Well, here we are at the end of July! How/when did this happen? It's also been bittersweet because Facebook keeps reminding me that a year ago today I was on a cruise to the Bahamas with Alex and my family...and today I'm working. Anyways, I'm pretty excited for the weekend because it's going to be pretty laid back, and it's the last laid back weekend we're going to have before August which is going to be absolutely jam-packed (but I kind of thrive on that). Anyways, on this month's budget post!
If you missed it, I wrote in this post about my monthly budget here where I have laid out a quarterly budget of $800.
Here is how the year is panning out so far:
January: $0 (I went a month without shopping, one of my 101 in 1001 goals!)
Total Q1: $909 (overspent in Q1 by $109)
Total Q2: $875 (overspent by $75)
For Q3 & Q4 I decided to raise my overall budget by $200 a quarter. I have done a closet clean-out and I'm getting rid of even more worn-out clothing that has seen better days. I will be replacing these items with new items which make sense in my current lifestyle. I am looking for quality pieces as well. For this reason I think it makes sense for me to raise my budget.
See all 2016 additions to my wardrobe here.
J.Crew Gingham Mini Skirt: $88, on sale for $35.99 (still on sale!)
Everlane Updated Cashmere V-Neck Sweater: $110 - on sale for $77
M.Gemi Capri Sandals: Sold out currently, but love these; $199, on sale for $99
Leith Cocoon Caridgan: $75, on sale for $45
Gap Factory Lightweight Sweater: $19
Gap Factory Cut-off Jean Shorts: $44.99, on sale for $15
From my Stitch Fix box (full review here): LOVEAPPELA - Torie Knit Dress: $68
Total Spent in July: $418
Total left for Q3: $584
July almost turned into a really bad month for the budget, it ended up being just a medium-bad month. I returned a bunch of things I ordered which just didn't work out and I hit a couple of good sales. I am looking forward to August because I will probably shop a little for vacation and then in September I'll be shopping for fall.
How did you do this month?
Linking up with Fran