Sunday, July 03, 2016

My Monthly Purchases: June 2016

Every month, I break down my clothing expenses and share them. My quarterly budget is $500. This amount can be rolled into the next quarter if it's not all spent. My goal is to keep my out of pocket expenses within $2000 a year. Gifts and gift cards don't count towards my budget. Since I've been keeping a budget, I'm much more careful with what I buy, and I will return stuff at the end of the month if I'm not crazy about it after hanging it in my closet.

I left myself a nice chunk of money to spend in June, because I know from years passed that this is when summer clothing goes on sale.

Cardigan: Only via Envy
Reg $75, on sale for $38
I've got a thing for fringe! This is very wearable and versatile for any season.

Sandals: Aldo
Reg $90 on sale for $49
I needed a new pair of chunky sandals to balance out my pants that are cropped and voluminous. I retired a chunky pair this year - so these were much-needed. They are really comfy. A great price for leather.

Reg $28
I've worn this hat at least four times since I bought it. It has a slim velcro closure at the back, which is  helpful for my small head.

Reg $65 on sale for $52 (clientele sale)
I'm sure this neutral cardi will get a ton of wear. It will look cute over a dress or even dressed down with jeans. I love the sleeve length and the pockets!

Shirt: TNA Del Mar at Aritzia
Reg $40 on sale for $20 (regular sale)
This is my third Del Mar. I'm obsessed with the softness and the length.
It matches our shower

Jeans: Rag & Bone at Aritzia
Reg $230 on sale for $115 (regular sale)
My dark skinnies are five years old. Time for a replacement! These are a perfect mid-rise and have a ton of stretch, yet keep their shape.

Reg $75 on sale for $38 (regular sale)
This was such a score. It was the only one in the Halifax store (someone ordered it on-line and returned it) and I snagged it. You can wear it buttoned as a dress or open as a long vest.

This was the first time I got an invite to the Aritzia clientele sale... hopefully it's not the last because it's fun! You get a percentage off of everything (how much is depending on the brand). It's great for buying the staple basics that never get included in the regular sales. If you're looking for seasonal colors/styles, you're better off waiting for the regular sale. 

Original price of items =  $603
Price I paid = $340
I saved 44%.

I did great at hitting my target with $6 left to roll ahead to next quarter.

On my wish list - white jeans (I always get a cheap-ish pair every 2 years as they get stained/dull), maybe a pair of Vans, maybe a basic tee or two from American Apparel - I haven't been there in so long!

Glitterary Girl

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