No “Black Friday” shopping for me (I like sleeping in when I get the chance, and I don’t like large crowds), so instead, I’m highlighting what I got throughout the month of November for this month’s “Budgeting Bloggers” post.
I did use a $50 Old Navy gift card this month, but most of that total went toward sweaters for Sam. The only thing I picked up for myself at Old Navy was this 3-pack of square-shaped studs in silver, gold, and rose gold. I have already worn these earrings several times!
TOTAL = $0
(original price = ~ $5.00)
In the middle of the month, Sam and I used a 15% off coupon at Kohl’s. Again, most of what we spent went toward clothes for Sam, but I picked up this pair of Bermuda cargo shorts on the 70% clearance rack (original price $34). It was on my list to replace this stone-colored pair of long shorts in my wardrobe that have gotten a little too snug. These shorts will come in handy next summer — and until then, I can enjoy the belt!
TOTAL = $8.67
(original price = $34.00)
Next came a “Friends & Family” 40% off sale at LOFT. I tried on looooooooots of items while at LOFT, and grabbed a pair of jeans from the rack to wear while trying on tops. The pair of dark-rinse, tuxedo-striped skinny jeans that I picked at random turned out to be the favorite thing that I tried on! And they were a hit with my husband. 😉 The tuxedo stripe is quite subtle, and I’ve worn this pair of jeans 3 times already! You’ll see them for the first time on the blog this coming week.
Cost = $41.70
(original price = $69.50)
I also took advantage of a $25 eShakti gift coupon — earned by providing feedback on eShakti surveys — and a sitewide 35% off sale. 😀 This jersey knit grey dress has figure-flattering seaming and a feminine silhouette. I have also been looking to replace my current grey knit dress from the Gap, seen here, which I’ve had for years and is starting to look a little worse for wear. I haven’t received this dress in the mail yet, so I’m substituting the site’s picture below.
TOTAL = $17.95 (not including shipping)
(original price = $64.95)
I also picked up two pairs of fleece-lined leggings, in grey and black, that were on sale for $10 each at Fred Meyer. We also had a 20% off accessories Fred Meyer coupon for extra savings. And yes, now I want to go back to Freddie’s and pick up every color available in my size. 😉 Leggings are quite practical, especially for seasonal layering up here in the Pacific Northwest, and I am looooooving the comfy fleece lining. (I’m also replacing a current pair of black leggings, seen here, that have really started to pill.)
TOTAL = $16.00
(original price = ~ $30)
And last but not least, my husband recently surprised me with this lovely Pride and Prejudice-themed scarf from Nerd Alert Creations. Thanks, sweetie! I have already worn this scarf several times, as seen here and here.
GRAND TOTAL = $84.32
(TOTAL SAVINGS = $119)
It was a pretty quiet month, shopping-wise. Most of what I got were replacements; it feels good to be replacing items in my closet that have gotten a lot of use, rather than just adding bulk to my wardrobe.