Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Clothing Count Update for July 2013

It has been 10 months since I started my budget. Even though I have not kept it every month, I am curious to see if I am any closer to my clothing goal. I first made this count back in November 2012 so it has been 8 months since I made this list and my goals.

*=goal has been met

Beginning/ Current/ Goal

Tank tops: 60/39/40*
(undershirts only)

Tank tops: 40/36/30

Croptops/ Bralets: I had no goal set for this category. 2/11

Short Sleeve: 18/9/10*  8/5/8*
(basics/graphic tees)

Short Sleeve Tops: 21/16/20*

Long Sleeve Button up Shirts: 12/20/10 (inaccurate because originally I only counted my sheer ones, in this one I added 5 other shirts) So the real count would be 12/15/10

Long Sleeve Shirts: 13/8/10*

Sweaters/ Heavy Shirts: 11/6/8*

Work Tops/Pants:  22/6/15*   10/9/8
(specific clothing I will only wear for work)

Skirts: 15/18/10

Long Bottoms: 19/24/15   3/2/3*
(Jeans/ Other)

Capris: 6/3/4*

Shorts: 32/31/20

Sweatpants/ Sweatshorts: 6/6/6*

Cardigans/ Coverups/ Vests: 28/23/20

Jackets: 9/10/8

Dresses: 12/14/12

Leggings: 4/7/4 (2 are backup black leggings, not being worn until my first ones rip)

Hoodies: 9/8/8*

It is nice to see that I am close to or made most of my goals, even with my excessive spending.

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:
Target.com- 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:
Charlotterusse.com- 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:
Forever21.com- 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.