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.

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


  1. Ooh love that Joules jacket! You didn't do too bad MONEY-wise with your spending though, so that's good!

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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?

  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 ♥

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

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

  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

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

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

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

  13. Really love that pink bag and grey jeans!

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

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

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living