January 2011 Budget Recap

*NOTE: This budget is for shopping/food/gas only, or expense that I can control fully. I’m not including fixed expenses (mortgage, utilities, medical bills) because they’re fixed and honestly pretty boring to talk about. My TOTAL spending is not reflected in this budget *

Blown Budgets:

1. Clothing

  1. Bebe Leather Jacket – $98.31
  2. Forever 21 Top (buy here)- $18.79
  3. Charlotte Russe Lace top – $11.94

2. Toiletries/Cosmetics

  1. CVS haul – $42.32

3. Shoes and Accessories

  1. Forever 21 Suedette Platform Pumps – $28.19
  2. Jessica Simpson Tito Wedges in Grey – $27.89 TJMaxx

Overall budget:

$+116


The Verdict?

Yay! I’m in the black this month. I didn’t eat out very much in January. I did buy an expensive rug for the living room (~$165) but it hasn’t shown up on my credit card yet so that’ll be a big blow to February’s budget. My parents bought me a couch! (Thank you to mom and dad.. you are the best.) And I went WAT too crazy with CVS beauty buys… goodness gracious. The 75% off signs really got me going, didn’t they! I think I have enough lipgloss to last me the entire year. =P

Next months plans?

  • Sew! I’ve been creating a few new goodies and I’m currently making more blocky monsters in different colors so I can have a whole bunch to photograph for my Etsy listings
  • I know I have a TON of clothes and shoes yet I still seem to go overbudget here. I have to use restraint here. (What else is new?)

♥ E&I