Sweater- Gap (limited sizes online, similar here), Jeans- c/o Aeropostale, Boots- Calvin Klein, Coat- Zara, Necklaces- Nordstrom, similar, Scarf- Forever 21 (love this, only $13.99!)
Budgeting. Ugh. Its hard. And its not fun. But it's necessary. I feel the need to confess after I shared my shopaholic nature last month. I went a month without shopping, and I felt great about my progress. As I shared closet cleaning, wishlist making, and smart shopping tips, what I was really doing was trying to ingrain those concepts into my own thick skull.
So I'm going to tell you just what happened after I ended my shopping ban halfway through October and decided I was ready to embark on my journey of shopping on a budget. First, I spent my October budget. Then, I kept going. I definitely overspent. I felt bad, but not bad enough to stop. I overspent in November too.
I'm not too far gone, but I felt like I need to be honest in case you start to notice me wearing some recently purchased clothes and wonder if I am really sticking to my budget. The only thing I can do at this point is try again. I am going to try to curb the shopping to a minimum until January. I have Christmas presents to buy after all! I'm going to spend some time brainstorming better ways to stay on budget. If you have any tips to share, I'd love to hear them!