February 2015 Budget

February is a short month, but somehow I still managed to buy several items over the past four weeks. Here’s a look at my purchases:



  • black wrap dress {Old Navy} $15 seen here I provided a full review in this post. Honestly, I added this dress to my order just to get free shipping, expecting it would be too small. I was pleasantly surprised by its fit and comfort. I should look for re-mix it posts from others on how to style a dress like this one–I’m sure there are several out there!
  • tweed moto jacket {New York + Company} $24 seen here This purchase ended up being quite a shopping saga (see the details here and here). Basically, I bought a jacket on Poshmark, realized it didn’t fit, and re-sold it. I tried a few other options, and after considering your feedback (OK, and my all-knowing mom’s too), I decided to keep this one. It certainly fit the best, and I think the length will make it easy to remix with jeans, dresses, and skirts. EDIT: I ended up returning this about a week after publishing this post. I decided I would rather find *exactly* what I want than settle for something that’s *almost* perfect.
  • leopard pullover sweater {J.Crew via Poshmark} $13 I’ve had a leopard print cardigan sitting in my closet for over a year now, and I never wear it. I love the print, but it’s just too big. I decided to sell it and trade it in for a better fitting, higher quality pullover sweater.
  • mint shorts {Old Navy} $8 seen here I also provided a full review of these in a previous post. It’s no secret that I live in shorts throughout the summer months, so I am pretty confident these will get worn quite a bit. OK, so I might be a little crazy to be buying shorts in February…
  • navy printed jeans {J.Crew via ThredUp} $26 I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of navy printed pants for a while now. While these are jeans, I think they’ll be appropriate for my lifestyle as a graduate student. I have recently discovered that J.Crew’s toothpick jeans fit me pretty well, so when I spotted these on ThredUp (new with tags!), I couldn’t pass them up.
  • wine pumps {Merona via Target} $20 seen herehere I have a pair of burgundy/wine/maroon flats that I wore a lot last year during my internship, so I figured it might be nice to have a pair of heels in the same shade. Plus, it didn’t hurt that they were on clearance!
  • pink pumps {Old Navy} $12 seen here, here, here This is another item I reviewed here. In the short time that I’ve owned these pumps, I’ve already worn them quite a bit, which I think speaks to how much I love them! The heel is pretty low to moderate in terms of height, which makes them easy to wear to work.
  • black + white colorblock tote {Christian Siriano for Payless} $36 seen here I’ve been eyeing this handbag ever since early December, just waiting for it to go on sale. I finally just decided to use up a birthday coupon and order it. I like that I could use this bag in any season and with pretty much any outfit.
  • gold link necklace {J.Crew Factory via Poshmark} $22 seen here, here I had mentioned this necklace in my last budget post, hoping that it would go on clearance soon. Well, it hasn’t shown any signs of hitting the clearance section, so I went ahead and bought one on Poshmark (new with tags).

February total: $176  $152

2015 total: $354  $330

Remaining budget: $1646 $1670

Last month, I spent $178, this month, it’s $176. I guess I’m pretty consistent! I’m pleased with my purchases this time around–they’re all things I’ve wanted for quite a while, or something that fulfills a need in my closet. As for next month, I’m hoping to expand my scarf collection–I really like this floral one and this paisley one.

What did you buy in February?

Linking up with Fran for Budgeting Bloggers.


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    • I keep telling myself that, but I still have yet to wear it! I guess it’s just that it’s been too cold for dresses lately. Hopefully it will end up being a wise purchase…


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