Daily Archives: October 9, 2013

September Shopping Summary



1. Express Faux Leather Shell – $20 (seen here)

2. Express Zip-Front Blouse – $20 (seen here)

3. Old Navy Cargo Vest – $24

4. Vividly Scarf – $37.20 (get 20% off w/code BBREADER2901)

5. Target Khaki Pencil Skirt – $16.50 (seen here)

6. Target Leopard Print Pencil Skirt – $16.50 (seen here)

7. Express Polka Dot Tights – $9


Total – $143.20 ($6.40 under budget)

Interesting tidbits about purchases this month: I had a $50 gift card to Express from one of the places I do online surveys. Plus I had one of those coupons for like $15 off any order. So, subtracting that is why I got those pieces from Express for much cheaper than list price.

Oh, also, in the interest of full disclosure I actually ordered two pairs of tights in different sizes. One pair will most likely be returned, though. I just never know what size I am!

The Vividly scarf was purchased with a 50% off code that I received for blogging about the company. But I had to pay shipping. Sad face.

The pencil skirts were on sale for $18 plus I had coupons from both the Target website and from using Cartwheel. Seriously, if you shop at Target and don’t use their Cartwheel program you are missing out.

And the vest. Oh, the vest. I posted on Facebook asking for opinions because I just wasn’t sure about it. It’s super long on me! When I mentioned this Jen from Librarian for Life and Style asked if I might be interested in swapping my new vest for the one she wears all the time. After sending each other the measurements of our respective vests we decided to do a swap. So, I may end up with a cargo vest out of this deal after all!

Considering I’ve already worn both tops and both skirts and I came in under budget I think this month was a good one all around. Now, if I can just stop wanting to purchase almost everything I see at Target I’ll be good to go.

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