Wednesday, January 1, 2014

December Budget

December

Also known as why I'm banned through at least February. I went waaaaayyy over budget this month - something I haven't done since April and I'm actually a bit embarrassed. But... I did get Christmas money and I have separate savings set aside so I'm trying to not beat myself up too badly.

But I've also been working this week on cleaning out my wardrobe. I have a bunch of items listed on ebay and am donating some items as well. It feels good to have a more organized wardrobe, too. I'm hoping with the new boots and flats that I have some solid footwear in my wardrobe that will last. And I'm torn on if I should keep both pairs of boots or return one. Thoughts?

Not pictured: 
Fleece lined leggings via groopdealz, 19.00
Funnel fleece from J Crew Factory: 30
Peplum dress from J Crew Factory: 27
Flannel V neck from J Crew Factory: 8
Varina flats from Feragamo: 285
Skier sweater from J Crew: 41
Schoolboy blazer in green wool from J Crew: 41

Total: I'm too scared to type it out. Oh my god, I need shopping rehab.

So...anyone else banned for a portion of the year? ;)

Linking up with Fran!


15 comments:

  1. I love the J.Crew boots and the Ferragamo flats are gorgeous! I need to organize my closet too and possibly sell some things on eBay etc. Cleaning up and organizing my closet always inspires me to not go out and shop as I usually come to the realization that I have too much!

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    1. Oops! I meant Frye boots. I wear my boots all the time in the winter so I would keep both:)

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    2. Thank you. They are both SO different... I might have to keep both. Getting rid of two old pairs in my current closet clean out. :)

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  2. Haha I love that you didn't type out the total! :) I'm just impressed that you shared your budget - we all go over sometimes and I think that it helps to share! You got some gorgeous items though! The shoes are amazing! As far as keeping both... are the both brown? If so, maybe you could change one of them out for a different color? I have brown, gray and black riding boots and I like that I have different color options. Either way, they are a great investment and you'll have them for a long time!

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    1. Bwahaha, thanks. I think I'm too in denial to put the total.

      But.. I do not want to spend at all through January or February. I'd really like to make it to March without spending. So hopefully this post will give me the power to do so since I can look back here and see how much I spent. :)

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  3. I'm banned right along with you because I bought a designer handbag. We won't even discuss how much. I was going to buy it for my birthday (in February) but came across a great deal and caved just a tad bit early.
    Although you went over your budget, you picked up some great deals and those Ferragamo shoes will be worn often so the cost per wear will slowly dwindle. :)

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    1. Oooh do tell - what kind of bag? I love designer bags..although I try to limit myself to one a year. ;)

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  4. I'm banned too! Although I did buy a pair of NEW Rockport oxfords (something that I haven't done in a long time). I need to clear out stuff too, there's just so many nice things that I don't wear. I just set up a storenvy store to try and sell some stuff. We'll see how that goes.
    xo,
    Nout
    http://sandpaperkissesblog.wordpress.com/

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    1. Nice on the storenvy! I have a bunch of items on ebay and some others that need to be photographed and listed. Maybe during tomorrow's football game I'll get around to it..

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  5. ok I'm seriously in love with all of the footwear you got this month. seriously. those boots are amazing, and those flats you'll have until...forever! I'm jealous.

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    1. Thanks Fran! I'm trying to not feel as guilty..hah.

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  6. you got great buys! i love all of them and will sit in ban island with you as i try to be more disciplined too. :) happy new year Laura! xo

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    1. yay phiphi - i'll pass the cocoa! :) happy 2014!

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  7. I'm trying to be better about shopping this year, but there were a few too-good-to-pass-up deals over the New Year's. However, now with all the extra %%%% off deals gone, it's a whole lot easier NOT to shop!

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    1. honestly what works for me is unsubscribing from all of the store emails. it helps - and I can always opt back in and I always seem to hear about good deals through fellow bloggers. ;)

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