I may have found my kryptonite. I've purchased very few clothes for my son during his three and a half years on this planet. Between gifts and hand me downs we have been set. Only recently had I run out of clothing for him that fit. I bought him some new summer clothes earlier this year and now the pants he has are getting too short, he's running out of PJ's that fit and he'll soon be needing bigger long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts. So I hit the consignment shop for deals. I found three pair of pants and a nice shirt for $20.18
There was a sale on PJ's this week in the stores where I work, Buy one get one free. That's essentially half off and I have an extra 10% savings since my husband is an employee there. On Friday I got him two new PJ's and then I found a very nice pair of pants on clearance 50% off for $10, total $30.53 for the three outfits.
Yesterday I hit up an online sale and spent another $39.23 on two sweatshirts, a button down, a nice long sleeve, and socks (free shipping and deep discount). I hate to even type it out but this puts me at $89.94 spent on clothing for little Abe this month (with a grand total of $141 spent on clothes for him this year).
I hate clothes shopping for myself. I pretty much always have. I remember going to the mall with my mom or my friends when I was a teenager and it'd be torture looking at clothes or trying to find clothes for myself. I really genuinely have never liked clothing or fashion or shopping. But all of the sudden I'm really enjoying buying new(ish) clothes for my kiddo. Maybe because I haven't had much of an opportunity to do so before now. Well I'm done! I've done enough shopping to last me (or him) for at least 6 months and I'm done. No more looking, no more buying, DONE!
October historically is not a good spending month for me. Last year I made it half way through October and then pretty much lost track of all spending for the rest of the year. I'm NOT going to do that this year. I'm not happy with my spending this month and I'm a few dollars over budget now but I'm not ditching the rest of the year because I over spent. Keep on trucking! I'm not quite ready to look at my daily spending average because it's got to be back over $18 a day again but I'm not throwing in the towel on my spending for the year either. No discouragement here. Nope.