifts for others, and I am currently holding on to a handful of birthday gift cards, waiting to find just the right thing. Who knows, they may even come in handy for Christmas shopping.

What I bought in October :: Boyfriend cardigan in camel from J.Crew // Superga sneakers // Gap Pure sweater in oatmeal // Tory Burch cross body bag in clay beige // Seamless camp bra in white from Target // Zara Home snake print pillow, tray and paper napkins // Sedu hair oil // Muji acrylic case with drawers, velour accessory trays and pen stand // Snakeprint pencil skirt from J.Crew on super sale for $37.88!

What I was gifted in October :: Tank from my sweet friend Meg // Vince Camuto top from Marshalls // Home Depot Christmas tree, pinecones, LED candles, and some other Holiday goodies // BaubleBar necklace, earrings and necklace // Table runner, bowl, wood candlesticks, napkinspots, bottle opener, serving trays, shirt, cords and necklace from Anthropologie // Kelly Wearstler scarf // Garlic Twist and 3 Blade Vegetable Peeler from Uncommon Goods

Things I bought and returned in October ::  Striped & sequins T-shirt from Marshalls // Nordstrom pillow // Mini bowl set


*This includes all clothing, accessories, home decór, craft supplies, make-up etc. This list does not include food, toiletries, household cleaning supplies, gifts, items for Husband, bills, fees for personal services, travel expenses or business expenses.

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