Hello March! I spent a few dollars this month but got some great finds! Let’s just get to it!
Check out March’s budget below to see the damage:
March 2015 Budget
+ Old Navy Bike Graphic Tee – $10 ($17 originally – 40% off – here)
+ Loft Windowpane Skirt – $35 ($69.50 – 50% off sale – here)
+ Mossimo Embellished Sandals – $18 ($23 originally – 20% off – here)
+ Ann Taylor Outlet Navy Perfect Pumps – $10 ($90 originally – final sale – similar)
+ Old Navy Paisley Print Shirt – $15 ($24.94 originally – 40% off – here)
+ Ann Taylor Star Print Perfect Shirt – $25 ($79.50 originally – flash sale – here)
+ Merona Beige Bow Flats – $20 ($30 originally – on sale – here)*
+ Merona Badminton Shuttlecock Print Shirt – $20 ($25 originally – 20% off – here)
+ Black Watch Plaid Scarf – $20 ($30 originally – sale – here)
+ Ann Taylor Outlet Navy Peter Pan Collar Sweater – $19 ($50 originally – sale)
+ Talbots Bike Cardigan – $30 ($70 originally – sale – similar)
Total Spent: $222
Amount Under/Over: -$22 = $200 – $222
Total Saved: $287 = $509 (if not on sale) – $222
Item Count: 11
Carryover to Next Month: $201 = $223 – $22
I hit up the Louisville outlets for some fantastic shopping this past weekend with C and B, and hilarious anecdote from the weekend is that as B and I were driving down, I casually mentioned to her that I was on the search for some navy pumps. We go into the Ann Taylor Outlet store and I scoped out the sales shoe rack and there was a pair of navy perfect pumps in my size…on final sale…for $10 ($9.98 if we’re getting techincal). If that’s not shoe fate, I don’t know what is!! The kicker? B said that I should wish for more things! :)
Two bike items is a lot in a month, even for me, but trust me when I say this Old Navy t-shirt and the Talbots Outlet sweater are perfection. I can’t wait to showcase them both on the blog…though probably not together! Bike overload!
I’m still really trying to make conscious purchases that stay true to my “style vision” and I think all of this month’s purchases apply to that.
I did finally score the Merona bow flats from Target, and they are really perfection: affordable and feet-friendly! No blisters at all both times I’ve worn them out! Another items from my 2015 Wishlist down! Next month I’ll be on the prowl for some classic shorts (maybe these?) and some striped espadrille flats (hello perfection from Loft)!
How did you do this month? I’m linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers, and you should too!