28 April 2013

april 2013 {budget & spending}

here is my april spending recap.  as always, i'm linking up with fran and other budgeting bloggers!

april paid original worn
old navy honeycomb sweater - orange 5.90 29.94 see here
old navy honeycomb sweater - lilac 5.90 29.94
old navy camp shirt - orchid 7.99 29.94 see here
old navy floral zip top satchel 11.15 22.94
merona doubleweave floral skirt 6.88 22.99 see here
*isaac mizrahi gray blazer (gw) 4.49
see here
merona perfect solid blouse (new-gw) 0.99 22.99 see here
merona scoop neck shirred top (new-gw) 0.99 10
old navy striped boat-neck tee 5.49 12.50 see here
worthington metro ankle boots 3.37 80
pashmina scarf - yellow 3.37 10
*j crew blazer with ribbon trim (savers) 11.99
see here
*loft ss purple button-down (savers) 0

*merona mint short sleeve blouse (ebay) ppal

amiana platform pumps (amazon) 3.50 208



pluses: i really like all of the items i purchased this month.  i am looking forward to receiving both of the ankle booties as a combination of sales, coupon codes, and gift cards made each of them an amazing deal.  i may not get much wear out of them as we transition into spring/summer, but i wear booties like this a lot with tights in the fall/winter.  i'm okay hanging onto them until those seasons roll around again as i'm not sure how much i like the way ankle booties look with bare legs... thoughts?

minuses:  it seems like i bought a lot of tops in purple hues, so maybe they seem like duplications, but i think the popover and button-down {both on the top row} are different enough that i'll wear each equally.

next month: i'm not going to be so bold as to tell myself, "no shopping!" but right now i don't feel compelled to do much shopping next month.  i just spend a large chunk of money on necessary car maintenance and upgrades and i'm going on a short road trip - traveling always necessitates extra costs.  so, i'm feeling a little ambivalent toward spending money on clothing in the month of may but if i do buy anything, it will probably be shoes/jewelry/accessories at target with one of the coupons i posted about recently or this lace top from merona with a gift card i have.  i'm trying to wait for it to go on sale!

thanks for visiting!

notes:  items with an * are not pictured above.  if the item is available for purchase online, the link will bring you to the retailer's website.  "gw" stands for "goodwill" - meaning the item was thrifted.  "new-gw" stands for new target stock i find at the goodwill.

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