I am so excited for today’s post. I am really enjoying these Budgeting Blogger posts. It’s fun to go over my purchases for the month. My monthly budget is always at least $60, but I had a little left over from last month and some other money to add to my budget. March’s budget was $92.71.
I decided that for March I would focus on more springy items. Dressing for warmer weather is not my forte. I mean, I can pair a top with a skirt just like anyone else, but cold weather dressing is way more fun to me.
My wardrobe needs more brights and florals, so I knew this top from Forever 21 would be perfect. They were running a special deal for free shipping on orders $23 or more, so I added these earrings to get the free shipping. I got the total pretty close to $23. 🙂
I found a couple of “skirts” at Goodwill. They had to be altered a bit. The reason I said “skirt” was because the top skirt was actually a dress. It had a flimsy, stretchy jersey tank top … top. The top was nowhere near the quality of the skirt. So, I had the top taken off. Voila, a lovely skirt! The bottom skirt was so long. I think it was supposed to be a midi, but on me it was almost floor length. I had it hemmed up to midi-ish length. It basically hits the bottom of my knees now, and it’s perfect. I paid $8.52 for these skirts
Ahh… thredUp. I do love me some thredUP. I am going through a cardigan thing at the moment, because I wear them so much in the warmer months. It can be cold in my office, and it’s easy to wear a cardigan and take it off when I go outside. The geometric print top was another great spring addition to my wardrobe. My total for this order was $25.69. I had actually ordered two button-ups but didn’t like them, so I took the cost of mailing them back out of my budget.
Last, but certainly not least, are these awesome Nicole wedges. I found them on Amazon for $35.48. Two pairs of my sandal wedges broke last year, so I’m slowly finding ones to replace them. I want to get some brown and black wedges, but these silver ones will be perfect for now.
Here’s my budget break down:
Forever 21 $23.06
So yeah, I’m totally over budget. 🙂 I suppose I’ll just take those four pennies out of next month’s budget.