Friday, February 27, 2015

February Budget

All month, I thought I hadn't bought very much. Ummm, 9 pieces? Seems like kind of a lot to me, and that doesn't even count my wedding shoes!

Apparently there was a theme for February - neutrals. While I got a lot, they seem to be pieces I'll wear for a while - with the exception, of course, being those Target espadrilles, I just couldn't resist! I've been searching for a pair of black pumps that actually fit (I wear a 10.5 which isn't a real size for the majority of shoes) and are comfortable literally for years, so I was very excited to find this pair. I also replaced my navy striped top that had gotten weirdly stretched out, found a new swimsuit (because, really, you always need a new suit), and got a springy white purse with some of my Christmas dollars. 

Here's the damage for February: 

Michael Kors Pumps - originally $98.95, on sale $79.90
BaubleBar Necklace - originally $48, on sale $36
Target Dress - originally $39.99, on sale $19.98
BaubleBar Earrings - originally $32, on sale and used points $18.40
Target Espadrilles - $24.99
JCrew Tee - originally $49.50, on sale $24.50
BaubleBar Bracelet - originally $36, on sale $27
Kate Spade Bag (similar) - originally $348, on sale $112, "gifted" $0
Target Bikini - originally $32.98, on sale $25.48

Total Spent - $256.22
Total Saved - $106.19

For next month, I'll be on the hunt for dresses to wear to showers/weddings/etc, as well as some springier clothing as the weather (hopefully) heats up.

How did you do on your budget for February?

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  1. You have a lot of awesome go-to pieces in here! Especially the pumps and the Kate Spade bag. I was under budget this month, though it was largely a month for accessories.

  2. I really enjoy your round up each month of your purchases. I bought that zip long sleeved shirt in grey and get a lot of use out of it.


  3. Oh I almost got it in gray too! Probably should have because I've been wearing it every time it comes out of the wash.

  4. I think I'm most excited to have the pumps in my closet, they're a staple I definitely needed. Nice work being under!

  5. Alison @ Peacoat DiariesMarch 1, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Oh, hello fellow 10.5 wearer! I love being told that is a size that "doesn't exist". I'm pretty sure my feet exist...why can't you make a shoe to fit them? Jackie O. wore a 10.5 as well, so we're in good company :)

    I've heard good things about the MK Flex, I want to try them when my current nude pumps bite the dust. And I'm glad the Target espadrilles worked for you, for some reason both the 10 and 11 felt uncomfortable (the ones I tried just didn't have a lot of give). But they are the cutest, for sure.

  6. love the stripes and classic black pumps! great picks!

    love from San Francisco,


  7. Really love the striped top and bracelet!

  8. Jen Dang @ Skirt The RulesMarch 3, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    That Kate Spade bag --- best give ever! :)

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  9. Ooooh, that striped top is so cute - I love the zipper details on the shoulders!