Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Maxed Out

maxi2 copy 

maxi4 copy
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 maxi6
Top-Gap, Skirt-Forever21, Shoes-Dolce Vita c/o Tobi.com, Handbag-vintage, Bracelet-Forever21, Necklace-Beach Black for Urban Outfitters

 My name is Taylor and I'm a shopaholic. This is not a revelation, I've always been this way. It's not just fashion that drives my cravings. I like to spend money on just about anything. So these last few weeks have been a learning experience--a true test of my will power and self control . Not having a a steady income has forced me to take a hard look at my spending habits. I'm having to be more creative. Now I remix my wardrobe and have to say no to things I would love to do. While I miss the thrill of buying something new I'm finally learning how to save and be smart with money. Yet another way that being laid off has pushed me to be a better me! 

Thank you for the overwhelming supportive response to the Glitter Guide! A few of you asked if I could make a button for you to share. Please, let me know if you've added it  (located on the upper right sidebar). Thank you so much!

70 comments:

The Pantry Drawer said...

so I'm a big fan and wanted to post the button but iiiii dont know how! :/

ps. i need to learn your lessons, the shopaholic thing is bad for me too, unfortunately!

www.ThePantryDrawer.com

Nicole Lisa said...

I agree with "The Pantry Drawer" what are you tricks? haha
I need to get serious about this as I just lost my job too. Am getting better though, and glad to hear you have found the positive side.
Popping over to "Glitter Guide" now to check it out as I was out of commission yesterday and missed the big announcement (boo I know).
Have a great day-
<3 Nicole Lisa
http://www.blushcode.com/

pancakeSTACKER said...

I know just what you mean about spending way too much on, well, everything! I have a shopping addiction like no other and I definitely need to take a step back and take a look at where all my money is going. Although, at this point, all I really have to do is look at my closet because it's all in there! Yikes! Haha. This is something I'm hoping to change this year!



http://pancakeSTACKER.blogspot.com

Emy said...

Haha I think most of us are a bit shopaholic:) Not used to seeing you in something this long but I like this outfit, the maxi skirt looks great! I'm def going to add the button to my blog:) Keep the support going!
Xx
Emy

http://sweetpromises.tumblr.com

The doll on fashion said...

Congratulations on your new start and I love the outfit, very simple and classic. x

The doll on fashion

Eli said...

You look so pretty with your hair up!

I had to quit my job since moving and am still looking for a new job in this new city and I'm starting to get freaked out a little bit and have put myself on a shopping ban, but screwed that up the first week. It's hard to put yourself on a budget but it can be done!

Sarah said...

Love that skirt! x

Sarah-Leigh said...

Love LOVE that skirt!

I'd be happy to add a button too ;-)

Sarah-Leigh

fashion clocked said...

you look stunning- not sure if i have seen you in many maxi lengths before and I love it on you- quirky mix with the checks too- looks awesome. Congratulations on the glitter guide I will definitely be stopping by!Katie.x
fashion clocked

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Your bangs are back!!! :) I ADORE this outfit!!! Really really adore it! Wanna do a 30 for 30 together? I'll start mid Feb as soon as I have all of my closet in one place... right now it's in 4 different apartments... moving hell! :D
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

Glamour Bbey. said...

You look so beautiful dear with the checked shirt! xx

KcomeKarolina said...

i love this skirt!!!

xoxo
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

Sherin said...

I know what you're going through! Since I left my job, I've had to cut down on spending as well.

You look gorgeous as always. I like the maxi skirt trend and it really suits you.

WobiSobi said...

You always look great. and I know exactly what you mean, when you have to reevaluate things in your life because of change. I am so excited to follow your blog..

ediot said...

hi darling! you look so stunning in this outfit. especially love the checkered blouse!
hope you're having a wonderful week so far dear

xx

Ancia said...

