Sometimes I Shop :: May's Budget

 You know what, May, you were alright. I stayed pretty close to budget this month ($200) with one "splurge" item ($150) and got some nice pieces that will last longer than a month or two when I hit up a 50% off sale at The Limited. I didn't impulse buy as much this month - and didn't just walk around Forever 21 aimlessly picking things up, either. So here's where the money went:

I did sell some clothes to Plato's Closet this month, but took that cash and immediately spent it at Forever on who knows what, so that's a wash. I had a few dollars left over but I suspect I spent them on food. I got some great deals at Target this month! And like I said, Limited's 50% off sale seriously got me - but considering I got over $300 worth of stuff for a little more than $100, I'll take it! The blazer alone was $100, but on clearance for $40, with 40% off sale - $24. BOOM. Plus, I needed a few nice things to wear to a work conference coming up next week, so this falls under more of a "need" than a "want" (for once).

I also can't remember where I got the JF credit...maybe referral points. So two pairs of shoes for $8 - and I convinced enough people to sign up for BaubleBar this month that I got a cute necklace I've been eying for free!

Finally, you may notice...an adendum at the bottom there (ahem) that I'm only half counting. When I fell out of a canoe this month, it ruined my favorite fedora so I replaced it with a clearance hat from Charming Charlies. And I've been wanting a small card wallet with a keychain attachment, so when I found one at JCrew on clearance ($16 + 30% off = $12!) I figured it was a good buy.

And you may recall, since taking on an (3rd? 4th?) additional job, my spending account is larger than my previous budget was, I've decided to save the excess of my original $200 budget to splurge on something nice like a bag. This month was the small Coach crossbody I picked up from a 25% off sale (Originally $200, purchased for $150). Next month, I've got something new up my sleeve for my budget, but more on that later.

Linking up with Franish and the budget babes...I'm less ashamed than I was last month.