Sarah's Real Life
03. 31. 2016



Budgeting Bloggers: March


Row 1: Trench // Sweater // Blazer // Jeans

Row 2: Flats // Hat // Blazer // Earrings (c/o Shopbop)

Row 3: Turtleneck (on sale) // Necklace (c/o Uncommon Goods) // Ring (c/o Uncommon Goods) // Skirt (on sale)

Row 4: Bag // Sneakers (c/o Shopbop) // Sweatshirt (on sale)

March’s Budget: $457

($150 starting budget – $4 overspent last month + $303 blogging income + $8 selling old clothes)

March’s Spending: $509

OK, so I went a bit over again this month, but I’m not too worried. I do have a few things on my wishlist for April, plus we’re taking a little trip to Nashville this weekend, but besides that I’m hoping to keep myself too busy to over-shop.

This month, I got some great classic pieces like a trench coat and white Converse sneakers. (I think these are things I was “supposed” to have already, but whatever. Better late than never.) I also found that Loft’s petite blazers are fitting me like a glove right now, so I got a black one and white one that are sure to get plenty of use.

To keep things interesting, I also bought some more unique pieces like the 3D embellished sweatshirt and bright red-orange bag (which I’m already obsessed with – it’s very Kate Spade-esque, but I got it for $60). And thanks to Uncommon Goods, I got to snag some gorgeous handmade pieces (see them in action here)!

All in all, I think I made some great choices this month. I’m just not the type of person to make only well thought-out purchases of things that I know I’ll love for years. My goal is to make mostly those types of purchases, but with plenty of fun things mixed in.

Head over to Franish to see how the other Budgeting Bloggers made out in March!

5 responses to “Budgeting Bloggers: March”

  1. Cassie says:

    I’m kind of loving that Ann Taylor Crossbody tote. It’s not so small that you can’t fit your essentials in it, but at the same time it’s not overwhelmingly large either. The price point seems really reasonable too.

  2. Kyle says:

    As always, love everything that you picked up! I have one of the old version of the AT signature totes, but I like the new silhouette even more.

  3. Abby says:

    I wish I was as detailed as you are when it comes to monitoring my spending. It’s good that you were at least able to invest on classic pieces!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  4. Shea says:

    I love this mix of classic and fun pieces, I think it’s a great balance. I can’t get enough of bright orange and coral right now, so I love that bag!

  5. Well done on these finds. I really really like that gray sweatshirt!

    District of Chic