August Budget

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!  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 replies on “August Budget”

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!

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

Yes you do 😉 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 😉

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

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

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 😉 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!

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


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…

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!

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.

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

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!!

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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