November, November, November. I didn’t know whether to write this post before or after Black Friday, since I wasn’t sure how much “cheating” I was going to do due to the crazy sales.
The answer? Before and probably a whole lot on Friday (we shall see in December’s budget)!
Check out November’s budget below to see the damage:
November 2014 Budget
+ Forever 21 Oversized Scarf (camel) – $0 ($9 originally – giftcard – here)
+ Merona Cognac/Black Crossbody Purse – $21 ($27 originally in stores – 20% Cartwheel – here)
+ Old Navy Navy/Light Blue Cable Knit Pom Pom Hat/Beanie – $8 ($12.95 originally – some crazy 35% ON sale – here)
+ Coach Penny Colorblock Purse (blue) – $40 ($198 originally – Poshmark – original here)
+ H&M Aztec Print Oversized Scarf – $18 ($18 originally – here – I bought this in Chicago when we were there for The Husband’s birthday, necessary for the cold weather and the perfect print for me!)
+ Old Navy Black Cable Knit Pom Pom Hat/Beanie – $10 ($14.94 originally – some crazy 35% ON sale – here)
+ TOMS for Target Arrow Print Clutch – $20 ($20 originally in stores – here)
+ Merona Cognac Crossbody Purse – $22.50 ($45 originally – here….I want the black one now too and debated them both on Instagram…you lovely followers picked brown, and you were right…love this purse!)
Total Spent Before Black Friday: $139.50
Amount Under/Over: +$60.50 = $200 – $139.50
Total Saved: $196.50= $336 (if not on sale) – $139.50
Item Count: 8
Carryover to Next Month: $174.30 = $113.80 + $60.50
+ anything bought on Black Friday (though I will try to do a post about what I got so you can grab anything you like for yourself). I’ve got my eye on this sweater (too cute and 50% off right now!) and this dress (fingers crossed it is part of Target’s sale).
I’m loving the accessories I bought this month and stuck to my plan of no clothing/shoes this month. Plus, I’m okay with the damage I plan to do during Black Friday, because it is one of those “magical” times to shop, and I love a good deal (plus, 40% apparel at Target only happens a few times per year).
Again, I did add some more outerwear items, specifically this vest from Poshmark (see similar here or here), another Old Navy coat from Poshmark (leopard print!; similar to this one), and this vest from Old Navy that I don’t add into my budget. Please see last month’s budget post (here) for an explanation on that. I also was feeling low about my now-defunct J.Crew Factory coat order, so when Target released their 30% off outerwear Cartwheel deal (good today too), I scored this bad boy!
I still can’t think of anything else that I might need for the rest of the year (that’s what I said last month), and I’m still on a shopping ban of clothes and shoes until Christmas.
Anything you’re looking to grab before the year is over or during Black Friday?
Linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers!