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march 2017 budget

March was a good time to thrift some sweaters, and I was able to pick up some really cute ones, wore them a few times, then put them away for the summer. I also picked up 2 really cute pairs of shoes; I think they’re my favorite finds this month.

Here’s what I got in March:

march 2017 budget

J Crew dress, $10 from Clothes Mentor
Holly Aiken wallet, $10 from Clothes Mentor {probably going to give this to a friend}
Holly Aiken wristlet, $10 from Clothes Mentor
Express leather belt, $1.39 thrifted
Johnnie b doggy cardigan for kids, $4.59 thrifted
Talbots heart sweater, $5 thrifted
Madewell neon sweater, $4.59 thrifted
Wallace heart sweater, $4.59 thrifted (not pictured)
J Crew factory purple cardigan, $4.59 thrifted
Leota dress, $15 after coupon
Arche shoes, $0 after consignment credit
Banana Republic bi-stretch angle seam dress (new), $50 after discounts and gift cards {exact}
Kate Spade wallet, $40 from local thrift boutique (BNIB)
Marc by Marc Jacobs top $6 from Clothes Mentor
Banana Republic black slacks, $3.59 thrifted
Gap jeans, $3.59 thrifted (not pictured)
Dansko Demetra in Black Milled Nubuck

Dansko Demetra in Black Milled Nubuck, $65 (mom paid the rest)

TOTAL = $237.93

Well, not the best but I guess not the worst. I did get lots of cute stuff ūüôā

Linking up with Franish.


august 2016 budget

I know I’m going to sound like a broken record here but sheesh…this summer went by FAST. It was busy, steaming hot, and did I mention busy!? I am really excited that it’s September. That means fall is just around the corner.

Let’s take a look at my purchases for August, shall we?
August 2016 Budget
Melissa Petal - Pink Pearl -- Melissa Harmonic Sandals

  1. Lands End tote, thrifted $1.50
  2. Vintage Coach Willis purse, thrifted $1.75
  3. LOFT skirt, thrifted $3.60
  4. Misook black midi skirt, thrifted $4
  5. Vince Camuto peplum top, thrifted $3.60
  6. Cole Haan wedge pumps, thrifted $3.50
  7. Michael Stars blue cowl neck top, thrifted $4
  8. Max Studio geometric pattern blouse, thrifted $3.50
  9. LOFT cat print tee, thrifted $1.50
  10. Kitty print peter pan collar blouse, $13 at Ross
  11. Knox Rose flowy blouse, $11.50 at Target


  • Melissa Petal (in Pink Pearl) Dorsey shoes, from local boutique $30
  • Melissa Harmonic Sandals, from local boutique $20

Total ¬†= $101.45; not bad… that leaves $95.55 for September (my quarterly budget is $375).

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

As always, linking up with Franish.

may 2016 budget

Wow, I can’t believe it’s almost June already. I know I literally say this exact thing every month but it’s truly a shock how fast times goes by. Lately I’ve been obsessed with shopping ebay. I haven’t had the time or patience to do as much thrifting but I still have the thrift bug and with online marketplaces like ebay, thredup, etc. you can “thrift” (sort of?) without leaving your home.

Here’s what I got this month:May 2016 Budget

I quickly became obsessed with the Dansko Randa sandals when I saw it on a coworker. Even though I didn’t really need another sandal, I had to go for it and I’m glad I did. They’re super comfortable and add a bit of height without hurting my back.

Dansko Randa Sandal Tangerine

Top L to R:
1) Runaway Moogfest t-shirt, local boutique, $25
2) Brooks Brothers tie-neck blouse, thrifted, $4
3) NYDJ sleeveless blouse in abstract print, ebay, $13
4) Misook open front black cardigan, ebay, $29
5) Dansko Randa sandals, ShoeBuy, on sale for $50

Total = $121

I had $275 left for the quarter last month so now I’ve got $154 left for June.

As always, I’m linking up with Franish.

P.S. happy Memorial Day. 

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  Р$100 on sale {similar here}
3) Lost River Clothing Company Popcorn Poncho, local boutique Р$30 {exact here}
4) Kate Spade striped bow top, consignment credit
5) Banana Republic contrast tie-front blouse Рon 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.

july 2015 budget

Wow, I can’t believe it’s August already, y’all. Time to confess: July was a big shopping month for me. I really needed a new tote to haul all my work stuff and laptop, and I needed a pair of casual sneaker type shoes for the weekends. And then I ended up with a few other things, oops.

Here’s what I got this month:

  1. Durham Bulls jersey tank, $30
  2. Rough and Tumble tote, $50 [available here]
  3. Rockport Rock On Air Comfort Slip-On Flat, $52 from Amazon [still available]
  4. Talbots lemon print tee, thrifted $1.49
  5. Turquoise tunic tank, gift from my mom
  6. Grey tunic, from local boutique $26
  7. New York & Company black and white jumpsuit, $20 from Clothes Mentor
  8. Michael Michael Kors tank, thrifted $1.49
  9. Moschino I love 70s watch, thrifted $1.99 [sadly it doesn’t keep time, even after a new battery]
  10. Cable necklace/bracelet, thrifted $3.00
  11. Turquoise & metal bracelet, used consignment credit
  12. Magnifier necklace, thrifted $5.00
  13. Vintage whistle necklace, thrifted $4.00
  14. Vintage turquoise & sterling silver necklace, vintage jewelry store $40

-$106 from blog income
TOTAL = $127.47
july 2015 budget
july 2015 budget

Well, I guess considering, I didn’t go too far off my $100 monthly budget, plus I got lots of nice items.

Now it’s YOUR turn to spill the beans…how did you do this month?

As always, I’m linking up with Franish, so you should go check her blog out if you haven’t already.