Now that I'm 30 (gulp), I"m trying to be more mature and budget my money (instead of getting a pay cheque and promptly spending it).
I saw an idea on J's EveryDay Fashion and have decided to steal it. Every month, she has a post about her purchases to keep her clothing budget in check. I have decided to do the same.
First of all, I think it will help keep me accountable with my shopping habit. If I know the exact amount I have spent the previous month, perhaps I will rethink rash purchases. I often delude myself into thinking I have spent less that I actually have.
It will also be a way for RDog to keep an eye on my spending. We have, for the most part, separate finances. Sometimes he gets annoyed the amount of packages that arrive on our door step. He always assumes I've been going crazy with the ordering! This way, he will know how much (or how little hopefully) I have been shopping.
I'm not setting a strict budget because with me, it would lead straight to failure. I'd like my monthly clothes spending to be around $200 or less a month.
So here goes. Here is what I bought in August:
1. Naturalizer shoes - $39.54 (I used my $15 off birthday coupon)
2. J Crew Factory belt - $10.01
3. J Crew Cherry Blossom France Blouse (found on EBay)- $17.44
4. Talbots Jeans - $21.99
5. Old Navy Skirt (I'm trying out the maxi skirt trend) - $20
6. Land's End Canvas belt - $13.22
7. Talbots dress - $32.04
Grand Total - $154.11
Not too shabby.
Keeping track of my purchases made me rethink my iffy purchases. There were a few more items on this list but I returned them because I wasn't totally in love.
My needs for the next few months include a black pair of everyday school shoes and Spanx tights.
Does anyone know of a place a Canadian gal can order Spanx online? I have come to realize that I don't like shopping in stores any more (6 out of 7 of my items were bought online).