November Budget

I decided to wait until the ugliness of Black Friday was over to post my budget, and while I may end up returning a few of these things I decided I'd rather just post so I can reflect on everything I bought this month and keep it as a reminder of how much I need to not be shopping for myself at all in December.

I had the good fortune of a little blog revenue this month, but rather than being smart about it, I let the Paypal balance burn a hole in my pocket and splurged on a Tory Burch dress and a bag from Banana Republic.

I was also ebaying and poshmarking again, and the anchor sweater is kind of miss - It's a J.Crew size small which is normally fine, but this sweater is really on the small side and may end up being a re-posh.

On the upside, the dark floral blouse from Old Navy is quite lovely, and the velvet pants are stretchy and comfy and at half off, who could resist?

Both bodysuits were purchased today, so I'm really excited to try them out and who knows, perhaps they will solve all my shirt tucking problems and I'll be a convert!

Banana Republic Italian Suede Accordion Bag, $77
Old Navy Floral Popover Blouse, $14
J.Crew Anchor Sweater $15 via Poshmark
H&M Velvet Dress, $20
Tory Burch Green Silk Dress, $108 via Yoox
Banana Republic Bucket Bag, $25 via eBay
New York & Co. Obi Belt, $12
Old Navy Velvet Pants, $19
H&M Velvet Bodysuit, $24
Carmen Marc Valvo Bodysuit, $19 via TJMaxx
J.Crew Plush Fleece Excursion Vest, $62 via eBay

Total: $395 - $225 blog income = $170 spent in November


  1. Yea, I always have issues when I have money in PayPal. Always gotta spend it!! *eyeroll*
    I've been meaning to try bodysuits but am too cheap to buy one haha

    1. Haha! I'm the same way. If it's in my checking account no problem, but positive Paypal means buy something!!

  2. Even if you splurged, you still scored beautiful items at great prices! I'm eager to hear about your experience with the body suits. I've considered one, but never made the jump yet.

  3. Oh, I'm so glad you managed to get your hands on that H&M velvet dress. I looked for it everywhere but haven't been able to track it down. I settled for a velvet bodysuit instead and although it's lovely, it's note the velvet dress I wanted so I'm still hopeful I'll find one myself. My bodysuit is a bit different from yours, although also from H&M, and I have to admit I like the neckline on yours even better - clearly my velvet obsession is back with a vengeance and I want everything!

  4. That velvet dress is so on my list now!

  5. Those bodysuits are fabulous! You know, I hadn't done much shopping online since moving up to Iowa, but then my mother and father asked for a Christmas wishlist and it's like I discovered 5,000 new things that I want... ahhhh, the downfall of cute clothing.

  6. Wow! You bought some incredible pieces this month! That H&M dress looks so much more expensive than it was, too. I can't wait to see you in the bodysuits. I've been wondering about them lately.

  7. You got THE BLOUSE everyone is clamoring for on Old Navy! Love it all!

  8. I have to say I absolutly LOVE everything you got, even the bodysuits which I am not a fan of ...