Friday, May 1, 2015

April Budget

I can't believe it's time for another budget post! Mostly because it means another month has passed, which means it's another month closer to my wedding - eeek! We went and walked through our venue last week and it somehow made me even more excited for the big day.

But anyway, back to the budget. I went way over a couple of times with some online orders, but I kept getting stuff that didn't work on me so instead I came in under budget and have a huge pile of things to return. I was most disappointed that this dress didn't work on me, I ordered a tall to get some extra length (it looks so short on the model) but that just ended up making the flare of the skirt hit me way too low.

I apparently was on a neutral kick this month - this gray sweater is so cute in person and perfect for work, and both pairs of shorts will help to balance out my crazy patterned shorts collection. And of course I couldn't say no to another navy striped top (I may have a problem) so I had to snag it when JCrew Factory was offering free shipping on all orders.

My favorite purchase this month has to be this bag from Target (the little clutch goes inside the front pocket, showing just a hint of pink), I have gotten compliments on it everywhere I go! People cannot believe it's from Target. So far the quality seems to be pretty good, but I guess I'll have to wait and see.

My weirdest purchase this month was definitely these black flats that are actually Crocs! I have to work tradeshows for work, which means standing for about 12 hours straight, and I decided last week that I absolutely could not work another one in my old black flats - so uncomfortable. So I ran out to DSW the night before a show, and ended up finding these in what my mom calls "the old lady section" haha. They were an excellent idea - until you get pretty close to them you can't tell they're Crocs, and my feet didn't complain, even when I decided to hit up an after party. Win win win.

Oh and this didn't make the cut for this collage, but I won a pair of Lilly Pulitzer for Target shorts on eBay this week. They were the one thing I really wanted, and I had been willing to pay tax and full shipping on them if I had managed to snag them during the sale, so I decided paying a little more on eBay (with free shipping/no tax) was worth it. They're supposed to come this weekend so I'm hoping I like them. I guess if not I'll just resell them ;)

So anyway, here's the damage for April:

JCrew Factory Black Shorts - originally $59.50, on sale $29.50
JCrew Factory White Shorts - originally $59.50, on sale $29.50
Target Bag - $39.99
Sole Society Sandals - $59.95
Loft Sweater - originally $54.50, on sale $27.25
JCrew Factory Shirt - originally $44.50, on sale $29.50
Croc Flats - originally $45, on sale $34.95
Lilly Pulitzer for Target Shorts - originally $24, purchased for $38.50

Total Spent: $228.74
Total Saved: $158.20

For next month, I'm looking for another pair of skinny jeans (I mentioned this before, but a zipper on one of my boots shredded up a couple of pairs) and some fun things to wear on my honeymoon in Italy!

How did you do spending-wise this month?

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  1. Wow, you're REALLY good at finding some killer deals. Looks like a great haul!


    Something About That

  2. I never would have guessed that bag was from Target either! It's really cute. I love how you basically purchased a summer weekend wardrobe in one fell swoop, haha.

  3. Super cute stuff this month! Love those sandals!! Also, I can't believe your wedding is so soon. So so so exciting!


  4. Hiya babe, aww lovely stuff i love the sandals

    thanks for sharing this with us.

    Massive INTERNATIONAL giveaway on my blog!

    Have a lovely week!

    Stay in touch.


    Dominica S.

  5. It's crazy to see how much you saved in a month by keeping an eye on sales and being a smart shopper. You got some great pieces for spring.


  6. I know right! I very rarely things that aren't on sale these days.

  7. Thanks Kaitlin! I can't quite believe it either - 6 weeks!

  8. I didn't even think of that! I could totally go on a little trip with this ;)

  9. I just really pay attention to sale alert emails ;)