March Budget

Once again I only did okay with watching my spending this month. I bought three pairs of jeans because I was feeling bored to death of the few pairs that have been on heavy rotation all winter, and partly because I had lots of credit card rewards from my Gap Card burning a hole in my pocket.

My favorite purchase of the month would have to be the black lace-up flats - so cute, comfortable, and with a DSW coupon, a steal at $30. The impulse purchases were the $10 sunglasses and a couple of basic tees on clearance at Gap ($7 each, how could I say no?) The splurge of the month is the little pink Coach bag, and even though I had funds in my PayPal account to cover it, I'm still counting towards the total.

With my birthday coming up in less than two weeks I can't promise that some birthday related "treat yo' self" purchases won't arise, but I need to remember to be more mindful of how I'm spending my money.

March budget

Kenneth Cole Reaction Sunglasses, $10 at Marshalls
Coach Pink Penny Bag, $67 via Ebay
Grey Boat Neck Tee, $7 at Gap
Black Short Sleeve Tee, $7 at Gap
AK Anne Klein Ottila Flat, $30 at DSW
Grey 1969 Skinny Jeans at Gap $4.22 (after rewards)
Rockstar Jeans in Cyan, $15.64 at Old Navy (after rewards)
Distressed Boyfriend Jeans, $8 at Old Navy (after gift card)

Total: $179

Gifted Items
Coast Waterproof Jacket, $143 at Joules
Layered Sweater, $40 at Chadwicks
Sheath Dress, $60 at Chadwicks
Elizabeth Cole Loyce Earrings, $74 at Shopbop (+ $30 to have the posts replaced)
Clare V. Leopard Clutch, $220 at Shopbop

15 comments

  1. Ooh love that Joules jacket! You didn't do too bad MONEY-wise with your spending though, so that's good!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  2. Hey you beat me ! I spent about 52.00 bucks this month.
    Oh and I am so envious of your new pair of grey jeans.

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  3. As long as you are happy with your purchases it is money well spent. Enjoy your birthday when it comes and spoil yourself a little.

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  4. My favorites are your black lace-up flats too, I'm just loving that trend so much! And Gap tees are great, I don't think you'll regret those either. I'm crushing on your Clare V leopard clutch too, it's gorgeous.

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  5. I think I need to take a page from your book and start tracking my monthly purchases - not because I spend that much but because somehow my closet keeps filling up without my being able to understand how. And I completely agree, who can say no to $7 t-shirts?
    xox,
    Cee

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  6. Lace up shoes are all the rave at the moment, I've recently brought a pair, but the ones you have there are amazing, they look great.Have a lovely weekend ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  7. That Coach bag is so pretty! Definitely worth the splurge :)

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  8. I'm loving all your purchases! The lace up flats and the Clare V. clutch are my favorites!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  9. Those lace up flats are totally adorable. I still can't decide to get one or not, I hate fussy shoes!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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  10. Sometimes you've gotta buy new jeans! It's those staples that keep your wardrobe together, so no harm done. :)

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  11. Great purchases this month! The jacket you got is so cute!

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  12. The leopard bag so beautiful! Great haul this month!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  13. Really love that pink bag and grey jeans!

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  14. I adore the grey jeans and I need that jacket - it looks so comfy. Kisses, darling.

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  15. The coach bag and gray jeans are classic items! Definitely treat yourself again in 2 weeks ;)

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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