This Mama's Clothing Budget & Finds: October 2016

This mom fashion blogger shares her monthly budget and what she bought from her shopping list to encourage other moms to stick to their budgets too! Love the transparency!

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BUDGET REPORT

My budget: $42.56 ($60 - $17.44 over budget last month)

What I spent: $12.47

$30.09 under budget (this will be added to next month's budget)

 

ITEMS PURCHASED

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$25.00

 

COST BREAKDOWN

Lace Overlay Hoodie: 11.47 + tax = $12.47

This week I shared a round up of the cutest sweatshirts and hoodies available on Amazon for less than $30. I fell for this gray hoodie because of the feminine lace detail and found that size Medium was discounted! Free shipping and returns with Prime kind of sealed the deal and I ordered it to check "casual hoodie" off my shopping list.

It just arrived yesterday and I am in LOVE. The fabric is so soft, like a lighter form of fleece so it's very warm and cozy. The lace detail is across the whole front except the pockets and looks LOVELY. I also really like that it is a v-neck. Makes it look less casual.

I highly recommend this hoodie if you're looking for a casual jacket for around the house and or for going on errands. It's perfectly comfy, yet super classy.

Size medium was perfect for me since it is junior sizing (I usually buy size small). If you order one I recommend going up a size.It looks like there is only a few left in the two colors (also available in peach/coral) so hurry over if you love it as much as I do!

 

Here are some more products by Miss Chievous. I love that several of their pieces have lace or crochet details. Since it's junior sizing, I recommend going up a size.



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GOALS FOR NOVEMBER

I don't really have any yet. I'm in need of a closet analysis before I decide what pieces are the priority on my shopping list now that I'm putting my maternity wardrobe away. November might not see any purchases... unless I decide to purchase a blanket scarf or other basic piece.

I wouldn't mind another month under budget to save up for when I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight and ready to go shopping again! Having two littles at home makes it really hard to go out shopping, so I will probably try to knock lots of items off my list when I do get out on my own. And a larger budget that has built up over time will help make that possible. 

What did you score this month? Come on, boast a little ;) Share with us in the comments!

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