Thursday, March 31, 2016

Budgeting Bloggers: March 2016

If I had to pick a theme for this month's shopping, I think I'd say preppy!  Or fancy.  It was 100% LOFT and Kate Spade this month, with a trip to some outlets in Orlando.

  1. LOFT Cardigan in black and coral (originally $44.99 each, paid $22.50 each on BOGO) I needed to replace a black one that I'd ruined in the wash, and these were on BOGO at the outlets when I was in Orlando for work.
  2. kate spade Tock Flats in black (originally $178, paid $107):  I have a newfound love for flats that have elastic edges around them for comfort.  I don't normally splurge on shoes (most of mine are from Payless) but these were calling my name on sale at the outlets.  I've already worn them a handful of times!
  3. kate spade Bow Keychain in red (originally $38, paid $23):  Because it was red and the Hoosiers were going to play Kentucky that weekend and I needed a change.  No real reason other than that.
  4. kate spade Lolly Wristlet and Phone Case (originally $88 and $53, paid $40 and $24):  Because it was cute and matchy.  Impulsive, and I already use them.
$252 spent -  $20 sold/earned = $232 total spent in March

$159.50 savings

Quarter Budget: $258 left - $232 in March  = +$26

So, overall, I did well with my $500 quarterly budget!  I consistently either didn't overshop or I sold items I don't wear anymore.  I also got a nice raincoat for my birthday from Dan, which didn't count against my budget either.

Birthday Gift

MICHAEL Michael Kors Belted Zip Front Coat in black (originally $240, on sale for $72, exactsimilar):  Confession, my friend has this coat, or something very similar, in another color, and I was staring into my coat closet the other day realizing that I just don't wear some of the jackets and coats that I'd purchased before, because of the color most likely.  I wear a lot of black, and this felt suitable for chilly and rainy days, dressed up or down.  So I snagged it for a relative song!  I'm listing the ones I don't wear on Poshmark.

What did you buy this month?

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