july 2014 fashion budget

So it seems that July was a GREAT month for me, budget-wise. A combination of not buying a lot of stuff plus selling lots of stuff = YAY not spending a lot!

So here’s what I got in July:


1. Vintage Dooney & Bourke bag. OK, this bag was very expensive (for me) but I just love the bright blue color, plus you all know I’m a sucker for vintage leather goods. $115 (incl. shipping) from Poshmark.
2. Coach Janice’s Legacy bag, thrifted $13
3. Coach light green wallet, thrifted $8
4. Gap leather belt, thrifted $1
5. Herve Chapelier tote bag, Clothes Mentor $14
6. Liberty London for Target floral blouse, ebay for $16
7. Liberty London dress, consignment store for $10
8. Clarks sandals (so comfy!), consignment store for $18
9. Silver right, consignment for $13
10. [Not Pictured] 2 bras and a tank top from Nordstrom on sale, $105 … I really need some new bras.

=SUBTOTAL $313
-Selling $75 worth of clothes at Clothes Mentor and $200 in consignments

=TOTAL (after selling clothes and consignment credits) $38

Ok so here’s the deal though, we just bought a new car since I gave my mom my old car to take to California with her when she moves there for her new job. But as you can imagine, having a car payment after many years of not having one means extra expenses. Plus I’d love to save up for a new couch. That means that I’m taking my monthly fashion budget from approx. $100 per month down to $25. My plan is to use this money to put toward the car payment or the new couch.

Well, I hope you all enjoyed my July budget breakdown. Now it’s time for YOU to spill the beans….how was your July???

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16 thoughts on “july 2014 fashion budget

  1. Awesome! You did amazing with your budget!! It’s a really good challenge to bring the budget down to $25- I have a feeling that with your creativity, you’ll be able to still get some great finds!

    1. Thank you!!! Yes, it will be tough for me because I really enjoy shopping (thrifting is my favorite but I’m a bad online shopper). I am going to focus on trying new outfits with things I already have and also trimming down my increasingly overwhelming wardrobe. I can use money from consigning/selling to supplement that $25 budget šŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Abbi! Well there are good months and bad months. Trainers and athletic shoes are items I’m not willing to compromise on, so when I have to buy a new pair, I go over budget by $100+. Its worth it though. Same with event dresses, I bet they are gorgeous! Have you posted them on your blog yet?

      1. Yup. This week and last. One I wore to a wedding and the other was for a supplier cocktail party in a fancy hotel.

  2. GO GIRL! I love these budget posts from you! The Dooney & Bourke bag is so you and I’m sure you’ll use it all the time. Really love the Clarks sandals too šŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Justine:) Oh I just love the bag…it’s the perfect size and shape for me, and I’ve just come to the conclusion that I love having bags that allow me to have full use of my arms. The Clarks sandals are so comfy. They’re not usually something that I’d buy but when I put them on, I wasn’t sure I could leave the store without them. xo

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