Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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 2017 budget here.

Ahhh how is August already almost over?! After buying all of the things in July, here's a much more reasonable budget post - I actually only bought three of these items this month since two are holdovers that I forgot to share in July! Giving myself a big pat on the back right now ;)

Here's what I snagged this month:

Halogen Cashmere Poncho (available in more colors here) - originally $149, on sale $98.90. I loooooove this piece. Honestly even on sale the price is more than I would normally pay for something like this, but really I'm so glad I did. It's really soft and comfortable, and I've already worn it while traveling. I know I'm going to get a ton of use out of it this fall and winter.
Ann Taylor Suede Sandals - originally $128, on sale + used rewards $66.80. I already own these exact heels in green and have been wearing them everywhere this summer, so when I saw this pretty fall red was available I had to snag them. I've already worn them a couple of times, they're so comfortable!!
Ann Taylor Floral Dress - originally $139, on sale + used rewards $73.40. This dress is so, so cute in person. It's an amazing cut that's flowy but still flattering at the same time, and really is the perfect length that works for work or the weekend.
Socialite Tie Thermal Tee - $39. I'm still not 100% sure on this tee - I think it just would look better if it were slightly more oversized on me. But I love the concept so much I might keep it anyway. It's fun that it's lightweight and short sleeved, which will be great for transitioning into fall (but will still work with cardigans once the weather cools down). Right now it's sitting in my return pile but I keep trying it on to see if I want to give it a chance.
Gentle Souls Loafers (also available in taupe) - originally $149.95, on sale $99.90. In case you've somehow missed it, I have incredibly picky feet. These are basically the comfiest things I've ever put on them between the already broken in heel and the cushioned insoles. They'll be great for my big work conference coming up at the end of September!

Total Spent: $378
Total Saved: $226.95

So, if I do end up returning that thermal tee I'll be right on budget for the month! Maybe I do want to take it back haha ;) I'm really happy with everything else I got this month though, and I'm happy I spent a little more on each item to get some quality pieces for my closet. As far as next month goes, I'm looking for a few more transitional pieces to get me through the early part of fall.

What are you shopping for?

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