January Budget

January's Clothing Shopping Breakdown

Well in the fall of last year I gave myself permission to shop a bit. Well like a caged animal let free I shopped and shopped and shopped… so when it comes to budgeting let me say first of all that is not realistic… at least not in my life. 

So this year I am making a big big change. I am putting myself on a budget. You may be saying hey? Isn’t that what you said you were doing last fall when the shopping madness began? Sure is! 

But this time I am super super serious. I am also not the caged animal deprived of the shopping thrill I was last year.

This year my budget is $100 a month. I’m going to show you what I got and what I spent. To clarify this is my monthly budget… if I happen to get coupons (ex. This month I used my RW&Co Dollars, more details below) & gift cards (from my December birthday) those I am not including in my budget. If I go over my budget it comes out of next month. If I save that saved amount rolls over (you know for those stellar jeans or OTK boots). 

I will say that I have spent years collecting wardrobe staples… t shirts I love, jeans I love, cardigans, coloured skinniest, nice blouses, and on and on… so right now I am only adding things that I love, I need, are unique and affordable. 

So that said once the budget is spent I’m done for the month and will share what I got… so…. my budget this month is done… haha I laugh at myself because it was actually gone on January 2nd… mostly because my favourite store gave me RW&Co Dollars (you get them for spending money at their store during a specific period in December… I’ll let you know when the next one is!!)

So these Dollars when you spend $100 you get $50 off to its shopping for half price essentially and I had 2 of them! Yay! Plus I had a $40 gift card from my birthday! 

So I found this amazing Biker Style Blazer that I was crushing on (Reg. Price $139.90). The reason I love it is because it is structured but is made of a sweater material which makes it very comfortable and great for everyday while making you look completely pulled together! I plan on wearing this for an event coming up with a pink cami and maybe some distressed jeans or even leather leggings. 

I love this Biker Style Blazer! Love how it is structured but is made of a sweater like material

I also got my Ice Cream Sweater which has the cutest back, this sweater was Reg $89.90. I love having fun sweaters like this to add into your closet, especially when it is soft like this one is. 

Love this ice cream sweater! It is made of the softest material and I love the back! Love this ice cream sweater! It is made of the softest material and I love the back!

Budget Breakdown:
Biker Style Jacket $139.90
Ice Scream Sweater $89.90

minus $100 my RW&CO Dollars – Spend $200 and get $100 off
minus $40 my birthday gift card

Leaving my total $97.00

I would say success!!! The jacket obviously is a staple that will be worn for years, it’s also really well made (as all RW&CO) clothing are so I know it will last. The sweater isn’t exactly a closet staple but in the winter I always wear sweaters because it’s so cold where I live sometimes so I can guarantee it will be worn many times over… which to be honest it already has. 

What do you think of this months spend? 

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5 Comments on January Budget

    • inspiration
      inspiration
      January 9, 2017 at 8:03 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks so much Laura! I was thinking the exact same thing!

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  1. Kim
    January 9, 2017 at 11:02 pm (9 months ago)

    Such a cute sweater! This is inspiring me to stick to my budget I’ve created for myself – I definitely struggled with that last year. Happy Monday girl!

    XO,
    Kim

    http://www.simpleyetchic.com

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  2. Helena Marz
    January 11, 2017 at 3:45 am (9 months ago)

    I plan on being on a strict budget this year! I enjoyed this blog post and love your ideas on how to budget! I will have to pick a spending limit for each month and stick to it;) Thanks for sharing❤️ xo

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