Friday, September 26, 2014

September Budget: Prepping for Fall

If you remember from last month, I mentioned that I wanted to try out some new brands. I definitely forced myself to do so and scored big with Land's End. I originally just wanted to purchase some things for hubby as part of an anniversary gift, but I ended up going back and getting something myself. And boy did I score big. 

J Crew Pearl Cluster Necklace 
  Original $88 on Sale for $68 with an extra  $47.50 
Pearl is my birthstone, which just adds to why I love them. And of course these aren't real, but they are beautiful anyway. I have been looking for a pearl cluster necklace for a while and the sale price of this fit the budget. 

Madewell Mini Bow Ring 
  Original $15 on Sale for $12.50 with an extra 30% off $8.75

Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Ring 

  Original $48 on Sale for $33 and purchased with a Gift Card 

Land's End Luxe Wool Scoopneck Coat in Vermillion 

  Original $240 on Sale for $89.97 with promo $71.97 
This is obviously last years version of the women's wool coat. They are trying to clear out old inventory and I was happy to help. During the last 3 Fall seasons  I have tried to find a red coat that I love and am willing to pay for. It needed to be just the right shade of red and a flattering style. Finally, this one came my way and I couldn't pass it up. Definitely glad I tried out Land's End. 

Lee Platinum Perfect-Fit Skinny Jean Leggings 
  Original $62 via Ross $13 
I've worn these several times already, definitely my best purchase this month. 

Banana Republic Golden Sands Necklace
  Original $59.50 on Sale for $28.99 with an extra 50% off $14.50  

Retail Total $512.50-After Sales Total $245.46 - GiftCards/Promos $111.32=$155.72 September Total 

Year to Date Clothing Budget
$1650 (Year) - $171(Jan) - $0 (Feb) - $232(March) - $357(April) - $190(May)-$45 (June)-$140.86 (July)-$94.61 (August)-$155.72 (September) = $263.81 remaining for the year 

As usual, I'm linking up with Franish and the other budgeting bloggers 


  1. Hi, I found my way over here after linking up with Franish. Pretty jewelry. I really like the Kate Spade bow ring. How do you feel about Lands' End sizing? Is it true to size? I haven't bought anything from them in a long time.

  2. I found the sizing to be a little on the large size, but not enough to really trade it in for a smaller size

  3. such cute picks. i need the bow ring!!!!


  4. Love your September picks! That pearl necklace is gorg and the wash on those jeans is perfect!

    Stopping by from Fran's linkup- xoxo jenna @ sincerely jenna marie
    PS- I'd love for you to stop by on Thursdays to link up!