Jess’s September Budget

In September, the most basic of months (Fall! PSL! Back to school! Riding boots!), I focused on refreshing my basics. Partly because I don’t have room right now for anything fun, but mostly because I straight up wore out and needed to replace some stuff (RIP old cognac shoes, brown leather shoes, and simple work shell).

And cross some items off my fall wish list (ie all of the plaid).

And ok, maybe have a little fun, too (I’m looking at you, new scarf).

BUT ANYWAY, dubious motivations aside, here’s my September haul:

Jess's September Budget



Shell – Target – $17.24 (similar linked and pictured)

Mossimo Supply Co Ona Flats – Target – $14

*Plaid flannel shirt – Old Navy – $13.50

*Plaid poplin shirt – Old Navy – $16.80

*Merona Blazer – Target – $26.25

*Vest – Costco – $17.99 (similar pictured) 

Infinity scarf – Primp Boutique – $16 (similar pictured)

Skirt – Thrifted – $3.99 (similar linked and pictured)

Cognac Belt – Target – $11.25 (similar linked and pictured)

Jersey moto jacket – Banana Republic Factory – $29.99 (not pictured)

(Items with a * are from my fall wish list)

Total: $167.01

So… a little over budget. But not as much as last month! Only $17.01 over budget, and I 100% blame Old Navy’s plaid shirts for that.

In the interest of full disclosure, I did also pick up this Weekender Bag (see here) this month, but I’m not counting it towards my budget. It turns out, I need to carry my work laptop around a lot… and it also turns out that it doesn’t fit neatly and safely into my Kate Spade bag. Problem. Big problem. One quick trip to Target and $45 later, I had a work bag that checked all the necessary boxes (big enough for laptop + accessories, full zip to protect contents from grabby hands on the city streets, NOT leather so I don’t feel bad about hauling it around in weather). Since this was purchased specifically for work, it came out of a different budget than my usual wardrobe buys.

What about you guys? Get anything neat this past month?

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