Saturday, March 30, 2013

Quick Note

I just wanted to give a very quick update. I am super busy at work right now, and with an active 4 month old! and everything else going on in my life, the blog has taken a back seat but I will be back soon!

Oh, and I've been really working hard to lose some weight and get back into my pre-baby clothing :).

March Budget Recap


This Month

See this post for the budget rules. I had $125 maximum to spend this month, but my goal was to spend $62.50 or less. I had $50.67 leftover from last month, so I actually have $113.17 total to spend this month before going over my goal. I spent $188.04 total after deducting what I sold and returned- so I am $74.87 over my goal and $12.37 over my total budget. I will be deducting this from next months budget.  2 tops, a blazer, 2 pants, a cardigan, a bracelet, and a coat came into my wardrobe and 4 tops and 1 skirt left. See the details below!

Year Total

Spent $262.37 out of $1500 (Goal of $750 or less)
Bought 6 cardigans, 1 skirt, 3 belts, 5 tops, 5 pairs of pants, 1 blazer, 1 coat, 1 dress, and 5 pieces of jewelry. Got rid of 7 skirts, 6 pairs of pants, 6 cardigans, 2 blazers, and 18 tops.

What Came In

Purchases- $270.75 (188.04 after deducting gift & sold)

 I purchased a blazer and a top last month, which I paid for on the card this month (no interest) for $81.65. I got the bracelet for free with purchase.

I went to the mall with family and overspent wildly. I had several  coupons with me and purchased a trench and two pairs of trousers from express $158.96, a top and open cardigan from papaya $30.14.

Edited to add: I would like to talk a little about my strategy with my budget. Generally I do NOT go crazy and get just whatever (except perhaps the last two purchases I made above lol). I tend to keep in mind things I need/want and search them out. I'm currently looking into other jean options than my dark wash jeans, a fun colored or printed pair of pants, some good waist belts, and some updates to my footwear for spring. I have items in my closet I also want to replace with things that are in better condition and/or fit better.

Gifts- $50- used

I am not permitted to accept gifts of money or clothes, except for certain holidays. I still have $50 from Christmas that I just used this month

What Left

Sold- $32.71

1 skirt $17.24, 4 tops $4.24 and $3.24, $5.75, $2.24

Returns- $0





My poor black belt (purchased January budget post) broke after only a few wears :(

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Yesterday & Today

Top&Cami&Pants- Maurices
Cardigan- Papaya
Necklace- NY&Co
Shoes- (fergalicious)

All Maurices except shoes, from JCPenny

Promo Code- eShakti

Just a quick apology from eShakti-there was a glitch with the promo code for 20% off your order, so eShakti is extending it to March 20th. The promo code is FSHNDLYNSN.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Some recent Outfits

Feb 19th, Thursday Feb 28 and Friday May 1st.