December Budget

I tried and failed to be good this month. The velvet dress I got in November from H&M ended up not working out, so I made an impulse decision to buy a last season Banana Republic dress from eBay to wear on Christmas eve. I also spied a listing for a Gorjana necklace I'd been wanting since I borrowed from from Rockbox last year, so I snatched that up too. Then I had some gift cards burning a hole in my pocket and over spent on both. I do however, feel I need to start the new year with a shopping ban, because my shopping has just been excessive lately, and it's quite unnecessary.

Gorjana Tanner Toggle Lariat Necklace, $25 via eBay
Banana Republic Shirred Silk Dress, $35 via eBay
Sterling Bee Ring, bought with Kohl's Cash similar
Matine Tilly Clutch, bought with gift card
Matine Tilly Tote, bought with gift card
Matine Leather Pom, $34
Old Navy Red Lace Up Flats, $16 similar
Thrifted Green Leather Vest, $15 (not pictured)

December Total = $125

Gifted: $50 of merchandise from and a monogram necklace from Get Personlized Jewelry.


  1. The gray dress looks great. It's perfect for the holidays.

  2. That necklace is gorgeous and would be so versatile! I love the fun feel of the lace up flats too! I'm all shopped out, but will still check out anthropologie ;)

  3. Ooh love the necklace and ring! I know what you mean though, I felt that my shopping was overboard in 2015 so this year I did a better job, but 2017 needs to be a little better, hehe

  4. The bee ring is NOW in MY radar Lydia !
    Oh and I should get on that shopping ban wagon too... let me know if you decide to really go for it.

  5. Looove Gorjana, and this necklace is so pretty! And those red lace-ups are super cute!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. I think there are some times of year that tend to lead more to excess and the holidays is definitely one of them. I'm pretty good about my shopping generally but even I got a little out of hand this season! Most of my parcels have yet to be delivered and while I know I'll be happy with everything, I think I may also be a bit embarrassed when it all arrives, so I know where you're at. But they grey dress is just lovely!

  7. This time of year is hard for me because it's my birthday month and I always get rewards at some stores!!
    I really should keep better track and monitor my spending one of these days...:)

  8. I love everything you got! Those red flats are so fun, and it is hard not to take advantage of sales on pieces you love.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. I love the beautiful dress and necklace! You got some really glam items this month. Can't wait to see the green leather vest!

  10. That lariat necklace is gorgeous! I can't believe you scored it for $25!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  11. That necklace (lariat) is so gorgeous! It looks so much more lux than $25!
    The Adored Life

  12. I think you did pretty well this month! That bee ring is too cute. :]

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