February 2014 Budget

- Fashion, Shopping
February Budget

Not much to report this month! I lost my two faux fur scarves during our move, so I wanted a new one and decided to go for a faux fur snood. I also recently discovered Modern Citizen and have fallen in love with every collection! They have a lot of modern, professional looking pieces that I would love to add to my closet. I have been looking for a quilted faux leather skirt and really loved the side details on this one. I hope to be sharing it on the blog soon!

Snood – Asos, on sale $17.88 (whoot whoot for free shipping!) (Similar here and here)

Skirt – Modern Citizen, $71.20 (with 20% discount I got because I at first ordered a shirt, but it was out of stock, so they offered me a code) It is $79.00 without shipping. (Similar here and here)

Total: $89.08

Yay! I finally spent under $100. I am really trying to focus on building up my wardrobe with basics again (I have had to get rid of a lot of old jeans, t-shirts, tanks) before I buy any trendy pieces. Although I cannot wear this skirt to work, I think it will be a good staple for me to have in my closet for weekends, date nights and happy hours with my girls! And let’s talk about this winter, shall we? Just kidding. Let’s not. It’s depressing and I am only looking ahead. My faux fur snood keeps me warm, end of story.

Linking up with Franish for Budgeting Bloggers!

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Valerie
    February 27, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Warmth in the fur and classic chic in the skirt…yep, I’d see these are great staples that will last you a while! Great finds!

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    Rachelle
    February 27, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    That snood is amazing, great purchases!

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    KizzyDoll
    February 28, 2014 at 3:40 AM

    I love snoods x

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    two birds
    February 28, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    good job! i love that snood!

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    Lauren
    February 28, 2014 at 7:58 AM

    I really love that skirt! And way to go with your budget! I really need to be better about monitoring my spending! Some months I feel like I don’t shop at all and others I probably go overboard!

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    Beth
    February 28, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    The snood is fantastic!! I’m jealous!

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    Because Shanna Said So
    February 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Boo for loosing your scarves in the move, but you found a supper cute one and for an amazing price!! Way to stay under $100 this month!! High five!!

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    Jacy
    February 28, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    I think these are great purchases! A faux fur scarf adds instant glamour (and warmth haha), and leather is just so dang fun to wear!

    Have a great weekend dear :)

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    Amy
    February 28, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    I love that snood! I must have it!!!

    xo Amy

    urbanfrill
    poppy

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    Kaitlin
    February 28, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    I’ve never heard of Modern Citizen, but I am loving that skirt! I’ll have to check it out.

    Kaitlin
    http://www.teaandsequins.com

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    Sammi
    February 28, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Love the snood!

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    Sarah's Real Life
    March 1, 2014 at 2:18 AM

    It's blowing my mind you only bought 2 things all month. Now I feel like I have zero self control. Great snood, though!

    ~Sarah of <a href="http://sarahsreallife.wordpress.com">Sarah's Real Life</a>

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    Anna Belle
    March 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Wow, you did great with the budgeting this month!

    Also, thanks for the recommendation for Modern Citizen. Just glancing at their website I already see a half dozen things that I would love – It’s always fun to find new stores!

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    Nout @ SandpaperKissesBlog
    March 1, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    Great job staying under your budget this month and also picking timeless pieces! I am trying to do the same thing and stick to staples instead of super trendy. But I still ended up obliterating my budget this month and I’m not too pleased with myself. Oh well, hoping March is better =)

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    dotty
    March 2, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    That skirt is FIERCE! Now I’m wondering if I could get away with wearing quilted leather to work if I styled it right!

    dash dot dotty

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    AJ
    March 2, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Good job on spending less than $100, I’m impressed! But you got 2 fantastic pieces…I love my faux fur snood (no matter how much my coworkers make fun of me!) and that skirt is beautiful.

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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    Ashley
    March 2, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    I am definitely wishing that I had a fur snood today :) If only March were looking warm!

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    Tracy
    March 2, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    I love that skirt. I went on a little mini shopping today. I cannot wait for my new purchases to arrive.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    Melissa
    March 3, 2014 at 5:54 AM

    You sure did a great job on budgeting this month! I’m proud of you :)

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    Ashleigh
    March 3, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Great job Rachel! I went NUTS in February, but it’s my birth month. I spent 1,300. BUT it was on investment pieces and I only used tips! I’ve been making $100-200 a night on Friday and Saturdays, and about $100 total during the week. Since it’s tips it is not a part of my regular pay so I don’t consider it bill money. I bought the Urban Decay make up pallets, and a bunch of handbags that I can’t wait to wear on the blog!

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      Rachel
      March 4, 2014 at 9:06 AM

      DANG GIRL! That’s totally awesome though :) Good for you! It is good to treat yourself, especially to some amazing investment pieces! Can’t wait to see them on your blog!

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    Lindsey
    March 3, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Woot on making budget! Lurv the snood! And I’m sure the skirt is amazing on you!

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    Brynn
    March 6, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Ooh, that skirt is darling! I love the pockets!! :)

    • Reply
      Rachel
      March 7, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      Thanks Brynn!

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