Oh and my August budget too because I completely forgot to do this/was in North Carolina at the time! Anyway, September was a huge thrifting month for me. I have been really editing my closet lately and had a lot of older work blouses, pants and skirts. I was literally down to one pencil skirt, one pair of pants and four work blouses.
I went thrifting with my mom when my parents came to visit last weekend, and we stopped by three of the local Goodwills. I hit the jackpot (or so I’d like to think)! Here is a recap of everything I found for work (sorry I don’t have pictures of any of these items yet):
- 1 Apt. 9 Blouse
- 2 Banana Republic Blouses
- 1 Nine West Blouse
- 1 Vintage Pussy-Bow Blouse
- 1 Pair of Banana Republic Pants
- 1 Pair of Express Pants
- 1 J.Crew Sleeveless Blouse
- 1 Ann Taylor Short-Sleeve Blouse
- 1 White House/Black Market Tweed Pencil Skirt
- 1 Talbots Tweed Pencil Skirt
- 1 Calvin Klein Dress
- 1 Pair Gap Skinny Jeans
- 1 Unknown Brand Skinny Brown Belt
And the grand total was just slightly less than $100! Now I will mention what I’ve said before about thrifting… it is never my intention to just buy anything and everything when I’m thrifting (even though it is tempting). I abide by the same rules I set for myself when I shop online or at the mall… only buy it if I really love it and can already pair it with something in my closet or if I really need to replace something I recently got rid of or is wearing out. I was in desperate need of some new work clothes and basics at that, so to find all of these brands and paying prices at $8 or less, I am very happy with what I got!
Felt Fedora, Asos – $38.09 (Sold Out, Similar)
Knitted Turban, Asos – $5.71 (Mine is ivory)
Asos Total: $43.80 (Free Shipping)
Goodwill Total: ~ $100
September Total: $143.80
In September I was able to review this scarf and these heels from Sole Society. See the outfit post and more details here.
And back to August! I did not buy much because I was saving up for our trip to North Carolina, but I did buy a couple dresses while I was there and purchased the dress I wore to the wedding in August. I had a giftcard to Kohl’s that I also used to get the shoes and earrings.
Dress, Karen Kane via Nordstrom (Similar here) – $88
Heels, Kohls (with Gift card)
Earrings, Kohls (with Gift card)
Maxi Dress and Blush Pink Dress from boutique in Charlotte, NC (not pictured) – $52
August Total: $140
In August I was also able to review this dress, bracelet and sunglasses from OASAP, you can see my outfit post and review here.
I haven’t really had a set budget for clothing each month over the past six months or so. I have really just been trying to cut back, but also don’t want to be hard on myself if I don’t always meet my budget. Clearly, sticking to the idea that I only want to buy things I need or will really use is helping me stay under $150, which is great! Also, sorry for the lack of visuals.. I was too lazy to take pictures of each and every item (I know I’m a bad blogger).
Linking up with Franish!
Gina @ On the Daily ExpressSeptember 26, 2014 at 2:35 PM
Budget posts are so fun! I guess it’s the nosiness in me but it’s fun to see how other people spend their money and what you get for it. I hope we get to see some of your great thrifting deals in outfit posts to come!
Gina – On the Daily Express
RachelSeptember 26, 2014 at 2:46 PM
I agree — it is super fun to see what others find and buy each month! I have found some super good deals through the other bloggers who link up in Budgeting Bloggers! AND YES! You sure will… just purchased everything last weekend, and I did wear quite a bit this week, but no outfit photos, not yet at least 🙂
ConstanceSeptember 26, 2014 at 3:58 PM
I love that fedora and you both look gorgeous!
MichaelaSeptember 26, 2014 at 4:35 PM
You did awesome at staying within budget! Awesome thrifting scores!
Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner
seraSeptember 26, 2014 at 4:51 PM
I love that turban + wool hat. They are both so cute!!!
xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM
JessicaSeptember 26, 2014 at 7:24 PM
It does sound like you hit the jackpot! When I go to thrift stores I never seem to find anything for myself. I don’t get to go often because I would have to travel a couple of hours to do some good thrifting.
Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights
anngelikSeptember 26, 2014 at 9:32 PM
You both look wonderful and I love that black lace dress. I need to create a budget for myself as well, I feel like I have not been doing that.
NatalyeSeptember 27, 2014 at 12:38 AM
A Bit of StyleSeptember 27, 2014 at 5:06 AM
I love the fedora!
A Bit of StyleSeptember 27, 2014 at 5:08 AM
I love the fedora! I’m into hat these days!
Amy Fashion BlogSeptember 27, 2014 at 6:07 AM
you sure did find a lot of great items at goodwill. I really like the Knitted Turban.
MiaSeptember 27, 2014 at 6:34 AM
Love the pieces! 🙂
ashSeptember 27, 2014 at 12:18 PM
Every month I say I’m going to set stricter goals, because you make it seem so easy. However, in Septemrber the only thing I’ve bought is two new pairs of shoes and a pair of bell bottoms, all with gift cards, so I don’t feel too salty this month!
AnnickSeptember 27, 2014 at 3:03 PM
*applauds on thrifting* <3
JaneSeptember 27, 2014 at 11:36 PM
Absolutely love that hat!
Katie KrenzSeptember 28, 2014 at 7:44 PM
Holy crap! You found so many awesome things 🙂 Teach me!
ImogenSeptember 28, 2014 at 7:41 PM
Sounds like you got some amazing things, I really love the shoes. It can definitely be fun to see what other bloggers buy throughout the month
mayaSeptember 28, 2014 at 11:36 PM
I’m so impressed with everything you thrifted! I want to get more into thrifting since there are so many goodies in Chicago 🙂 xx
ADASeptember 29, 2014 at 6:32 AM
You bought some gorgeous accessories last month. Rachel. Love them all especially the camel hat and herringbone pumps. I also love the dressy looks of you and your friend. Did you wear those to a wedding? Don’t you just love a Black Lace Dress?
Happy Monday My Friend!
Jessica TrogstadSeptember 29, 2014 at 2:01 PM
Love your herringbone heels! So cute!
Susan JeffriesSeptember 29, 2014 at 11:36 AM
I am so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find you today! I love following along with other bloggers’ budget posts! You really scored some great deals and I love the hats! I have to travel a bit to find a nice Goodwill, but I have been thrifting on line at ThreadUp. Thrifting is an art form;) Susan
ChelseaSeptember 29, 2014 at 1:32 PM
I need tips for thrifting for sure! I too have been trying to cut back, it is oh so hard… sigh.. being a fashion blogger LOL love the hat, I think we may have the same one!
XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/
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