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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Clothing Budget: August 2012

Last month I opened up about the clothing budget that is right for my lifestyle, and where my monthly allotment for clothes went in July.

This month was slightly "special" in terms of spending, because it was my birthday (had some extra birthday cash burning a hole in my pocket), and I went on vacation. Two of my souvenirs from Oregon are a new dress and sweater from H&M... clothing is my way of remembering events (I can seriously remember the initial purchase and every way/time I have worn every item in my closet), and I am definitely going to wear both pieces with happy memories of Portland, OR.
-- J.Crew striped tee $19.99 (on sale)
{ worn here }
-- H&M burgundy sweater $19.95
-- H&M white lace dress $29.95
{ worn here }
-- Old Navy striped dress $23.85 (had 10% off coupon)
{ worn here }
-- Old Navy cargo vest (not pictured in collage) $26.94 (had 10% off coupon)
{ worn here & here }
-- Everlane Tank (not pictured in collage) &  Everlane Tote
(had voucher for $40 and Free Shipping, total purchase $15)
You can get a $40 voucher too, by signing up and then inviting friends!
{ tank worn here // tote carried here }
-- Storets (faux) leather skirt $65.00 (bought with birthday money)
-- J.Crew Leopard scarf $50 (bought with birthday money)
{ worn here }
Total = $250.68

I am excited to have picked up some great pieces for my closet, and saved even more by being sale savvy.
What pieces did you pick up for your closet in August?
Saving up for any big Fall purchases?
xx
Jessica

P.S. I am linking up with the Fashionable & Budgeting Bloggers over on Franishh
Get your budget on over { here }

21 comments:

  1. I llllllllllllllllllurvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeee stripes! and Old Navy Prices. 
    Also a money saver: H&M has circle leopard scarves for ~12-19 bucks (can't remember exactly). So it might save your readers some $$$!

    http://frenchpresstights.blogspot.com/ 

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  2. That lace black dress is amazing! :) I didn't really set/have a budget for August since I was saving up after all the puppy supplies, but I ended up getting 7 new things... 6 of them thrifted for under $50!

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  3. That lace dress is so pretty!

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  4. WardrobesimetandlikedSeptember 4, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    so impressed! you got a ton for a great deal! and it is all so cute.

     xo,

    cate
    Wardrobes I Met and Liked

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  5. $250 Well spent ... love all of what you purchased! 

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  6. Jessica, I love reading this feature! You certainly are a smart shopper, and seem to get stuff from all over (Storets? I've never even heard of that but that skirt is awesome!). I'm having an inner struggle with myself because I really don't have a lot of space for clothes (even my existing ones) in my house, also I'm trying not to accumulate more stuff for when Igraduate. Nonetheless, I will surely pick up a fall staple or two, I'm thinking leather ;)

    perfectly priya

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  7. All wonderful purchases!!! Happy belated birthday too!! PS. I'd love it if you could come visit my blog and follow me if you like it!! :)

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  8. The Fashionable ESQSeptember 4, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    That leather skirt is right up my alley. I think i'm going to pick it up. The price is pretty right! <3 

    xx
    The Fashionable ESQhttp://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/ 

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  9. LOVE that leopard scarf. I have one and I'm obsessed with it. :-)  Great finds!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  10. I did pretty good last month - I got some pieces I've already worn a ton! If you want, you can link up your budget post here: http://franishh.blogspot.com/2012/08/august-budget.html

    :)

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  11. You got some great pieces! I might have to follow suit with that faux leather skirt, it is perfect!
    xo K
    www.lilieslattesandlace.com

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  12. OOh thanks for the tip! I might have to stock up on leopard scarves... they could become my thing!
    xx

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  13. Um what!? I need to get better at thrifting... that sounds fab!
    xx

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  14. I actually have the same problem - since I have been the same size since Jr. High I have been hoarding clothes like none other. I am trying to upgrade some of my existing clothes (i.e. donate the cheaper version of a white button down, and invest in a more flattering/long-lasting J.Crew one...), and be honest about what I am and am not wearing. Clothes that are sentimental have a hard time getting donated, but I am **starting** to get better
    xx


     Here&Now

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  15. I have already worn my a couple of times, and I say GO FOR IT!
    xx

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  16. I've been following a budget since getting inspired by your last post about this! It's been alarming realising exactly how much I spend, but I do think I've been spending less because of it :)



    Life etc
     


     

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  17. love it all!! so jealous of your purchases, esp the skirt!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  18. So, I absolutely love that red striped shirt! So cute!

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  19. Great buys! I need to work on putting myself on a little clothing budget! Love everything!

    Amanda
     

    It's an East Life

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  20. Love these clothing options! Great blog! xo.
    Meg

    www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

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xx