May 2014 Budget

- Fashion, Shopping

May Budget

Neon T-Shirt – JCPenney $3.99 in store!

Open-Toe Booties – Melesa via ShoeDazzle $0.30 ($29 in VIP credit saved up) {Similar here and here}

Blazer – Thrifted $6.99 {Not pictured}

Total: $11.28

Wow, that is the least amount of money I’ve spent on clothes, shoes, accessories, etc. in any given month in YEARS! I am very proud of myself! It’s not that I don’t want to purchase things I need, but with a reduced closet and better quality items, I’m feeling like I’m loving my wardrobe more lately.

Right now my focus is to save up for other things, like traveling, weddings and just life in general. Spending less on clothes gives me a lot more breathing room for other areas in life! I’m not sure what my plan is for next month’s budget, but I think I will probably aim for under $50! There’s something really freeing about going from spending $300 to $400 on month on clothes to less than $20 a month. Makes me feel like I have self control, and has given me the opportunity to get to know the clothes in my closet better!

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15 Comments

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    Maggie
    June 2, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    I love that bootie!! How can you beat a shoe that is less than a dollar with credits! Amazing!

    Maggie
    http://www.PolishedClosets.com

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    Maggie
    June 2, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    I cannot believe you spent less than $12 last month!! I need to take you shopping with me because I blew that budget the first day of May :)

    xo. maggie
    Moda & the Mar

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      Rachel
      June 3, 2014 at 8:32 AM

      Haha! I would love to take you shopping with me! Wish you lived closer :( And sometimes I also blow that much on the first of a month! I’m just trying to show myself that I already have clothes I love and the less I spend each month I think the easier it will be to evaluate what I actually need!

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    anngelik
    June 2, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    That is very good! I need to budget more as well, starting this month.

    -Vogue&Heels
    http://www.vogueandheels.com

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    maya
    June 2, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Ummm…….what? You spent $11 for the WHOLE MONTH? WHO ARE YOU AND TEACH ME YOUR WAYS!!!!

    Seriously though, I’m impressed by you!

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      Rachel
      June 3, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      Haha thanks Maya! It takes A LOT of self control. But man did I feel good writing this post! I was like oh my gosh, I didn’t even spend $20 this month! HOORAY!

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    two birds
    June 3, 2014 at 6:48 AM

    Seriously, great job! That’s a budget I could get used to!

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      Rachel
      June 3, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      Thank you! … and right?! I still feel like I got some nice things, but didn’t completely blow my budget!

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    Amy
    June 3, 2014 at 7:00 AM

    you did awesome this month.

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    Catherine
    June 3, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Seriously so jealous of your self control!

  • Reply
    Ashleigh
    June 3, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Claps for Rachel! I have been trying to curb my spending. I cannot wait for vacation, and yet I need vacation clothes. The eternal conundrum!

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    KizzyDoll
    June 4, 2014 at 2:46 AM

    The budget is going well, good to save up for big things you want and not waste it on little things you could get later after the big stuff. Gorgeous shoes xx

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    Rachelle
    June 4, 2014 at 4:35 AM

    WOW that is awesome Rach.

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    Tracy
    June 4, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    WOW!!! Great job girl :)

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    Nout @ SandpaperKissesBlog
    June 5, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    WOW – Impressive budgeting abilities! I definitely agree with you…when you go from spending lots to under $100 or under $50, you feel good! Now if I could only follow my own advice…

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