Wednesday, August 30, 2017

August Budget

Every month I post about my clothing budget. My budget per month is $350, which may seem like a lot to some and a little to others, but feels just right for me. You can read my thoughts on my 2016 budget here.

And August 2017 seems to have been the month of shoes! I don't usually focus so much on shoes, but hadn't bought any new pairs in a while, I've loved having a little more variety in my closet. Of course I hurt my knee over the weekend (getting old I guess!) so now I need to ignore anything with a heel for a while. I also freaking love this little floral dress, I wore it sans tee shirt over the weekend and it's such a fun little piece - I'm thinking it also might make an appearance for my cousin's casual farm wedding in a couple of weeks. I'll have a full outfit post up with the dress tomorrow!

Anyway, here's the damage for August:

Topshop Floral Dress - originally $68.00, on sale $33.99
Target Gladiator Sandals - originally $32.99, on sale $16.50. I bought these sandals in a panic when I needed some nude heels at the beginning of the month, and I can't believe the quality for the price I paid!
Target Espadrilles - originally $29.99, on sale $14.95. These were bought on a whim with the previous pair - they were such a good deal I decided to bring them home and see if I'd actually wear them. And I did. A lot. They're surprisingly comfortable, and I get compliments every time I wear them!
Express Hat - $19.90. I saw this on someone's Instagram and immediately had to buy it. I mean, come on, it's so stinking cute. I'm definitely packing it for Labor Day Weekend!!
Ann Taylor Suede Sandals - originally $128, on sale $78. These are one of those pairs of shoes that really make an outfit - I'll be wearing them until it starts to snow!
BP Bow Mules - $69.95. I already own these in blush, and had to have another color for fall! I also am loving the gray version. How cute will these be with some distressed denim and plaid?!
BaubleBar Earrings - originally $36, used points $33. I wanted some statement earrings that would work for fall, and these definitely do the trick! They're really cute in person and are super light and easy to wear.
LOFT Skinny Ankle Pants - originally $69.50, on sale $34.75. I'm on a continuous hunt for dress pants that don't suck. I don't have to dress up often for work, but whenever I do have to I panic because I don't have the right pieces in my closet. These pants are really comfortable and really flattering, so they will definitely fill that closet hole!

Total Spent: $301.04
Total Saved: $153.29

Under budget, yay! I'm excited to see all of the new fall arrivals come into stores, and will definitely be shopping for plaids and sweaters and boots in September - I can't wait!!

Did you budget this month? How did you do?

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