February Budget

I started off the month thinking I was going to be completely reserved in my purchases, utilizing gift cards left over from the holidays and blog earnings, but then I went to the clearance sale at Roundabout that all went out the window.

Prior to that I'd been pretty good. Not to mention that Sean treated me to the J.Crew Factory grey peacoat I'd been coveting since November, as well as a silk Joie blouse that I saw posted on Coco's instagram feed, just because. (Thanks sweetie.)

My resolve for next month is to try and minimize my purchases even more, but oh, a $20 off $50 coupon for DSW came in the mail and I'm doomed before I even begin.

All of the items shown here are more conceptual than actual.

My Purchases
"Zippy" Brown Leather Jacket, $115 by Anna Trzebinski via Roundabout
Shawl Surplice Blouse, $23 by Tracy Reese via Roundabout (buy on eBay)
Wool Fedora, $12 at Forever 21
Gold Stacking Rings, $7 by Gorjana via TJMaxx (used gift card)
Camel Cardigan, $24 by Max Studio via Marshalls (used gift card)

Total Spent = $150

Gifted Items
Lace Back Sophia Sweater, $129 at Cabi
Grey Cobblestone Cardigan $98 at Cabi
Destructed Skinny Jean $119 at Cabi


  1. GOrgeous finds, and what a good guy to treat you to this coat! Great Gorjana finds. :)


  2. Well, although you weren't totally reserved, you certainly have me beat. I bought two things this month, and one - a pair of work trousers that I was long overdue to replace but absolutely had to as I'm about to spend two weeks working face to face with people - exceeded your entire budget. But the other, I think, would have made your proud - a blazer from Zara magically marked down from $140 to $39. I couldn't believe it was left in my size! I do love that Max Studio cardigan you picked up, I've been on the hunt for more good camel pieces and the colour of that one is just perfect.

  3. You bought some really great pieces though! So I think it was an okay month! Hehe :D

  4. hahahaha @ ''went out the window'' , tell me about trying to stick to budget when shopping , i always make that mistake too.But you got some really great items here. Great sets .


  5. Marshall's is amazing! You scored with the Max Studio cardigan; I just love it. :]

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  6. It definitely helps me having a budget and getting some things gifted. I'd be in trouble if it weren't for those things. Loving what you got though. Some great, classic pieces.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  7. you got some great pieces this month, love the camel cardi.

  8. Sometimes those sales spoil the best laid plans-and then there are times you have money to burn and nothing catches your eye! You got some classic, versatile items this month!

  9. Yes, but you got such good stuff! I especially love the Tracy Reese blouse you got, I think that is my favorite of yours this month. Also, I think you really got a lot for your money.

  10. I love the mix of high and low items, can't wait to see how you style that F21 hat!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  11. You might ave bought more than you planned, but all of these are great purchases I think! :) You managed to get a lot of things for $150.

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  12. Loving the items you got this month, especially that "Zippy" leather jacket!

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  15. Beautiful finds! It's so hard to be good when pretty things are on sale :)

  16. Woohoo! I'm so proud of you! It's good to be able to restrict sometimes, and you still snagged some amazing and versatile deals.

  17. You still did a great job and I know you'll rock the fedora and jacket for a while!

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  18. I keep debating on whether or not I want a wool hat! It gets really windy in my city...I always have a fear that the hat will blow off never to be seen again.


  19. U got some great stuff! I have to stick to no shopping for s couple of months!