Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September Budget

Every month I post about my clothing budget. My budget per month is $300, which to some may seem like a lot and to others a little, but feels just right for me. You can read my thoughts on my 2014 budget here

Another month, another budget post. Usually September is a high month for me, but not this year. I think it's partially because I still love all of my fall clothes from last year, partially because I'm not quite ready for sweaters yet, and partially because Jeff and I are currently looking to buy a house and need to save our dollars and cents ;) I managed to fill a few holes in my closet, so overall I'm pretty pleased with the month.

Here's the damage for September:

Adrienne Vittadini Thomas Bootie (DSW) - $69.95. Every year when the weather gets cold enough for tights, I start to panic about shoe selection. Every holiday party I went to last year was a struggle because I didn't have any closed-toe heels I could wear with tights, except for one old pair that's so uncomfortable I can't wear them if there will be any walking involved. I'm excited to have found this heeled pair that (so far) seem pretty comfy!
Girly Chevron Necklace - $16. I lost my favorite long necklace at some point last year, which was a total bummer because it's hard finding longer necklaces that work with a bigger chest. I was super excited to find this one (and at such a good price!) and have been wearing it basically nonstop ever since (ahem).
Zella Leggings - $52. My favorite leggings were falling apart, and I've heard people rave about these so I had to give them a try. Length? Check. Full coverage? Check. Comfy? Check check check.
Banana Republic Sweater - originally $79.50, on sale + used rewards $37.70. I try ponchos and oversized sweaters on all the time and usually they don't work on me, but for some reason this one does. It helps that I ordered the Small/XSmall so it isn't so oversized. I'm excited to wear this with leggings and boots once it cools down a little more.
LOFT Hi-Lo Tee (in black and purple) - originally $49.50 each, on sale $24.75 each. I got this tee in green back in August, and once it went on sale again picked up the black and purple versions. They're so flattering and seem to work for any occasion, so I've been wearing them all the time.

Total Spent: $225.15
Total Saved: $91.30

Once again I'm not really sure what I'm looking for next month (besides a new watch) - probably as the weather cools down I'll be looking for some sweaters, but I don't feel like I need anything. We'll see how the month plays out.

Since we're three quarters through the year, here's how the budget has been going so far:

January: $309.38
February: $256.22
March: $300.33
April: $228.74
May: $196.20
June: $401.28
July: $178.30
August: $275.40
September: $225.15

Total Spent: $2,371
Average per month: $263.44

Did you have a clothing budget this month? How did you do?

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