Monday, August 29, 2016

august budget

Coach City bag via eBay: $60
Lucky tee: originally $50, on sale for $30
Loft dress: originally $70, on sale for $35
Banana Republic cardigan: originally $88, on sale for $45
(not pictured) Anthro blouse: originally $48, on sale for $30
(not pictured) Old Navy blouse: $33, on sale for $16 + rewards = $0

August budget: $200

Quarterly budget: $500 + $100 left over - $200 in August = $400 left for for September and October

This month was a bit more spendy, in large part due to my new bag! Years and years ago, I bought a vintage Coach bag on Etsy, and it is to this day my favorite and most used bag. I always wanted a cognac version, and have looked for one on and off for a while now. I finally found one on eBay that was in good condition, from a reputable seller, and under my $75 cap, so here she is! Other favorite items this month definitely include my wrap cardigan - I've worn in once a week since receiving it, largely in part due to the freezing temperatures of the clinics I work in. 

Like I mentioned yesterday, I did put in an order to Gap (including an embroidered blouse and longer popover), so if I keep either, I'll include them in next month's budget. I'm also considering buying this June & Hudson dress - it's been in my cart for weeks, and I just think it's so beautiful! My birthday is also in September - I save up money throughout the year to buy myself a present (you can read more about my strategy for buying designer goods on a budget here). At the top of my wishlist is Gucci's crossbody bag. I have wanted one of these bags for at least three years now, but the price tag is obviously absurd, so I've been stalking secondhand sites. No luck yet, but that's currently my plan for this year's birthday!

I'm excited to hear about your purchases this month! Feel free to add your link below, and as always, please link back to this post so your readers can discover other budgeting bloggers!