I survived my first (half) month of trying to stick to a clothing budget! You can read my initial post here. A quick recap: my goal is to stay $100, with that money rolling over every month. I didn’t officially start my budgeting until June 15, so this post only covers purchases after that date. Here is what I bought:
- Gap T-shirt dress: $10
- I featured this dress here, and then it went on super sale ($20) and I had $10 in rewards so I decided to pull the trigger. I love t-shirt dresses as they are so easy to throw on and go and they work well in the winter too with leggings and boots.
- Red Dress Boutique Floral Dress: $39
- Gap Factory Skinny Jeans (similar pictured): $5
- I have been on the lookout for a pair of distressed skinny jeans. When I found a pair at Gap Factory on super sale that fit well, perfect!
- Vineyard Vines Button Up (similar): $23
- I bought this top on eBay on a steal. I love stalking eBay for designer items on the cheap. Just make sure you know your size!
I’m still in the process of nailing down everything that will be included within my $100 budget, and I did decide that shoes and accessories (scarves, purses, jewelry, etc) won’t be included, but I will still feature them in these monthly recap posts to keep myself accountable. The main reason I’m not including these items is that the shoes and purses I often purchase are higher quality, so they would eat up my entire budget with one item.
- Grace & Lace scarf: $10
- Grace & Lace is such a great company. If you haven’t checked them out, you should! They ran a deal on this scarf not too long ago. It ended up being $10, with free shipping and I got this scarf free as well.
- Liberty Black boots via Red Dress Boutique (similar): $50
- This just might be my deal of the year. These boots are normally $250+, but RDB had them on super sale. I had almost bought them a few times, but held out and I’m glad I did. If you haven’t tried Liberty Black boots, you don’t know what you are missing!
And then there was this Loft order. If you saw this post, you know I recently accepted a new job in a more corporate environment. I quickly realized I didn’t have much in the way of dress pants now, so I decided to try Loft. I have never purchased from Loft before, but I ended up keeping 2 pairs of pants and this shirt. I ended up returning 2 other pairs of pants that didn’t fit well. I’m not including this in my budget either, as I would of never bought this if it wasn’t for my new job. I’m thinking of this as a work-related expense 🙂 In the future, I’ll be including additional things I purchase for work in my budget, but decided to exclude this big purchase to get me started.
- Loft tropic shirt: $23
- Honestly, I added this to my order to get free shipping. But I love the print and slouchy fit so I decided to keep it. Plus it will be great to wear under blazers and cardigans.
- Loft Chambray pants: $30
- These are a bit different. But I actually love them. The fit is great and I like the light chambray.
- Loft Zebra pants: $32
- Be still my heart. I love these things. Ridiculously comfy, but can easily be dressed up to wear to work. Pajamas that I can wear to work? Yes please!
Overall Total: $222
Yikes. Not the best, but at least I can see it all. Here is to hoping I can cut out some of those extra purchases next month.
How was your June spending?
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