Monday, March 2, 2015

February 2015 Budget Post

The Rules (as seen in original post here)
  • I can spend $1500.00 maximum out of pocket.
  • I can purchase 20 items maximum.
  • Re-sale adds money to the budget but not to the item limit.
  • Gifts do not 'count' in the item limit or budget.
This Month
  • I spent $258.55 this month on 4 items.
  • So far this year, I have spent $279.24 and purchased 5 items.
  • I have $1230.76 left to spend this year on 15 items. This is about $81.38 each.
  • I received a $50 gift card for Christmas which is still unspent.
Comments

This month, I ordered 5 items and kept 4. So far, I've purchased 1/4 of my 20 items but am only 1/6 of the way through the year, so I need to slow down a bit. I got some great items and they all should work through spring and summer. 

Purchases-
WHBM Striped Dress- $26.25
This dress was originally $140- I was lucky to catch it with a coupon and I also got a price reduction as I ordered the day before it was marked down to sale! It'll be great for hotter weather, particularly for casual but I believe it also will work well for work too provided I wear something over it. The top is a bit loose and may need minor tailoring. 9.5/10.
WHBM Surplice Blouse- $62.71 
This top was originally $88, and while the price is still a bit high I feel it's worth every penny. I've already worn it and LOVE it. It will absolutely be a staple of mine, and it is super versatile. It likely will replace my old white peasant shirt. 11+/10
WHBM Colorblock Sheath Dress- $114.01
I let fear of missing out affect my decision to purchase this dress at over $100, as it's selling out. It's originally $160 and fits perfectly. The color-blocking hits in just the right places, and it looks pretty amazing on. I'm starting a new job soon and this will be worn on my first day. 10/10
WHBM Dark Wash Skinny Jean- $55.58
These jeans were originally $78- and they're already sold out. They are the best fitting jeans I own now! They may end up replacing two pairs, we'll see how I feel next month when I review my wardrobe. I've worn these several times already. 10+/10.

Gifts

None

Returns-
I ordered this top in black and in white. The white is stunning but the black wasn't as special, so sending back. Could reconsider at a major cut in price, but not at $63.

Purges- 1


Green Blazer-
As much as I love the color, I have to admit it has limited use in my wardrobe. It only goes with my black and white tops! I can only think of 1 way to wear it, because it doesn't go well with dresses or skirts, and when I am being honest with myself I know I'll never wear it with jeans either. I hope the next owner loves it much more!

Shopping List

So, how'd I do on my shopping list? I created this list in December 2014, when I was planning my budget and it is subject to change!

Spring/Summer Items- 5
  • Flat pair of sandals
  • Replacement tan flats
  • Blouse in a vibrant print
  • White blouse- purchased
  • New Gray or colored jeans - purchased dark denim jeans
Fall/Winter Items- 4
  • Replacement winter coat
  • Replacement winter boots- black
  • Replacement sweater
  • Ankle Boots
  • Replacement Black Cardigan
All Season Items- 12
  • Replacement purse
  • New pair of mid-height black heels 
  • Necklace
  • Earrings
  • Bracelet
  • Scarf in multiple colors - purchased
  • 2 tops that work professionally and casually
  • New Jacket or Blazer- changed to Professional Dress - Purchased
  • Wrap style or flowy dress - Purchased

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