March Budget Recap

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March was a big shopping month, but not actually a big spending month. I ordered a lot of things that I ended up returning - in addition to some of the items in the below collage, I also returned this hat, this one-piece, these shorts, these shorts, and this dress (keeping this one, though I'm not counting it as a budget item). So there was a constant stream of packages making Travis VERY nervous about how much I was spending.

In addition to returning a bunch of stuff, I also got some screaming deals. I was able to get the J. Crew blazer on sale, the Target items on a huge sale, and I used all of my Shopbop credits during their big March sale to pick up a bunch of items all at once. Here's how the month ended up: 

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So a few of the things in the collage above actually changed last night once I re-tried some stuff on. So here's the updated list:

1. Lace Tee - Le Tote $39
2. Resort maxi - c/o Shopbop
3. J. Crew Regent blazer in linen - NOT YET ARRIVED
4. Paige Denim - c/o Shopbop
5. J. Crew Bikini top - NOT  YET ARRIVED
6. Cover-up - c/o Shopbop
7. Lush skirt - RETURNED
8. Denim shorts (actually decided to keep these instead) - $48 with birthday gift card = $0
9. L Space bikini bottoms - c/o Shopbop
10. Beaded necklace - Le Tote $26
11. Steven booties - c/o Shopbop

Not pictured: Target one-piece ($30) and sandals ($15) 

Total: $110
Quarterly Budget $500 - January $0 - February $122 - March $110 = $268 leftover

Of course, if I decide to keep the stuff from J. Crew, that totals $180, so I would only have $88 remaining. But I'm not counting it yet, as I'm not sure I'll keep the pieces. 

I'm super excited to wear a bunch of this stuff in Mexico next week - and throughout the summer. We finally hit 70 here this week in Seattle, so I've been busting out the lighter-weight tops, dresses, and ankle pants all week long! Hoping for lots more nice weather to keep wearing all of this stuff. 

Linking up with Franish and all of the other amazing budgeting bloggers! 

Posted on March 31, 2016 and filed under Budget.