august 2014 budget

Hey friends,

Last month, I said that I was going to drop my budget drastically to make up for extra expenses such as our new car and some improvements around the house. Well, I was doing so well and then BAM, I totally fell off the wagon. I am so bad around bags…especially vintage bags and beautiful leather bags. And then I walked into a small thrift store not really looking at much and then I found a locally made leather tote–and of course I couldn’t leave the store without it…

So here’s what I bought this month:

1. Plaid shirt, thrifted $3.39
2. A whole bunch of vintage coach (and dooney bags), thrifted $85
3. Mill & Bird black and white leather tote (made in USA!!) – $125 (thrifted but PRICEY!)

=TOTAL – TOO MUCH!

So there you have it…my goal of only spending $25 was completely blown. BUT I do have a bunch of stuff to consign and a check from ebatesΒ (you get cash back for shopping online so SIGN UP!!)Β Β in order to make up the difference.

Now it’s your turn…how did you do this month???

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22 thoughts on “august 2014 budget

  1. Overbudget, yes, but now you have tons of fabulous bags and an adorable plaid shirt! Since I decided to do a September spending ban I’m just completely avoiding stores…the temptation is too strong! But I believe in you!!!!!!!!

  2. great haul! any tips on cleaning the leather? I’m did an online shopping haul at zulily for the kids. I deleted the app this morning. it was too easy to buy.

  3. I’m the wrong person to ask about finances lol. I buy everything. lol. I absolutely love your outfit, though!! I love the mixed prints and colors. Perfect!!

  4. Totally understandable, girlfriend, we wouldn’t be able to walk away form any of those bags either. Can’t wait to see them in your future posts. Have a fabulous weekend, doll.

    XOXO Nensi & Natasha

  5. There is always next month, great finds though! Sooooo I’m going to sway worth it. πŸ™‚ I just signed up for Ebates, do you just do most of your shopping online now or do you refer friends and family and get a cash back that way? Not sure the best way to go about doing this, I’m such an I want it NOW shopper haha.

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