August & September Budget Recap

One of my favorite things about fall is the fashion; I usually don’t purchase many things in the summer months so that I can add new things to my wardrobe in the fall. My wishlist is always long so I try to clean out my closet beforehand to see what I really need. The graphic tee and sweatshirt trend is still going strong into fall and there are so many cute options to choose from at affordable price points. Track pants were another trend that I kept seeing on other fashion bloggers. I wear jeans almost every day and thought these would be a nice change and something that I could dress up or down. The striped tee was unique with with the mixed textures and was something that would span all seasons. Finally, a fall sweater is always in order and the dark floral prints are a nice change from the brights this summer.

August Purchases

J’Adore Tee /Halogen Floral Print Sweater (sold out) / Holy Chic Tee /

Skies Are Blue Mixed Media Tee / Oui Mon Cheri Sweatshirt (sold out)/ Bobeau Track Pants (sold out)

My August budget was $50. Here’s the breakdown of dollars spent: 

  • J’Adore tee, Holy Chic tee and mixed Media tee $66.84. Using promotional codes and Gap rewards my total for all three came to $13.11.
  • Oui Mon Cheri shirt$16.43.
  • Bobeau track pants$28.80.
  • Floral sweater $57.90. Using a Nordstrom Note my total came to$37.90

Total spent in August $96.24. $46.24 over budget.

Onward to September. I’m loving the plaid trend and I feel like plaid is something that is timeless. I added two scarves, a buttondown and a shirtdress to my wardrobe. The orange top has a jacquard texture that makes it unique. I’ll be wearing it this winter with a buttondown underneath or a sweater on top. Speaking of sweaters, the grey sweater is a good basic and I already have envisioned styling it with the shirtdress to create a different look. If you follow my blog, you know I keep my maxi skirts in rotation year round and this pleated black maxi was another basic I know I will wear all of the time.

September Purchases

Gray Sweater/Buffalo Plaid Shirt/Orange Top

Black Maxi Skirt/ Plaid Infinity Scarf (sold out) / Plaid Scarf / Plaid Dress

My September budget was $100. Here’s were my dollars went:

  • Gray sweater, orange top, plaid button down, two scarves and maxi skirt $132.05. Using promotional codes and Gap rewards, my total for all six pieces was $37.59.
  • Shirtdress (with 50% off promo code) $39.75.

    Total spent in September $77.34. I was $22.66 under budget.

    I was over for August and under for September. It almost balanced out but I’m going to set my budget lower next month to get back on track. Plus, I think I’m all set for the season.

    Do you stick to your shopping budget?

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