Sarah's Real Life
09. 30. 2016


Budgeting Bloggers: September

Row 1: Dress // Tank (under $20!) // Vest (on sale) // Bikini Top & Bottom

Row 2: Skirt // Dress // Top (on sale)

Row 3: Dress // Sweater (c/o Hillflint) // Pants (on sale)

Ahh, September. Probably the only time I’ll acquire both a bikini and a sweater in the same month. I guess that’s why they call it “Augustember.” (That totally caught on, right?)

September’s Budget: $513

($150 starting budget + $73 unspent in July + $34 selling old clothes + $256 blog income minus taxes)

August’s Spending: $493

My budget was smaller than last month but I still made out OK – $20 to spare! To absolutely no one’s surprise, the bulk of my money went to Loft this month. I picked up a few summery things during a flash sale when they were offering double cash cards to use later…and you better believe I used those later for some more fall-centric items! But I think my favorite purchase of the month might be the long-line vest from Express. You can see it in action here. I got a good deal on the vest too, and it’s still on sale!

I got just one complimentary item this month (the sweater above). I haven’t worn it yet, but it will make an appearance soon! There are also a couple things I couldn’t put in the collage because I got them at small boutiques in my post-beach visit to Chapel Hill. One of them is a Carolina blue plaid scarf because duh.

Did my fellow budgeting bloggers spend more on summer sales or new fall arrivals? Only one way to find out: head to Franish’s linkup.






4 responses to “Budgeting Bloggers: September”

  1. Rachelle says:

    That yellow dress is so pretty, shopping for Fall is just hard when it’s still so hot.

  2. Mica says:

    You got so many nice dresses That yellow one is my favourite, it’s beautiful and while summery I can see it layering up nicely for cooler weather too 🙂

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. Ooooh I was hoping you’d get that Loft shift dress! I saw it and wanted it, but decided it would look much better on you and hoped I could live vicariously through your outfits. Just like I will be with that amazing vest. Loving your color palette so far this season!

    xo nicole

  4. Minau says:

    I like the yellow dress a lot!