In April and May, I felt a little gluttonous in terms of my shopping. I stayed within my budget ($200/month), but just felt as though I was buying a lot. I gave it a bit of a rest in June.
Here's what I bought (from top left): two necklaces from Goodwill: $4.50 total; Michael Kors shibori tie-dye caftan top: $30 at TJ Maxx; necklace $6 at Savers; Michael Kors beaded maxi dress $50 secondhand at Women's Closet Exchange; necklace $7 at J.C.Penney. You guys know that I could pretty much wear only black, denim, and cool necklaces for the rest of my life, so I was excited about these thrifty finds. I also spent $49.50 on underwear and sleepwear (exciting, I know), for a grand total of $147. If you don't count the underwear (which, really, it's so not fun!), it was only $97.50! I'm really itching to invest in some quality pieces soon, so it's good that I stayed under budget to give me a bit more next month.
Of course, as always, there were a few try-and-returns. Next month is my birthday month and I am going to splurge a little on a gift for myself (subsidized by the husband), so I ordered this pouchette from Loeffler Randall and this Vince shift dress from Ebay. The pouchette was gorgeous, but I wanted something to use everyday and the snakeskin was a little too delicate. I still want this Vince dress, but it's sold out everywhere and the one I ordered from Ebay was too small. The hunt continues!
Check out Franziska's budget (my inspiration for this series), as well as the rest of the budgeting bloggers here.
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