My Monthly Buys | October 2016 | In Search of Sheila

My Monthly Buys | October 2016

November 2, 2016

 It's crazy that my last Monthly Buys was for the month of August! If you didn't know, I took a month off from spending for the month of September and shared my experience and tips. Well, October was a different story...I stocked up on some clothing I wanted to take on my trip to Maine and went a little crazy on makeup for my Halloween costume. Lets see how much damage I did:

T.J. Maxx: $15

Finally got to feed my T.J. Maxx addiction. I love popping in for a browse and am always on the hunt for nail polish since they carry Essie and OPI. I found OPI's  "Be There in a Prosecco" which is a creamy off-white color that I love! Also got some coffee related items and a set of three notebooks that each say "ideas," "plans," and "thoughts." So cute!
Nike Roshe One: $60 featured in Currently Loving: Nike Roshe One

Topshop Kimi Loafer: $48 (originally $68, used $20 rewards coupon) as seen in #OOTD: Happy Halloween
I'm still on the fence about these shoes. I bought a half size down because I thought it wouldn't be an issue, but the more I wear them the more it bothers me how tight they are (they didn't have my size in store). Nordstrom doesn't really have a return policy, so I want to try and exchange them for a 7 if they can order them online

Primark Cropped Hoodie: $9 as seen in How to Wear the Athleisure Trend


Black Cardigan: $19.90 (Sold out online)

Cream Cardigan: $22.90 as seen in Chunky Cardigans for Fall

Forever 21: $43
I picked up these two cardigans to take to Maine with me and am so happy with them! I finally have a nice cardigan collection again.

Makeup: $27

Total October Expenditures: $202
Came out a little over my $150 I've been averaging, but I did purchase two pairs of shoes, two cardigans, and a bunch of makeup, so I think this is a decent total for October, especially since I didn't spend any money last month! I stuck with things I specifically wanted to add to my wardrobe (shoes + sweaters) and resisted any other indulges (okay, except the cropped hoodie, but Primark got me there.) The makeup was a bit of a extreme, which just goes to show how much money people put towards Halloween, which is absolutely ridiculous! At least I bought makeup products and brushes that I will definitely be using again.

What did you buy last month? Is there anything in particular you are saving up for this November?



  1. I've been wanting to get myself a good pair of sneakers the one you have is pretty

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  2. Great buys! I need those notebooks asap - and those white Nike sneaks are perfect! Hope you're having a great week :)

    Love, Lindsey

  3. Amazing! Loving every single item!

  4. Love the cardigans and beauty products. I bought a jacket, a coat and makeup and skincare products.
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  5. I haven't actually bought much recently but now because of that I've been itching to make some serious purchases...lots of them.


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