Not a ton to say about May’s budget…I tried to make wise budgeting choices and ended up with some really great things and stayed under budget. Which is a good thing, right?
Check out May’s budget below to see the damage (no thrifting this month either, but I did sell a ton of stuff after cleaning out my closet):
May 2014 Budget
+ Merona Tortoise Shell Pumps; Target – $22 ($30 originally – here)
+ Xhilaration Yellow Tribal Skirt; Target – $13 ($18 originally – here)
+ Merona Cambree Heels (Black) – $21 ($28 originally – here – can’t decide whether to get gold or cognac for my next pair)
+ Mossimo Supply Co. Sneakers (Chambray) – $12 ($15 originally – here – obsessed)
+ Merona Red Wedges – $15 ($30 originally – here)
+ Merona Beige/Gold Wedges – $8 ($30 originally – here)
+ Merona Blue Maxi Dress – $22.50 ($30 originally – 25% Merona Cartwheel – here)
+ Merona Orange Print Cardigan – $11 ($23 originally – $15 weekly ad – 25% Merona Cartwheel – here)
+ Merona Favorite Shirt Popover – $17 ($23 originally – here)
+ Mossimo Supply Co. Tee – black – $5 ($9 originally – here)
+ Mossimo Supply Co. Tee – pink/purple – $5 ($9 originally – here)
+ Merona Red/Blue Crepe Dress – $0 – giftcard ($25 originally – here)
+ Merona 3/4 Sleeve Boatneck Stripe and Flower Tee – $6 ($13 originally – here)
+ Old Navy Panama Hat – $12 ($15 originally – not online, similar)
+ Old Navy Black Dolphin Hem Skirt – $17.50 ($25 originally – here)
+ Old Navy Black with Flowers Dolphin Hem Skirt – $7 ($25 originally – here)
Total Spent: $194
Amount Under/Over: +$56 = $250 – $194
Total Saved: $154 = $348 (if not on sale) – $194
Item Count: 16
Carryover to Next Month: $77.30 = $21.30 + $56
Thoughts on my purchases this month: I actually spent less than I thought, because I just made it a point to really think about things before buying, buying, buying (though I did have to stalk area Targets to find the red/white/blue dress worn here to find my size). I think everything is always going to go that fast…and they usually don’t.
I did place two orders that should be arriving shortly, but I’m not sure if I will keep everything. One was to Ann Taylor and their ridiculous 70% off sale flash sale (that my mom enabler-ed me into by forwarding the email announcement…thanks Mom!). I got this skirt, this shirt, and this sweater in maroon (that I have in black too – see here – and Taylor Swift has in navy – TWINS!). I also needed nude heels for B’s wedding, and I couldn’t beat at $35 price point for REAL leather pumps (here). Those won’t count towards the budget though (because I make up rules). I also order this romper from Target for $15 to see if I would like it as much as the one from Ann Taylor Loft (see here on Instagram). We’ll see, since you all seemed to like the Loft one on!
Next month, expect some damage, as it is my birthday month, and I keep eyeing tons of purses in Target (and everything in this post)!
Linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers!