September Budget

- Outfits
September Budget

September was a good shopping month for me, which means I didn’t spend much money. Moving to a new place (with crazy dog deposit fees) and my sister’s wedding means no spare money on clothes, shoes and accessories I don’t need. But I can’t resist shopping at least a little bit 😉

1. Statement Necklace – Statement Boutique for $19.99 + $5.00 S&H with a coupon code from Penny Pincher Fashion (Thanks Kimberly!) = $24.99

2. Mustard Blouse – Simply Vera by Vera Wang Thrifted for $8.99 (Similar)

3. Midi Skirt – Gap Thrifted for $8.99 (Similar)

4. Cardigan – Christopher & Banks Thrifted for $6.99 (Similar)

TOTAL: $49.96

YES! Under $50… that makes me extremely happy! Plus, I think having a sort of shopping ban has been good for me. I will admit that I haven’t worn a ton of things from my July buys, but I’ve already worn this necklace twice, skirt three times, blouse once and cardigan once!

Linking up with Franish for Budgeting Bloggers!

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33 Comments

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    Sharon
    September 30, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    You got some good stuff for just 50 bucks!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Sept. Group Giveaway!

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    Amy
    September 30, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Wow! You did a great job this month and still got some amazing things. I am still obsessed with that blouse and midi skirt that look so amazing on you!

    xo Amy

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    Alyssa
    September 30, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Woah–that necklace is AMAZING. I really need to get myself a few new statement necklaces. I’ve been stalking Bauble Bar!

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    Bethie the Boo
    September 30, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Way to go coming in under $50!! And I’m loving that necklace – it’s really pretty!

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    Ashley
    September 30, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    I love that midi skirt! It looks so cute on you! And good job spending under $50 – that’s pretty impressive considering the great stuff you got~

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    Tracy
    September 30, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    WOW good job!!! SO jealous of that thrifted skirt…I mean, it’s perfect :)

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    amy
    September 30, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    wowwww good for you! i went way over my shopping budget this month…i won’t even tell you what my budget was and how much i went over because i am embarrassed. ha!

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    anngelik
    September 30, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Those are all great items. I’ve been budgeting a little more as well and trying to find the best deals. For examples I bought two pairs of heels for only $40 :)

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

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    Ginny
    September 30, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Way to go this month Rachel!

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    Ash
    September 30, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    I think you did a great job! I’ve only spent $80. A bit over my budget but I REALLY wanted the Phillip Lim For Target bag! The rest are goodwill finds. I love your midi skirt Rachel!

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    Nikki
    September 30, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    You got 4 great items for $50, I would say that is a really successful month! Great purchases! Perhaps I should keep track of my purchases for the month… that might get ugly…

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    Meredith
    September 30, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Gorgeous Rachel!! And way to go for doing so well in September! I definitely think that necklace was a great buy! It’s gorgeous!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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    Rachel
    September 30, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    You nailed it this month!

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    Franziska
    September 30, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    dang girl, look at you go!!!

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    Cara
    September 30, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    You did very, very, well! Love every piece!

    xx Cara
    http://www.carascliche.com

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    Rachelle
    September 30, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    some great finds I love the necklace.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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    Lindsey P
    September 30, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Way to go on the budget! You found some fantastic items!

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    Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    September 30, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    It’s always great to work within a budget….& you really did an awesome job with your lovely purchases!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    Leonor
    October 1, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    really great items for under 50!!! great job:) would love it if you could check my latest post! one big kiss!

    Leonor
    http://www.thesparklinglemon.com

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    Sarah {Raving Fashionista}
    October 1, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    LOVE that statement necklace, but I love the price even more!! Great buy!

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    Nicoleta
    October 1, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    So adorable, my love *_*

    Have a nice week,

    Nicole

    http://www.nicoleta.me

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    Martha
    October 1, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Honestly, you did amazing!!
    Good for you!! :)
    I’m still loving that black skirt…that was, in my opinion, the deal of the month!!
    So versatile and chic :)
    XOXO

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    Rakel
    October 1, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    looking good!!

    http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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    Sira & Mara USA
    October 1, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    The day I spend under $50 in a month, I would like a medal or some kind of fancy recognition. Great finds!

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    Tracy
    October 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    I have been shopping too much lately. I really need to calm down when it comes to all of the beautiful items that are out there for Fall.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    Silkymag
    October 2, 2013 at 8:51 PM

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    stylishbynature
    October 3, 2013 at 4:30 AM

    You are So stylish !! Lovely neckpiece too :)

    New Post up…
    ❤ StylishByNature.com

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    Bree
    October 3, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    I lovvvvve that necklace so much!

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    Kacie's Kloset
    October 3, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Great buys! It always makes you feel better about your purchases when you wear them a lot :)

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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    nancy @ adore to adorn
    October 3, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    LOVE this. Such a great deal on everything. That Gap midi skirt is such a fab find!
    xo,
    nancy

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    Megan
    October 4, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    WOW! That is an amazing monthly budget! I’m feeling you on the pet fees (we just moved and had to pay a ton too) killing your shopping this month, but they are so worth it! Where do you go thrifting?

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      Rachel
      October 8, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      Hey Megan! I usually shop at Goodwill (a few locations, I’ll switch it up from time to time) but I found the blouse and skirt at a thrift store in Savage MN called Treasures Thrift Store! It is only slightly more pricey than Goodwill, but it isn’t as crowded and a lot easier to find nice brands! It is definitely going to be a new thrifting spot for me! Makes me want to take a whole weekend to discover thrift stores near by :)

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    Anna Czarina
    October 16, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    The first outfit i love!!
    The top is fab!

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