August Budget

Here's what I bought in August:

1. Banana Republic Shirtdress in green (similar) - $42.15
2. GAP Denim Shorts (similar) - $26.99 - 40% = $16.19
3. Thred UP red pumps (similar) - $7.48 (thanks to a $10 off coupon from Kimmie)

TOTAL: $65.82

I have been making a solid effort to cut back a bit on shopping, and this month was another huge success. In fact, it would have been even better if I didn't buy the shorts, which I only bought because once we got to Chicago for Lollapalooza and I saw how muddy the fields were for the concerts, I no longer wanted to wear the white pants I had brought and desperately needed something a bit more rugged. 

I'm trying to cut back to reach a few goals, which I'll share with you now and update you on next month:
1. I am out of hangers. This tells me I need to do some purging + selling before I need to buy more clothes. 
2. I'd like to get fit again. I'm at the heaviest weight I've ever been after taking the summer off from yoga due to all of my work travel. Until I kick my butt back into gear and get back into shape, I'm not super excited about adding larger clothing to my collection. 
3. I don't know what I need versus what I want. I'd really like to put some thought into my purchases, so I know that I must take a step back, do some analysis of what I have, and then make wiser purchases from there. I'll be sharing this journey with you on the blog, for sure!

So that's that. Head on over to Franish to see what everyone else bought this month!
Posted on August 28, 2013 .