Sarah's Real Life
01. 29. 2017



Budgeting Bloggers: January

Row 1: [almost the same] Bag (c/o Shopbop) // Shirt (on sale) // Necklace (on sale)

Row 2: Dress (on sale) // Stole (on sale) // Sweater (on sale)

Row 3: Earrings (only $10) // Boots (on sale)

Gotta love January – according to the retail calendar, it’s time for spring, but according to the real world, it’s very much winter and very much time to take advantage of buying clothes on sale that you can actually wear the next day.

The unfortunate side effect is that most of what I purchased this month is now sold out so I couldn’t include it in this post, but everything pictured above is still available (at least as of this moment) and mostly still on sale!

January’s Budget: $259

($150 starting budget + $109 blog income)

January’s Spending: $413

I can explain. There was some blog income I thought I was getting this month, but it turns out it won’t technically hit the bank until next month. Rest assured my “overdraft” will carry over to February and I’ll do my best to make it up! I feel a little guilty that this month I mostly got random fun stuff and not a lot of good-quality staples. My goal for February is quality over quantity.

Along with the “real” money I spent, I also used my saved-up Shopbop credits to get a new Rebecca Minkoff bag (exact version sold out, but here is the newest version) and a pussybow chambray shirt (seen here). I also had a Nordstrom gift card from Christmas and I used about half of it to get these chunky boots. They’re a little different from my usual style but still cool, and more importantly they won’t get ruined by yucky weather (#MidwestProblems).

As usual, I’ll be linking up with Franish and the other Budgeting Bloggers. Check those ladies out too!


6 responses to “Budgeting Bloggers: January”

  1. Jessica says:

    I had my eye on that bag, too, but never pulled the trigger! I’m so excited to see you wear it!

  2. Cassie says:

    Love the braiding and tassel on that purse. It’s neutral enough to go with everything, but interesting enough to still be a statement piece. Great pick!

  3. Jess says:

    That sweater looks so cozy and is such a great color. And I love those earrings!

  4. Stella says:

    These boots are so chic! Thanks for sharing. I have the same problem with sticking with the planned budget when it comes to shopping, but don’t we all…