I'm including both things I bought and things I received as presents. Most of my Christmas presents were clothes, because that's what I asked for! So here's the breakdown:
*Gap boyfriend cardigan - Black
Gap Black/White striped tank
Gap boyfriend cardigan - Pink
*Gap workout pants
Target Red polka dot scarf
Old Navy Polar bear sweatshirt
Purchased by me:
*Black skinny jeans (similar): $30 (originally $60)
Black and White Tank tops: $6/each (originally $20/each)
Pajama pants: $10 (originally $30)
*Workout pants: $11 (originally $60)
*Workout capris: $11 (originally $50)
Cream sweater (similar): $8 (originally $50)
Navy top: $4 (originally $25)
Coral top: $4 (originally $25)
Black tights: $4 (originally $5)
Navy tights: $6 (originally $8)
Fleece-lined legging tights: $7 (originally $18)
Thick footless tights: $5 (originally $18)
Calvin Klein gloves: $12 (originally $30)
Total spent: $124 (originally $419)
My purchases were definitely more practical this month. I think I'm about set on tights for the winter, as long as none of them get snagged. I'm also pretty excited about finding Gap workout pants for $13. Shorts just aren't practical when it is 7 degrees outside.
Since it is the end of the year, I am happy to share that I am $92 under budget for 2013! I really need a new pair of tennis shoes for the gym, so I'm going to set that money aside for those.
I'm keeping the same budget rules in 2014. I might do a shopping ban at some point, but for now, I'm going to stick with what works!
How'd you do in December? Check out the other Budgeting Bloggers!