Wednesday, June 1, 2016

May Budget

Every month I post about my clothing budget. My budget per month is $300, which to some may seem like a lot and to others a little, but feels just right for me. You can read my thoughts on my 2015 budget here

It's the beginning of the month and it's time for another budget post. And this time (dun dun duuuuuun) I went over. Le sigh. I knew it was going to happen, but I just couldn't help myself. I knew I had been under every other month this year so I kind of felt like I could spend more, and probably didn't return some things I should have - like, the pink tote is cute, but did I really need another tote bag? And then, like I said yesterday, I had this crazy allergic reaction while I was traveling that left marks all over my arms for a couple of days which made me so self conscious (especially because I was about to meet a bunch of new people), so I made an emergency stop at an outlet mall to pick up some long sleeves.

Anyway, onto the good - I got some great items this month that filled some holes in my closet, including a new work bag and nude flats, and the prettiest bright summery dress. Win win win. I also love the summery top I snagged (and I got so many compliments when I rocked it last week) and these tassel sandals are so fun - perfect for the warm weather we finally have here in Chicago.

So anyway, enough talk. Here's what I got this month:

Banana Republic Laser Cut Tank - originally $68, on sale $20.60.
J. Crew Eyelet Dress - originally $138, on sale $103.50.
Rebecca Minkoff Medium M.A.B. Tote - originally $295, on sale $205.99, used gift cards & cash back $0.
Sole Society Tassel Sandals - $74.95.
J. Crew Factory Scalloped Linen Top - originally $75, on sale $44.50.
Ivanka Trump Bow d'Orsay Flat - originally $99.95, on sale $69.97.
Gap Tote - originally $54.95, on sale $22.97.
Old Navy Striped Tank - originally $14, on sale $7.

Not pictured
Ann Taylor Factory Cardigan - $45.50.
LOFT Factory Tunic - $20.50. (seen here)

Total spent: $409.49
Total saved: $181.36

So, you know, whoops :) I promise I'll at least try to do better next month. I don't have any specific needs at the moment, but I love summer clothes the most so you can bet I'll be adding some pretty summer dresses and skirts and tanks to my shopping cart this month.

Did you budget in May? How did you do?

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