Saturday, January 31, 2015

January 2015 Budget


January Budget
Target Moto Boots: $24

Money Earned/Saved: $25

Total for January: $301.58

So here's my January budget. If you haven't noticed, I'm on kind of a ponte pants kick, but I can't help it! The pair I got from Loft have been a perfect for work-I can easily tuck them into boots and it feels like I'm wearing leggings, but thanks to the button and zip, they look appropriate. I've also been replacing boots that I have that are on the edge of falling apart or just aren't comfortable. Since all the end of season sales have been going on, I've been able to find things for great prices, which is excellent.

Also, I think I've finally decided on my budget for 2015. This year, I'm going to try Fran's method of $500 over each quarter. I know we're on slightly different spending schedules, but it's always nice to try something new. And yes, this means I've already spent more than half of my 1st quarter budget, but hopefully this will help me keep my spending in check for February and March.

Finally, how do you guys feel about using this method instead of a collage? Better? Worse? Don't really care? I still put the links on the text with the prices, but I figured this might make it easier for you to track different items down. I just can't decide if this looks pretty enough for me (yup, I went there).

What did you buy this month? What budgeting method are you trying this year?

Linking up with Bloggers Who Budget

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Night Links


It's Friday! Go relax, enjoy the weekend, and catch up on a few links.



On Something Good

First attempt at a Blogging 101 Post!
Shearling Moto Boots should be on everyone's wish list

Around the Web



Best Books of the 21st Century: Yes, the century we are currently only 15 years into.  Like I need any more books to add to my to read list...

Yet again, Forever 21 blows my mind. I'd like this dress now please.
Thanks to Fran, I found an elbow patch sweater with polka dots. Needless to say, it's perfect.

So these are the kinds of cases the French court spends their time on? Spoiler: Maybe we need to have all American celebrities run their kids' names by the French court.
Does anyone own these slip on's? Should I get a pair? Has anyone found a better alternative? Like these?

Fully clothed lingerie models!? I'm actually looking forward to this commercial and I'm ready to be impressed by the angels playing football.

It was kind of fun looking back at all of these old pictures of celebrities on the red carpet. And if after that you want more pictures of animals roaming freely: a polar bear took the tube in London.

We could all use a few guilt free Super Bowl Snacks. Speaking of football, this sounds like something I would do if I met a celebrity.

Words you didn't realize come from books. I was actually pleasantly surprised by a few of these. Who knew someone got to "Unfriend" before Facebook.

Ship Your Enemies Glitter has already been sold...for $85,000. What?

I need to get a pair of fleece lined tights in my life.

And finally, a PBS show about pandas is coming. 

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Rainy Days

Rainy Days | Something Good, hunter boots, chambray, black jeans, plaid scarf, everlane

Scarf: SimilarSimilar / Chambray: SimilarSimilarSimilar / Tee / Jeans / Boots / Bag

This week. This week. This week feels so long. After spending a weekend hoping for at least one snow day on Monday or Tuesday, DC got basically no snow and definitely did not get a snow day. After that the week just seemed to crawl. On Tuesday, at one point I realized that at least 4 times in last hour I had had the realization of "oh my god it's still only Tuesday" and then got upset about it. Four times people. At least it's finally Thursday and basically the weekend. My plans are still up in the air for this weekend-I'm still not even sure how dedicated I am to watching the superbowl this year (cause Packers sadface).  Even if I don't though, I just want this weekend to be really relaxing and with maybe a little bit of hibernation in my apartment.

What about you? Any fun plans this weekend?

Oh also, I'm linking up with Putting Me Together for today's post. Her theme this week was Pinterest Inspiration, which if you've been following for a while, you know I'm all in favor of. The outfit I'm wearing came primarily from this pin and this one. That first pin is to date one of the most popular things I've ever pinned, so I figured I couldn't go wrong!

Rainy Days | Something Good, hunter boots, chambray, black jeans, plaid scarf, everlane

Rainy Days | Something Good, hunter boots, chambray, black jeans, plaid scarf, everlane

Rainy Days | Something Good, hunter boots, chambray, black jeans, plaid scarf, everlane


Rainy Days | Something Good, hunter boots, chambray, black jeans, plaid scarf, everlane

Rainy Days | Something Good, hunter boots, chambray, black jeans, plaid scarf, everlane


Rainy Days | Something Good, hunter boots, chambray, black jeans, plaid scarf, everlane

PS Mom, did you notice the picture above? I looked at the camera just for you!

Photos c/o Monica



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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday Wishlist: Shearling Moto Boots


wednesday wishlist
So I love my moto boots, but I didn't realize that shearling lined moto boots were an option! Seriously, my feet are warm just thinking about wearing them. The ones on the left are a little pricey for my liking, but I think I could wait for the ones on the right to go on sale. Hmmm, decisions, decisions.

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