Aug 1, 2013

July - Where My Dolla Bills Went

Somehow July has come to and end (?!?!?!!?!) which means it's time for me to share my clothing purchases for the month. If you're new around here, I join a group of bloggers each month to share what we bought, in order to keep ourselves accountable.

I know what you're thinking... "accountability, my butt." I bought a lot of freaking stuff, you guys. But, in my defense (does it even make sense to defend yourself on your own blog?), I didn't spend any money last month and this month was my birthday month, so... I went a little crazy.

what-i-bought---july


1.  H&M blouse ($29.95) Ah, H&M. There is not one in the city that I live in, so anytime I am in the general vicinity I kind of make myself buy something. That's normal, right? So this great blouse came home with me and I am sure I will be wearing it to work a lot.

2. F21 Tank. I have a similar top that is striped and I wear it often - it such a great layering piece. I found this floral one (I bought it for $17.99, but it's now on sale for $11.99) at F21 and I love the pretty colors.

3. A while back I shared my saga about trying to invest in more comfortable, longer lasting shoes. Well, after walking around the mall for two hours in Target shoes, my back was aching and I found myself trying these Clarks Sandals on. I got them on sale for $29 and I have to say, they are so comfortable. Totally worth it.

4. Woo pig Sooie! Anyone, anyone? My husband went to the University of Arkansas, which in turn makes me a razorback fan, so when I found this cute F21 tank for $9.99, I went for it. Excuse me while I go call the hogs.

5. I already shared this dress on the blog and I definitely haven't gotten tired of wearing it (I'm wearing it while I am typing this - it's a sign... of something). It's no longer available at F21, but I paid $24.80.

6. I picked up this H&M t-shirt dress for $12.95. I already have a similar one and it is one of my favorite things to wear in the winter with leggings and a scarf.

7 & 8. When I heard LOFT was having a big sale, I loaded a bunch of items in my cart and then let it sit there for a week. Then I got an email saying I could take an extra 60 percent off sale items and, bam, I fell for it. I got the striped skirt for $20 and the paisley skirt for $16. Not too shabby.

Total $160.88

Well, blerg. I feel like a crazy spender writing that out.I'll try to balance it out next month :)

Interested in my past budgets?
Why I share my clothing budget
October 2012
November 2012
December 2012
January 2013 
February 2013 
March 2013 
April 2013 
May 2013
June 2013



17 comments:

  1. Oh I love 6 & 7! And girl, you totally get a pass since it was your birthday month!

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  2. I just learned that you can now purchase online from H&M from the states. Uh ohs..

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  3. I'd say you did a pretty great job for 7 items! It's your birthday, you TOTALLY deserve it, plus they're all such cute pieces!!

    Christy
    Sunny with a side of...

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  4. Love the print of your F21 top! Lovely finds!

    She Said J'M!

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  5. Hehe, I may be an Aggie.. but I love it when Razorback fans say Woo Pig! It's so fun :)
    That striped skirt is amazing!

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  6. I think you did pretty well! You got quite a few items for what you spent! I love the floral blouse and your maxi dress!

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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  7. I agree with you on the shoes thing. I need to replace lots of target shoes for some that will actually support all my extra weight I have been carrying around these days :)

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  8. shoes are DEFINITELY worth the investment! and those patterned skirts look so FUN!

    dash dot dotty

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  9. I am the same way about H&M! I always buy something as a "souvenir" in my travels. And better shoes are definitely worth the investment!

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  10. I am really happy H&M now has online shopping, I don't have one in my area either.

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  11. i love all your picks and i think you did pretty well! you actually made me think about joining up this group and blogging about what i spent to hold myself accountable as well... I try not spend too much and mix and match what i currently have in my closet :)

    rheaetcetera.com

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  12. i love love that maxi dress!!! so glad u stopped by my blog and i love urs..ur style is great! now following on all platforms..hope u will follow back :)

    XO Meghan

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  13. Oh gawd! Such a great idea, but scary! I have been trying to do something similar 5 months out of the year as part of my NY's resolution, and so far I went about 2 months without unnecessarily shoppping for clothes and accessories. A small "shopping budget" sounds better, but the truth is I don't really need to shop at all. Is your shopping budget $200 a month? And I must say that shop wisely! -Jessica L

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    1. You should definitely join us! It definitely helps to have some accountability with your budget. I am actually doing a year of being really careful with how much money I spend, and then I'll try to figure out a budget after that. $200 is WAY more than I usually spend (last month I spent $5 and the month before that I spent $30), so we'll see how it all evens out in the end!

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  14. I am glad you had a great shopping Birthday month. The way I justify all my spendings is with - you only live once. I love everything you got, especially your Skirts & Maxi. =)

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