Clothed with Grace: March Budget

Saturday, March 29, 2014

March Budget

March Budget

I'm linking up with Fran for Budgeting Bloggers.  This month I added a number of things to my closet.  I only spent like $12 in January and $56 in February; I think I was just not interested in buying more winter clothes.  Now as it's starting to warm up I had a number of things on my wishlist I was on the look out for this month.  Here's what I bought:

J. Crew Factory flip flops: $12- My favorite flip flops are from here and have lasted me like seven years, well, they were so thin on the bottom it hurt to walk in them when I pulled them out this Spring.  Luckily I found these as a replacement for a fair price.
Utility Jacket: $12  I actually got the solid green version no longer available online.  It's no secret my utility vest is one of my favorite things, so when I found out there was a jacket version I was excited and I got it for a steal!
Leopard flats: $8 I've also been on the hunt for a pair of these and I can't believe how inexpensive and cozy these are!
Sperry's: $23 I stumbled across these while trying to sell some clothes at Plato's Closet.  Mine are like these, minus the pink.  The are so stinking comfortable and I'm so glad to add these to my wardrobe.
Crystal Cluster necklace: $28  This necklace is my favorite thing right now. Love. It. It goes with everything!
White Blazer: $27 I have been on the hunt for the perfect one for over a year and I love this version I found at JCP.
Mossimo Ankle Pant: $20 My black jeans are officially gray so I really needed a replacement and love these ones from Target.  I was able to use a Cartwheel coupon and get these for a great price too!
Diana Necklace $15 (not shown above) This and the necklace below are two of my new favorite pieces, stay tuned for a blog debut next week!
Kim Necklace $13 (not shown above) Love this one!

Total: $158

This is more than I usually spend in a month, honestly.  However I came out way ahead this month.  In between selling clothes at Plato's and on my Insta-closet and income from blogging I have a nice amount to spend in Kansas City when I go there for the Go Blog Social next weekend.  Really, I'll probably just hoard most of it away until I really find something else I really need to have.

I also thought I'd show you some of my favorite  Instagram outfits from this month too. Most of my new pieces are shown below too. For March I still needed a lot of layers!  I'm hoping that changes in April.

Also, have you entered my great giveaway yet?


  1. Wow you got a lot of great items for your money this month! I have those same black ankle pants and I love them, they are super versatile. I'm also thinking of getting a similar pair of sperry's as a replacement for my leopard boat shoes.

  2. I love seeing how you put your outfits together!

  3. Those sperrys are too cute! After $12 in January, I think this month is totally doable. I also need new black jeans. How do you like this pair's fit?

  4. Great outfit pics! I'm gonna starting doing this on the weekends, to speed things up during the week. You have a great sense of style :-)

  5. Oh my gosh! Those leopard flats are spot on (pun intended)! I love the crystal necklace, it will really add a big statement to even a plain striped tee and jeans, so great find as well!

    Love it all! Have fun at the blog conference, I can't wait to go to one myself!

    Katie @ Style On Target

  6. You got some amazing deals, especially those Sperry's! I love that necklace!

  7. Pretty necklace! And great find on the Sperry's; I'm looking to get a pair this spring too! The Go Blog Social sounds fun - I'll definitely be checking back to hear how about it. :-)

  8. I saw you wear this necklace and had to get one too! :) I also love all your IG looks, especially all the stripes. I think I may need to invest in the surplus vest- where is yours from? Thanks for sharing!

  9. All great buys!! I really love that white blazer--so polished, ladylike, and perfect for spring/summer!

  10. I LOVE the snapshot of your outfits...they are all so beautiful and colorful--like a work of art- seriously!

    Was wondering on the JCF sandals-- are they pretty supportive? They certainly look a like a much higher quality than the standard Old Navy flip flop that used to be my go-to...

    And those Sperry's--what a deal! That white blazer is fantastic too- I need some lighter colored blazers...have you worn it yet? Just curious on the fit... well done this month!


  11. I absolutely adore your style. Great job staying around your budget. And I love your outfits too, the black dress + cargo jacket + booties + leopard scarf is amazing! I might have to 'borrow' that look!

  12. You did so well Ginny. I love that Crystal Necklace. Please let me know where you got it - I am really interested. I also love your New (or are they Thrifted) Sperry Shoes. I have the Black+Leopard pair which I love and wear so much.

    Great snapshots of outfits via Instagram, too.

  13. You got some great items for your money! And even though you spent more than you wanted, it looks like you didn't spend much in the last few months. I love that utility jacket you've been wearing - I wish it was still available in green online!

  14. that necklace is beautiful! i would say March was a great shopping month!

  15. I feel you on being sick of winter clothes! I love love love the necklace you got! And your outfit pictures are so nice! Do you have a trick that you use? Mine never seemed to come out that well, but maybe I should start trying again!