Tuesday, July 2, 2013

2013 Year Budget: June

For 2013 I am budgeting my clothing allowance based on the entire year. Sound crazy? Read more about it {here}
See how I wore these items this month: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 (coming soon) // 8 // 9 // 10
I am happy to announce that we are half-way through the year & I am half-way through my budget. 
How this is actually working out is kind of blowing my mind!

So where did the money go this month?
Zara Skort (#1 $49.90)Dress (#2 $59.90) 
(skort look for less )


And then there were the J.Crew sales... holy wow!

striped coral sweater  (#4 retail $89.50 - sale = $17.84) <-- SERIOUSLY!
striped button down (#5 retail $78 - sale = $23.79) <-- FOR REAL
panama hat (#6 retail $58 - student discount = $49.30) - new favorite accessory
J.Crew Pineapple shirt (#7 retail $45 - 30% = $31.50) - my NYC souvenir 

J.Crew scallop dress via eBay (retail $168 // eBay $79.99) - lucky score!

Shoe Dazzle gold wedges (#9 $37.95)

Target sandals (#10 $22.99 ) - wishing I had them in every color!

Total retail damage? $647.24
But this savvy deal spotter spent $405.46 (represents an almost 40% discount!) 

Year total $3,000 - January through June = $1,547.31 remaining

I don't usually shop much during the Summer, so I'm thinking that these new items will hold me over for a few months until those notoriously tempting Fall sales start!

How did you do this month?
Any new wardrobe stapes? A fun trendy addition?

I'm linking up with my monthly shopaholics anonymous meeting over on Franish.
See more budgeting bloggers {here}.

27 comments:

  1. That skort, I love it!


    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  2. You found so many beautiful and versatile pieces! Congrats on staying on budget!

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  3. I decided to take a shopping hiatus for summer... You snagged some really cute pieces!! I'm glad your budgeting is working out, it's something I still struggle with!

    xo, Nina

    afterthe40barfinish

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  4. I love your end of month budget recap! I like how you do a yearly budget.

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  5. Great buys at JCrew!! And I think there are about 10 pairs of shoes I want from Target right now, including those!


    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  6. I looove your new additions! That zara dress is so cute! I actually tried it on but it just didnt fit me right but im sure ti looks great on you! One of my favorite boutiques unfortunately closed this month but one good thing was that everything went to 50% off so I got two cute dresses for the price of one!

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  7. That pineapple print top is adorable! You got some great stuff this month.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  8. That blue dress is beautiful :)
    Jessica xx
    www.fashionmagical.blogspot.com

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  9. Ooh, love all the items you got this month, especially those shoedazzle wedges, and great deals at J.Crew! :)

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  10. awesome finds! I really need some of your budgeting skills.

    Jo


    www.peoniesandamericanhoney.com

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  11. I think I may need to dip in to my vacation fund for as a bday gift to me for one of those beautiful posh.minas i've been drooling over.

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  12. Fun finds Jess! I really love the pineapple shirt. This month, my favorite purchase was a toss up between a white blazer I got for 70% off (I'll feature it in a post on Friday) and a lightweight spring jacket from Tommy Hilfiger I got for 50% off.

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  13. I love EVERY SINGLE PIECE that you picked up in June. I'm so impressed by your budget!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  14. Ok, I can't believe you got that J.Crew striped shirt for $23! Love it!
    ~Jessica

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  15. Good luck! I am thinking July is going to be a lean shopping month for myself - lots of wedding gifts, boring household things to take care of!
    xx

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  16. Seriously! I have to avoid the Target shoe section, or bring my man friend with me for added will power!
    xx

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  17. Booo I hate when my favorite area shops close - but I those sales sound like a fabulous silver lining!
    xx

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  18. Thanks lady! Does make you wonder about the J.Crew mark-up on their pieces if they can sell them for so much less!
    xx

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  19. Well I wouldn't want you to not get a vaca, but gotta say the Posh'minas are FAB!
    xx

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  20. Oooh can't wait to see you rocking that white blazer!
    xx

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  21. Thanks! Your support means so much! Seriously, I have always loved budgeting, but it makes it so much more REAL when I know I have to come back & report to you lovelies!
    xx

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  22. I know right!? J.Crew gets me every. single. time.
    xx

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  23. Great savings lady! I love that red scalloped dress...and those Target sandals are so cute and versatile! Are them comfortable? The zippers in the back make me weary so I'm curious!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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  24. They are really comfortable. I actually took them to NYC with me because they were my cutest comfy shoes. I can wear them running around Nashville all day with out any discomfort!
    xx

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  25. Love all these pieces! Especially that Zara dress, so cute!

    xx
    C

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  26. I hardly bought anything! I was so proud of myself for only buying a few things--a mustard cardigan ($5 thrifted) and some clearance jewelry ($40). I have bought a few things this month but I'm not as tempted to shop ALL THE TIME like I did a few months ago.

    Lauren
    Exploring My Style
    GIVEAWAY!

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