($150 starting budget + $46 not spent last month + $510 blog income)
Only $4 over. In the grand scheme of life, I’m going to call this right on target. 😉
This month was a tale of two shoppers. One shopper is an impulse buyer, and one is a careful planner. But both are me. I’m just every kind of shopper.
I got sucked in to the latest Target designer collab, but I’m happy with what I picked out – I’ve already worn this super lightweight cotton sweater twice (seen on the blog here), and I carried this colorblock clutch for a second time just yesterday. The gold Gemma flats from J. Crew were another impulse buy, but I already have the same ones in red so I knew I would love them.
On the other hand, I had been eyeing this gorgeous red-orange lace dress for several weeks and waited for it to go on sale because it was on the pricier side originally. I wore it this month it to brighten up a cold, snowy day (here), but I also think it will look great with a white button-up underneath for early spring, and then on its own in the summer. I also sale-stalked these suede Mary Jane platforms for awhile and snatched them up as soon as the price dropped below $100. Whenever I can’t get something out of my head, it’s usually a good sign to me that it’s worth buying. Not that I really need that many signs, but still.
I just ordered the red floral dress (top left) and the floral/striped tee a few days ago and they haven’t arrived yet. But I have high hopes because I love everything else I’ve ever gotten from Boden.
The only items I paid full price for this month were from Target, and those were all under $25. I definitely did a good job of tracking sales and using my coupon codes wisely! I already have a few things on my wishlist for March (like this perfect trench coat), and I’m just waiting for the right moment to pounce. Stay tuned, and in the meantime, be sure to check out the other Budgeting Bloggers who link up with Franish!