Mossimo Mid-Rise Jegging: $25
Gap Factory Always Skinny Jeans: $21
Nantucket Top via Mindy Mae’s Market: $35
Gap Factory Perforated Booties (sold out): $30 (worn here and here)
Banana Republic Factory Laser-Cut Dress: $30, regularly $100!
Nike tee via Facebook group: $6
Nike Rival Shorts via eBay: $16
Gap Factory Spacedye Capris: $12 on clearance
Gap Factory Blue Mesh Leggings: $18 in clearance
Not pictured: Picked up two of these sports bralettes and this striped top at TJ Maxx with a gift card I had. Also bought a pair of Madewell jeans on eBay for $40 but plan to resell them because the fit wasn’t right. I lucked out the first time I bought jeans on eBay but wasn’t so lucky this time…
– $161.50 income earned (via eBay clothing sales, survey panel, Ebates referrals)
= $71.50 in March
Annual clothing allotment: $600
– $193.90 spent so far
=$406.10 remaining for the year
My purchases fell into two buckets this month: casual/workwear and athletic wear. I grabbed the olive and black jeans and wore them on my work trip to California because I realized all I had in my closet pant-wise were dress pants, and I didn’t have to be quite as dressed up, and I know I’ll wear these quite a bit more in the future. The booties were perfect for my two travel days and have been on constant rotation ever since. Comfy, flat and goes with everything. The top is from Mindy Mae’s Market (adore all their stuff!) and admittedly, was an impulse purchase, but it’s just gorgeous and I couldn’t resist- plus, I am lacking casual spring/summer tops so there’s my justification. And the dress was an impulse too when we were window shopping at the outlet mall. I had a rule that if I was going to buy a dress, I would sell a dress in my closet (which I am doing) and that it had to be a solid color, because every other dress I own seems to have a pattern. It was on major markdown and fit so well, and wore it Easter weekend for our godchild’s baptism. LOVE it!
The other bucket of purchases were athletic wear (AKA work clothes). :-) I am part of a running group for Moms on Facebook and got a Nike tee for $6 coming to me in the mail. And I’m excited to try these Nike shorts because they have a 4 inch inseam, comfortable wide waistband and zippered key pocket. The capris and leggings were picked up as part of the Gap Factory haul from the clearance rack. I love the colors and they are so incredibly soft…the Gap Fit line is really nice and is quickly becoming a favorite, just like Old Navy’s active wear.
In terms of sponsors this month, I was also fortunate enough to work with Shopbop and grabbed this jacket and these leggings, got some great spring essentials from Orvis, and beautiful druzy earrings from Uncommon Goods.
So all in all, I was glad I earned that income this month to help offset my purchases. And I would have actually covered everything, but some whackadoo that I sold a purse to on eBay wants to return it because she didn’t understand what color it was (it’s a long story). I’ll be relisting it, so hopefully I’ll be able to sell it and apply to next month’s budget.
So tell me- how did you do this month?
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