Sunday, March 30, 2014

march purchases: more bang for the buck

Three sleeveless silk tops: $16, Goodwill
Gap cotton skirt: $5, Goodwill

Total: $23
Budget: $50
Remaining total: $27
        I'm pleased that this month's purchases are both work-appropriate and cool. Working in a non-air-conditioned school has a huge impact on how I dress, and these items will be put to good use  for the remainder of the school year. 
        I thought I spent a lot this month, based on how many items I added to my closet. However, after reviewing my January and February posts, I realized that I ended this month with the most money left over. (Yay for stretching my hard-earned dollars by thrifting!)
        Aya asked a great question last month about how I budget the purchase of essentials, such as undergarments, socks, and exercise gear. I don't have a set monthly budget for such items, but am OK with spending $100 or so throughout a year. This month I replaced some items from this category with a $40.25 purchase at Nordstrom Rack. 

Linking up with Franish's Budgeting Bloggers! :) 

6 comments:

  1. wow, what a great month! i love goodwill, looking over this month i didn't go once! so unlike me. that skirt is super cute!

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  2. Gorgeous colorful pieces. I especially love the oranges in the floral top. Probably because of where I live, but I couldn't imagine working in non airconditioned areas. Yikes!

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  3. Thanks, Kristen! I'm always on the hunt for all-cotton items at the thrift store, so I was so pleased to find this! I need to take the waist in just a bit, but I'm tempted to try a temporary fix with a safety pin/belt so I can wear it sooner ... :)

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  4. Usually Hawaii has pretty good trade winds that make the heat more bearable, but it can still be really warm at times! I love the colors in the floral top too - but it needs its side seams restitched before I can wear it. Hoping to bust out my sewing machine once my report cards are finished.

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  5. been there done that! sometimes it just can't wait, lol

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  6. I'm definitely going to have to read your blog more closely! Hawaii is an unfamiliar place to me. I know the west coast pretty well, and my northern friends complain about the weather constantly. I still remember being surprised that many places in the west/north don't have air-con at all!

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