March Budget

March 2016 BudgetGAP Factory Skimmer Jeans, $59.99 $21.60 (40% off jean sale, plus additional 40% off Friends & Family Sale)
GAP Factory Layered Crewneck Sweater (similar), $54.99 $11.99 (clearance, plus additional 40% off Friends & Family Sale)
Dear Mushka Home necklace, $32.00 + free shipping
NYX Microbrow pencil (in Brunette), $9.99

Total Spent: $75.58

Total Saved: $81.39 ($156.97 – $75.58)

Much better with my budget this month! I still don’t have an actual figure in mind, but I spent about $120/month (on average) in January and February. I also scored better deals this month, and only bought one item (the brow pencil, which was a backup after I misplaced my IT Cosmetics one) at full price. So overall, not bad. 👊

Not to mention, I absolutely love everything I purchased. The jeans? They make me feel great (though I could do without the feathering), and I wore them multiple times a week.  (They need a good vinegar soak though, because there’s still some dye rubbing off.) The sweater is surprisingly warm, and I love the visual interest the floral fabric adds. I’ve also been wearing my Florida necklace constantly. And yes, I’ve worn all of these together. Even the brow pencil, while I wish had a more tapered pencil, is a pretty good dupe, and I actually prefer the spoolie.

As for shopping in April? I really hope to not do much! Still have my eye on these ankle boots from Target, but I’m waiting for a good sale. I’ll also most likely at least browse the next Target collab to see if there’s anything really spectacular. I also would love to add a colorful saddle bag, but I’ll try to be responsible! Even after decluttering and a new organizing system, my drawers are filled to the brim. The lesson: just say no to more blue sweaters and graphic tees.

Speaking of graphic tees… Priya from perfectly Priya will be doing a fun graphic tee styling collaboration! We’re hoping that some of our favorite bloggers and readers will linkup with us the last week of April. Check back for our first outfits on Thursday!

~ Sarah

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