One of my New Year’s resolutions was to stick to $300 monthly shopping budget. And even though this may sound like a lot to you, my previous budget was $450 a month. So in order to help keep myself accountable, I wanted to post a little monthly budget recap for the month of January.
Note, my makeup budget is also included by request.
- Budget: $300
- Actual: $241.12
* All thanks to Elle for letting me know that the J. Crew skirts went on sale and providing me a 20% off discount code!
Makeup / Toiletries
- Budget: $50
- Actual: $46.96
- Over/Under: +$3.04
And here are the expenses all broken down. Linked items will direct to posts where items have been worn.
- Ann Taylor LOFT Abstract Print Blouse: $16.24
- J. Crew Double-Serge Pencil Skirt:
$127.74$84.87 (thank you Elle!) (buy)
- Forever 21 Pleated Pants: $22.30
- Jessica Simpson Dany Shoes: gifted
- Forever 21 Coral Cone Pumps: $22.80
- Forever 21 Teardrop Jeweled Necklace: $6.80 (buy)
- Forever 21 Glam Layered Necklace: $12.80 (buy)
- Forever 21 Forever 21 Teardrop Collar Necklace: $7.80 (buy)
- Forever 21 Teardrop Beaded Necklace: $6.80 (buy)
- Forever 21 Jeweled Damsel Necklace: $9.80 (buy)
- Forever 21 Patent Leatherette Skinny Belts: $8.12
- Louis Vuitton Bellevue Purse (not shown): gifted
Makeup / Toiletries:
- Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes (3x – 1 not shown): $13.41
- Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation: $30.31 (buy)
- Blistex DCT Lip Balm (not shown): $3.24
Fortunately I was able to stay under budget this month (whew!). I am a bit nervous with February though as I know many stores will have their spring collections coming out and winter clothes on deep clearance. I also know I have bought a few things already (ahem, Banana Republic and J. Crew) that have not been charged yet to my card that will also put a major dent!
And while I realize this post is probably going to be veering on the more boring side of my posts, I know that this will ultimately help keep me accountable. Thank you all for still reading. 🙂
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