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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Budget In Progress: March

I wanted to have a blog post that would help show my running clothing and makeup purchases for each month instead of just a recap at the end of the month.  I plan on continually update this post with my spending, so be sure to check back periodically and see how I'm doing!  I've also added a "Budget" tab to my top navigation bar as well as a button on my left sidebar so you can easily see updates to my spending.

  • Budget: $300
  • Remaining clothing budget from February +$84.67
  1. YesStyle Chain Purse - $93.00 ($5 coupon thanks to Jean) (buy)
  2. Urban Outfitters Pins and Needles Basic Straw Floppy Hat (perfect for my Africa honeymoon!) - $25.11 (buy)
  3. Insolia Insoles - $34.55 (20% coupon code thanks to Tracey) (buy) -- review to come!
  4. A'gaci Chiffon Pleated Skirt (S) -  $18.35 (buy)
  5. A'gaci Skinny Belts - $12.90 (buy)
  6. Michael Kors 'Small Runway' Chronograph Bracelet Watch (Style MK5430) - $127.20 (used remaining $143.43 on gift card provided by future step mother-in-law) (buy)

  7. The following items were not purchased by me but were additions to my closet this month:
  8. Yarn Plus Yarn cowl scarf - (won from giveaway) (buy)
Current spending: $226.44

  • Budget: $50
  • Remaining makeup budget from February-196.85
  1. Shiseido Tsubaki Shining Shampoo - $16.23 (buy)
Current Spending: $213.08

Yes, I'm pretty much in no-spending mode for the rest of the month.  So even though this is an in-progress budget report, let's hope my end-of-month recap isn't much different!
See previous budget posts.

P.S. All purchases were made using Mr. Rebates where possible.  So in actuality I am getting a little bit of money back at the end of all this.  :)

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  1. I believe in you!:) You can do it!

    The chain purse and the straw hat are really cute :D The Tsubaki shampoo is wonderful, I used to have the white one for damaged hair :)

  2. great job hunnie...I just noticed I wasnt "officially" following your blog all this time!!! wth??? fixed that..STAT:)

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  3. Great selection there love your purchases but the monthy is only starting you will to instaure some budget restrictions!!

  4. I love the white pleated skirt - and can't wait to see this on your outfit of the day posts!
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  5. love the straw hat, it looks fab :)

  6. PetiteLittleGirlMarch 9, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    You're so good at keep tracking your spending. I don't ever keep track of my spending but I don't really spend that much to begin with. My favorite purchase of yours is # 6. I love that watch :)

  7. I like seeing people's budgets...makes me adhere to mines even more! I want to stay on track of my spending as well.

  8. Maybe I should be setting budgets and doing budget posts...I have budgets in mind when shopping, but I never follow them! Also, I have absolutely no self control when shopping!

  9. Love the watch, Kileen! I got the MK Chronograph watch in rose gold for my birthday and I love it sooo much! :)

  10. I was actually thinking about making similar post on my lunch break today LOL you are still in a budget!! go for it girl!!! I need to update mine I think pretty soon, when it comes to middle of march which will be next week, I'm already over lol

  11. Go Kileen! Thanks for adding the budget tab - I really do love your breakdowns bc it provides a very tangible way of seeing where money goes and how I can reapply :)

    BTW, I soooo love the skirt from #4!!!

  12. This is such a great idea for a post! I love that watch - that's a great purchase!

  13. Writeitinlipstick.blogspot.comMarch 9, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    I never heard of this Mr Rebate thing. I have to check it out.


    I love that straw hat and how awesome your having an Africa Honeymoon

  14. Yes, Mr. Rebates is so amazing. Cash back on most of the stores I shop at
    online! and they can directly deposit the money into your Paypal account or
    cut you a check. can't beat it. :)

  15. Mr. Rebates is one of the best thing that's happened to the internet! I use it constantly. Africa honeymoon? Sounds lovely!! Where to? Only place I've visited is Morocco; amazing country.


  16. Tanzania actually! We're hoping to catch the Great Migration ( the first week and then off to the
    beaches of Zanzibar for the last 3 days! so excited!! :D

  17. This is a great idea to track your purchases! I actually made a list of this year's purchases on my phone so I can peek at it every now and then to convince myself that I don't need new clothes!

  18. can't wait to see your review of the insoles! and good luck with taxes, i haven't even started mine...

  19. i commented earlier, but noticed that my comments didn't post. can't wait to see your review of the insoles! and i haven't even started my taxes, shame on me...

  20. Holy crap!!! That's going to be so so so amazing!! Get in touch with nature :) Plus you never can go wrong staying on the coast for a few days! I hope you have a fantastic time.

  21. Great job Kileen!!! I am proud of you! :D

  22. Wow you're doing so well Kileen! :)

  23. this budget idea is super cool! it helps you keep track very well. i'm inspired to start one of these when i even have $300 to jingle around in the bank xD


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