december 2016 budget

happy new year || december 2016 budet

Happy near year, friends! I know it’s super cliche by now, but’s.2017.already? Yep, this is goodbye to you, 2016, and good riddance. I hope y’all had a great holiday and new year! Here’s to hoping that 2017 brings happiness, peace, togetherness, and super amazing thrifted goodies.

December was a fun month. There was a lot of thrifting and a lot of shopping, both Christmas/holiday and otherwise.

december 2016 budget



Here’s what I got this month (the board above has most of what I got but there are a few items that are not exact) – 


  • Banana Republic pink skirt, $10 from ThredUp {sign up and get $10 to shop}
  • Dansko clogs, $28 from ThredUp
  • Express Portofino shirt red & white anchors, $10 from ThredUp
  • J. Crew light blue cardigan, $2 from Salvation Army Store
  • Purple bolero cardigan, $2.50 from Salvation Army Store
  • Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress, $25 Pennies for Change thrift store
  • Cat tote, $5 Pennies for Change thrift store
  • Brown belt, $4 Pennies for Change thrift store
  • Black belt, $5 Pennies for Change thrift store
  • Cole Haan bow peep toe pumps, $11 Pennies for Change thrift store
  • Banana Republic black fit flare dress, $4.59 GCF store
  • Levi’s denim sleeveless shirt, $3.59 GCF store
  • Catherine Malandrino knit black dress, $4.59 GCF store
  • J. Crew downtown field jacket, $4.59 GCF store
  • ModCloth Fashionably Elate Top in burgundy, $3.59 GCF store
  • Talbots geometric print blouse, $3.59 GCF store
  • Athleta long-sleeve shirt, $3.59 GCF store {probably going to consign this one}
  • Express portofino shirt striped, $10 from
  • Express portofino shirt polka dot, $7 from
  • Banana Republic green skirt, $8 from
  • Deletta Caledonia dress, $18 from ebay


bixi awotan brown leather tote

  • Bixi Awotan Merida tote bag (made in Mexico), shown above! $125 from local craft market {find the black leather version on Etsy}
  • Brown & grey Hue brand tights, $7 each from Nordstrom Rack

Drumroll, please….the total amount spent was…$312.63 (HOLY CRAP! EEEEK)


  • I returned that North Face rain jacket to REI for $80
  • I sold $125 worth of my personal stash of purses
  • My regular quarterly budget breaks down to $125 per month

So, after all that, I’ve got $18 left for the month. Not bad? I guess. Not great, honestly. 

Now it’s your turn to spill the beans…how did you do in December?

As always, I’m linking up with Franish!


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