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what i bought in february

Was February a roller coaster month for anyone else? I won’t get too much into my weirdo month today, but know that it’s reflected in my weirdo shopping post. I went into February prepared to do very little shopping. I bought awesome stuff in December and January — I should be set for the rest of winter, right?? Apparently, no, not right. Austin decided to start spring, um, February 7th or something crazy wonderful and I was not prepared for all the patio sitting and park visiting and general warm office-ness I spent my month doing.
Additionally, to be real transparent here, I hadn’t intended on buying the Valentine’s outfit you saw. I was slated to work with a brand new company I was really excited about introducing y’all to. I had big plans — I started working on this back in November! And then things totally fell through and I spent a wild Sunday hitting up every boutique in Austin to put together an outfit worthy of my favorite holiday and your eyes. I thought about not including those Valentine’s purchases in my budget, but I always want to be honest here.
All of that said, here’s what I bought in February! More weirdness: most of it was thrifted or is now sold out! Womp womp. (Can you tell I’ve been really looking forward to sharing this budget post??)

what i bought february

Banana Republic Eyelet Tank Top – $14.99 (sold out, not pictured)
Freeway Striped Skater Dress – thrifted $16.00
Stradivarus Gingham Dress – thrifted $14.50
Fire Los Angeles Coral Peter Pan Collar Tank – thrifted $9.99 (not pictured)
Style London Blue and Green Floral Dress – thrifted $14.00 (not pictured)
Sundance Mossy Green Flatforms – thrifted $23.00 (not pictured)
Young Threads Black Floral Dress – thrifted $9.99 (not pictured)
francesca’s La Salle Embroidered Blouse – $34
francesca’s Navy Skater Dress – $44 (sold out, seen here)
H&M Fuzzy White Coat – thrifted $29 (not pictured, seen here)
STRUT Pink Fringe Purse – $23 (not pictured)

Monthly Total: $262.46
Quarterly Budget Spent: $681.73
Quarterly Budget Remaining: – $181.73

So…uh..that happened. Not a great start to the year, but it is what it is. I’m very excited about my spring purchases so far, though, so maybe I won’t need to spend as much in the coming months? I suppose we’ll see!

Again with the transparency, I also want to share what I received this month!

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c/o Shopbop (a sponsor of this blog): Brixton Wesley Fedora, Kate Spade Pretty Petals Large Stud Earrings, Soludos Tulip Lace Smoking Slipper Espadrilles

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As always, I’m linking up with Fran and the other budgeting bloggers! Be sure to see what she and everyone else bought in February. Thinking about starting a shopping budget for the year? It’s not to late to join in! I’d love to keep up with your monthly purchases through the link-up!

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