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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