Friday, January 30, 2015

January Budget

1. Black Coat-Macy's $107.70 (exact, similar)
2. Embellished Striped Top -J.O.A. c/o Shopbop (exact
3. Cable Knit Tunic Sweater-J.O.A. c/o Shopbop (exact)
4. Grey Sweater-BB Dakota c/o Shopbop (exact
5. Plaid skirt c/o 
6. Aztec sweater c/o Oasap
7. Fleece leggings-c/o Tulip (similar, similar
8. Camel blazer-Target $18.46 (similar, similar
9. Embellished sweatshirt-Loft $18.91 (exact, similar
10. Striped tee- Loft $15.77 (exact, similar
11. Red tee-Loft $15.77 (exact, similar)
12. Floppy hat-ebay $5.84 (similar, similar
Total: $182.45 + $65 made from the blog
Revised Total: $117.45
I had a big ticket item this month and was pleased to come in below budget again! My coat is really warm and I like the fur hood! It seemed to be the month of sweaters for me. Shopbop had a sale on their sale items and I picked up a few sweaters and a pair of Sperry's for the hubby. I finally found the perfect camel blazer at the Target clearance, too. Unfortunately, I got it before the big Cartwheel coupon, but I don't think it would have been there much longer had I waited. Of the giant Loft order I put in, I only ended up keeping the striped shirt (a replacement for my black and white striped shirt), the red long sleeve tee, and the gray embellished sweatshirt. Of course the moment I returned the other layering tees, my current black and navy tees seem to have disintegrated. Good thing Loft has them on sale even more now so I am debating putting another order in. I like the slightly relaxed fit of these tees, but that they are thin enough to easily wear under sweaters or blazers. My current (disintegrated ones) are more fitted and tend to ride up which is super annoying. Oh, and of course I caved and got a floppy hat. 
For next month I am still on the look out for nude flats. I want the Factory ones, I just need to get them. I also want some joggers, replacement black riding boots (similar, to these?), and a gold ring. The Madewell one I got last month lasted a disappointing few weeks before the gold plating started to wear off. Expensive items, but I am crossing my fingers I can find some good sales! 
PS- I would appreciate it so much if you could vote for me in the Tulip Twist. Just comment on the facebook post here with letter D. And thank you so much for those of you who already have voted!! You all rock! I know I won't win, but it is certainly nice to see I won't be completely shut out! ;)
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  1. I am on the hunt for nude flats too! I have been sticking to my budget this month too. It will get harder as spring rolls around! I even opened a checking account for budget only - like you said! Thanks!! I love your black coat. That is a great investment piece! Susan

  2. I wanted nude flats last spring but was never able to find a pair that I liked and fit well. You did great this month and added so many cute things to your closet! That coat is fabulous!

    In Pink

  3. you did good love all the brugundy you got this month.

  4. Love all the burgundy you got this month.


  5. Love that floppy hat! Voted! Good Luck!

  6. Going to vote right now! Great January choices! You look so glam on a budget! Thanks so much for joining in FUN FASHION FRIDAY!


    Dawn Lucy

  7. Wow, this was a great month!! Headed to vote.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  8. always love the roundups! and of course i will vote for you!

  9. You know a great deal! I can't believe that hat was $5! I need one very badly and love that one. Great job this month! you had some great purchases!

  10. that target blazer is great! I love camel colored clothing :)

    Midwest Darling

  11. I'm bummed out that I didn't get the Target blazer when I had the chance, but it's probably for the best. That cable knit tunic sweater is awesome. Just plain awesome.

  12. Well done lady! That coat looks so warm and I voted for ya!

  13. The target blazer and red hat are my choice for now.
    From Jing at

  14. Great finds, Laura! I love the camel blazer and floppy hat!

    The Closet by Christie

  15. You scored on a lot of great items this month! I highly recommend Ann Taylor for tees. Wait for a sale and snag a few. They have just the right amount of looseness for that ulitmate casual look while being super soft. They'll probably last longer than the LOFT tees will too! Oh, and I voted for you last night. Hope you win!

  16. Oooh I am very jealous of your closet this month, so many pretty new things! Love that new coat!

  17. You really did good again this month... I have been thinking about doing one of these type posts, but a little nervous about sharing my total... I am definitely not as good of a bargain shopper as you! lol! I really love that plaid skirt and the burgundy hat.

  18. You got some great pieces! I really love the aztec sweater! I've had my eye out for a cute one lately too!

  19. You got a lot of great pieces and didn't spend that much at all! A warm coat is definitely worth a bit of a splurge.

    Chic on the Cheap

  20. WOW you had a great month both budget-wise and so many great gifts from boutiques as well. You also got quite a few things in the IT Color - Marsala. I must know the link from where you purchased that floppy hat so pretty please e-mail me. Thanks so much.

    I am sorry I caught up late but I would have definitely voted for you. Actually I saw the other 3 outfits and I must say you should have won, Laura.

    Happy February Pretty Mamma!

  21. I love the tunic sweater with the side zip and the floppy hat! All of these are great buys, it's awesome that you were able to stay under budget!

  22. Ooh I like that aztec print cardi! :) Some great wardrobe additions there! :)

    I managed not to buy anything this month, quite a surprise for me! I was waiting for the final reductions in the sales but then I waited too long and went on the last few days, there was nothing left in my size really haha. There will always be other sales though :)

    Away From The Blue