After my blog birthday, I shared my challenge for this upcoming year of thrifting – to focus on mindfulness. Part of that is being a more mindful consumer and sticking to a thrifting budget of $45/month which is less than half of what I spent last year (er, and the year before that and the year before that!). I am using my Splurge Sorority funds as my budget this year and forcing myself to make hard choices when it comes to thrifting! I find so many good things, but the reality is that, like many women, I end up buying things that don’t “spark joy” after that initial purchase. I believe this challenge will make me a more conscious consumer AND help hone my style. To help keep me honest, I plan to share my monthly thrift hauls and budget recap! There are many budgeting fashion bloggers including Franish and Sarah’s Real Life so I’m joining the party in my own thrifty way! Here is what I bought:
First, my selections from the National Thrift Day 50% off sale at Value Village!
Believe it or not, I had to make some hard cuts on sale day. There was a sequined fringed long skinny scarf that I almost bought, a long cardigan that my sister had to pry from my hands (it had several pulls), and more… Sigh. It was a good exercise in restraint! I only made one other thrift stop in August and used one of my many 30% off cards from Konmari-Method-donations!
Louben blazer $4
Print skirt $3
Paige denim $3
Bathing suit $4.20
I was all prepared to justify my $4.10 overage by getting nitty-gritty with the 83 cents per month I didn’t mention BUT THEN just today another friend joined Splurge Club which means an increased budget of $50/month!!! So I’m under budget for August! This budget mindfulness thing is a piece of cake. (Be quiet.)