Very pretty outfit.
Not spending money really is a hard job, but I expierenced that remixing and matching clothes that are already in my wardrobe creates great new looks.

www.overdivity-fashion.blogspot.com

jEm said...

Your maxi skirt is great! The movement is incredible! I love hw you have remixed your wardrobe for this shot!

Julie

www.hiddenjems.blogspot.com

nookie said...

I have refrain my spending urge by thrifting, I still spend but not that much:)
Lovely, lovely skirt!

6roove said...

lovely! great shirt too.

kisses :)

Miyan said...

it's great that you are so positive and it's a great reality check to oversee our overspending every now and then. i'm a shopaholic as well and am really having to cut my expenses budget for the next few months to save up for a trip to visit home in Texas.

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Megan Meenan said...

I love this skirt with that checkered shirt .. great look

http://myheadandwardrobe.blogspot.com/

Caitlin said...

1st- i posted a picture of myself today in a maxi skirt too! i love how you paired it with a button up!

2nd- i am the same way with shopping - and went through exactly what you're experiencing right now the past few months - it's hard !!

XXXO
http://stylewithinreach.blogspot.com

Taylor Marie said...

I love how you paired your maxi skirt with that button down, so pretty and unexpected :)

I'm excited for the glitter guide!

Sammy said...

I totally know about the pain of being a shopaholic! I love the feeling I get when I shop but sometimes just sometimes I regret I spend money on things that easy. Now I think I have learned to monitor my urge to shop better.
Anyway in the end we will all learn our lessons right? Love your maxi skirt!

Sam

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

Loving this combo, you look so polished!

XoXO-Kelli K
http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

Roxy Te said...

smashing, darling!

Artfully Awear said...

Beautiful! I love the drapey quality of the skirt.

Closet Fashionista said...

YAY for just saying no!!! I'm still not very good at just saying no...it's the opposite for me, I used to have to say no all the time but now that I have a job I don't have to (even though I should so I can move out XD)
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

This is such a great look! You look absolutely fabulous, I now would like to style something similar for myself.

And I totally understand the need to shop. Put me in any store whether it's a Nordstrom or auto shop and I will find things I "need."

Lynzy said...

I just styled this skirt on my blog yesterday. I absolutely love the way it draps downward. Looks great on you!!

xo Lynzy
http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

Christina said...

Hey skirt twin. Great idea pairing this skirt with a gingham shirt!

Tara said...

It is good to learn to be more frugal. It definitely forces a new level of creativity and pushing yourself to think outside of the box.

I do LOVE this skirt! No one wears longer skirts much anymore, so I am always excited to see them!

http://thefreckledmarauder.blogspot.com/

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Awesome button, just added it to my blog ;)

Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

This is so classy! ~

Anna Jane said...

gorgeous outfit, taylor! i love how you mix old trends with some as classic as a button up shirt. so fantastic!

amy anne said...

Yay! I have that skirt and absolutely love it! Glad I'm not the only one wearing it around with sky high heels.

Elle Sees said...

i'm wearing the shirt right now!! i feel so stylish!

Taylor Sterling said...

Thanks ladies. I love maxi skirts- even though I don't wear them often. It's too cold for a mini right now.

This new frugality is a great lesson and glad to hear so many of you have been there before!

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i'm the same way - whenever i'm unemployed, i stop purchasing clothing all together. it definitely forces me to be more creative and to fully use all of my wardrobe (and save some money!).

Alicia said...

My goal starting this Jan. is to only invest in key pieces - I need to stop my JCrew binges...because that's when I really go crazy ;)

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

I have that skirt & I love it so much. xx


p.s. I'm having a giveaway over on my blog for a foxtail if you'd like to check it out. :)
devorelebeaumonstre.com

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

I usually don't find maxi skirts terribly flattering, but this has a really beautiful effect on your waistline and is very elegant. You should be able to find plenty of ways to wear this one!

Pretty Shiny Sparkly said...

