Friday, September 5, 2014

August Budget

Dang it, I was doing such a good job with my budget. August started off okay shopping wise, but then it didn't and by the 8th I had to cut myself off and say no more. I knew that I was going on a girls trip that would include shopping, plus it was hubby's birthday month so I really had to rein my addiction in.

But enough of that, here's what I got:



1. JustFab Grace dress. I love this dress so much, seen here. $21.15
2. Snowflake Sweater (similarish). Perfect Christmas sweater, and great for NYC! $16.94
3. Scarf (similar). Look, I needed it for my outfits that I have planned for NYC. $12.99
4. JustFab Legacy bag. I love this with my whole heart, seen here. $21.15
5. Kate Spade Planner. I couldn't help it, ok? $27.03
6. Converse White Sleeveless Blouse. Gina made me do it. $20.13

I also bought this Old Navy Striped Hoodie after I saw it on a few bloggers but I didn't love it like I thought I would, so back it went.

Here's what I picked up on our girls labor day trip:


Striped tunic ($26) + portsmouth tank ($15)

Total damage:  $160.39.

So I spent more than I wanted overall, and I really should have been more careful at the start of the month to account for the girls trip, but what you gonna do. I'm really proud I didn't buy more on that trip - I bought some souveniers like a mug, christmas ornament and a koozie... and a lot of food and alcohol. Plus August was KC's birthday, and my best friend's birthday. So after all that, September is hopefully going to be a no shopping month for me.

38 comments:

  1. That dress and bag are super cute! I can't believe the price tags! Are you happy with the quality?

    Sam
    That Curious Cat

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  2. I love that dress, it is so cute! I also really like the scarf, it looks so cosy!

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  3. The detail on that dress is so pretty. Scarves are essential, I am obsessed with them. Such pretty things.

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  4. i'm going to start making scarves again this season; starting with a mini infinity scarf for a 5yr old for her birthday :)

    also, i spent a lot on organizing jazz and appliances that were on sale. did i NEED another crockpot that was on sale for $24? yes, because it was 4qt and my 2qt wasn't big enough.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  5. Love everything you got! And since you got some wintery things I think it's totally okay... plus whenever you travel I feel like it's too hard not to buy a few things!

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  6. LOL, I'm #sorrynotsorry I made you get that blouse it but it's such a nice basic, versatile, staple piece. And only $20! And you can layer it in the fall with blazers and sweaters and what not. That's a freaking investment right there!! Now I just watch and wait to see how you wear it. :)

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  7. That dress is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I can't wait to wear normal people clothes again

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  8. woa, if i did a list of what i bought in august i think i would run away and never return! i'd say you did pretty well :) in my eyes.... lol

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  9. Ughhhh blogger stop eating my comments!!!! Anyways......I think you did really good girl!! I think I need to start documenting with pictures all the clothing purchases I make in a month.....it would probably be very eye opening!

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  10. I'm still lusting over that Kate Spade planner! I think it's only a matter of time before I cave haha. Good luck with no spending September! This month is always my worst.. something about fall/back to school time makes me want to SHOP!

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  11. Damn you! The month that I'm giving up my credit card you show me that gorgeous dress! Just kidding...still love you. But for real...I want it.

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  12. I love that bag! I definitely would have thought it cost A LOT more!! And I love that you are already prepping for your NYC trip. I LOVE the snowflake sweater. It will definitely be perfect for the holidays!

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  13. I need that snowflake sweater and scarf in my life ASAP. And even though you went over budget I am majorly impressed by how little you actually spent on each item!

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  14. Dont be too hard on yourself. You got great deals!

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  15. Wow, awesome deals! LOVE that dress, it's darling! And that scarf looks super cozy!

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  16. But really, those look like all needs to me!!! I am trying to update some of the things in my closet and get some new pieces without killing the wallet. The struggle is real!

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  17. I don't think you did that bad at all!! I love the KS planner- it's pretty much the best!

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  18. There you go - you just caught me money - I'm off to get that planner right now.

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  19. Cost.. not Caught... I wish you caught me money :)

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  20. I've already spent way too much on fall clothes, but I am trying to update and overhaul my wardrobe.

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  21. I love all of these! And 160 isn't that much when you think about all that you got! :)

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  22. That agenda and the scarf!! It makes me ready for fall even more!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  23. Loving that bag. I was going to go check out the Kate Spade planner at a local boutique that carries it, you love it? Hey, $160 for all that stuff is a steal ;)

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  24. I'm not mad at all. I think that planner is really good and fairly affordable. As is the purse, and the dress, and dang it, now I want to buy something. I'm sad today, I should be allowed.. lol

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  25. I think you got a lot for $160 - impressive shopping!!
    Love the dress!!!

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  26. Well, you got stuff you can use for the next 5+ months so I think you got a steal to say the least ;)

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  27. Luh-oooooove that Just Fab dress. It's so pretty and something you could wear for most of the year (I'm picturing adding tights and a long cardigan with a belt for fall, because you needed to know that I guess). And um. that bag. Seriously? I'm in love.

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  28. That sweater is super cute! I always try to budget especially when I have a trip/vacation coming up because I know I'll want to buy things there, but it's so hard sometimes! Looks like you got some great stuff!

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  29. Isn't it crazy how much it adds up?! If I sat there and looked at the shit that I bought last month, I think I would cringe. Lol. I love that snowflake sweater! How cute :)

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  30. I am on the look out for a new planner.... Point me in the right direction for one....

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  31. Kris, that dress is everything!!! I suck at budgeting these days sigh

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  32. I am so bad for spending over my budget, but justifying it by noting that the items I bought were all on sale. To quote my Dad, "is it a bargain if you never really needed it?'. Ergh, I hate Father Logic.

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  33. At least it's all cute right? lol Just kidding if that were true we'd buy ALL the things (well most of the things anyway...)

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  34. I keep coming back and fawning over that planner. It is gorgeous and affordable... oh life. I might have to copy you on this one.

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