Sunday, March 30, 2014

March Budget

The good: Spin and staying active has gotten me away from the mall. Huzzah!
The bad: I've been so stressed/busy with work and HR test prep that I've been neglecting the blog.
The ugly: I broke my ban yesterday. Bah.

I had been doing so good you guys. No clothes after Ash Wednesday..resisting all the promos in emails. And then... 40% off in store at J Crew. And the lady added my mom's educator discount on top of it.

Hook, line, sinker.


Old navy dot top: 15
Old navy striped boatneck top: 10x2
Old navy sailboat sweater: 15
Old navy rockstar pants: 10
J Crew lattice popover: 27 in store
J Crew lovebirds baseball tee: 17
J Crew lattice sweatshirt: 29
J Crew striped sleeve sweater: 35 
J Crew striped collared tank: 30
J Crew minnie pants: 30
Not pictured: J crew baseball tee: 17

- 25 J Crew card... ugh. Not thrilled with what I've spent.. but I have needed some new options for work. 

Since I broke my ban I've decided to go fashion free for all of April. I may have to purchase a pair of shoes for spin because my cross trainers just aren't cutting it anymore.

How did you do?

Linking up with Fran!


  1. Greetings - If you are doing spin a lot, a pair of spin shoes is worth it - the hard sole is better for your feet. Unfortunately, they aren't cheap, which is why I did spin for several months before deciding to make my purchase at a local bike shop. Try on several pairs to see what is most comfortable for you. Add a pair of spin shorts to the list if you haven't already (your butt will thank you!). Have fun!

    1. Hi! Thanks so much for the tips! I did buy a pair padded spin shorts (phew, so much better!) and I am contemplating the spin shoes. Which brand do you have and do you like them?

    2. They are Shimano, which is pretty popular. I can't remember the exact model, but they are very comfortable. There are a bunch out there, so try on a few pairs. You don't want them too large or else your foot will slide forward, but not so small that you secretly curse the salesperson that talked you into them :-).

  2. Love all of the purchases, especially the lace sweatshirt from J. Crew. I have never tried spinning. It makes me really tired just thinking about it! However, it sounds like a great outlet, not to mention distraction from shopping!

    1. Thanks Katie! You should try it if you are interested... in and out in 45 minutes! :)

  3. i used to enjoy spinning, but it made my bad knee worse so i had to stop. funnily enough, running is better for it. i really like all of your purchases, that boat sweater is super cute.

    1. I wish I could get into running - but my knees are just horrible. Perhaps one day. :) Thanks for the compliment on the sweater!

  4. The percents off at J.Crew always crush my budgets so I feel ya. But you did get some cute items.

    1. I know.. I swear they do it on purpose!

  5. Haha I gave up shopping for Lent as well.... and only lasted until last weekend. Tax refund + Kate Spade Friends and Family sale + J. Crew sale... yep same boat as you. Curse you J. Crew!! But they're stuff (including what you got) is just too good!



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