October 30, 2013

October Budget Recap

I'm linking up with Franish for Budgeting Bloggers! I didn't link up last month because I wayyyy overpent. This month, I shopped way less because I was busy every weekend and was unable to go to the mall :) I give myself $200 a month to spend on clothes and $50 a month for "personal care" which includes makeup and toiletries. I don't usually include my makeup purchases on the blog because I don't get anything "cool" but I ended up getting some stuff I'm in love with during an Ulta 20% off sale. Here's what I got:
2. Alexis Bittar Earrings via Ebay - $75 (similar)
5. Piperlime Moto Vest - $13 (bought to replace my Zara vest which is falling apart)


I stayed pretty much on track this month but I need to calm down a bit with the Ann Taylor. It used to just be somewhere where I could get work clothes but now it's my go-to store for jewelry and dual-purpose clothing (work and casual). I'm especially obsessed with the boucle jacket above - I wore it every day on my trip to Maryland for the Homecoming game last weekend. I think it could even work on an office day, or at court on a day I didn't have many courtrooms to go to, and didn't have any important hearings. Anyway, did you stick to your budget this month?? Share what you bought in the comments!


  1. Hello. It's been a while. I've missed your blog :)

    A) Your style has progressed so much and you look AMAZING. I mean, you always looked fantastic. But your style is so incredibly inspiring as I spanned the last few pages of posts. Love it!
    B) This vest. I'm in love and want to order it. What size did you get, if you don't mind me asking? I have broader shoulders but am thinner in the midsection so vests that fit in the shoulders tend to be too big around the waist :( I usually just get vests to fit my waist anyway and count on my brutish, football shoulders to stretch out the shoulder part of the vest (not something I'd ever recommend... but it often works ;), but I figure I might be a size up from whatever fits you!

  2. I ordered an XS in both vests. They both run pretty small. The left one the waist fit me (but was slightly tight) when I zipped it up but the shoulders were larger - I would wear it open 99% of the time so I don't care though. The one on the right fits very small in the shoulders and waist but it's also meant to be worn open. It doesnt have any clasps or anything to close it at the front. Which one were you talking about?? I really like them both, but both were final sale so I didnt really have a choice, lol!

  3. Love the vests you got! They are super cute!

  4. Oooh I love that tuxedo vest - it's so cool! And I can definitely see why you have been wearing that jacket a lot - it is so pretty!