It’s that time again! I’m linking up with Fran for her monthly budgeting bloggers post.
I had really wanted to curb my spending, putting a $50 cap on my month. Well… that didn’t happen, as you can see. I had a good resale month, received a raise, and J.Crew started their half off sale early. All of those things really threw me off track.
1. Amie Maxidress in Colorblock: Orig $110, half off sale price, plus 15% student discount, $25.49
2. No.2 double serge pencil skirt: Orig $110, purchased via poshmark for $12
3. Valentina sunburst pleat skirt: Orig $118, half off sale price, plus 15% student discount, $21.24
4. Patio skirt in photo floral: Orig $88, half off sale price, plus 15% student discount, $29.75
5. Puff Sleeve Blazer in seersucker: Orig $188, half off sale price, plus 15% student discount, $44.37
6. Eyelet zip back top: Orig $78, half off sale price, plus 15% student discount, $19.12
7. “Sage” flat: Orig $225, purchased via amazon warehouse deals for $23.99
8. Printed calf hair belt: Orig $79.50, half off sale price, plus 15% student discount, $25.49
9. Lightweight merino tunic sweater (in two colors): Orig $118, on sale, plus 50% off sale price, both $14.99
10. “Alright with me” wedge: Orig $69.95, purchased via amazon warehouse deals for $10.27
11. Classic Chambray Popover: Orig $78, half off sale price, plus 15% student discount, $12.74
12. Cap sleeve cotton tee: Orig $29.50, half off sale price, plus 15% student discount, $8.49
13. Prima jersey pocket tank (in three colors): Orig $29.50, half off sale price, plus 15% student discount, all $10.64
14. Skyward skirt: Orig $128, on sale with 20% off sale price, $29.99
These items were purchased with gift money, earned credits, or were bought for me and therefore didn’t count towards my total:
1. eShakti belted cotton print skirt
2. Shelley Bee Originals skirts (the home taken picture in the middle is also a Shelley Bee)
3. J. Crew Necklace and Bracelet bundle (third home taken picture) via Poshmark (used posh credits)
4. Merona Knit stripe tshirt dress (already sold out online… RUN TO YOUR NEAREST TARGET STAT!)
5. MIA sandals
6. Merona woven printed pencil skirt
First skirt with feathers- Handmade Escapade
AND not pictured: Shelley Bee Originals infinity scarf (you’ll see it in Monday’s outfit post)
There was only one item that went hideously wrong. It was these. Just say no to 3 inch inseams– or for me at least.
I want to take a quick minute to talk about Shelley Bee Originals and Handmade Escapade. A big thanks goes to Nicole for introducing me to these two shops. These are both fabulous etsy shops that I own several skirts from each. I’ve been enjoying skirts even more so this summer because of these two shops producing some cute and comfortable designs with lots of color and fun patterns. If you’re a skirt girl like me in the summer, or year round for that matter, you need to check out these two ladies fabulous designs. Both of them are as lovely inside as they are outside! Make sure you’re following them both via IG as well for flash sales (Handmade & Shelley Bee).
Despite miserably failing at spending nothing this month. I’m going to try again and take it week by week. I want to start linking up with weekly wishes at the nectar collective and take much littler steps towards the big change goals. As far as purchases go, I don’t consider this month to be a failure at all. I saved A GRAND. Y’all that’s crazy. I can’t even fathom it. Checking in with my wardrobe holes, I actually filled “two.” Technically I filled the leopard calf hair belt one last month with that GAP outlet belt, but it has already started falling apart sadly. I was excited to find the J.Crew one in the store, on sale, last one, and my size. It was impossible to leave it. The construction is amazing on it. I don’t like to pay retail ever, and I didn’t, but this is one item I could see the retail value in. I’ve already worn it twice. Also from the list, I wanted a plain chambray popover. The one I purchased is more along the lines of a denim shirt, but that makes it just different enough than my current chambrays. One of the J.Crew retail associates and I were chatting about how surprised we were by the piece. She said that it looked like a mom shirt on the hanger (it really did) but how comfortable, versatile, and not-mom-like it is on. I’ve already worn it three times since adding it to my closet last week. I also added another blazer after the schoolboy success of last month. Several skirts and more basics made their way into my closet again this month too. I’m very excited about everything and can’t wait to be showing more of it next month. My closet definitely has a cohesive look and feel to it now. My style may be varied, but the colors are consistent so every item is easily remixed now versus before. That is one of the most exciting developments of being a part of budgeting bloggers.
How did you do this month?