Thursday, 21 June 2012

Budget Busting

My June clothing budget of £88 is well and truly blown.

I have bought lots of sale items that I have had my eye on for a while - but it means that I have spent more than double my monthly budget.

This belt from Gap was reduced to £9.99 from £24.99 and a new tan leather belt has been on my wishlist for a while.

To help me keep on the straight and narrow I have decided to create a monthly post of my purchases.
I am hoping this will help me stick to my budget in July which will be £0.

And to help with that plan I will be taking part in the 30 for 30 (or 31 for 31 as it is July), challenge.
I am glad I have given myself lots of time to think as July is an unusual month.
I will be in work for less than two weeks and then we break up on July 10th until August 22nd.

I am also going to be travelling to Wimbledon for Men's Final Day.
I don't have tickets for the final but I do have tickets for number 1 court that day.

And then there's the weather - at the moment we are experiencing wind, rain, grey skies, sunshine and thunderstorms - all in one day!

Do you set yourself a budget?
If so, how much?
And if you do - do you ever bust your budget too?
or is it just me?

I wore:
Shoes - Clarks
Shirt - H & M
Cardigan - Principles
Belt - Gap
Trousers - Primark
Necklace - Wallis
Sunglasses - TK Max


  1. Good luck with that! Love the way you've belted that cardi and the colour is lovely.
    I don't have a budget but rarely spend over a tenner on an item of clothing, that's my limit. x

  2. My budget for the past few months has been zero! And I have managed to keep to it by either giving old items a touch of diy or having things to be cost neutral by selling unwanted thing on eBay and buying things only out of that.

    I could spend a fortune on clothes and in the past I have but it come to a point where you wonder why you are when you don't actually wear half of whats in your wardrobe.

    Good luck with your month if none spending. And I am sure you will do great on your 30 x 30 remix too.

  3. You are so disciplined! I do try to keep to a budget but having a blog makes it SO hard!! I'm going to try to do the zero budget in July also. You shall be my inspiration! Avril xx

  4. In this case the belt really makes the outfit and it was on sale too. A win/win I think.

    I don't have a clothing budget, I'm not really much of a clothes shopper so it is kind of a non-issue. I apparently have expensive taste and when I spot something I like I have to spend some time wondering if it is worth it. Often it is not.


  5. Good luck with that.
    I have tried several things.
    Once I did a 6 month shopping ban. Then I did a year of keeping record of my clothing expenses. Now I am keeping record and trying not to shop as much. Next year I do want to set a budget. We'll see how tht goes.

  6. I try ever so hard to stick to a budget, but you just jumps into my cart!

    It's hard. I struggle. I am going to do a shopping ban....soon.

    Good luck with your challenge; it could be fun!

  7. I do set myself a loose budget, about $100 a month. As you know, I mostly thrift...and lately I've been "collecting" rather than wearing the things I've purchased. I suspect I have a potential Etsy shop lurking in my mind.