Friday, September 29, 2017

september budget

september budget

september budget: $97.57
third quarter budget: $600 - $234.85 in July - $217.34 in August - $97.57 in september =
$50.24 under for the third quarter

This was the month to buy all the things, just not all the clothing things. I was heavily focused on getting Aubrey's big girl room and baby's nursery ready and buying things like bedding, lamps, curtain rods, etc. Plus there were all the last minute things to buy for the diapers, and wipes...

So I only bought three clothing things, and the dress was actually purchased last month for our babymoon to St. Augustine, but I forgot to include in August's budget. *opps* For reference, the blue embroidered dress (see how I wore it here) is non-maternity, and I got it an an XL, which still left plenty of room for a big baby bump, so I definitely think it runs large. It was perfect for the sweltering Florida heat and it'll be great to wear next summer post baby. :) The shoes were a complete impulse buy, but they were so pretty, so velvet, so garnet. I'm anxiously awaiting to wear them this fall since my swollen pregnant feet aren't fitting into anything but flipflops these days. Last, but not least, is this adorable striped back cardigan. I love the neutral front and bold patterned back. Sadly, it's sold out at J. Crew right now, but it's been popping in and out of stock, so it's worth checking back if you're interested. For reference, it runs large - I bought mine in a L.

I did pick up a few things that didn't make it into the budget, like a new Lily Jade diaper bag, which I'm completely obsessed with. And a nursing nightgown from GAP that's currently in the hospital bag. My husband also got me the prettiest Kendra Scott rose gold drusy stud earrings for my birthday.

Looking toward October, I don't anticipate clothes shopping too much since I'll be busy with baby and in that awkward post-baby body phase. I did however order this resin-coated twill rain jacket from in navy from J. Crew Factory earlier this summer, which was waitlisted until October 19. So that'll be a fun mid-month treat!


  1. Well I think this month's restraint means you get to pick out some non-maternity stuff soon :) And how have I not spotted those shoes at Target yet?! The "poppy" flats they had for a long time are dead ringers for my favorite Madewell d'orsay flats, but I didn't love how the Target ones fit. Now these are an excellent dupe for my latest J.Crew d'orsay flats. Definitely going to be checking out the Target ones since I'd love this shape in more colors! These ones really are pretty irresistible, so you can't be blamed...

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