Monday, January 25, 2016

December Budget

[I know it's really late to be posting this, as the January Budget report is going to be posted later this week, but I really like having my budget reports easily accessible.]

What I bought...
  1. white tankorig. $24.50, on clearance $8 - I bought this tank in grey last month, loved it so much, that I decided it would be great to have multiples. These are great for layering, and I imagine wearing on their own with print shorts in the summer.
  2. black tankorig. $24.50, on clearance $8 - See above explanation.
  3. lace trim cami: orig. $30, on sale w/coupon: $0 - The Limited sent me a $10 mailer. I didn't really love anything in store, so I looked to get the best deal possible. That day, lace trim camis were $10. Can't beat a free cami. 
  4. plaid flannel shirtorig. $30, on sale $21 - One of the things I wanted for this fall was a relaxed fit plaid shirt. All of mine are currently on the tighter side. I loved the length and softness of this shirt. The colors in the shirt make it easy enough to wear with black or blue jeans, on its own, or under a sweater or cardigan.
  5. textured cardigan: orig. $30, on sale w/coupon $16 - I have had a grandpa cardigan on my wishlist for two years now. I really wanted a big comfy cardigan that could be worn with just about anything in my closet. While this one isn't quite as oversized as I wanted, I'm satisfied for now. 
  6. boucle v-neck sweaterorig. $40, on sale $13 - I went out on Black Friday out of curiosity for how good the sales were. I didn't find any amazing deals, but mailers from Kohl's let me get something I wanted for this winter: a neutral v-neck sweater tunic.
  7. split sweater: orig. $59.59, on sale $18 - I didn't want to pay for shipping on tanks #1 and #2, but after weeks of waiting for a free shipping day, I lost hope and realized I'd have to make a big order to get that free shipping. I added this sweater because apparently I have a thing for pink these days. It's super cozy and I have already worn it a bunch, so I'm happy. 
  8. exact stretch skinnies: orig. $70, on sale w/coupon: $24 - My exact stretch pants have seen better days, but that's not bad considering I've had them for two years. (And I got my first pairs two years before that.) A new pair were in order. I highly recommend these pants if you want stretchy work pants.

What I returned...

In order to get free shipping on the tanks, I ordered a bunch of stuff, including this turtleneck tunicthis tunic softened shirtthese pencil pantsthis mixed media shirtthis shimmer fringe scarfthese crystal drop earrings, and the lou & grey funnel neck. Either the fit was off, or the items didn't end up looking as they did.  

What I'm still mulling over...

I loved this lace-panel sweater as soon as I saw it, but the $88 price tag was absurd, and even on sale, $44 was more than I was willing to spend on something I might not love forever. Then I saw a similar version from The Limited, and with additional discounts, the price became much more reasonable. I'm just not sure if I love it. Thoughts? 


  1. You got some awesome deals in December! I'm so jealous of that pink sweater! When I went to order it, it was sold out in that color. Sometimes when you snooze, you lose I suppose.

  2. You got a lot of great items last month.

  3. I have the same textured cardigan. I bought it in a size up so that it would fit while I was pregnant, but I'm finding I wear it much more now! Definitely fits that cozy + oversized description--I kind of wish I had bought a few of the other colors!


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