The fact is, I don't have a clothing "budget". Not that I get to spend whenever I want or whatever I want. No, that isn't the case at all. I spend as I am able. If there is money in the account and I have paid all the bills and the necessary stuff, then I determine if it is appropriate to spend for myself or the kids. That's not very scientific, but I always pay with cash (or with debit) so that is how I determine if I can spend or not. If I have it.
In addition, I tend to shop seasonally. That is doing ONE BIG shop at the beginning of the season by following the guidelines in my seasonal looks:books. (These trips I usually "save up for" in advance)
BUT, I always like to produce content that is interesting and relatable to my readers. Plus, I claim to be living the "good life for less" - and I don't mind talking about how much I spend on clothes (because it's a number I feel comfortable with). So I thought as I shop, I will update you on my purchases... is this something that is interesting to you? If so... speak up! I always like your feedback!
When we were on vacation in Florida I shopped at the J.Crew Outlet that was right near our hotel. Summer can be a tough time to shop because I tend to want to save my money for fall clothes... but I found these two sweaters that were perfect for the in-between. Both sweaters are cotton, so are perfect for all seasons. The striped sweater was marked down to $39.99 with an additional 40% off, so it was $23.99. The orange sweater was $49.50 with 50% off, so it was $24.75.
So total for this trip to the J.Crew Outlet (not including purchases for my kids): $48.74.
So while this wasn't a very "exciting" shopping trip... does this type of series interest you? I'd love your feedback!