I know I've said this before, but this is probably the favourite item of clothing I'll buy all year – a Maison Martin Margiela irregular pinstripe jumpsuit. Not only does it look great, it's constructed more beautifully than anything I own, from the lining to the stitching. If you haven't already, please check out my post about finding that ultimate outfit

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Month eight and nine, I spent money on experiences, not things...

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Month three

Confession: I didn't buy anything for my Shopping for Happiness project this month (see my post about this). However, before the month ended, I committed  to taking a trip in May or June, 2016, with my two U.K.-based besties. (My mom really wanted me to see more of my friends in far-flung places.) The three of us met while studying 18th-century literature – and they've both gone on to scholarly careers – so a destination with some "Grand Tour" appeal is a must. Right now, we're leaning towards Venice, and this month's money is earmarked for airfare. I'm counting on my friends – and this blog – to hold me accountable and make sure I take this trip. 

UPDATE: It's happening this May! I've booked my flight and we've reserved an AirBNB near San Marco Square!

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Month two

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My old wardrobe: The good, the bad and the ugly