Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August Budget

It's the end of the month again, which means it is time to link up with Franish for Budgeting Bloggers.  I didn't spend much time shopping in August, but I still managed to spend most of my monthly budget.  Here's the breakdown: 

Love Culture Pink Sandals: $6 (originally $10)
Loft Orange/White stripe tank: $7 (originally $20)
Loft Plum tank: $8 (originally $25)
Loft Paisley Cardigan: $12 (originally $55)

J.Crew factory chambray popover: $31 (originally $68)
J.Crew factory pencil skirt: $25 (originally $75) -

Total = $89 (originally $253)

While I probably didn't need any of the above items, I really like all of them.  I've worn the pink sandals a lot already!  I am also working on a closet cleanout and realized that I don't have very many nice tank tops, so these 2 from Loft were a good addition.  The cardigan was just a unique piece that I didn't want to pass by.  J.Crew Factory got me with their emails again.  They were offering a "mystery sale", where you could get 10, 20, or 30% off.  I've had my eye on the chambray popover for quite a while, and more recently decided I wanted the red skirt (because I don't have a red pencil skirt, and isn't that a staple??).  I told myself that I would put in the mystery code, and only buy the items if it was 30% off (and then it was 30% off, so I bought them).  I think the popover will be a frequently worn item, as I wear my other chambray quite a bit.  This one is lighter, and I prefer the popover style to the full buttons, so I say it's a good decision.  The skirt is a little bit more on the orange end of the spectrum, but it fits really well, and I still think I will wear it a lot (and now I want the blue one, because I don't have a cobalt blue skirt).  

In September, I really need to focus on some shoe shopping.  I need to replace a few of my frequently worn pairs (nude pumps, gray flats), and I'd really like to find a pair of flat boots for winter.  All my boots have decent heels, which isn't the best for the snow and ice.  I just have trouble finding flat boots that I like.  

I'm also working on a closet cleanout (still), and hope to get a good portion of that dealt with over the long weekend.  

In conclusion, I feel pretty good about August.   I'm still on track for the year, and have about $150 rolling along.  I'm guessing that may be invested in some of my shoe purchases, but we will see. 

So, how did you do this month?
  


15 comments:

  1. Looks like some great purchases! And at least you're still on track for the year. Can't wait to see what boots you end up getting!

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  2. I have the popover too! I love it so much, so I hope you love yours just as much!

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  3. You got some great stuff! I love the pencil skirt, I wish I felt confident enough about the size to order online. I never do because I never know what to get. Urg.
    Ginny

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  4. I love that Loft cardigan. I've had it in my cart a few times but never at THAT price! I would have definitely bought it for $12!

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  5. That cardigan is fab! And that red pencil skirt -- I agree, a staple! Visiting via Fran's Budgeting Bloggers linkup :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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  6. You got some really great stuff this month, I adore the pencil skirt. I went a bit nuts this month, but I expected it with all my back-to-school shopping./

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  7. You got some really great stuff this month, I adore the pencil skirt. I went a bit nuts this month, but I expected it with all my back-to-school shopping./

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  8. You did well this month! The tanks seem to be good purchases. I think you'll be able to get good wear out of them. I have difficulty with purple from time to time so I'm looking forward to see how you wear them. That red skirt is an incredibly justified purchase-- I'd buy the same one myself if I could!

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  9. Wow you did amazingly well this month girl! Great buys and prices. I didn't purchase anything this month :( saving up for September ;) I always love fall shopping the best for some reason .. xo

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  10. That paisley cardigan is gorgeous! You found some great buys this month, very impressed!

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  11. I'm obsessed with that cardigan!! Love it all though! i am so impressed with your shopping skills.

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  12. You got some great stuff for so little! I love the pencil skirt and that patterned cardigan. You did so well on your budget!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  13. You got some amazing deals!I love that pencil skirt and paisley cardigan!

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  14. Well, I just gushed about your paisley cardigan in the other post...so I won't go into that again :) I think you did a great job shopping this month! I have a light chambray popover as well that I really like - the popover style is different and I love the light wash. I LOVE that purple tank - that's my absolute favorite color (in the right shade, too), and I wish I had more of it in my closet!

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