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January 2017 Budget


Just a few purchases to start the new year! (This is a far cry from last January's shopping bonanza!)

  1. Bobeau One-Button Wrap Cardigan (TJ Maxx): $17
  2. Women's Geneva Platinum Polished Aztec Print Strap Watch (Target): $19 - gift card = $0
  3. The Body Shop Chamomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (Amazon): $16

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  1. Tresics Long-Sleeved Tee (TJ Maxx): $10 on sale for $8

TOTAL: $41

My ever-faithful Target watch finally died a few weeks ago, and I was like, "Meh, who needs a watch these days anyway?" Buuut then I found myself repeatedly checking my bare wrist like a nut, so I ordered two watches from Target. The Geneva one was the winner because 1.) rose gold face 😍 2.) a neutral strap in a color other than black or white 3.) not clunky (unlike my previous watch, which would get caught on my sleeves sometimes!) and, most importantly, 4.) has a soft strap that I can punch more holes in. #priorities I have tiny baby wrists, which makes finding a watch that fits practically impossible. But I do own a leather punch, so in like two minutes, I was able to turn the Geneva watch into a perfect fit! 🙌  (Is owning a leather punch a sign to maybe step away from the Amazon Prime?) 

I actually got the Tresics t-shirt and Bobeau "blanket with sleeves" at TJ Maxx in December (when I bought the tiered organizer of my dreams!), but after I'd already finished my December budget post. I'm not sure that I linked to my exact cardigan (I don't think mine is fleece?), but it looks identical. I must say, now that I've been scaling back on my clothing purchases for awhile, buying clothes feels decadent and almost wrong. Like, I loved both pieces (as they're both super soft and long enough to wear with leggings!), but I seriously wrestled with buying them. I took the cardigan on and off about five times in the dressing room before committing to it! But this hesitation is probably a good sign as I try to limit my impulse buys and reduce the amount of clothes my closet.

And then the eye make-up remover. YAWN, but a must.

Oh, and my dad bought me this awesome pom pom beanie, as a treat for sticking to my budget! See, budgeting has its perks! 😉 

What did you buy this month?

Linking up with Fran's Budgeting Bloggers!