Sunday, June 30, 2013

July Budget Blog

This month I finally reached my goal and actually spent less than my budget. I did take off a bra purchase of $2.50 and an underwear purchase of $4 because they are needed items, either way I still stayed under $100. I have noticed that I have become more picky with my purchases and that just cause it is cheap does not mean I should buy it. I find it helpful to try on the items I've been wanting, because most of the time it does not look great on or I can find a reason not to buy it. For August I do have some items put aside that are going clearance, but a lot less than usual and I am still not 100% on those either. Sometimes the price can change my mind.

I have to be honest with myself and be a lot more strict not just on my budget, but with my thought process behind shopping. I will be doing a video on being a shopaholic and my plan to recover. No, I am not in debt, but if I keep up these shopping habits one day I will be. I cannot let shopping control me. Shopping should be a thing I have to do when I need something, not something to do when I am upset or bored. This month I hope to not even spend my budget, and I lowered it down to $100 again.

Budget Spent: $91.98

Budget Left: $8.03

Days Left Until End Of Month: 0

July 6th, 2013:
Ebay- Forever 21 Olive Ripped Skinny Jeans size 28 $15 I have been wanting these for almost a year. I saw them in person almost a year ago after seeing them online and they did not have my size or anything close available. I saw these on forever 21's website for $22 but still could not justify the price. I saw the reviews say they run small, so I am usually a 26-27. I found these on ebay and decided to go for it. I have been looking for a cute pair of olive skinny jeans. I found some olive cargo capris last month, but if I love these then those will be returned. I have not worn them yet.

July 8th, 2013: Merona black heels size 9 (they run a half size small according to reviews) $15 I've had two pairs of black heels in my life, first pair was awful and the pair I have now are too tight on me. So if I need black heels I make myself suffer in the ones that are too tight, because I have been looking for the perfect pair. I have the perfect pair of nude pumps and feel these will be the perfect pair of black pumps. I hope, if not they will be returned and my search will continue. I feel this is a staple in any woman's wardrobe. I only own two pairs of heels.

July 11th, 2013:
Traffic- Studded cut out Oxfords size 8.5 $21.20 I love wearing my gojane studded oxfords to work, but the bottoms are breaking through and they are a few wears away from going in the trash. I have been looking for a replacement pair that is comfortable and similar. I found these and they are very comfortable and cute.

July 12th, 2013:
Kohls- So white blouse with navy polkadots size medium $11.47 I have been wanting a polka dot blouse but always felt white with black polka dots was too harsh.

July 17th, 2013:
Kohls- So neon pink tee size small $.89 Had a coupon and finally some smalls came in.

July 18th, 2013: Mint sandals with metal detailing size 8.5 $4.77 I have been looking for inexpensive mint sandals or shoes for quite some time, they were originally $17.50 and I got them for $5  plus 10% off plus free shipping. I just hope they fit:)

July 25th, 2013:
Kohls- Eyelash button up olive shirt size medium $11.49, So gray and black baseball tee size medium $6.10 I have been looking for an olive shirt and this ones long enough to wear with leggings and I don't have any baseball tees minus the mudd one I have yet to get in the mail.

July 30th, 2013: 1 black cami size small, 2 white camis size small. $5.73 Forever 21 had a free shipping no minimum offer so I decided to stack up on a few basic camis and they are only $1.80 online which is an awesome deal. I tend to go through white camis quicker so I bought 2 white and 1 black. I wear camis under my shirt everyday so these are a necessity. 

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