What I Wore – January 2019 My Shopping Diet Begins

Howdy y’all and welcome! It’s already the middle of January so I guess it’s time to get 2019 started! This is where I share my daily outfits each week, and share some buying and styling tips as well. I’m trying something different this year, and in an effort to get both my budget and my closet under control, I’ve gone on a shopping diet! It’s been a bit challenging, but I’m starting to find my groove! As you probably know – The hubs takes a quick snap of me each morning before I leave for work, and I share it on my Instagram feed. If I have a previously shared pic of the item I post a comparison pic too. Here’s a few of my favorites from the past couple of weeks!

blue sweater combo

I found this sweater and moto leggings at a little boutique back in the fall, and never could find the right time to wear them. Not appropriate for work, and as the holidays approached, it seems they weren’t quite festive enough. But I finally got the chance to wear this outfit one Saturday and was super comfy all day. I added a longer top under the sweater to camouflage the hips.

Shop Similar: Moto Leggings | Blue Sweater | Black Tall Boots


Another casual outfit, this time a mixture of pieces from Stitch Fix and Old Navy. I got the Superga sneakers in my November Fix. The sweatshirt is from last year. I just love Old Navy sweatshirts. They’re always such a bargain!

Shop Similar: Old Navy Sweatshirt | Boyfriend Jeans | Superga Sneakers

This camel color sweater has been in my closet for years and years. It was one of my first purchases when I worked at Chico’s. I’ve worn it with all kinds of tops, but for some reason I like it best with denim or chambray. I wore it last fall with boots, and this year with leopard flats.

Shop Similar: Denim Tunic | Camel Sweater | Riding Boots | Leopard Shoes

Plaid Pants

This burgundy sweater is also from Stitch Fix, and I’ve worn it several ways. It was also featured in that November Mother Daughter Stitch Fix Reveal. Here I’m wearing it with my plaid trousers from Chico’s. I originally wore the trousers with a floral sweater, also from Chico’s back in the fall, but really like them with this sweater too!

Shop Similar: Burgundy Sweater | Floral Sweater | Plaid Pants

burgundy sweater outfit

Another burgundy sweater, this time from Loft, purchased after Christmas last year. I love the length, color and weight of it. I wore it last winter with a plaid skirt and booties, and this year with my leopard print jeggings.

Shop Similar: Leopard Jeggings | Tweed Skirt | Burgundy Sweater

floral jacket

I found this beautiful floral jacket at TJ Maxx last fall, and fell in love with the colors and the price! I think it’d be cute with jeans and booties as well. It’s a keeper, and won’t be cleaned out of my closet any time soon!

Shop Similar: Floral Blazer | Burgundy Turtleneck

Stitch Fix Sweater

Another Stitch Fix outfit, this one from several years ago, before I started sharing my fixes on the blog. I don’t wear it often, because it’s a super warm sweater, but it was perfect for this blustery day. I’m wearing it with jeans I also received from Stitch Fix and the booties I just got in my January Fix.

Are you on Instagram? Want to join me on my shopping diet? Take a pic of an outfit you shopped from your own wardrobe, and share it using the hashtag #shoppingdiet and be sure to give me a shout out by tagging @pearlsandpantsuits Let me know if you want to participate! It’s fun, and it’s never too late to join in.


Thanks for dropping by and hanging out for a few minutes! I hope you enjoyed this week’s outfits, and I really hope that I’ve inspired you to shop your closet and have fun with your wardrobe! Leave me a comment and let me know if you’ll be joining the fun!

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