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Closet Fashionista's Spending Challenge: April Recap



  Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 8:00 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,, 
UGH! Another VERY bad month, shame on me!! I did stay under budget, but just barely, I promise I'll be better next month... I didn't count my NYC trip at the beginning of the month because it was a business trip for my Potter site, and all I bought was food, which is a necessity when you're away from home.

You guys always think I do so well with my monthly budget but in truth is is SO HARD! I am such a huge shopaholic, if I go shopping when I'm in the right mood bad things can happen, as seen on April 9th.  I truly have a shopping problem, it is like in Confessions of a Shopaholic, except I do have more control and don't have any debt (I have plenty of money saved, but I need to start saving more if I want a house of my own soon), but the same things go through my head.  So it could get to that point if I let it, which I won't.  I am determined to keep my spending low and stay within my budget.

I did make $45 babysitting that I took off of my ending total, so that helped me go back under budget. And also, Warner Bros. kindly sent me a free copy of the Deathly Hallows BluRay so I returned that one with my receipt from Target meaning that's $24 more taken off! YAY!
SUBTRACT: $45 for babysitting
SPENT: $164
LEFT: $36

Also, I added another amendment to the contract which is as follows:
As of May 2011 the spending limit has decreased to $150 and my budget is only for clothes.  Based on my spending I feel that this is a much better way to control myself because my problem with shopping is clothes. I don't buy much else and when I do buy things that aren't clothes its very infrequent and something I need. So when I do need to buy other things I don't want that to hinder my clothing budget. But I did feel like I needed to lower the budget since it is only for clothes.  

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.

15 comments:

  1. I definitely feel like rebecca bloomwood sometimes (maybe all the time) too!
    I have lots of days when I think "what the hell, it's only money, why can't o just buy what i want?"
    I think a clothing specific budget is a good switch.
    And you did do good this month!

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  2. Awesome! I wish I could be that organized, but unfortunately I'm such a mess when it comes to shopping and money, you've done great purchases!

    Cess O. <3
    The Outfit Diaries

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  3. Well, if it is any consolation, it does sound like you made some great buys!!

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  4. Damn, looking at all these numbers scares me. I can't believe you are able to stay under budget with such an enthusiasm for shopping. I think you're doing pretty damn well! Better than I would be, at least ;)

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  5. haha you're so funny with the contract. but i feeeel ya, it's hard to stay under budget

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  6. i think it's great you're able to have a budget and stick to it. i'm terrible at it. so really, you've done an amazing job. don't be too hard on yourself.

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  7. Love, love Rebecca Bloomwood. Haven't picked up the last book as yet. I think you're doing pretty well on the budget

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  8. You did great! You saved money!
    I really need to budget myself like you do!

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  9. I think many of us who are bloggers and fashion bloggers have problems with not spending! I have to say you've done well just keep holding on strong. I put a reminder on my phone to not spend...it works. most of the time lol

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  10. Congrats for staying within your budget! I think it's great you keep track of what you spend, especially at such a young(er) age when so many people tend to get into credit card debt.

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  11. That's probably a good amendment but I know how hard it is to control the budget when the clothing season changes so don't beat yourself up too much :) Here's to being good girls in May!!

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  12. Again you are such an inspiration!

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  13. I think you did another amazing job! You always manage to stay on budget and get great things! xo

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  14. I think you do a pretty good job at not spending much - I think if you saw my spending totals for the month you would freak out LOL

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  15. I've been quite bad this month (mostly today, hehe) as well. And it's only clothes that push me over as well... and flights, I guess, but I kind of need those... bah!

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