Friday, August 29, 2014

August Budget

I don't know if you guys noticed, but it's the end of August.  This month has seriously flown by.  With the end of the month comes another budget post!  This month I filled a couple of holes in my wardrobe, as well as picked up a couple of trendier pieces.  The blazer was an absolute steal (I may have stalked it online every day until my size was available), and I'm excited to have it since the black one I've been wearing a lot recently is way too big.  With the addition of another pencil skirt I'm feeling like the job interview section of my closet has been filled.  As far as the trendy pieces, well, I just couldn't say no.  Here's the damage for August:

And now for my biggest purchase this month: a new coat!  I was browsing at Nordstrom Rack for some new gym shoes, and came across this beauty:

With the color, the cut, and the leather detailing, it's seriously the coat of my dreams.  I've been missing a longer dressy wool coat in my wardrobe for a while (making it confusing every time I dress up in cold weather) and so am super excited that I found this baby at such a good price.  I usually allow myself one new coat and one new pair of boots each fall/winter, so after the boots I picked up last month, it looks like I'm done with my big ticket items for the year.

Old Navy Graphic Tee: originally $14.94, on sale $10, used credits $0
Ann Taylor Pencil Skirt: originally $89, on sale $53.40
Baublebar Necklace: originally $46, on sale $20
JCrew Boyfriend Blazer: originally $198, on sale $58.80
Apt 9 Sweatshirt: originally $40.00, on sale $17.99
Marc New York Coat (similar): originally $350, on sale $138.99

Total Spent: $289.18
Total Saved: $448.76

And so I just squeaked in under budget again!  Since I don't have any more holes to fill in my closet, I'm not really sure what I'll be shopping for in September, besides lots and lots of fall clothes.

How did you do on your budget for August?

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  1. Love that coat! I just saw a similar on in my issue of In Style

  2. That coat is amazing! Such a great deal. I am kinda jealous :)


  3. That coat is amazing, I absolutely love the color!

    prosecco in the park

  4. Wowzers - what a great coat! You are actually making me wish it was winter, which is a big deal for me :)

  5. That coat is amazing. I feel like now I have to rush out to Nordstrom Rack to see if I can't find something as splendid for myself!

  6. Oh my word! What a steal on that coat! It is gorgeous! I have a light colored long wool coat and a dark colored long wool coat. I've been dying to have one with a little interest. Sounds like i need to be hitting up a Nordstrom rack. They always have the best stuff. I'm loving all the tailored pieces you got this month too. Just gorgeous!

  7. Love the August budget finds!