This Momma's Clothing Budget & Finds: March 2016

This mommy fashion blogger shares her clothing budget each month and what she found within that budget! It's all about being realistic and transparent with the readers.

This month I knocked one solid need off my shopping list: a chambray button-down! This is a basic that I can use from fall to spring and both comfy and casual. Perfect for mommyhood. 

My sister-in-law had let me borrow her new chambray top and I loved how it fit and felt so much that I went online and ordered one without hesitating!

I would have loved to find a chambray top at a better deal at a thrift or consignment shop, but I've looked for over a year without success, so I knew it was time to just buy it new. It's a classic, basic piece in any woman's wardrobe, so I felt comfortable doing that. 

This chambray button-down is labeled as Junior's on I did have to get a size Medium, whereas another button-down from Target was perfect at size Small. If you're thinking of popping this one in your cart, consider going a size up! Or order both sizes, have it delivered to your local Target for free shipping and then return the one that doesn't fit. ;)

Besides the chambray top, we also got hubby a new pair of work jeans.

My Budget: $65.63

($25.63 left over from February + $40 regular monthly budget)

What I spent: $36.80

This shirt is nearly sold out. 

See: SimilarSimilar (lighter), Similar (plus size)

Here are a couple of the ways I've styled it on Instagram.

A photo posted by Corina (@nowthaticando) on

A photo posted by Corina (@nowthaticando) on


Goal #1 this month (April) my goal is to buy some new workout clothes. I can't remember the last time I spent money on athletic wear. I hate spending on that stuff. So if I don't just force myself to buy some I'll keep wearing the same ratty clothes I usually do to go running. And feeling cute when you're working out is definitely going to help bust some more calories, right?

Goal #2 is taking inventory of my existing maternity wardrobe and planning out what I need to finish off a complete maternity capsule wardrobe. I'm excited about this process! I'll definitely be sharing about it on the blog.