Thursday, July 28, 2016

July 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 2015 budget here

July is almost over, can you believe it?! I bought kind of a lot at the end of the month (ahem #nsale) but it all hasn't arrived yet, so I'm only counting the stuff I definitely decided to keep. It's funny to see the shift in my purchasing habits this month. Basically from January to June I was buying mostly summer items, and now it looks like I've moved on to fall/winter. 

I've been needing a new pair of jeans, so I was excited to find another pair from Madewell in a tall and on sale (which seems to never happen!). Unlike the last pair I bought from there, which I said seemed a touch too big in the knees and calves, this pair fits like a glove. Done and done. 

I shared a bunch of stuff on Snapchat (Missed out? Follow me @kristinadoes) on Tuesday that came in the mail this week. While I kept everything I found at J.Crew Factory, there were a couple of purchases from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that are going back. First are these faux-leather leggings - the fit was fine in the waist, super baggy in the crotch, and incredibly tight in the knees. No thanks! I also am sadly returning the Halogen lace-up flats that seemingly everyone bought - the nude color is oh so pretty but the toebox was just too narrow for me, they pinched my toes in a way that other lace-up flats haven't. 

So anyway, here's what I bought in July: 

LOFT Chambray Blouse - originally $54.50, on sale $22.50
J.Crew Factory Drapey Tee - originally $59.50, on sale $39.50
Madewell Jeans - originally $128, on sale $89.60
Zella Leggings - originally $52.00, on sale $33.90
Sole Society Tote - originally $59.95, on sale $39.90
J.Crew Factory Striped Tee - originally $26.50, on sale $19.50
LOFT Lace-up Dress - originally $79.50, on sale $39.75

Total Spent: $284.65
Total Saved: $175.30

Yay under budget! Next month expect to see a straggler or two from the #nsale, and probably a pair of boots or two ;)

Did you budget in July? How did you do?

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