So I went a little over...but I did cross a few things off my little list of dreams...
I actually bought this book at American Eagle. They got a Urban Outfitters look-a-like make over, and now sell books and funky items. This was 50% off so I thought it was a great deal.
American Eagle- Original Price: $24.95 on sale for $13.25 (with tax)
I love this bag, it's perfect for me. That tassel is to die for, darling!
TJ Maxx- Original Price: $34.99 on Clearance for $20.00
These tights are adorable, they have a black line down the back and little bows at the end.
TJ Maxx- Original Price: $5.99 on clearance for $3.00
I haven't had my own blow dryer in about two years.
I'm not going to count this in my budget because I really needed one.
Originally $49.99 on clearance for $29.00
I didn't think they made this! So super excited and so much more affordable then the full size bottle!
Ulta- Taylor Swift WonderStruck Rollerball Original Price $18.00 - $3.50 coupon $14.50
Awesome art decal calendar! (I'm not counting this in the $100 budget)
Five Below $3
Adorable Cross Body Bag
Old Navy- Original Price: $24.94 on clearance for $9.99 - 40% off $5.99
Men's Plaid Scarf
Old Navy- Original Price: $15.94 on clearance for $4.99- 40% off $2.99
Old Navy- Red Rockstar Jeans
Original Price $16.94 on clearance for $7.99 -40% off $4.79
Old Navy- Marilyn Graphic Tee
Original Price $34.94 on clearance for $24.99 -40% off $14.99
Kate Spade Tacky Bow Key Fob
I bought this in two colors. Call me obsessed.
Originally $35.00 on sale for $9.99 - 40% off $6.37 x2
I love these rings! So simple and pretty!
Bob's Stores originally $9.99 each on sale for $3.00 each -20% off $2.40 x4
(I had a gift card so this doesn't count towards my budget)
Wishbone Necklace, I've been dying for one of these!
Macy's- Original price $12.00 on sale for $3 -15% off $2.55
This necklace is huge but I thought it was so cool!
Macy's- Original price $18.00 on sale for $4 -15% off $3.40
Gold disk earrings
Macy's- Original price $12.00 on sale for $3 -15% off 2.55
(I bought all this with a gift card so it doesn't count towards my budget)
I love these boots, they were a great price and they fit perfect!
These were not a huge investment, but I have been looking for a pair for a while so I am also excluding these from my budget.
Overstock/ Journee Collection $41.99 + $2.97 shipping cost - 10% coupon $40.74
Pretty blue sheer top with gold detailing
Xhiliration/ Target- Original Price $17.99 on clearance for $5.38
Jeggings, love 'em!
Mossimo/ Target- Original price $19.99 on clearance for $9.98
Starting Budget: $100- $43.86 1/2/12
$56.14- 107.61 1/19/12
Over Budget -51.47
Overall, I think setting the budget made me think more consciously about how much I was spending but I also justified some of my purchases because they were legitimate things I need, like the blow dryer and the jeans I can wear to work. I guess I didn't need the brown boots, but if I had found them in the fall I would've probably spent much more. So even though I went over I still think this was a good goal to set.
Thanks for reading!