February 2016 Budget

Minimal budget buys to report this month! February was a whirlwind of vacation travel, Super Bowl celebration, around the world in Epcot drinking, Valentine’s Day celebrations, and concert going! I guess that left very little time left for shopping!

Check out February’s budget below to see the damage:

february 2016 budget; Style On Target

February 2016 Budget
+ Loft Green Floral Utility Blouse – $26 ($60 originally – 40% off sale – 25% code – here)
+ Merona Red/White Stripe Tee – $0 ($12 originally – giftcard – here)
+ Mossimo Supply Co. Navy Sneakers – $17 ($17 originally – here)
+ Old Navy Blue/White Stripe Dress – $15 ($27 originally – Old Navy pricing – 30% off sale – here)
+ Merona Black/White Stripe Wedge Sandals – $19 ($25 originally – 25% off President’s Day sale- here)

Not Pictured:
+ Old Navy Black Dress – $15 ($27 originally – Old Navy pricing – 30% off sale – here)
+ Coach Red Vintage Crossbody Purse – $30 ($300 originally – bought off Poshmark – similar here)
+ Coach White Vintage Crossbody Purse – $25 ($200 originally – bought off Poshmark – similar here)

Total Spent: $147

Goal: $200
Amount Under/Over: +$53 = $200 – $147
Total Saved: $521 = $668 (if not on sale) – $147
Item Count: 8
Carryover to Next Month: $118 = $65 + $53

Stripes, red, navy, and fit-and-flare dresses? Yes, please! This month was filled of seven classic Katie pieces, which made me really happy when I was looking over all the items that I had purchased this month.

Second month this year with a vintage Coach purse purchase…and this month, I ended up with two of them (and I’d love to find a yellow crossbody one, to be honest)! I just can’t get enough of the amazing leather and quality of these vintage bags. Maybe it’s because I’ve always bought Target purses? But I love that you can get a gently used vintage bag for $30-40 on Poshmark, Etsy, or eBay…versus a new bag from Coach for $400 (this is the one that I’m dreaming of)! Also, I don’t think I’ve ever owned a white purse before, but they might be a game changer…so bright and fresh!

This is also the third or fourth month in a row of buying a Loft utility blouse! What can I say? I know what I like? They are perfect for work and weekend, and I can’t gt enough! The green floral beauty that I bought this month is still available here, and you can find some other options here or check yesterday’s post (here) for more great similar blouses!

Things That Didn’t End Up Working
+ This mixed stripe dress from Loft – On the model? Super cute. On me? Not so much.
This suede midi skirt from Target – gorgeous and really good quality, but I just can’t bite the bullet on the midi trend yet. Highly recommend this one though!
This pair of striped pants from Target – again, really cute and SUPER comfortable, but I didn’t think I was artsy/cool enough to wear them. Great for my fellow tall ladies though! They were the only pair of Target pants that has ever been long enough for me.

Things That I Ended Up Receiving
+ This month, I was fortunate to work with Uniqlo on a post where they provided merchandise to me. I think it is important to disclose this (especially since I got to pick it out on my own, so it was kind of like shopping!), so here are the items that I received.

March has historically been one of the bigger budget months here on Style On Target, so it is probably a good thing that I didn’t spend my whole budget this month. Especially since my besties, B and C, and I are headed to the outlet mall next weekend! I’m guaranteed to buy something there, and I love the spring collections that are slowing showing up online and in-store. Oh, and I’m almost guaranteed to buy this spring jacket in March.

Wallet, watch out!

How did you do this month on your budget? I’m linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers, and you should too!

  • Oh my goodness, those sandals are adorable!

  • I’m amazed at how inexpensively you managed to pick up those vintage Coach purses. Definitely a much more affordable way to build a bag wardrobe than buying them new (or even on sale!) I’m under budget this month as well :)