($150 starting budget + $171 unspent last month + $396 blogging income + $80 selling old clothes)
Remember how in last month’s budget post I said I went for quality over quantity? Well I sorta forgot about a few things I bought at Target. Whoops (insert blushing face emoji here)! But don’t worry, I’m not cheating — I included that $52 spend in this month’s budget (I got the brown/gold flats and the striped tee you see above).
This month, well, let’s be honest. I bought a lot of stuff. Only time will tell which pieces are with me for years and which I wear 3 times and then sell to a consignment shop, but I have a couple predictions: the lilac bag, while gorgeous, doesn’t have the pocket arrangement I like, so it probably won’t get a ton of use. But the medium wash jean jacket I have already worn multiple times, so I have high hopes for that one.
Honestly, I’m not all that concerned with whether each and every thing I bought this month is timeless. Everything serves a purpose (at least temporarily), even if that purpose is just to have a little fun with my clothes this summer. Plus, I got some amazing deals, so it’s all good! I got 5 items (including the jean jacket) for just over $100 during one of Loft’s epic extra million % off sales. I used my DSW $10 reward on those striped wedges. I got several things from J. Crew (like the orange dress, Panama hat, and striped shirt), all on various amounts of sale. I also earned a $20 Nordstrom Note and used it to save even more on a couple things during their recent big sale. There are actually a few things missing from the collage, so I got even more for my money than you see here!
I’m going to go ahead and pat myself on the back and call this month a shopping job well done. See how the rest of the Budgeting Bloggers did by checking out the linkup on Franish!