Monday, October 30, 2017

October Budget

1. Kate Spade bag- via Mecari app $76 (save, almost exact splurge, worn here, here, here, here, here, and here)
2. Striped shorts- J.Crew via thredUp $8.24 (save, splurge)
3. Black blazer-Express via thredUp $0 with credit (exact, save, splurge)
4. Burgundy cardigan- via $24.48 (save, splurge, worn here)
5. Jogger pants- Amazon $14.66 (exact, save, splurge)
6. Floral lounge pants- Amazon $15.99 (exact, save, splurge)
7. Black statement earrings- Amazon c/o Happiness Boutique (exact, save, splurge, worn here)
8. Necklace-Amazon $0.40 with discount code via Happiness Boutique (exact, save, splurge, worn here)
9. Burgundy flats- Foot Petals c/o Influenster (exact, save, splurge, worn here)
10. Black high low dress c/o SheIn (exact, save, splurge, worn here)
11. Navy sweater- c/o SheIn (exact, save, splurge)
12. White tee-c/o Mixology (save, splurge)
Total: $139.77

A few of these items I purchased at the end of September like the bag, cardigan, and my thredUp order but they hadn't arrived when I did my budget post so I am included them this month. I think my favorite purchase is my bag. I absolutely love the color, size, and that it has the option of a short strap or long. You can see my thoughts of the Mecari app here. I put in a large order to thredUp for some basic items I've had on my wishlist, but ended up sending most of them back (I love the free returns for credit). I only kept the blazer and shorts. It's going to be a long time before I get to wear those shorts, but I couldn't pass them up for the price. I've been wanting some striped shorts and they are sure to go with everything!

When my first daughter was born, I treated myself to some new pajamas and lounge wear to pack in my hospital bag. I got a few pairs of cute and comfortable pants to wear after our daughter arrives. It certainly helps to have some cute lounge wear for those days after giving birth!

I also got a couple new pairs of boots that are on their way. I've needed a new pair of cognac riding boots for a while and got a pair from that look gorgeous so I hope they arrive on my doorstep that way! I also got a pair of black OTK boots from DSW that are on their way. There are a few more wardrobe basics that need to be replaced, but I will probably wait until I am back to my typical size unless I see an amazing sale during Black Friday! Is anything on your wish list for November?

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  1. Those floral lounge pants are so cute! I'm also loving your new Kate Spade bag! Have a great week!

    Doused in Pink

  2. I love the floral pants! A big yes to comfy loungewear - especially when you have an older kid to look after too, the newborn days are a blur! You got some really good purchases this month! I bought more than I expected to but I'm quite pleased with my random assortment of things, ha!

    Hope you've had a lovely weekend! We had a quiet one dealing with sick toddlers unfortunately. Thankfully everyone is feeling better!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. That bag is so pretty! Love the fall color, such a pretty one! Xx

  4. Loving your picks this month!! I can see we are having the same burgundy color crush. :) Your Kate Spade bag was a great choice since it has worked well with so many of your outfits lately!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  5. I think that's such a great idea to give yourself a couple of nice things for when the baby comes! It's so important not to forget your self care too!!!!
    I just bought some shorts at the thrift store last time we were there, and I was thinking it'll be 6 months until I can wear them. I'm glad I'm not the only one that does that!!

  6. I am always so impressed with your budget. You do such a great job and get so many great pieces! I need to take a page from your book because I spend way too much!

  7. The KS bag was a great find, I do love that color. and the lariat necklace is really pretty too. I hope both the boots you ordered work out!
    Chic on the Cheap

  8. The bag is a great find and loving those earrings!

  9. I did that too when I had Autumn, I bought some new lounge wear and sweats. It made a world of difference! I love that burgundy cardi (and I also love!) and those burgundy flats.


  10. I adore tha bag and those fab earrings Laura, you got some really nice pieces.

  11. That black high/low dress is so pretty I love that it has long sleeves!