Monthly budget adventures (March 2016)

Once again — the third time in a year! — I have spent ZERO DOLLARS on my monthly clothing budget! I still managed to add two items to my closet, one through a giveaway and the other through a gift card. 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | March 2016 shopping collage

Replacing a cardigan

I have been on the lookout for another turquoise cardigan, to replace my beloved — but faded — turquoise cardigan I’ve had at least a decade, seen here. When I saw that August Silk had added a new turquoise color cardigan to their spring colors, I clapped my hands! I also had two $25 Macy’s gift cards, earned through surveys, so I didn’t have to pay anything out of pocket for the new cardigan. 😀

Librarian for Life + Style | New August Silk turquoise cardigan

  • Cardigan in “Candid Aqua” color, August Silk via Macy’s {exact}:  paid $0 ($34.98 original price, used gift cards)

Rhea sandals giveaway

Earlier this month, I also received the happy news that I was one of the lucky winners from the Rhea non-slip sandals giveaway from Dawn Lucy’s style blog, Fashion Should Be Fun. I got to choose my personal favorite of their non-slip sandal choices, and I went with the same pair that Dawn Lucy chose:  the “Duos Black Gold” two-strap, thong-style flip flops in black and gold. I loooooooove the grippy sole and the cushy footpad. Looking forward to summer in these sandals!

Librarian for Life + Style | Rhea sandals collage

  • Two-strap flip flops, Rhea “Duos Black Gold” sandals {exact}:  paid $0 c/o giveaway (original price $60, currently on sale for $39.99)

Budget Recap:

Total spent for this month: $0
Total savings for this month:  $94.98

Total spent for this year:  $82.47
Total savings for this year:  $377.98

I have been so busy lately that I really haven’t had time — or let’s face it, the inclination — to go shopping. I am also trying to focus more on replacing items in my closet, rather than just adding new items. I am on the lookout to replace my wide-leg black trousers, seen here, so fingers crossed for next month!

Linking up with Fran’s Budgeting Bloggers.


11 thoughts on “Monthly budget adventures (March 2016)

  1. Meghan @ Hayes Days

    Such an awesome accomplishment getting something that you want and need for zero dollars! That color is gorgeous. It’s going to look so good on you I know.


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