Monday, December 30, 2013

December Shopping

December clothing


December was kind of an awkward shopping month.  I didn't really "go shopping" for myself, but I did pick up a few things when I was Christmas shopping for others.  Then I met my sister for lunch on the day after Christmas, and found some great items at Gap for an additional 50% off!

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:

Christmas Presents:
*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:
Gap:
*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)

Target:
Black tights: $4 (originally $5)
Navy tights: $6 (originally $8)

TJ Maxx:
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!

6 comments:

  1. Oh wow you got a lot of great deals, those workout pants were a great find! And good job staying under budget for the year!

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  2. You found some seriously amazing deals! And that's amazing that you're under budget for the entire year! Congrats!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  3. Most of my Christmas presents were clothes too! Getting clothes that don't come out of the monthly budget is such a good feeling! Oh and that bear sweatshirt is so cute :)

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  4. Congrats on being under budget! Such a good feeling.

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  5. You did a pretty good job this month, and you got some great versatile pieces. :) I was a little "bad" in December regarding my budget. I had hoped not to spend more than $50 - HAH. year right!
    ~Nout
    http://sandpaperkissesblog.wordpress.com/

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  6. Ooh, you did a great job this month (and year!!), Andi! I'm really loving those cardigans, especially. Why did it take me so long to jump on the boyfriend cardigan bandwagon? I can't stop wearing mine :)

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