I’m a pretty frugal person, enjoy sharing deals and talking BOGO, and spend countless hours in the local Goodwill when I head home. But, I fail to talk about the subject often on this blog–mostly because I’m not quite sure how. That’s why, when I came across Fran’s Budgeting Blogger link up, I knew that that was a direction I wanted to take. I don’t always spend a lot monthly on clothes and accessories, but I think it’s important to keep myself accountable for what I’m buying and how much I’m allotting for these expenses.
This past month, I didn’t go shopping until the very end, but I did spend quite a bit because I got a few key staples for my closet, like spring shoes. As far as a budget goes, Franziska recommends spending about 6-8% of your monthly income on clothes. Given that I don’t always spend a lot of money on clothes each month but wanting to keep it open enough so I don’t feel guilty when I do, I’ve set myself a budget of $180. I will probably make that $150 in the future if I continue to spend less.
|3/23/13||Striped Peplum Hem Short Sleeved Sweater||LOFT||39.99||15|
|3/28/13||Drop Beaded Earrings*||Goodwill||1||0.89|
|3/28/13||NY & Co. Jean Shorts*||Goodwill||3.99||3.39|
|3/29/13||Anne Taylor Floral pants*||Goodwill||3.99||3.39|
|3/29/13||Hunter Green Button Down Blouse*||Goodwill||3.99||3.39|
|3/29/13||Faceted Pastel Teardrop Bib Necklace||NY & Co.||24.95||7.95|
|3/29/13||Grey Geometric Faceted Bib Necklace||NY & Co.||22.95||7.95|
|3/29/13||Three Row Silver Beaded Necklace*||NY & Co.||19.95||7.95|
|3/29/13||Double Drop Faceted Beads Earrings||NY & Co.||12.95||7.95|
|3/29/13||Silvertone and Faceted Drop Earrings*||NY & Co.||10.95||7.95|
|3/29/13||What’s What? Wedges||Famous Footwear||39.99||33.99|
|3/29/13||Me Too Fianna Gold Peeptoe Flats*||Famous Footwear||14.99||12.74|
|3/29/13||Pattern Rayon Spandex Skirt||Land’s End/Sears||39.99||27.99|
|3/29/13||Fit 2 Clean Front Chino Crop Pants||Land’s End/Sears||44||30.80|
*not displayed in the picture above
Overall, I got a lot of really nice things for good prices. The Land’s End items were a bit more expensive than I would’ve liked to have spent, but I am crazy about them and will wear them endlessly.
ALSO, I just recently started to list items on Poshmark! I sold my first item, a pair of Joyce California taupe boots, for $20, making a $16 profit. I was skeptical about the process at first, but it was so easy and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has some items to sell and doesn’t want to deal with the hassle of eBay. SO, March’s grand total actually comes to: $136.05!
Overall, I’m really pleased with my purchases, even though I didn’t get a new pair of nude/tan flats like I had hoped. I’m also hoping to find a pair of khaki cropped pants; any recommendations?
HAPPY EASTER, everyone!