April 2015 Budget

I honestly can’t believe April is coming to a close! This month flew by and the next few months are already filling up. The social calendar might be filling up, but my wallet is certainly emptying out due to some crazy sales this month. Whoops!

Check out April’s budget below to see the damage:

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April 2015 Budget
+ J.Crew Factory Navy Button Down Shirt – $26 ($54 originally – ½ off sale weekend – here)
+ Mossimo Navy Zip Fit and Flare Dress – $25 ($28 originally – 15% off Cartwheel – here)
+ J.Crew Factory Floral Print Crepe Wrap Skirt – $44 ($89 originally – ½ off sale weekend – here)
+ Target Lipstick Print Scarf – $12 ($15 originally – here)
+ Loft Stripe Espadrille Flats – $25 ($49.50 originally – 50% off sale – here)
+ Ann Taylor Lollipop Print Favorite Shirt – $25 ($79.50 originally – flash sale – here)
+ Merona Red Patent Ballet Flats – $10 ($30 originally – sale price – here)*
+ Loft Bedrock Navy Skirt – $18 ($70 originally – sale price -70% off flash sale – here)

Not Pictured:
+ J.Crew Factory Leopard Sandals – $30 ($68 originally – sale – here)
+ Old Navy Stripe Sleeveless Dress – $14 ($32.94 originally – sale price – 30% off – here)
+ Ann Taylor Pearl and Crystal Statement Necklace – $16 ($79.50 originally – flash sale – here)

Total Spent: $245

Goal: $200
Amount Under/Over: -$45 = $200 – $245
Total Saved: $351 = $596 (if not on sale) – $245
Item Count: 11
Carryover to Next Month: $156 = $201 – $45

*Means it was marked off my 2015 Wishlist (see that post here)

Holy moly blue budget! A little bit over on the dollar amount, and a little bit over on the blue quota for the month! It’s no question that I love me some shades of blue, but this might be a little bit ridiculous even for me (just kidding…never enough blue)! Oddly enough, I ended up getting two blue outerwear items too (J.Crew Factory quilted puffer vest – no longer available – and this Merona denim jacket that I can’t stop wearing). So maybe next month, I’ll be able to cool it on the blue.

And yes, sure I spend a lot, but overall I saved more than I spent, so that’s a bonus. Those dang flash sales and free shipping requirements really get me, because then I end up loving all the things that I ordered to meet the free shipping minimum. The circle of life in budget style blogging, I guess?

In May, I’m hoping to add some more non-pencil skirts to my wardrobe (hello this beauty), and I also love this palm frond sweater from Loft (perfect for summer). I’m also debating about whether I  need to upgrade my navy purse…to one that actually looks navy. I’m still in love with this one from J.Crew, but I haven’t pushed the purchase button yet. Does anyone have good experience with J.Crew purses?

How did you do this month? I’m linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers, and you should too!

  • I know what you mean about the navy…I’ve been forcing myself lately to branch out!

    Mattie – northwestnativeblog.blogspot.com

  • Love the two skirts you got! Oh, and I SO know what you mean about those flash sales and free shipping offers being so tempting!

  • I’m not sure if you read the blog Cornflake Dreams, but she purchased that J.Crew purse and wasn’t thrilled with it. She said it felt cheap, which is such a bummer because I love how refined it is.

    And there’s that adorable scarf I fell in love with on Insta!

    xoxo

    http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/

  • Love the print on that blue skirt!

  • My closet is mostly blue, so no judgement there at all. I always count it a good month if I save more than I spend. Those leopard flats are the same ones I bought that I haven’t been able to take off unless it’s raining and I choose to wear my rain boots. I love them! Good choices all around.

  • Jessa

    Lately I’ve also been obsessed with blue. I really like the Mossimo fit and flare dress and you styled it really well! The bedrock skirt is also very nice.
    http://www.citronetlimon.wordpress.com

  • Haha, I am the same way regarding blue! I got a bunch this month, too. :) Never enough, I say! You got some amazing pieces. I think I shopped the same LOFT sales as you; I can never seem to resist 70% off!

    xo Kimi
    twentysomethingsimple.wordpress.com