February Budget

- Fashion, Shopping
Recent Purchases - February


February’s Shopping Budget = $200

Well I was slightly under my monthly total again (YAY!) I thought I would for sure hit it or go over with Target’s Prabal Gurung’s collection. To be honest, I LOVED the looks of everything online, but when I saw it in person, I wasn’t as impressed.  Who knows, maybe I will take another look when some of it is on clearance. The shoes in this collection, on the other hand, are AMAZING but I just don’t need anymore awesome heels… There are plenty of heels in my closet feeling neglected thanks to the winter weather and I don’t want to make them sad anymore.

Anyway, I am happy that I got a few coats to finish out the winter season and start fresh next winter! This white skater skirt from Asos was a completely random purchase, but for $21.05, I couldn’t resist! Skater skirts are one of my favorites to wear year round (see herehere and here).

My JustFab tote was specifically purchased for my upcoming trip. I just wanted something big and roomy to bring on the plane and to carry around while roaming the Vegas strip. Have I mentioned how excited I am for Vegas?! Okay, yeah only a few times! It will be my first time flying together with the boyfriend and our second BIG vacation together. Plus we are celebrating our 2 year anniversary (of dating that is). That’s pretty exciting in and of itself!

Faux Fur Coat, Forever 21 $25.99 (no sales tax, bought in store) = $25.99 (Sold Out)

Faux Leather Trimmed Coat, Forever 21 $20.99 (bought online + $5.95 S&H) = $26.94 (Sold Out)

Gray Peacoat ($10.00) + Pink Plaid Scarf ($4.00), Plato’s Closet $14.00 (-$13.90 for clothes sold same day) = $0.10

Solid/Sheer White Striped Skirt, Asos $21.05 (free shipping) = $21.05 (Sold Out)

Tote, JustFab $39.95 (free shipping) = $39.95

Ellie Fit Fashionista Club, “Electric Love Capri” Leggings in Turquoise and “After Dark” razor back tank top $49.95

TOTAL: $163.98

Amount left: $36.02 — will be going to my savings or monthly bills

Even though we are going to Vegas in March, I’m setting my budget lower than the past two months: $150. Probably going to spend it all shopping in Vegas, which just means I have to behave the rest of the month!

How did you do in February?!


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    February 24, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    You did do well this month. I’m so jealous of that bag – it is BEAUTIFUL and so timeless. Have so much fun on your trip – it’ll be a total blast and so nice to get out of the snow 🙂

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    February 24, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    That coat is to die for! Love this post.

    xo Ashley

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    February 24, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    love the white skirt, great post!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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    Kashia Palmer
    February 24, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    I really like this whole budget idea!!! I just started to put myself on a weekly budget and it’s such a great idea! I am swooning over this bag! How do you like it? I am in the market for a new purse but I don’t want one that flops down. Make sense? Like one that can sit up on it’s own without falling over or looking all squished.

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      February 24, 2013 at 7:17 PM

      Kashia, I KNOW EXACTLY what you mean! And I just used it for the first time today… stays perfect and all I had in it was my wallet and keys! It stays straight, so aside from how high quality it looks, I definitely recommend it for that reason!

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    February 24, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Looks like you did a good job with the budget! I love the camel coat you got, and the bag looks way more expensive than it is.

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    kate @ undeniable style
    February 24, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    love this idea of blogging about the budgeting to keep yourself accountable! I definitely need to be better about budgeting, eek!

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    February 24, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Looks like you got some good deals. Do you like the workout top/pants? And YAY for Vegas!!


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      February 27, 2013 at 2:21 PM

      AJ, I LOVE them! Seriously super comfortable, and the Ellie brand seems pretty quality next to the NUX brand I got in a shirt. Also, I love the variety of styles and how affordable it is if you are a member… $50 a month for this full year I’m planning on. That way I can completely revamp my workout wardrobe!

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    Ana Paula Souza
    February 25, 2013 at 4:44 AM

    Such great pieces you got there! Wish I had that budget for the month. Mine was $70 for thrifting and that was A LOT of money for me 🙂 haha.

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    February 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Such great pieces you got there! Wish I had that budget for the month. Mine was $70 for thrifting and that was A LOT of money for me 🙂 haha.

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    Tasia of Ruffles & Sequins
    February 25, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    Good to know about the PG line at Target. We’re going to be getting targets here in Canada soon so it’s good to have a heads-up before the madness starts 😛

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      February 25, 2013 at 8:51 AM

      Yeah, I mean… it just seemed a bit overpriced for the quality! But the prints and everything of course are great! I would just rather wait for clearance 🙂

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    February 25, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    Cannot believe the price of that tote – just fab! x

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    February 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    You are right, that bag looks great, and I also like the coat


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    Carly Kierstead Rogers
    February 25, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Awesome deal on that peacoat! I really like it!

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    February 25, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Great shopping! Very impressive.
    Wish I lived in America for the cheap clothes!
    x Kirsty

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    February 25, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    I envy you for setting a budget like that. I am so intimidated. Honestly, that’s why I started Poshmark so that I can keep hiding from the scary “B” word and spend what I make on there!

    You made some beautiful purchases! You are making me covet some, too…. :/

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      February 27, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      Emily… ahhh yes the “B” word is evil and hard to acknowledge. A year ago I was spending 350-400 a month on clothes. And I just don’t NEED that… and would rather spend it on traveling or hanging out doing things with friends. It is hard at first, but now I kind of enjoy the challenge of staying on budget!

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    Diana Marks
    February 25, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    love the jacket!
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