march 2016 budget

It’s that time of the month again, friends. Time to come clean about what I bought this month. I don’t know why, but I’ve been really feeling lace-y flow-y outer-garments this month. I also did some shopping in California while I was on vacation visiting my mom.

March 2016 fashion budget

Here’s what I got:

1) Bionica Sirus wedges, local boutique in Bakersfield, CA – $130 {exact shoes here}
2) Johnny Was open front lace cardigan / flowy crochet jacket, local boutique  – $100 on sale {similar here}
3) Lost River Clothing Company Popcorn Poncho, local boutique – $30 {exact here}
4) Kate Spade striped bow top, consignment credit
5) Banana Republic contrast tie-front blouse – on sale for $27 {exact here}
6) Banana Republic bird print popover blouse – on sale for $20 {exact is sold out but here’s a similar one}
7) Ethyl lace embroidered poncho top, local boutique – $50 {exact here}

Yikes. I’m scared to even tally all this up!

Now, I had $91 left over for the quarter, plus I had a check for $175 for selling stuff at the consignment shop…plus I have more money in my account that I can take out to pay for all of this stuff.

Total is $357 minus $91 minus $175 and that leaves me with $91 over budget. I can use up $91 of my consignment credit and so I come in without having gone over budget. I know it’s a little bit of fuzzy math but I guess it works because I am selling stuff consistently at the consignment store. But HOLY MOLY did I spend a lot this month.

This month, I start with another $375 to spend for the quarter. And I think I’ve got enough tops and work pants but I’m looking for a nice maxi dress, maxi skirt, and I never did find my ballet flats.

Now it’s your turn to spill the beans: how did YOU do this month?

As always, I’m linking up with Franish.


4 thoughts on “march 2016 budget

  1. I love that pink blouse. I did not buy a single thing in March that I kept. I bought a dress for a special date Mr O and I went on but it didn’t suit me so it got sent straight back. Now I have bought my maternity wardrobe I think I am done for the foreseeable future.

    1. It’s not worth keeping items that don’t suit you or don’t make you feel great. I am working on that concept myself – especially when I find things at second hand or thrift stores – I have to remind myself that I don’t have to buy things just because they’re cheap.

    1. The shoes are SUPER comfy. Now, I wouldn’t go on a hike with them but they’re perfect for the office and even running errands. The footbed has a lot of padding. It’s been raining a lot here so I haven’t been wearing them much but I plan on it this summer.

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