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September 29, 2008

Shopping might need to be reconsidered

Filed under: learning,shopping,things I Looove — by heatherdc @ 11:22 pm

At the end of my first month, I did pretty well with the budget. I even have some $$ left over that I “didn’t” spend, but could have spent. Yes, very impressive. I know.

After adding everything up and looking it over, I need to make some adjustments. I also need to remember that while my mom was here to move me in, I stocked up on the things I could. Yup, in some ways…I’m totally operating in college-mode. Or, I was. For that weekend. Sooo, toiletries are taken care of for quite a while. That could’ve been X-ed out of the budget for this month, but I threw it in there. Maybe just to feel great about the fact that I spent $0 in that department. Even if it is a false positive, and money will certainly be spent there soon. Dangit.

I also might need to reconsider the ‘shopping’ allowance. I may have overspent…a little bit. And by a little bit, maybe it was about twice what I thought I’d spend. Ehhhhh.

BUT, I definitely held back. I have not bought a single pair of shoes since I left home. Um, that is progress. Riiiight?! Yes. Still, I guess my idea of “holding back” wasn’t quite what I thought it’d be. I got restless with my “business casual” wardrobe a lot faster than I predicted. Not good, since that’s what will make up my daily attire basically until June. Except weekends, when I wear my football jersey all day…for now. I need Stacy & Clinton to give me $5,000 and send me to Ann Taylor and Nordstrom’s and Banana Republic. I should probably get on that; incorporate sweat pants frequently and go to the grocery store in pajamas. They always help those people.

Anyway. I shopped, and I like what I purchased. Most things practical and ‘needed’ (I needed gray pants with a light teal pinstripe right? Yessss). I’m not disappointed with the overspend-age. But I do need to step it up on the whole “I’m on a budget” front. It’s a slow process, but I’m learning. And in the meantime, I’m absolutely Loving this late birthday present from Em. It’s soo very “Fall”. And fabulous.



  1. lovin this bag!

    Comment by ANG* — September 30, 2008 @ 12:41 am |Reply

  2. Ooh, plaid is fun and great for fall (or so the fashionistas tell us). It’s funny to look back on a month and say “hey, I guess I wasn’t as frugal as I thought.” Those trips to Tar-get can be dangerous. And a casual lunch time shopping spree during the Banana sale. BAAAAD idea. 3 items and $223 later my credit card was feeling it. But, to my credit, I did buy a few awesome pieces. Black pants for work (totally necessary), brown wool blazer/jacket (40% off) that will be totally cute with jeans and jean skirts. And a navy blue silk tank with ruffles around the neck. Not necessary, but cute. And to that I say, Budget Shmudget. There’s always next month. 🙂

    Comment by Sassy — October 1, 2008 @ 12:23 pm |Reply

  3. Ohhhh I am so sorry I have been MIA!
    I am happy to be catching up on your blog today!!!!
    Shopping and splurging every now and again is much needed!!!
    Get anything good?? And plaid is super in style for fall… it’s super cute!
    I actually have a few magazine clippings I’ll be posting next week about plaid!!

    hehe! How are things? How is MD treating you???

    Comment by Jen — October 5, 2008 @ 6:07 pm |Reply

  4. First off, that is one kick ass purse! My ancestors would love it too! Secondly, i support you 100% in your decision to wear sweat pants and PJs out and about… I will then nominate you for What Not To Wear but not becuase i think you need a new woardrobe… but so i can selfishly use cable tv to show the world how hot my girlfriend is in sweatpants and PJs! plus you get the $5000. Um what else… ohh! how about that bad ass jacket you got over the weekend… anyway… bye!

    Comment by jack — October 5, 2008 @ 7:43 pm |Reply

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