Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December Budget

And I'm back with the last budget post of 2014! I'll talk next week about my thoughts about the budget overall for the year and plans for 2015, so for now I'll just talk about how I did in December. I was actually kind of surprised that I didn't spend more, because I feel like all I ever do in December is shop. I guess I did more shopping for other people than me, which is really the way it should be. I also found some pretty amazing sales which helped me stay way under budget.

This month I was looking for a more casual dress to wear for all of my holiday parties, as well as something to wear to a wedding I'm going to in January, and also a white top to wear when I go to work events (I have to wear a white top and black bottoms along with a branded red track jacket - super cute, I know). I also was looking for new jeans, I bought this pair and loved them - so comfy - but ultimately decided to return them because they're just a tinge too short on me even in tall. I really wish the whole "ankle length" trend would end, on my silly long legs they end up looking more like capris.

So anyway, here's how I did for December:

Ann Taylor Faux Leather Pocket Dress - originally $139, on sale $36
The Limited Zip Back Skater Dress - originally $69.95, on sale $19.99
Ann Taylor Layered Crepe Tank - Black - originally $54, on sale $15
Ann Taylor Layered Crepe Tank - White - originally $54, on sale $15
The Limited Texture Front Sweater - originally $59.95, on sale $23.95
JCrew Factory Pencil Skirt - originally $89.50, on sale $35.80

Total Spent: $145.74
Total Saved: $320.66

I didn't spend that much this month, but now thanks to some Christmas cash burning a hole in my pocket I may go a little crazy in January. I fully believe in actually spending any money I get for  Christmas or my birthday on presents for me, so anything that I gift to myself I'll share the price but not count it toward my monthly total.

How did you do in December?

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  1. Spent just a touch over $220 in December, but it was money well spent. Love the pencil skirt and sweater :)

  2. Not bad at all and they are cute things, congrats.

  3. Jen of Belle de CoutureJanuary 1, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    Just found your blog! You are just darling! Happy New Year!


  4. love that dress with the leather pockets!!! so contemporary chic!!

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  5. Ooh girl, that skater dress is just lovely! I really like that color - and that it's repeated in your sweater and pencil skirt.