Budget Recap

The last several months have flown by and I realized my last budget recap post was back in September. If you have visited my blog before, you know that while I love fashion, I have a limited budget, and only allow myself $50/month to spend. Luckily, paying for groceries, gas, etc with my BR rewards card and then paying it off, I rack up the rewards dollars. You’ll see that the majority of my wardrobe comes from one of the Gap brands. Here’s how I did in October, November and December.

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October Budget $50/Spent $47 

Hue Leggings On sale $32

ON Boyfriend Cardigan On sale $15

I stayed under budget in October and my biggest splurge were the Hue Leatherette leggings. I was reluctant to take the plunge with these, and after finding them on sale I was so glad I did. They are really comfortable and can be dressed up or down.

November Budget $50 + Birthday Cash & Gift Cards $200 = $250/Spent $204.47

Express London Sweater Pre-black Friday sale $24.50

Express Barcelona Cami’s Pre-black Friday sale $22 each

Gap Marled Stripe Sweater On sale & BR rewards $8.29

Gap Cozy Turtleneck Sweater On sale & BR rewards $8.51

ON Poncho On sale & BR rewards $7.27

J.Crew Factory Necklace $20

J. Crew Pocket Tunic – Returned

Anthropologie Tiny Catamarca Tee Black Friday Sale $31.45

Anthropologie Camac Cardigan Black Friday Sale $31.45

Anthropologie Holding Horses Dress Black Friday Sale $51

I had not shopped at Express in years but since following Gina’s blog, On the Daily Express, I have been adding Express items to my wishlist. I took advantage of the pre-Black Friday sale and purchased the Barcelona Cami’s, which are great wardrobe staples. I love the look of the London Sweater but am still not sure if I like how it looks on me.

I purchased the J.Crew Factory tunic and statement necklace during a shopping excursion with Laura from I do deClaire. After trying on the tunic at home I decided it was not for me and it went back.

The Anthropologie haul were part of Black Friday deals, and I was able to pick up a few winter sweaters using BR rewards that were expiring. Thanks to having birthday cash and gift cards, I was under this month!

December Budget $50/Spent $6.72

Gap Colorblock Raglan Sweater On sale & BR rewards $3.91

Gap Cable Knit Sweater On sale & BR rewards $2.81

Once again, I’m lucky for those BR rewards! 

How did your budget work out during the holiday season? Did you take advantage of Black Friday deals like I did?

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Thanks for visiting Doused in Pink, a Chicago style blog. I am here to bring simple style tips and outfit inspiration to help you elevate your everyday style. You will also find posts on the best beauty products, wellness, DIY projects and decorating ideas. My goal is that you leave feeling like you learned something new that helps you feel confident when you walk out the door.

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