November budget


J.Crew Factory Scarf (seen here): $22 (originally $48.50)

November Total = $22

$365 ($500 quarterly budget - $135 overspent) - $150 (September) - $127 (October) - $22 (November) = $66

I know, I can hardly believe it, either! Not only did I only purchase one item this month, I stayed completely under budget for the quarter--even after starting off with a reduced budget. I'll be starting next quarter's budget with an extra $66! *pats self on back*

I suppose I do need to mention that I do have a LOFT order at home/en route to me at the moment. The first package of two arrived the day I flew to California, and the second will arrive sometime next week. I placed a big order during the 60% off flash sale they had last week. I'll note any new additions from that order in next month's budget. The items I'm most looking forward to are this plaid dress (though I'm worried about the sizing) and this quilted dress (not quite sure if the waist will be too high, but I've had a grey dress on my list for a while, so I thought I'd give it a try).

While I didn't go out on Black Friday this year, I'm considering placing an order for a new pair of Madewell jeans. I realized that jeans are a staple in my wardrobe and I could really use more than the couple of pairs I wear regularly. Plus, the current 25% off promo is the best I've seen for the full-price denim. I can't decide on a color, though... I originally tried the Atlantic wash in store, but is the Davis wash more versatile? What do you think?

Regarding next month, I have quite a few things on my list but I'll likely be asking for many of them for Christmas this year. I really shouldn't be buying a whole lot for myself so hopefully I can stick with the orders I've already made and be good for the rest of the month like I was this month. :)

How did you do with your budget this month? Snag any great Black Friday deals?

Oh my goodness! I almost forgot to mention that I received an item in exchange for a review. (Bad me for forgetting!) From My Monogram Necklace, I received a monogrammed necklace and wrote a review in this post. (You can also see me wearing it here. I picked an item I knew I would wear a lot!) I want to always mention when I receive items for free from brands. This was the first time that's happened so please forgive me for forgetting to mention it until after I already hit "Publish"!

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