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January Budget

After receiving so many great Christmas gifts, there wasn't much I had my eye on this month. I actually thought that I would make it through the month without buying anything. Of course, that never happens. I always seem to stumble upon a deal I can't pass up! Here's where my dollars went in January.


January Budget $50/Spent $22.39

Mossimo Faux Leather Bomber Jacket $17.60
The faux leather bomber jacket is perfect as a layering piece and then can be worn later as a spring jacket. 

ON Fair Isle Funnel Scarf $4.79
Being that I have a slight obsession for scarves, I could not pass up this cute number that was under $5. 

Sole Society Rhea Vegan Messenger Bag $35.97 (store credit of $41) - total cost $0
When 101 Things I Love posted her 10 finds under $50 and included this cross body bag, I remembered I had a store credit. Even better that it was on sale!


How did your budget work out this month? Did you find some great after holiday deals?



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41 comments

  1. Nice work on sticking to your budget! Budgeting can be really hard!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  2. cAN'T BLAME YOU,
    those are really cool items
    especially the jacket.

    http://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com

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  3. I am on a spending ban for 100 days, so I am yearning for some shopping! I think you made some good purchases, and it's always handy to use up store credit x

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  4. I know what you mean I haven't been able to go cold turkey either especially after visiting F21 the other day, lol. You still stayed within budget so good for you, love that messenger bag!!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  5. That bag is such a great buy, love it!

    xo
    PinkSole

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  6. Oh, the budget! Staying on it can be a difficult task! You did wonderful and I love the scarf and bag:)


    Audrey
    www.audreysalutes.com

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  7. You got some great deals! I don't even remember what I bought this month. haha.

    lovejoanna.com

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  8. I totally felt the same way after Christmas and hoped to make it through the month as well. No such luck...LOL. You found some great things!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  9. I really like that bag! It looks so cute and like it will be really functional too!

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  10. I think you picked some really great, classic choices this month and you'll get plenty of use out of them! You know I can't live without a black moto jacket! Can't wait to see how you wear yours.

    Gina- On the Daily Express

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  11. I bought everything and anything! I was the WORST!! Looks like you did a good job doll!

    -Kat
    http://www.katwalksf.com/

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  12. You are always rocking it with your budget. I did pretty well for most of the month, but then the Piperlime sale got me and I splurged a little.


    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  13. I love that neutral bag. My gf just bought it and it goes with everything!

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  14. Love all of your choices! Gorgeous!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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  15. You picked up some great items! & still saved $$!


    michellespaige.blogspot.com

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  16. You got some great things this month! I love the jacket, and it will be so fun to style!

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  17. Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomJanuary 28, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    That fair isle scarf is too cute and for that price! Wow! I keep saying I am going to do one of these posts at the end of each month, but I don't think I'll get to it this month.

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  18. great items! i've been meaning to watch my shopping budget, too! :)

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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  19. Thanks Cassie! I love that it's big and the top zips up under the flap!

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  20. It's hard with all of these end of season sales!

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  21. Great finds! Love the jacket.

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  22. cute finds and you're such a savvy shopper!!!
    I'll argue that part of the reason I'm not nearly as good is because we don't get as good of deals here in Canada ;)

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  23. Love that bag and it's awesome you got it for basically free! It's a bag which will go with everything and therefore you'll most likely get a lot of use for it! Great deal :)

    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

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  24. Love that bomber jacket!! Great scores!! Susan

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  25. 3 fantastic things for even better prices. I love the jacket and bag, especially. WOW, your hunting sales skills impress me so much! For real!!

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  26. That bag is so cute- and a total score! :)


    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  27. That bag is a total steal! Great purchases!
    www.theadoredlife.com

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  28. great post! I'm really liking the bag!

    lifeisashoe

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  29. Such a great bomber jacket! Can't wait to see how you style it.

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  30. So many great finds, how can you resist?! Loving the bomber jacket!
    xo,
    Monica
    GlamVolution.blogspot.com

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  31. Way to go on the budget!! I don't know if I could do it :)


    Shauna


    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  32. Wow you did so good! What a score on that bag! So cute!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  33. I absolutely LOVE budget shopping posts because it makes me actually buying any of the things so much more realistic and affordable! I am loving that bag, so cute.

    Olive & Ivy

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  34. Garuba Khadijah AbiolaJanuary 29, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Nice bag dear!!

    I'm following you, kindly follow back

    http://dimplekhadi.blogspot.com/

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  35. You find the BEST deals!! wow, it is a good thing I don't live near shops with such incredible bargains or my husband would literally need to keep his clothes on the balcony!!

    Angie from reasons to dress

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  36. The bag is really lovely. I always find it interesting this sort of post from other bloggers.
    http://tia-cherie.blogspot.com

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  37. ElleSees.blogspot.comJanuary 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    loved seeing your budget and what you chose!

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  38. You did great in January! I am trying to shop smarter in 2015 and think about things before being so impulsive. I really like the cross body.


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  39. three great pieces. Thanks for linking up and hope to see you this week

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