August Budget

- Shopping
August Budget

 

1. Martin Tote– JustFab This TOTE from JustFab is amazing! It is HUGE and looks really expensive in real life, but it was the good old JustFab price of $39.95. I know I am going to get a ton of use out of it, especially on the weekends for shopping or errands where I can just throw everything in it. It is similar to my other JustFab bag, but different material, a darker color. It is different enough for me anyway :) (Similar here and here)

$39.95 + Free Shipping = $39.95

2. Ambrosia Heels– JustFab I said it in a post before, but when I saw these heels I HAD TO HAVE THEM! They are the less expensive version of the Joe’s Jeans heels and I love them! They are professional enough to wear to work, but fun enough that I’m going to wear them everywhere.

$39.95 + Free Shipping = $39.95

3. Virgin Islands Work Out Tank & Maldives Shorts from the Bon Voyage Collection– Ellie I actually own this same tank top in black from their Little Black Collection and the neon/white version from their Cosmic Love Collection, both of which are sold out now, so it is a great, functional and cute top! These shorts are also super comfy and the stripes on the band are just too cute!

$49.95 + Free Shipping (no longer an option if you weren’t already signed up as a member) = $49.95

You can sign up here and get 20% off! You don’t have to be a part of the Fit Fashionista Club to order, but I personally love being a member and even though you have to remember to skip each month being in the club if you don’t want to spend money on work out clothes, it is totally worth it when you do want some work out clothes. You can get a combination of a top and leggings/shorts, two tops, two bottoms, whatever for $49.95! Β I have shopped for work out clothes at Target, TJMaxx and what not too, and it is usually at least this price to get two pieces if not more. The items are high quality and when these clothes aren’t all dirty, I am wearing them to run, at the gym, to walk the dog, run errands, etc. They are cute, comfy and high quality. The only thing that is a bummer is that the support for the chest isn’t that great, at least not in the tops I own. But I am a small cup size, so it doesn’t really matter to me at the gym. When I run, I’ll throw a sports bra on underneath. From their newer collections, it looks like at least some of their tops are addressing this issue and most of the leggings now include hidden pockets to place keys, etc. when running or out and about! Anyway, big fan of their work out clothes and wish I could own them all! The only collection I didn’t buy something from was the Summer Splendor collection and not because I didn’t love the clothing, it just wasn’t in my budget last month!

Total: $129.85

I honestly didn’t want to spend more than $50 this month because I am saving up for our move next month. Hello UHaul and Deposit costs (YIKES). But it happened and I’m happy that I got things I will actually get a ton of use out of over time. I have kind of come to a hault on clothing shopping because I’m still not doing a good job buying what I need to have the most functional closet I can AND because my boyfriend and I will be sharing one walk-in closet at our new place. I am used to my own walk-in closet. Should be interesting haha.

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43 Comments

  • Reply
    Franziska
    August 28, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    I have always wanted a walk in closet and haven’t yet – I’m so jealous that you even get to share one!

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      Rachel
      August 28, 2013 at 9:56 AM

      Yeah it has been pretty great! But it is also a very tight walk in, this one will be more open and I’m actually excited about it. I think this move will be a good way for me to finally get rid of all of those things I don’t wear. I also just got rid of 15 + pairs of shoes that I’ve just been hoarding and never wore, or were completely worn out.

      Feels good!

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    Denisa
    August 28, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Nice inspiration and perfect shoes.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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    Valerie Petersen
    August 28, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Cute pieces this month! Love the workout clothes- so cute! Good luck on the new closet too :-)

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    Skylette Burton Hawkes
    August 28, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    I just may need to scoop that bag! It's the perfect size and neutral color! Great picks!

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    KizzyDoll
    August 28, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    The bag is gorgeous…I wish I had a walk in closet, I need it :)) xx

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    Leigh
    August 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Very cute pieces this month! That bag is just gorgeous!

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    Kacie's Kloset
    August 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    I LOVE your JustFab items!

    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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    molly @ still being molly
    August 28, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    love that tote!

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    two birds
    August 28, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    i am pretty sure i need those shoes…i have seen them on a few other people too and love them!

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    Nnenna
    August 28, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Oh, I love both the tote and the shoes that you picked up this month.! I’m on the hunt for a new pair of heels myself!

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    amy
    August 28, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    great buys

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    Alyssa//Runway Chef
    August 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    OMG those heels!! I must look at getting a pair!

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    Shanna
    August 28, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    OK, I need to get on JustFab right this second! What a steal for that bag and shoes!!! Oh, those shoes!!!

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      Rachel
      August 29, 2013 at 8:22 AM

      Yes you do πŸ˜‰ But seriously, it is nice to shop somewhere that you already know the price. Sometimes it is too much for me, and sometimes it is just right :) But I never have to think about it too much πŸ˜‰

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    Aubrey
    August 28, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    That bag looks SOOOO luxe! I assumed immediately that you’d spent $200-300 on it. Beautiful.

