Budgeting Blogger. Fran might have scolded me for this once or twice.
Why yes, I did skip all of November, December, and January. I wasn't even that terrible with my budget those months...okay okay, maybe in January. I took advantage of super clearance sales and got a several "investment/long term" things to fill holes in my closet. I did the same this month. In fact, many of the items were so marked down that I couldn't even find them online to link to.
[ By the way, if you're new here and curious about these columns, check out my explanation in the archives. "Haul" posts these are not. ]
And this month I did well. Though I purchased a good amount, I sold a good amount [ $250 ] of gently worn items. I am still a Poshmark fangirl. I forced myself to adhere to the one in, minimum one out rule. I donated an epic amount of clothing to the women's shelter as well. We're talking 50+ items. I'm simplifying in many areas and as I'm figure out what's working for my current life, I'm focusing on filling those holes appropriately with thought and care. It's all a bit more mindful, which was my true goal.
Additionally, since I wrote this post, I've been able to keep a very narrow focus on the "uniform" I've outlined. I know the colors, fits, and styles that work best for me. I lust over stilettos, but I know I wear them less than once a month to special events. That's why you'll see nothing but boots, flats, and practical city shoes in these round ups.
I also explored the world of shopping for new with tags clothing on eBay. I don't know why I always forget about that option, but I got a Vince sweater and linen henley for less than what just the henley originally cost. I'll certainly be browsing for my favorite brands there on a more regular basis.
For the first month since starting this, I am under budget. And I intend to keep it that way!
Vince Sweater via eBay | J.Crew Wild Side Skinny Bangle | J.Crew Edie Bag [ bought it when it was in the sale section, on sale + 30% off ] | C.Wonder Skinny Calf Hair Belt | Ecco Wedges [ bought on super clearance at Macy's ] | Donald J. Pliner Black Flats [ bought on super clearance at Macy's ] | C.Wonder Elephant Buckle [ for the belts I bought here ] | DV by Dolce Vita Java Boots | Vince Henley via eBay | Fossil Gold Slippers