Sunday, August 4, 2013

July Budget

july collage

Well it's that time again, time to fess up to how I did on my budget this month. In case anybody noticed, I completely skipped the June budget post! It's safe to say that I did not stick to my targeted $75 and if I had to estimate, I would say I spent a little over $100. But back to July's budget - I had only bought the dress up until the last 3 days of the month. I was starting to get really excited to brag about only spending $30 for the month, but then I found other things to buy...whomp whomp...

Black dress - $29.99 from Target: I used the excuse of July being my birthday month to pay full price for the dress. I love that its work, weekend, and special event appropriate with the right accessories. And of course it feels like wearing pajamas!

Bag - $10.48 from Target: I found myself with 2 1/2 hours to kill early last Sunday morning while waiting on my husband to finish a triathlon. I managed a 3 mile walk, to get breakfast, and enough time to wander through Target and find this deal. After reading the information about the bag online, I realized the little bag included that you can see in the front is actually for a tablet. Since I don't have one of those, I've been using it as a clutch!

Tshirt - $12.99 from Marshall's: This was completely an emotional buy. I was depressed from spending $900 on car maintenance on Monday, and needing some time to myself to sulk, I decided to stop at the Marshall's I passed on my way home. I don't quite know how someone who is upset about spending money deals with it by spending more, but I did. Thankfully I only allowed myself this one thing and in my defense I've wanted a shirt like this in awhile and it's super comfortable!

So there we have it - $53.46 for the month! Check out Fran's blog and see how everyone else did this time around. 


  1. Wow, only three things, way to go! Love the dress here!

  2. I really, really like that shirt! I like the comfort and simplicity of a tee, but I prefer my tees to have a little bit of an extra something. I love the contrasting sleeves here!

  3. Interesting finds this month! The dress is really pretty and the shirt is nice. Love the fact that the sleeves are a different color.

  4. Girl do NOT feel bad because I have over-spent every single month this Summer and haven't kept updated since May. I plan on doing a Huge Summer Post where I include all my June-August purchases and it's A TON!! Your Maxi Dress & T-Shirt is Great. Now I want a purse like yours to put my Tablet in. =D