Thursday, January 30, 2014

January Budget


Well, I got a lot of new things in January, but I only paid for about half of them!  Thanks to some delayed Christmas celebrations, I got some really fun new items.  And then I apparently shopped quite a bit.  Like $32 more than I should have.  Here are the details:

Gifts:
*Denim Jacket
Green/Mint colorblock sweater
Floral bracelet
Black fringe infinity scarf

Old Navy (gift card
Black/Gray Dress
Black/White striped dress (worn here)
Pink blouse (worn here)
*Green jeans
Gray cardigan
Pink bracelet (worn here)
Rhinestone leaf necklace (worn here)

Gap:
Pink Shirtdress: $7 (originally $60)
*Light Denim jeans (similar): $15 (originally $60)
Orange/White bow-print blouse:  $10 (originally $40)
Striped workout tank (similar):  $11 (originally $23)
*Leopard print flats:  $18 (originally $50)

Target:
Cognac wedges:  $11 (originally $22)
*Leopard Pumps:  $15 (originally $30) (worn here)
*Nude pumps:  $15 (originally $30) (UPDATE - I returned these. The color wasn't quite right and they weren't very comfortable!)
*Black moto jacket:  $22 (originally $40) (worn here)

Piperlime:
Patterned blouse: $8 (originally $54)

 Total spent: $117 (originally $379)

I'm not super excited about starting off the year by spending so much, but I'm still on the fence about a couple items that I might return, which would bring my total down to less than $100.  I did get quite a few more items from my Wish List (those with an *), so I'm happy about that, but there are several random impulse buys in there as well. There were just a lot of good sales going on and I found cute stuff!

I really (really) need to clean out my closet and make myself get rid of more items.  I'm kicking myself, because I missed the window where my consignment shop will accept winter items.  I need to hurry up and gather my springy stuff, because she starts taking that in February.  Anyway, I need to clean out my closet, make a new wish list, and then keep working toward the goal of buying better/smarter and not just cheaper/more.

As always, I'm linking up with Franish for Budgeting Bloggers.

10 comments:

  1. Well you certainly did get a lot of great stuff this month, and they were all such good prices! I know those were usually the months were the total sneaks up on you, because you are getting so many great deals!

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  2. WOW that is a lot of new items for January. After not posting my budget/shopping since May of last year, I think I may start doing it again this year and keeping myself accountable.

    I, too got lots of things in January but unfortunately mine costed a lot more. Loving the prices you got as a total for so many things. The Dresses, Leopard Shoes & Pink Tank in the fun print are my favorite pieces. Cannot wait to see how you style them. Enjoy your new clothes.


    P.S. I am now all caught up with your blog. It has been a pleasure commenting along the way. Feel free to stop by mine whenever you like. Ohh and I hope you like the shot-out I gave you yesterday. Ada. =)

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  3. They're not impulse buys if they're classic and versatile...or at least, that's what I tell myself!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  4. You got a lot of great gifts! I wish people bought me clothes more often. I really like those green pants and your turquoise green sweater! I bet you can't wait to wear some of them when your challenge is over. You really got a lot for what you paid, not even counting the gifts!

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  5. Wow, I am very impressed by how much you got for the price! And you truly got some nice gifts :)

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  6. You really did awesome as far as what you got vs. cost! I bought way more than I planned to in January too - the sales were pretty darn awesome. And yay for getting some stuff on your wishlist! Those leopard pumps are cute!

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  7. You got a big haul for what you paid (and YAY for Christmas gift cards, etc.)! And I'm a huge sucker for anything leopard print...goes with everything!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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  8. WOW! You got so many nice things for that price though. I love the nude pumps and the green and mint sweater.

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  9. Getting wish list items is the best! Love this leather jacket here too.

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  10. I'm still in love with your leather jacket (if only it came in cognac!!!), and I am a huge fan of that striped dress as well. They have been great additions to your 30x30 as well :)

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