March Budget

- Fashion, Shopping
March Budget
  1. Raven Capri and Back in Black Tank – Ellie Monthly Subscription $49.95 + $0.00 S&H = $49.95
  2. Forget Me Not Tank  and the Love Struck Legging – Ellie FREE: I won the free workout outfit giveaway from LaurenConrad.com and so excited because I LOVE the workout clothing (could you tell?)
  3. Peek-a-Boo Workout Tank – Ellie $34.95 + 50% off with FEB50 promo code + $0.00 S&H = $17.47
  4.  Metallic Pointy Toe Pumps – eBay (replacements of the shoes my dog ate: See here, here and here) – $16.99 + $8.99 S&H = $25.98
  5. Striped Cable Knit Sweater – H&M $37.78 SEEN HERE
  6. Bauble Necklace in Blush Pink – Sassy Steals (a daily deal site that keeps deals going for several days) $4.99 + $2.50 S&H = $7.49 SEEN HERE
  7. Strappy Metallic Sandals – Kohls (tried to find in store but couldn’t so ordered online): $21.97 + $0.43 in tax + $5.99 S&H = $28.35 I bought these for the wedding I’m in this summer. She decided on silver for the jewelry and shoes and we found these on super sale and thought they would be perfect!

Total: $167.02

I went over my budget by $17.02 this month. For me, that isn’t THAT BAD and if I hadn’t bought that extra workout tank for $17 I would have been on track. Oh well, could have been worse (those sales just get me!) The only thing I bought in Vegas was the striped sweater. It was great for the plane ride home and I know I will get a lot of use out of it.  I have been working really hard to reduce my budget and stick to it… until this month, I was on track (see January’s budget here and February’s budget here).

Next month my budget is going down even more, $100. Wish me luck!

I am linking up to Fran’s Budgeting Bloggers for March!

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23 Comments

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    Ginny Mossman
    March 29, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    I love that necklace, what a steal!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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      Rachel's Lookbook
      March 29, 2013 at 12:36 PM

      Thanks Ginny! I was very excited about the deal because I've been wanting a necklace like this for awhile! :)

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    AJ
    March 29, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Darn you for putting your workout clothes in your budget! I’ve had my eye on a pair of Lululemon pants at my gym (on sale!) but I was hoping to buy them next month under the radar…but now I HAVE to put them in the budget! That top you won from LC is so cute!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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      Rachel
      March 29, 2013 at 8:35 AM

      LOL! AJ I’m sorry! You don’t have to, but for me it makes sense. I haven’t purchased new workout clothing in awhile and I wanted to buy more quality stuff that will last a long time. The leggings and tops I’ve gotten from Ellie are amazing, so I know that even though it is more than I would normally pay, I’m getting some items that will last me a long time!

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    Rachelle
    March 29, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    That’s so good that you follow your spending so closely. I started doing that as well.

    GIVEAWAY on the blog
    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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    Beth
    March 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    At least you only went over by a little bit! I need to start being more budget accountable myself!

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    Alyssa
    March 29, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    I love the workout clothes you bought! It’s always so much more fun working out if you’re wearing something cute :)

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    Sharon
    March 29, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    That statement necklace was such an amazing deal!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Target Giveaway!

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    two birds
    March 29, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    not bad at all! i love that peek-a-boo tank. i love workout clothes, too!

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    Julie, from prosecco to plaid
    March 29, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Love what you bought! Have a great weekend! xo, Julie

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    Always Maylee
    March 29, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Metallic pumps and that pink necklace… must have those!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    Grace
    March 29, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Don’t feel bad, they are all cute purchases!
    I have been doing good myself this year watching my shopping budget. It was just this weekend that I overspent a bit… so much for New Year’s resolution! :)

    Grace
    vitaMinnStyle.blogspot.com

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    Franziska
    March 30, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    You did great this month – so many cute work out tops and inexpensive jewelry (I die for that peach necklace! super cute). I’m so glad we can hold each other accountable :)

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    ROXTHEFOX
    March 31, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Love the metallic shoe!

    http://WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

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    ani
    March 31, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Rachel, I really need to start a budget plan as well. Congrats on winning this beautiufl work out clohtes, the tank top is killer :-)

    ani

    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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    AJ
    March 31, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    I’ve been seeing metallic pumps all OVER the place lately. I think that was a fantastic buy.

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    Ana
    March 31, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    I love all your silver shoes! I also add my workout clothes to my budget, but only because I really need to track how much I am spending on them!

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    Anna
    April 1, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    that blush pink necklace is everything. Obsessed. I hope you had a fabulous weekend, love. xo

    http://www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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    Ashley
    April 1, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    I love the sweater you got in Vegas – so cute! I’m impressed you put your workout items into your budget – that is something I have not done yet!

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    Kayla
    April 1, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Love the metallic pumps! So cute!

    Kayla
    http://www.lovelucygirl.com

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    Kimmie
    April 1, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    What? you only bought one sweater in Vegas? LOL every time I go, I go crazy with shopping. I mean, there’s not much else to do during that day, right? That gigantic Forever 21 and the Zara (we don’t have one here in Seattle) always kill me. And one time I bought a pair of $50 LaCoste super short shorts that I instantly regretted once I got home but was unable to return.

    Love all your work-out gear that you got!

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    Diana Marks
    April 1, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    wow! good luck! I know it’s very hard to stay on a budget ((

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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    Jenni Austin
    April 4, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    that stripe sweater really is fantastic. You did way better than I did, haha.

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