December Clothing Budget

It's here! The final budget post for 2014. Overall, the $50 a month worked pretty well for me. I sometimes had a little more if I had gift cards or sold some items, etc, but $50 was a reasonable limit for me each month. I may try the quarterly concept this year, just to see if that would help me in purchasing a larger item like a winter coat, boots, etc, but I would pretty much stick to the same yearly goal of $600.

Here's what I bought this month:

December 2014 Purchases

 
This month was a combination of thrifting, spending birthday money, and taking advantage of Christmas deals! I have photos of about half of my items.
 
Black Leggings: $5.00 - I bought these as a Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal, and I was not impressed at all with the quality. They pilled up right away. They were from a "deal" site and were Steve Madden brand, but I am not thrilled with them. Any recommendations for nice leggings?
Target Midi Skirt: $14.93
Payless Riding Boots: $5.00 after my birthday money - This was a Black Friday deal and I really like these.
LOFT Sweater and Eddie Bauer Grey Cords (Goodwill): $7.75 - This was my deal of the month. I found this tunic LOFT sweater (pictured above) in Goodwill. Very comfy, cozy, and pretty - and such a deal!
Kent State T-Shirt: $6.64 - I got my Master's from Kent State and my parents went there for undergrad. I got my dad a couple Kent State items from Amazon for Christmas and picked this up for myself since it was a great price.
Plaid Shirt from Meijer: $6.95 after some gift money - I have been having the worst time finding a flannel shirt in the color and size I want. I found a pretty one at Meijer and am hoping it works well! I am adding it to my January capsule.
Leopard Scarf from Payless: $6.83 - I took advantage of the extra 20% off at Payless and got this infinity scarf after Christmas. It is my third leopard print scarf this year. The others haven't been great quality. Hoping this one hold up better!
Old Navy Striped Shirt (Goodwill): $2.30 - Thrifted this black and white striped tee on New Year's Eve and it was the half off color!
Wrap Cardigan and Tassel Necklace: Free after Kohl's cash - I belong to a Yes 2 You Rewards preview group through Kohl's and as part of this oppotunity, we were given Kohl's cash to spend. I got the cardigan pictured above in a pretty purple color and the tassel necklace above in gold. I love both pieces and they filled items on my current clothing wish list.
 
Lots of items this month! My total was $47.65 for the month. I also got some beautiful jewelry and scarves and Christmas presents as well as a sweater and some workout clothes.
 
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Comments

Wow you did such a good job sticking to a $50 budget and you got a lot of great things!! I think most people (myself included) would not be able to stick to that so I'm super impressed! Great job!
-Nout
SandpaperKissesBlog.com
Wow you did such a good job sticking to a $50 budget and you got a lot of great things!! I think most people (myself included) would not be able to stick to that so I'm super impressed! Great job!
-Nout
SandpaperKissesBlog.com
Savanna said…
I don't know if you have costco where you are but I love my Maddie M leggings. They are nice and thick and super comfortable.
Ashley said…
I love that midi skirt! The color is so pretty! My favorite black leggings are from American Apparal. Normally they are super expensive, but I bought them with a groupon and I think they have the groupon a few times a year!

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