Sunday, June 1, 2014

Budgeting Bloggers: May

So I had originally intended to get this post up yesterday and an outfit post up on Friday, but my internet at home had other plans. As in, plans to crap out entirely. I called my service provider, who tried to troubleshoot it for a few minutes, but couldn't connect to my modem. She then gave me a few more instructions and told me if they didn't work, I'd have to troubleshoot my wireless router. It sounded fishy, like she was just trying to get rid of me (end of her shift, maybe?) and sure enough, her instructions didn't work. After troubleshooting my router for an hour, I called my service provider back and spoke to a very helpful guy who gave us a $20 credit on our bill and scheduled a tech to come out and look at the modem, which was probably faulty. So, there's that.

The tech comes out tomorrow; I write this now from a booth at Panera. Oh, the "sacrifices" we make for blogging ;)

Anyway, I had a pretty good month, budget-wise. I filled a few gaping holes in my closet and even snagged an item I've been coveting for months at a crazy-deep discount. So, without further ado:


1. and 2. Women's Perfect Crew-Neck Tees from Old Navy. I needed to replace my white one, and I snagged the blue (which is a much darker navy IRL) to get the $6 each deal. | $12 {exact}
3. Sequin Detail Striped Cotton Tee from LOFT. I've wanted this for AGES but couldn't justify dropping $40 on it. So whenI saw that Whitney was selling hers, I snapped it right up. | $12 {exact}
4. Denizen jeans from Target. Supposedly I bought the "Celestial" jeans, but these "Afterglow" ones look more like what I actually bought. Either way, I've been needing some dark wash bootcut jeans for way too long. | $29.63 {exact}
5. Mossimo Vikki Pointed Toe Studded Flat from Target. If these look familiar, it's because this is the third time I've bought them. I just wear them so often, they wear right out. Worth the re-buy, every time. | $20.43 {exact}
6. Pleated skirt from LOFT. Another item from the Whitney purchase, and another "why haven't I bought this yet?" item. | $10 {similar}
7. Rock & Candy Huntington flats from Famous Footwear. In a desperate search for cute, casual shoes, I stumbled into Famous Footwear for the first time. How have I never shopped here before?? My next month's budget might consist of only shoes. And that would be fine by me. | $21.49 {exact}

Total spent: $105.55. Not too shabby at all, I say!

Do you have a monthly clothes budget? How did you do?


  1. Nice choices. I don't have a strict budget, just a sense of what's acceptable and what would be excessive. I'm naturally frugal and usually spend less than I can.

  2. Ah, but that's how the frugal stay that way, isn't it? At least, that's what my (very frugal) dad always told me :)

  3. you have an interesting blog. thanks for sharing, i enjoyed reading your posts.

  4. I hate it when the internet goes out! Puts a big time cramp in my day. I like all of your pieces, especially the leopard flats and the striped top. Great choices!

  5. Thanks so much! Those leopard flats are my go-to shoes. Feels like they go with everything!

  6. I'm the same way with those leopard flats! I bought pair early last year, and the toes are SO worn by now...but I can't stop wearing them. Good call and just replacing them! :)


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