September 2016 Budget

Wake my up when my September budget ennnnnndddssss. Green Day anyone? (Aka this song). And even if you’re not a fan of the band or the song, you might be a fan of where my dollars went this month!

So let’s check out September’s budget below to see the damage:
september 2016 budget | Style On Target

September 2016 Budget
+ Old Navy Black/White Gingham Scarf  – $7 ($17 originally – 40% off sale – part of a reward coupon – here)*
Merona Plaid Blazer – $21 ($35 originally – 25% off Labor Day sale – $5 coupon code – here)*
+ Merona Burgundy Watch – $13 ($17 originally – 25% off Labor Day sale – here)*
+ Loft Red Floral Print Utility Blouse – $16 ($60 originally – 40% off sale – $20 Loft cash – here)
+ Sam & Libby Beige Scallop Flats – $21 ($35 originally – 25% off Labor Day sale – $5 coupon code – here)*

Not Pictured:
+ Old Navy Plaid Shirt Dress – $0 ($37 originally  – 40% off sale – part of a reward coupon – here)
+ Charter Club Tan Button Corduroy Skirt – $30 ($60 originally – sale price – 25% off sale – here)
+ Merona Black/White Grid Shirt Dress – $16 ($28 originally – 25% off Labor Day sale – $5 coupon code – here)
+ Merona Floral Print Shirt Dress – $16 ($28 originally – 25% off Labor Day sale – $5 coupon code – here)
+ Merona Navy Bird Print Shirt Dress – $16 ($28 originally – 25% off Labor Day sale – $5 coupon code – here)
+ Merona Cobalt Blue Fit and Flare Dress  – $21 ($28 originally – 25% off Labor Day sale  – here)
+ Loft Fox Graphic Tee – $17 ($30 originally – 40% off sale – here)
+ Amazon Black Tassel Crossbody Purse – $29 ($29 originally – looks like a Chloe Hudson dupe! – here)

Total Spent: $223

Goal: $200
Amount Under/Over: -$23 = $200 – $223
Total Saved: $209 = $432 (if not on sale) – $223
Item Count: 13
Carryover to Next Month: $110 = $133 – $23

Another month, another budget overflowth. #whoops

The good thing is that is wasn’t over by thaaaaat much, plus I’ll be in a foreign country for half of next month, so I probably won’t spend all of October’s budget. Probably. Definitely Maybe. However,  I always am up for a challenge! ;)

Back to this month’s budget though. I am a SUCKER for fall fashion. I seriously can’t get enough of the patterns, the colors, the layering abilities, etc. It’s my favorite time of the year for SO MANY REASONS.

Lots and lots of dresses this month, for some reason. But if you consider buying one thing from this month’s haul (and you already have these amazing scallop ballet flats), I would recommend buying this shirt dress from Target’s Merona brand. It comes in 5 different patterns, and I bought 3 of the 5. Such great prints (and fit), and I’m excited to wear them to work, on the weekend, and on date nights!

Target is also killing it in the shoe department, so when I was celebrating my blog anniversary, I decided to treat myself to not only a new skirt (see this post), but also new ankle boots (these from the dv for Target brand), since I wear mine alllllllll the time. These are super comfy, and I’m digging the double zipper action. Happy blog birthday to me.

And let’s end on the cutest note…this Loft fox tee. Dorbs.

Things That Didn’t End Up Working
+ This gorgeous J.Crew cardigan – for some reason, I ordered this in the dusty pink color…which is so not like me. I loved the fit and the quality, so I might try ordering it a different color (7 others) next time.
+ This blue button skirt from J.Crew – the color was WAY more purple than blue…sad face.
+ This blue coat from J.Crew Factory – this color was perfect, but the coat just hung like a sack…not a cute look for this girl, despite the pretty color. Back it goes…
+ These skinny jeans from The Limited – way too thin and way too tight.

Like I said before, next month will (fingers crossed) be a much smaller haul since I’ll be gone part of the month. But I keep waiting for this coat to go on sale (so much like my camel on from last year..but this time I want it in gray), and I’d also like to snag a gray turtleneck sweater (maybe this one). Other than that…it’s up in the air! What are you wanting to trick-or-treat yourself to in October?

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

  • Love everything!! I am very close to pressing the order button for that gingham scarf and the scalloped flats. That plaid blazer is also so perfect for fall–I would have mistaken it for J.Crew!

  • Love the floral blouse and that gingham scarf! I really need a nice black and white scarf, lots of colourful ones but no black and white ones in my wardrobe!

    Good luck with sticking to your budget next month! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Ohhh, i might need to snag that J.Crew cardi you returned. Pink it totally my color. I’ve been lusting after that red floral print utility blouse since they introduced it (I really really wanted the similar grey one but it sold out), so you’ll have to tell me how you like it! Love the gingham scarf so much! It could easily be Madewell.

  • Love that purse from Amazon!! So pretty and only $29?! Awesome! Those DV Booties and the Merona shirt dress are super cute! I might have to check those out on my next Target run. :)