April Budget

I link up my monthly budget posts over at Franish. 

This was a weird month of shopping for me.  I didn't buy much, but I did spend quite a hunk of change on new underthings.  It was time.  I was in desperate need of new underthings.  So, keep that in mind when looking at the breakdown for this month.

Purchases


Total Spent: $119.77
Budget: $150
Leftover: $30.23

I don't think I did too bad.  The Bs&Ps got me this month, but those are important too.  Not just for obvious reasons, but because when ya got a nice pair of panties and a bra on, it just makes ya feel good, doesn't it ladies? 

I am excited about the jeans from Maurice's.  I totally forgot about that store until someone mentioned buying a top there last month and I spent an evening on their website making a wish list!  I was excited about finding curvy jeans there, too, and the pair I bought fit great! 

Oh, and, guess what else Maurice's has!? Shorts with longer inseams!  I can't wait to order a couple of pair and try them out.  I hate the shorter inseams on shorts these days, so when I find ones that aren't going to cause my thighs to catch on fire, I grab them up.  I don't wear shorts hardly ever because of this.  I need the longer inseam, but I don't want them to my knees. Ya get me?

The pink lace top is just waiting in my closet for me to style it.  I promised Danielle that I would tag her in it when I did it, so, Danielle, if you are reading this, I'm going to do it, I swear! I'm just trying to figure out where to take the pictures because the lighting is so horrible in my house! (#bloggerprobs) 

My dolman top that I wore to the wedding earlier this month  hasn't been worn again, but it's going to look great with a pair of those new shorts I am going to try out or the jeans I bought this month. It's all about combinations, ladies!

Hopefully next month I have a bit more to show you all!  I am going to do my best!  

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24 comments:

  1. I just got a new pair of curvy jeans that I am super excited about too!

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    1. I have to tell you something-I am wearing them today for the first time. Even after washing them and drying them, they are a bit too big! I am pretty weirded out right now. They fit when I got them and tried them on and now, they are baggy!? I'm hoping that after this next wash and dry round they will be okay. If not, I think I may have to sell them. LOL! Thanks for stopping by Sara!

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  2. I love Maurice's!!! When I have the money of course. They can get a little pricey! :)

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    1. Yes, they can. Which is why the jeans I purchased were the $30 ones and not the $80 ones. HA!

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  3. i think you did pretty well! that pink lace top sounds interesting, cant wait to see it!

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    1. Thanks Kristen! I'm hoping to get that outfit posted soon! The weather needs to cooperate a bit more first. Yay for the Midwest! LOL!

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  4. It's funny isn't it, how that underthings purchase sneaks up on you? I always find that everything gives way at once! ;)

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    1. Haha! That's pretty much how it happened, Kim! All at once.....always....without fail....LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Ah yes, nice fitting bras and panties makes such a difference! Do you give yourself the same allowance every month?

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    1. Erica, yes. I try to stay under $150 a month. IF there is anything left over, I chuck it into the savings account for a rainy day purchase (Ya know, like the purse or shoes that you just HAVE to have OR my new DSLR that I am saving up for.) I had intended to roll the remainder into the next month, but I thought that maybe it would be a better use if it was saved for that one BIG thing.

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  6. Great job on the budget! B&Ps are always so expensive! I'm always looking for shorts with longer inseams! Those booty shorts are not approprite for anyone, let alone an almost 30 year old.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogpsot.com

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    1. YES YES YES! When I was in college and chilling at the pool during the summer and could wear my two piece and my shorty shorts because my thighs didn't catch fire, you bet I was all over them. Now....NO. You won't catch me in them even if I am not leaving my house. They are just not comfortable! Longer inseams all the way!

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  7. I've never shopping at Maurice's. Is it regional? I hate spending money on undergarments as well, but it's so necessary...

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    1. It may be regional, Anna Belle, I'm not sure. I live in IL and we have a couple around here. You can always go to http://www.maurices.com and look for their Store Locator and see if they have one near you! Shopping online works too! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Great job on your budget and cute top! I can't wait until I have my baby this month so I can shop for normal clothes again! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :-)

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Our daughter will be 3 in July and it has taken me this long to finally start feeling good in my "new" body. Sometimes it's hard to adjust to our new bodies after a baby comes. I am finally happy to say that I love mine! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. We just started budgeting for a clothing allowance and my hubby gets $75 and I get $75 a month. I went a little over with mine ($82), but I was pretty excited about getting 3 skirts, a blazer, a top, 2 necklaces, and a bracelet :)

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    1. Wow! That's quite a bit for $82! Congrats on that! Thanks for stopping by Sarah!

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  10. New underthings are always nice! I always forget to buy new bras & underwear & stuff, so when I finally do I feel like I'm a supermodel! LOL

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    1. I am so glad I am not the only one that forgets about the bras and panties! I mean, they are a necessity so you would think I would notice the shape they are getting into after awhile, but no. No. I just continue wearing them until they are threadbare OR a strap breaks. Ha!

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  11. I desperately need new bras but if I had your budget, which is way more than mine, I'd blow it on one bra! So, here I am wearing one where the hook is missing. Oh well!

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    1. I kept using moleskin to cover the underwire poking out and stabbing me in the boob. I finally just had it one day. Lol! Thanks for stopping by April!

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