Beacon Court Angelica cross body bag – Kate Spade – $89
Merona Ellie leopard print flats – Target – $6.88
Who What Wear striped sweater – Target – $27.99
Sam Edelman Penny boots – Nordstrom – $150
Mossimo shirt dress – Target – $27.99
Ah, February! The month I took a good, hard look at my budget and told it to take a hike.
Remember last month when I said that I was planning on making one or two larger purchases in February? Well, here they are! I’ve been hunting for a good pair of boots for months now, and finally decided that they were worth busting the budget for. And as I said before, they were totally worth it.
The other big item is my new love, the Kate Spade Beacon Court Angelica cross body bag. I promised myself a nice new bag as a Christmas present (from me, to me), and I actually ordered a different one in January, only to immediately send it back (apparently I hate crosshatched leather). I finally settled on this style, and started stalking it on ebay… when along came a flash sale, allowing me to snatch this pretty little thing up for less than ebay prices.
This is probably where I should say that I’m sorry I spent too much, or that I’ll try to stay well under budget next month to make up for it. But honestly? I’m so glad I broke my budget this month. I said in my December budget post that I wanted to buy the best quality I could afford (and that made sense for each item), and I think that overspending on footwear (that I easily wear 3-4x a week right now in the winter) and bags (that I use FOREVER – I don’t switch up bags much!) makes a lot of sense for me. These aren’t things I’m going to be buying again for quite some time (I am finally 100% happy with my bag situation, and I expect these boots to last a LONG time), so I’m absolutely ok with doubling the budget for one month…. but I will be back to normal in March :).
As always, linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers