$50 a month shopping budget challenge: Getting past the first month and $0.68 under budget!
Well, I've made it past the first month of my $50 a month shopping budget challenge, and only spent $49.32! $0.68 under budget! Yay! I must admit, putting myself on this tight budget has really been hard, and I thought I was going to cave and go back to my regular spending, but I think I did good. I really need to break myself out of the "I see, I buy" habit, because there's been a LOT of things that I saw and liked, but had to control myself and walk away.
As you can see, I bought mostly accessories and shoes last month (see posts here, here, and here), and with my last few bucks, I took advantage of CVS' 75% off Milani cosmetics clearance sale a couple of weeks ago (a tube of lipstick and an eyeshadow single for less than $3, woo hoo!). This month, I'm going to concentrate on adding more pieces to my wardrobe- mainly for work. Also, I haven't been thrifting in a couple of months. I've either been too tired or didn't have the time to go, but this month, I'm going to drag my butt out of the house and go. Let's see if I can stay within my budget this month.
Did you join the challenge? Did you stay within budget last month or did you overspend?