Tuesday, October 2, 2012

September 2012 Budget

First off, I just want to say WOW & THANKS! September was quite the month of growth for my little blog (WOW), and you guys are the best. I seriously smile at every comment and interaction that I have with each one of you (THANKS), and it makes me happy every day that I started this endeavor

Ok - now I have to make a confession... Sticking to my clothing budget is DANG hard (see: July, August)

This month I blew it, but I have legitimate excuses... I swear!

Sole Society Shoes – end of Summer BOGO sale, 2 for $49.95
J.Crew  Factory striped blazer  $58.50
  J.Crew White Blythe silk button down $82.00
ShoeDazzle Cap top flats $17.00 (using coupon codes)
Zara Tweed Jacket $100 (souvenir from France)
Total $307.45

I would consider all of my purchases during the month of September to be "closet staples" and quality goods that I LOVE and will get much enjoyment from. The tweed jacket was my souvenir from France, and the shoes will be worn during my bestie's wedding festivities this coming weekend.

Using coupons was key this month - I got two pairs of heels for the price of one, picked up a pair of flats for almost half off, and scored my online J.Crew order for 25% off with free shipping (used a code found in their email newsletter) -- total savings of ~ $110.00 (!!!)

So I didn't blow it that much you say... oh yea, did I mention that I snagged the new iPhone 5 too? 
Luckily, I have been putting a little bit away each paycheck for the last few months (since my phone has been on its death bed) so my wallet isn't totally crying!

What did you add to your wardrobe this month?
Get any awesome deals?
Did you see Old Navy/Gap/BR/Piperlime are having a customer appreciation sale?
20-35% off using code "THANKYOU"

Today I am linking up with some other fashionable and budget conscious bloggers { here


  1. I looove those cap toe flats and you really did get them for such a good price!

    The Tiny Heart
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  2. I love the stripped blazer, it's beautiful.

  3. I'm a huge fan of jackets and blazers, just got a striped one-similar to yours on the collage:)

  4. Love the blazer and the cap toe flats!  Amazing items for just over $300... definitely closet staples!!!!!

  5. Girl, I totally blew my September budget too! I blame it on the changing of the seasons...I just got so excited for fall! I also got some shoes from the BOGO sale at Sole Society, couldn't pass that up! I swear I'll be better this month. Even if you went over budget, you got some classic pieces that you'll be able to wear for years to come!

  6. But I mean, all of these purchases were just so awesome, how could you say no!?  No one blames you! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  7. I am dying over that gorgeous jacket and those great flats!!  Great buys.


  8. Definitely staple pieces! And way to use those coupons!

  9. you purchased some awesome items. you will be able to mix and match them. great prices too! congratulations on the new iphone! i have the 4S and love mine. i'm like you! i'll wear a cell phone out before buying another one. hahaha have a great day!

  10. Great purchases!! You will get a lot of wear out of those tops and flats this fall! 

    go for the glam

  11. even tho you went over your budget you got a lot of great piece. the blazers you will have them for years. 

  12. Found you through the budgeting linkup! Great purchases, I love the blazers especially :)


  13. Forgot to mention I LOVE YOUR DOG! I loveeeee pugs! I


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