Jess’s December Budget and 2016 Year In Review

Target – Blanket Scarf – $13.99

Aaaaaand that’s it! A whopping $13.99 on clothes and accessories for myself in December.

Like many, I try not to buy stuff for myself in December, so that I can focus more of my money on gifts for others. But given all the pretty sparkly (and super on sale) things in stores this time of year… well, typically it goes poorly. But not this year! Amazing how not fitting into typically sized clothes can make you stick to your budget :).

And thus concludes my first FULL calendar year of budgeting! Some fun stats (because I am absolutely the type of weirdo who like numbers):

Items purchased: 54

Total spent: $1287.31

Average per month: $107.28

Average per item: $23.84

My goal for 2017 is to keep it under $100/month, and to get fewer, higher quality items. Bring it on!


As always, linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers



Jess’s November Budget


Dress – Pinkblush via Zulily – $39.99

Tee – Zulily – $14.99

Boots – Target – $24.49

Total: $79.47

As it turns out, black friday shopping makes a much smaller impact on your budget when you can’t buy clothes in your normal size and you have an almost fully stocked wardobe that fits your current needs. This month was all about filling small, weird gaps in my wardobe… specifically my winter wardrobe. A pretty dress for parties, a festive shirt just because it seemed necessary, and a warm pair of boots that don’t require a whole lot of bending over to secure, and I’m set!


As always, linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers