Tuesday, March 31, 2015

What I bought - March

I've seen a lot of bloggers doing monthly budget posts talking about how much they spent and I thought it would be a lot of fun to try myself.  I tried to not let anything that I bought slip through the cracks.  I really liked the idea of doing posts like these because I feel like it will shame me into not overspending anymore. lol!  I have a BIG shopping problem!  I always think I "need" everything.  

Here are the things that I absolutely "NEEDED" this month:
The top left section are items that I picked up at thrift stores this month.  I found a lot of great things! 

Thrifted items:
Satin Leopard Top - $1.99
Red Blazer - $4.99
Black Satin Top - $4.99
B&W Polka Dot Dress - $6.99
B&W bodycon dress - $6.99
B&W striped peplum top - $2.99
Total: $29.94

Other Items:
(I added links for items still available)
Leopard Cardigan - $14.54
Grey Blazer - $18.00
Striped scarf - $9.80
Black sandals - $16.96
Striped blazer - $19.94
White blazer - $19.94
Fushia top - $19.90
Striped bag - $9.97
White lace top - $19.90
Total: $163.74

(All jewelry was BOGO Free!)
1. - $8.99
2. - $3.99
3. - $8.99
4.- $ 4.99
4. - $3.99
5. - $ 3.99
6. - $4.99
7. - $6.99
8. - $8.99
9. - $4.99
(Saved: $28.95!)
Total : $34.19
(i didn't realize that I made two #4's until really late and I was too tired to change it, sorry!)

GRAND TOTAL : $227.87

I got a little bit out of control this month...I am going to try to do better next month, but no promises!

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  1. I used to do these budget/shopping posts but I am not doing them anymore. I forget taking photos of everything I buy. You got a ton of great things. I am dying over ALL the jewelry. I have heard great things about Charming Charlie but we didn't have one in Michigan. I also agree with all of your clothing. All versatile pieces that are currently in. I need a B+W Striped Tote and Blazer like yours (2 great picks by the way) and I'd love some B+W Striped Smoking Loafers too though I keep buying new loafers lately. LOL

  2. Julie Tucker-WolekMarch 31, 2015 at 5:21 AM

    LOL! I wish I only spent that this month ...but we went to Cali. sooooooooooooooo ... lol!! :)

  3. I kept all my receipts for the month in one place so I could just easily look it up. The thrifted ones were a little harder because there are no descriptions on the receipt. lol! I love all of the new jewelry and I feel like I got a lot for that price too. I definitely needed the blazers! I'm trying to wear more blazers than cardigans this year, it really sharpens an outfit more. Now I just have to find a navy and/or khaki blazer! lol I really would love to find some striped loafers too!

  4. hahaha! Well, I don't think vacations count! lol! You are supposed to spend on vacation. I also didn't include the books that I bought on this list. haha!

  5. It is no question about how much you love leopard. Lol! It is cool to record what you bought. I used an APP to track how much I spend monthly and I don't even want to show my husband. Lol.



  6. Thanks for sharing your haul for the month - it was indeed a blast!


  7. I thought it would be a lot of fun to share. It will be fun to look at next year and decide how much I actually wore the items that year too

  8. haha oh yeah, I'm definitely a big leopard addict. I just can't say no for some reason.

  9. Loving all of your new items!! Those leopard sandals are so cute!! Can't wait to see how you style it all!

    <3 Shannon

  10. Looks like you got a lot of great stuff!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  11. This is so interesting! I hope you enjoy wearing these items and sharing the outfits with us.

  12. I'm really excited to start making different outfits and to add them into my wardrobe. I think this will help me remember what I have too.

  13. Thanks! I'm really excited to start making new outfits. Some of them I've already worn a few times. lol

  14. You scored some good items! Love the striped tote. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  15. I love this idea! I never thought about doing a post like this and I think it is an incredible idea Julie. Also, you really did not spend that much.

    Ginger Side of Life

  16. I'm actually impressed you bought all of that for so little! You are a fantastic budget shopper! I am so jealous of all your cute stuff!

  17. Adelynn LovelletteMarch 31, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Those are some great purchases!

  18. Thanks so much! I can't wait to find different ways to style these pieces

  19. haha! I can't remember the last time I bought something full price. I'm a big deal shopper. lol! Come visit me in Pittsburgh and I'll take you shopping with me! hahaha! I'll take you to the deals. I was really excited to find those blazers for so cheap

  20. Thanks so much! I thought it would be fun to document what I bought, so it will make me more mindful of my spending. I get carried away really easily. For the amount of stuff I ended up getting, I don't feel like it was that much, but it added up at the end. lol!

  21. Thanks Ashley! I really loved that tote and thought it would be perfect summer

  22. I'm really impressed with your dedication to find sales and good deals. I like deals but sometimes I feel too lazy to browse through everything on the sales racks. The jewellery you got looks so nice, I like the #3 necklace!

  23. Oh my goodness! You found so many adorable items! I am dying over your thrifted dresses!! Wow I love them so much! I can't wait to get a better look at them. Plus all your great Charming Charlie goodies! We'll have to plan a day to wear our matching tops :)

  24. I looooove budget posts and "what I got" posts! It's so fun to see where people spend their money and what kind of deals they get. (Clearly I could be doing better in that department judging by the deals you got!) I hope we get to see you in that Express lace tank. So pretty!

    On the Daily Express

  25. Such a cool post. Love the pearl accessories you picked up. By the way, congrats on your ad space selling and hopeful sold spot. I need to figure out how to do that when everything settle down at my end.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  26. Looks like a great month! I wish we had a Charming Charlie here - looks like they have a ton of great stuff, and so reasonably priced! Jealous.

  27. I've been so obsessed with Charming Charlie since it opened about a year ago. I could probably spend a whole day in there and still not see everything.

  28. Thank you so much! I have been loving pearls lately. If you need any help setting up ads let me know! I will try to help you out and give any tips I can!

  29. I've worn that lace tank a couple times already, but for some reason never posted about it on the blog. I will have to work on a post for it. I'm such a deal hunter, I can't remember the last time I paid full price for something. lol!

  30. I meant to do a whole post with my thrifted pieces but I think I ended up having a migraine and never got around to it. I just went back to the thrift store and bought SO many pairs of shoes (like 6!), 3 bags, and 2 scarves, so I may have to do a post about that one too. lol!

  31. haha I think that's how a lot of my friends are too. They don't really want to bother with picking through everything, which I totally understand. I'm strange, because I find it relaxing. lol! I'm such a cheapskate that I rarely pay full price for anything. If I do I have to LOVE it. lol

  32. You sure know how to shop cheap and dress classy!

  33. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it