August Budget Recap

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Oh yay… it’s my favorite time of the month: budget reporting time! I actually did well again this month, but I have to confess that I’m basically screwed for next month. I like clothes, and there were some good sales this weekend for Labor Day. #sorrynotsorry

So to start this off, I gave myself a budget of $149 last month, but I had $24 roll over, so I went in with $173. I also skipped out on my Julep box this month ($19.99), had a return for $20, and sold $60 worth of clothing… so my grand total to spend was $272.99.

August Budget Recap / hellorigby!

What I Bought:
Dillard’s – When in Texas… I picked up a Giani Binni Embroidered Applique top (similar, the one I picked up has green embroidery) for $24. I mentioned last month that purchases in Texas didn’t count, but this was the only thing that I ended up keeping. (I tried this adorable watercolor dress from Anthropologie, but it was cut wrong for me so I returned it.)

Memebox – I added this one-time subscription box (Zero Cosmetics box review here) to my month’s budget for $17 after discounts. This box was a lot of fun to receive, and I loved nearly everything I got.

Golden Tote – I couldn’t resist this month, and ordered my Golden Tote late. I picked up this adorable Paisley Swing Dress and this Edged Up Sweatshirt Dress as my picks for $149 (they surprised me with 4 other items… love that!)

MyHabit – I happened to log in to MyHabit right at 4pm to hit their 90% off shoe sale, and snagged these adorable Matt Bernson flats for $15. Crazy!

TOMS – I grabbed these cute linen wedges for $52 during their 25% off sale a couple of weeks ago. They came last week and they are so comfortable!

In total, I spent $257 in August. For September, I’m upping my budget to $400 since we will be traveling and I’m also attending Fashion Week with Sarah, and I want to get a few new things to wear. I hope to unload some of my wardrobe this month on Poshmark as well, to help offset my spending. You’re more than welcome to help out by shopping my closet on Poshmark… and when you join use code “BIEGV” to get $5 for both of us! ;) But seriously, you should join so you can sell stuff with me.
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What did you get last month? Do you follow a budget?

27 thoughts on “August Budget Recap

  1. Kate

    It’s so awesome that you’re documenting these! I know that my biggest problem when I try and stick to a budget is accountability, and this definitely provides that.

    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks Kate! Agreed, and the thing I’ve liked the most about budgeting and tracking it is the accountability. Plus it helps me to really re-evaluate each purchase!

  2. Kristen

    you got some seriously cute stuff! cant wait to see what you get in september after all the travelling and fashion week – fun! off to check out your poshmark stuff -except i’m trying not to shop in september lol

  3. Brittany

    Jenn, I just started following your blog and love this post! Just because you set a “budget” doesn’t mean you buy nothing, and this totally helps people see that :)

    And those flats are amaaaaaaaazing!

    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks Brittany! Yes, agreed, budgeting doesn’t have to mean you buy nothing! Tracking spending is super helpful to understand where your money is going every month.

  4. Ashley

    Love your buys! I need to set a budget for myself and see what I spend in a month. I usually don’t follow one, but maybe that’d help me see where my money was going and see if I can cut anything!

    1. Jenn Post author

      It definitely helps to see where I’m spending it! I try not to be too hard on myself because I enjoy using my discretionary spending on clothes, but it definitely makes you evaluate each purchase a little bit closer.

  5. Becca @ Becoming Adorrable

    We keep talking about a budget, but ultimately we just have a “if you really want it and have done the research and still want it a few weeks later, get it” mentality. Except when it comes to clothes, because I actually dread buying clothes. Don’t hate me.

    1. Jenn Post author

      SAY WHAT. I’m actually kind of jealous. I was obsessing over the same pair of booties all weekend (they were way out of my budget) but I wouldn’t shut up about them, so Dave was just like “JUST BUY THEM ALREADY. Your time is worth more than that!” Haha, I am a freak.

  6. Ashley

    You go girl for sticking to that budget!!! I have one too and do pretty well at sticking to it. Glad I am not the only one that has to be one a budget!


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