Well it looks like my September and October shopping really did get flipped this year, because while I bought just three items in September I went a little crazy this month. Whoops. I say that because I usually barely shop in October, and one year even did a shopping ban.
I actually probably would have ended up under budget if these beautiful lace-up heels hadn't walked into my life. I'm not really a heels person because I'd much prefer to be comfortable (plus I have really fussy feet), but I've had these babies for a week now and have already managed to wear them three times. I wouldn't say they're SUPER comfortable or anything, but I did walk a mile in them last Friday because you have to walk a mile to get to anything in Chicago, and my feet felt fine afterwards!
So anyways, here's the damage for October:
LOFT Shawl Open Cardigan (in white and eggplant): originally $59.50, on sale $29.75 x2. This sweater is so cozy, not too oversized, and still the perfect length for leggings, so I had to buy two ;)
LOFT Tunic Sweater (seen here): originally $49.50, on sale $24.75.
Sam Edelman Lace-up Heels: $130. Love, love, love, love, love.
J. Crew Factory Flannel Button Down (seen here): originally $69.50, on sale $34.50. The fit in this is "perfect fit" and yes, ohmygee it seriously is the perfect fit. So flattering.
Target Scarf: $19.99. Because I definitely needed another scarf.
L.L.Bean Scotch Plaid Shirt (in Black Watch and Prince Charles Edward): originally $44.95, on sale $35.96 x2. These are so warm and cozy I might buy a few more ;)
Total spent: $340.66
Total saved: $137.23
In all honesty, I did actually buy two more things that didn't wind up on the budget. Jeff and I bought each other some presents in a little fit of celebration from Vineyard Vines last week during their friends and family sale, and since they didn't come out of my normal clothing budget I decided not to include them. I got this adorable striped Shep Shirt and a flannel hat that I've been eyeing ever since I included it in this packing post last year. Jeff got a new button down because I bought him one Vineyard Vines shirt over the summer and turned him into a preppy little monster. They're basically all he wears now.
I honestly have no idea what I'll be shopping for next month. I thought I was going to snag this cute coat but tried it on over the weekend and didn't love it. I have been wanting a new pair of boots but haven't seen any I like yet so we'll see.
Did you budget in October? How did you do?
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