It feels weird that today is still March, but regardless, I’m wrapping up my budget for this month! As you recall, I’m trying to stick to my resolution to buy only one item a month (with some fine print). The great part for this month was that I earned some income selling a few things online/at the consignment store AND I won $145 in a blog giveaway! (I couldn’t believe it when I found out…I was SO excited. Trust me.)
As a result, I used some of this money to cover some purchases and technically didn’t spend ANY money out of pocket, and still have $93 to carry over into April! WOO HOO!
Here’s what I did get for my March clothing budget:
-Gladiator open toe wedge- DSW– $20 (after DSW Rewards certificate)
-Black booties- DSW– $25
-Maroon print top- Banana Republic via Consignment Store- $11.99
-Pink gingham button up- J. Crew Factory (option, option)- $30
-Versital T/Inga Legging- Fabletics– $5.95 (after member credits); read my review of this outfit here
Side note: I’ve already worn the pink gingham a few times and LOVE it. It’s been on my list for a while and I’m glad I just walked out with that only. There were quite a few other JCF items I was lusting after, but I’ll have to wait it out for another 50% off sale.
In terms of sponsorships/partnerships, I received earrings from Majestical (review here) and a pajama set from Adore Me (review here).
As for items on my wish list moving forward, here’s where I’m at:
2. Gingham button up shirt
3. White lace tank or tee
4. Colored denim
5. Spring/summer dress for special occasions
6. Floral, patterned or fringe scarf
7. Spring coat (perhaps a trench?)
8. Black casual pants to replace my current pair
9. Wrap/open sweater to replace my current one
And since I feel like I am just purchasing completer or replacement items, I thought it’d be fun to try one of the new services out there that is like Netflix for apparel to add some fun pieces here and there on a “rental” basis. That said, I’ve decided to try Le Tote and StitchFix. My first Le Tote should be coming soon, and StitchFix doesn’t ship until May 13th. I’ll definitely compare the two in a Le Tote versus StitchFix battle and let you know which wins! Have you used either? Thoughts/preferences?
How did you do this month?
PS- just a couple reminders:
-Don’t forget to enter to win a pair of statement earrings from Majestical! Enter here.
-Grab your sweatpants, yoga pants, shorts, hoodies, t-shirts, you name it! Link up with me TOMORROW (yep, April 1st) for a loungewear link up! It’ll be fun, I promise.
Linking up with Franish and her budgeting bloggers! To view my past clothing budgets, click here.
Woohoo! Congrats on winning! Love both of your shoes! That pink gingham is so pretty and perfect for spring! :)
Thanks Laura- it totally made my day, as you can understand! I wore the pink gingham over the weekend…and today too haha! Hope you can link up tomorrow for the loungewear link up! :-)
I love those boots you purchased!!!! Looking forward to linking up tomorrow!!!!!
Thank you Agi! I’ll definitely be referring to how you wear your booties for some inspiration! Glad I took the plunge and got them. Can’t WAIT to see what you have tomorrow!!
Those gladiator wedges are amazing!
Thanks Inge- can’t wait to wear them!!
I got that gingham top too! I absolutely love it!
Thank you Meghan! I feel the same way- I’ve already worn it twice since I’ve gotten it! So soft and comfy!
Erin @ Loop Looks says
The shoes are awesome! Did you get anything good from the clothing swap? I can’t remember.
I’ve never done Le Tote but I have gotten Stitch Fix shipments a few times. They get close to my style but not quite. And sometimes the sizing is a bit odd. Still, it’s fun to try things you wouldn’t normally pick out for yourself!
I got a cute purse of Katie’s, a Gap Fit t-shirt and took one Limited shirt and a sports bra- but neither of those fit unfortunately :-( I also got Maggie’s espresso machine- WIN! :-)
I’m thinking that’s what these boxes will be for me- fun additions to my wardrobe that I normally wouldn’t buy myself. I think my Le Tote box should be coming today or tomorrow…eee!
isn’t it the greatest feeling winning a giveaway?! congrats on that one! DSW has quickly become my go to store for unique shoes; i don’t mind paying more for shoes there because i know i won’t run into anyone else who has the same pair and it’s nice to have different shoes :) those gladiator wedge heels are awesome!!
It totally is! And I heard at work, right around that afternoon slump, which was a great pick me up!
Definitely agree on DSW- and I love their rewards…they add up fast! Plus their clearance section has some GREAT finds!