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 :).
Saturday, March 30, 2013
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!
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 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
1 skirt $17.24, 4 tops $4.24 and $3.24, $5.75, $2.24
My poor black belt (purchased January budget post) broke after only a few wears :(