Oh May! The days are getting WAY warmer, and I’m embracing that warmer weather in my May budget! Think short sleeves, sandals, and shorts (with a bonus sweater thrown in there for good measure)…
Check out May’s budget below to see the damage (and tune back in this afternoon for your regularly scheduled What I Wish I Wore post!):
May 2015 Budget
+ Talbots Roses Graphic T-Shirt – $14 ($39.50 originally – sale price – 30% friends/family sale – here)
+ Target Multicolored Statement Necklace – $9 ($13 originally – 25% off deal – here)
+ Loft Embroidered Floral Top – $30 ($54.50 originally – sale price – here)
+ Naturalizer Cream/Neutral Sandals – $50 ($100 originally – price matching on Nordstrom – here)
+ The Limited Bike Intarsia Sweater – $30 ($60 originally – 50% off sale – here)
+ Old Navy Soft Navy Floral Shorts – $12 ($26.94 – sale price – extra 30% off – here)
+ Old Navy Blue/Gray Graphic Tee – $9 ($15 originally – sale – here)
+ Loft Blue Ombre Beaded Necklace – $10 ($44.50 originally – sale price – 70% off flash sale – here)
Every. Single. Thing. I bought this weekend during those dang fantastic Memorial Day sales (don’t worry, these will be factored into the June budget, which is sure to be crazy…hello birth month!)
Total Spent: $164
Amount Under/Over: $36 = $200 – $164
Total Saved: $189.44 = $353.44 (if not on sale) – $164
Item Count: 8
Carryover to Next Month: $192 = $156 + $36
I lied last month when I said I was going to cool it with the blue, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? And I’m really happy with all the items I purchased this month (even though those sandals ate up 25% off my budget)! I should really say that with an asterisk besides it, since I haven’t received the bike sweater in the mail yet, but if it is anything like my beagle/dog sweater from this past winter, I’m going to love it…plus it has a bike on it, how can I return that? ;)
I also stayed under budget this month. Whaaaa? That never happens. That should ALSO have an asterisk by it, because, this past weekend (hello sales bonanza) I placed a ton of orders. I can’t wait to receive SO MANY packages (sorry Husband), but in the meantime, I’ll spill the beans on what I ordered (obviously I might not keep all of them for various reasons)!
- This white skirt and this striped cardigan from Macy’s.
- This patterned sweater and this linen jacket from Old Navy.
- This jean jacket from Gap and this graphic tee from Banana Republic (I love this city too much not to buy it).
- This braided rope belt from Land’s End (hello nautical summer).
- A few other things I am sure I am forgetting….
In June, I’m hoping to add a pair of black/white stripe shorts to my closet (maybe these?) and maybe a few more tanks/tees for the upcoming hot summer months, but other than that, nothing much. I need to add to my 2015 Wishlist, as I feel like my wants have really changed since January! I’d also like to buckle down on my hunt for a new blue/navy purse. Any great recommendations out there?
How did you do this month on your budget? I’m linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers, and you should too!