Ohhhh my god I totally have an outfit post queued for this week that features this same. exact. skirt! LOL! Love how you styled it -- come check mine out later this week! ;)

Nicole Marie said...

well you'll always look fabulous whether in old clothes from your closet or just bought clothes!

Dylana Suarez said...

Darling! You know how much I LOVE maxi skirts, and I love them even more so on you! It's such a whimsical look paired with the checkered top! I really really love it! This outfit would also work perfectly for spring. I think this must be another one of my favorite looks from you. You should wear your hair like this more often. So so beautiful!

xoxo,

Dylana

Josie said...

I love seeing how you remix things, dear! You look fab -- I love your shirt and bag.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Lainey said...

I love the way you mixed this up. You look absolutely amazing. And coming from a shopaholic who also doesn't have a lot to spend, I definitely know the feeling. But you just make it work. And judging from this, you sure do it well.

Robyn Marie said...

I just added the glitter guide button to my blog! I need to learn how to curb my shopping and spending too. It is one of my many resolutions, but the most important for 2011!

classyturtle said...

guilty as charged as well.

added the button...I just love it!

Insomnia said...

U look lovely in this maxi!
I'm a big spender too, even when the money I spend is my last, it's actually horrible... But I've learned to control myself a bit more lately.
Hang in there :)

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

This outfit is so fab! Loving the maxi skirt...and how you paired it with the button up! xo

Kayla said...

Of course I added the button! I am so eager to see everything up and running. Congratulations on all of the exciting changes. I look forward to doing some posts about your content in the future!!

www.sequinissues.blogspot.com

Amy said...

I am also a big shopper and a believer of retail therapy. Working in non-profit and moving to San Francisco recently, however, has given me an incredible wake up call. But one thing is, you just have to be more creative. And that's not so bad, right? Thanks for sharing with us your insights on being a better you!

I added the Glitter Guide to my blog. Cheers!

Taylor Sterling said...

Thanks Amy!

Ashley said...

That is a gorgeous skirt, I love the way it flows! Beautiful color too!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Tere said...

great look, i really love your bag!

kisses!

Katie said...

Love that bracelet!

The Fancy Teacup said...

I'm in love with your vintage purse! It's difficult to be on a budget and being mindful of saving (I'm a shopaholic too), but it works wonders when you realize how creative you can be and what clothes you find stashed in your closet. And you put together the outfit wonderfully.

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
much love.

AsianCajuns (Cath) said...

Gorgeous! This inspires me to wear my maxi. It's so cold here that I keep passing up my long skirts. Love the vintage bag.

Heidi said...

Great outfit! Love the maxi skirt with the shirt. :)

JazzyG. said...

I am so excited for the Glitter Guide! I love reading your blog (do it daily):)I also like how I can relate to you. Normal girl with a normal job, who loves fitness... out of many other things.

Taylor Sterling said...

Oh thank you JazzyG! SO sweet!

Anonymous said...

I heart vintage too !
http://shop.ebay.com/vintageawareness/m.html

xoxo

Simone said...

This is such an easy, elegant look. Beautiful!

Julie and Lauren said...

Great look- all fashion lovers can relate to the spending habits : ( Good for you for making a change.
Xx.

http://bornandbread.blogspot.com

Carly said...

Love the long maxi and your hair up...I am not sure I have ever seen it this way...beautiful.
Great outfit post, as usual!
I think I need a fabulous new maxi skirt...I have maxi dresses covered, but no skirt?

C

Anna said...

Gasp!

I LOVE how you styled that skirt.

Caroline said...

I love your honesty in this post!! You are one amazing lady!!!! Keep on living live and enjoying every moment ... truly inspiring! XO!

Dressed 4 Success said...

Amazing outfit...love your skirt!!

I don’t know If you know that I changed the "url" of my blog ... now is www.dressed4success.blogspot.com >;-D
…1KiSs!*

THRIFTED.net said...

This is a great look Taylor! Keep them coming :)

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