Jess’s January Budget

Jannuary Budget PIC

Black flats – Target – $5.68

Black pencil skirt (similar) – Loft – $9.88

Ottoman flippy skirt – Loft –  $4.88 (seen here)

Cable knit sweater – Loft – $25

Factory pleated mini skirt – J. Crew Factory – $22.49

Navy gingham shirt – J. Crew Factory – $29.63

Chunky knit infinity scarf – J. Crew Factory – $9.99

Total: $107.55


Final sale clearance sales, you are the real MVP this month.

January might not technically be over yet, but I’m calling it. $42.45 under budget. I would feel a lot more virtuous about this, were it not for the fact that I’m planning on making one or two larger purchases next month that will almost certainly blow my budget.

The even better news this month is that I listened to my own advice from my December budget post and managed to hone in on items I really wanted or needed. For example, I’ve been stalking that navy gingham shirt for months now, and I’m thrilled to finally have it. It’s also been bugging me for a while that I don’t own a black skirt, so finding one for under $10? Total win, and a fantastic way to start 2016!

Here’s hoping you also had a whole month of wins!

As usual, linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers

A Sequins Of Events


Skirt | Shirt | Necklace | Booties (similar) | Sunglasses (similar)

There are a few things in this world that just don’t sit well with me. Hearing spoilers for that one show/movie you have been waiting forever to see? That’s a big N-O, good buddy. People who must have skipped the “How and when to use a turn signal” chapter in the driver’s manual? Actual monsters. Clothes that can only be worn for special occasions? Well, that’s some damn nonsense, friend. I get that cocktail dresses aren’t necessarily heading-to-the-ballpark attire, but what is the point in spending my hard earned cash on things I can only wear once in a blue moon? It’s my party and I’ll sparkle like a Vegas showgirl if I want to! So how does one take their glamour puss sequin skirt from NYE and make it average. everyday Friday appropriate? Two words, people: Chambray. Shirt. It’s the avocado of wardrobe staples: The perfect blank canvas to build a delicious outfit on (or the “Yes, I Know Guac is Extra” bonus that takes an outfit from “yes” to “YAS!”).


If you guys need me, I’ll be out there pushing the limits of sequin acceptability and glittering like the Disney princess I clearly am. #MySongsWillAllBeAboutJunkFood #MySidekickWillBeAVelociraptor #IdSeeTheCrapOutOfThisMovie