Thursday, January 31, 2013

[Vlog] January Shopping Part 3: Thrifting

This is the last and final vlog for my January budget. I know this week has been bogged with vlogs (haha that rhymes), but I promise next week I'll have plenty of outfits for you!

In case you missed them and are interested, part one is here, and part two is here. I'm also still looking for suggestions for my trip to LA next week. Send restaurant/drink/must see locations my way!!

Oh, and don't forget to enter my Sinless Cocktails giveaway!! It ends this weekend!!

  • Big Star jeans, Alexis Suitcase, $15 (retail ~$100)
  • INC red blazer, Goodwill, $6 (retail $70)
  • BCBG pinstripe blazer, Goodwill, $6 (in my search, these run about $150 on the low end, maybe $80-$100 on sale)
Total for this vlog: $27
Estimated original retail: minimum $250 (89% savings)
Total spent for the month of January: $142.50
Total budget: $160 plus $20 for non-essential beauty items
Total savings on original prices: 74% (total retail for everything I bought was $545)

A few notes: after factoring in tax, I actually spent about $152. I also bought a scarf similar to the white tartan one for $13, but I don't need 2 so I'm probably either going to give that one away or gift it, so I'm not counting that towards the total. Should I decide to keep it, I'll add it back in to my total. Also, since I didn't spend my $20 beauty budget, I decided to go back and get the sparkly shoes from this post for $25.

Then I went and bought a nail polish (Sally Hansen Greige Gardens) for $6.

So. $8 under budget plus $20 from beauty items, and I had $28 to spend. $25 went to the shoes, and $6 to the nail polish, so I came in around $5 over budget after you figure in tax. Overall, I'm super impressed with myself!!

Did you budget for January? How well did you stick to your budget? Linking up with Franish for budgeting bloggers!

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  1. Great thrifted finds! I especially love the red blazer! I never can find blazers in my size for some odd reason.

    <3 danielle

    1. Thank you! I always seem to find a ton, but I think it's because I have a larger chest and wear a larger size on top so I have waaay more selection at Goodwill. :)

  2. Nice work – I'm always super proud of myself when I manage to stick to my budget (not as often as I'd like), but you really cleaned up this month.

    Sea and Swank

  3. Great finds! I also try to figure out what the price would have been if I'd paid retail. I think it makes me feel better. I just decided to include staples like undies and socks, but now you've got me wondering if I should include my make-up and skincare? Decisions, Decisions...


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