Tuesday, October 30, 2018

October 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.

Yay for fall, the season of plaid and sweaters!! I know that come January I will be so tired of wearing sweaters, but for now I'm all about it! Here's what I purchased in October:

J.Crew Factory Plaid Scarves - originally $29.50, on sale $17.70 x2. I ordered one of these last year and loved it, so I snagged a few more when they were on sale. I wear these with my winter coats but also just over a sweater or tee.
New Balance Sneakers - originally $69.99, used coupon $49.99. I saw these on Jill and basically had to have them - I mean, how cute is the leather tag?! These are also the sock style of sneaker that I love, which makes them super comfortable and also means they easily slip on and don't need to be worn with socks.
J.Crew Factory Plaid Flannel Shirt - originally $42.50, on sale $25.50. I'm just getting to the point where I'm having a hard time buttoning shirts, so I've been wearing this open over a tee shirt. I love the white base, it's different than everything else in my closet and will be fun for the holidays but doesn't scream Christmas so I'll be able to wear it outside the holidays too.
Loft Open Cardigan - originally $59.50, on sale $29.75, used giftcard $0. I discovered a couple gift cards from last Christmas and ended up ordering this - it's so cute and luxe looking in real life! I've only worn it once because Jeff spilled beer all over it and it's been in the laundry pile since then, but I'm excited to get more use out of it! Oh and just a note, I don't know what the fabric is but it's basically impermeable, because I didn't notice being spilled on until Jeff freaked out haha ;) Definitely size down - I ended up getting a medium and the fit is perfect.
Loft Striped Poncho - originally $69.50, on sale $34.75, used giftcard $0. I wanted another layer since cardigans are basically my pregnancy uniform, and this one definitely fit the bill. Just a note that this is not particularly warm, probably better if you're in the South and have not already entered winter haha. I usually size down in Loft ponchos but ordered the L/XL because it was the only thing available at the time, and the fit is actually fine.
J.Crew Factory Sweaters - originally $49.50, on sale $29.70 x2. This was another favorite from last year that I reordered. I got XLs this time (last year I ordered larges) to be able to wear them for longer and the fit is way oversized but not enough to look crazy. I wore one here, and you can see that they typically fall off of one shoulder which I think is cute, but if you want them to fit less oversized I would size down.
J.Crew Quilted Field Jacket - originally $168, on sale $100.80. I've been wanting this for over a year now and decided to pull the trigger during a sale earlier this year. It was backordered in the tall sizes for six weeks, but finally got delivered and was definitely worth the wait. I love that it's warmer than my regular field jacket and has snaps on the sides to make the fit more flattering. I'm hoping to get a lot more wear out of it this fall before my belly gets too big!

Total Spent: $271.09
Total Saved: $167.40

For November, I'll probably be looking for some holiday pieces (it's my favorite to dress for!) but I also already ordered a few things (including this vest) that I'm waiting to come that have already taken a chunk of the budget for the month.

Did you score any good deals this month??

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