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    Kimmie
    August 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    haha, I wish I could have my own walk-in closet! Most normal people have to share πŸ˜‰

    And I love that justfab tote! I’m sure you’ll get so much use out of all your new things!

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      Rachel
      August 29, 2013 at 8:20 AM

      LOL I am very lucky to have my own walk-in right now, but it is pretty much the only reason I agreed to live so far out in the suburbs πŸ˜‰ I think sharing a closet will be good for me, it will help with impulse buys (or so I tell myself)! And I hope I will get tons of use!

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    AJ
    August 28, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Even though you went over budget, like you said, there are all items you will use over and over! I love everything you got!!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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    Jessica
    August 28, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    I LOVE those heels! I saw the “real” ones earlier and I fell in love! Glad to know there is an affordable version!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    Rachel
    August 28, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    That tote is a gorgeous color! And so practical for work, shopping, etc.

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    Jacy
    August 28, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    First of all, congrats on moving in together! You guys must be so excited. But yes, those are stressful expenses coming up!
    Secondly, amazing and quality purchases! I’m so impressed with your JustFab finds…super chic but affordable! I’m so tempted to get that tote…

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      Rachel
      August 29, 2013 at 8:21 AM

      Whoops! Well we actually have already been living together for over two years haha! We got a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom place so that we didn’t have to share bathrooms. So that means we both got our own closet too haha! And yes, JustFab seriously keeps getting better and better with everything. It makes it hard to shop anywhere else because I always know what the price tag is going to be there!

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    Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    August 28, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Super love those shoes!!!!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    stylishbynature
    August 29, 2013 at 4:41 AM

    Walk-in closet is dream !! Love those heels :)

    ❀ StylishByNature.com

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    Dora
    August 29, 2013 at 5:37 AM

    I’m sure you’ll end up using that bag over and over again, it’s gorgeous, Rachel! Great catch!
    Much love! XX

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    elle sees
    August 29, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    crazy good price for that tote. love it!

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    Amy
    August 29, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    Great piece this month! Good luck with moving…I know how that goes!!

    xo Amy
    urbanfrill
    poppy

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    Elizabeth {Ms Classic Glamour}
    August 29, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    I love JustFab!! That tote looks amazing! xo

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    Always Maylee
    August 29, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Ahh walk in closet what what! LOVE those shoes!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    Ashley
    August 29, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    You know walk-in closets are my jammmm. :) A move! How exciting!

    Love the bag + pumps, doll. So chic.

    Have a great weekend!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    Ginny
    August 29, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    I love this bag, so pretty!
    Ginny

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    Kaitlin
    August 29, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    I absolutely love that bag! It looks so expensive. I’m so excited to move to get a real closet- right now, I’m back at my parents house and my closet is non-existent. Although, maybe that’s why I’m doing okay with my shopping? Haha good luck with your move!

    Kaitlin
    http://www.teaandsequins.com

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    Ashleigh
    August 29, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    EEEK! Closet sharing! I recommend those space-saving hangers. They look like a hook? You hang up to seven garments on one hanger using them. I use them on shirts and work clothes.
    Congrats on the move! I can’t wait to move personally. This house isn’t puppy proof.

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    Dora
    August 30, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Hello my dear Rachel! I used an old compact camera and my Iphone for the photos I took in Hamburg, as I did’t wanna carry my DSLR with me, but for the outfit posts I normally use a Canon 450D with 50 mm lens, 1.8

    I hope it helps! Much love!XX

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      Rachel
      August 30, 2013 at 9:06 AM

      It does, thank you so much love! :)

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    lauren @ la petite fashionista
    August 31, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Loving all the pieces from Meet Ellie + checked them out via your instagram- perfect stylish workout gear! Also- i can relate to losing closet space- just moved in with my boyfriend this summer and am totally struggling with space!

    xo

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    Brynn
    September 1, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Agreed with so many of the previous commenters – that bag is really pretty, Rachel! I love the color and the simplicity of it!! It will be perfect, like you said, for shopping and errands. Great find!!

    brynnash.blogspot.com

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    The Thread Affect
    September 2, 2013 at 4:28 AM

    Such cute pieces. I thought that purse was the infamous Zara shopper, looks identical but with a much better price tag!

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    stylepledge
    September 2, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    Awesome finds! That bag is fab! I have started imposing a clothing and shoe budget on myself; it is working out so well that I have already spent my September shoe allowance. I must NOT buy one single pair of shoes for the rest of the month! #yikes

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    Alyssa
    September 3, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    That tote looks like a seriously amazing buy–so luxe looking!

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    Amy
    September 4, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    I’ve been eyeing the Joes Jeans version and I must say I like this price much better! Also, I think I need the tote, such a classic piece.
    xoAmy
    http://www.dreamingincashmere.com

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    Jacqueline
    September 10, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    I love those heels! I’ve been eyeing the Joe Jeans pair, but those look almost identical! Thanks for sharing girly!

    Jacqueline
    http://www.purelypeanut.com

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