May Budget

Sooo.  HI!  Here I am.  I know its been awhile, and my absence was kind of unintentional, but kind of not.  More on that later...Like as soon as I finish writing this post, I will start writing an explanation as to why I basically fell off the planet. Anyway...

Today I am re-capping my May purchases for you.  I'm still new at this monthly budget/shopping thing, but I think I am getting a bit better as the months go on.  I didn't spend  a whole lot of money this month, but I am pleased with what I got.  I ended up buying some jewelry this month and some make-up, which is kind of out of my norm, but I got really excited about the stuff, so I went for it.  So glad I did!

Kohl's and Target got my money this month, but I also won a $30 store credit to InBloom Boutique!  I bought something from them that is totally different for me and I can't wait to wear them!

Items I Purchased: 


  • Distressed Boyfriend Shorts


  • Crew Tee


  • V-Neck Tee


  • Brown Sandals 


  • Black Sandals


  • Linen Pants (I purchased these in coral, but it appears they are sold out of that color now.)  


  • Crochet Swing Tank


  • Monthly Budget: $150
    Spent: $136.06

    My favorite purchase this month was the shorts.  They are amazing!  They are a 4 inch inseam instead of the usual 3 1/2 and I am convinced that extra half inch makes a difference.  I will be buying another pair of these shorts-I love them that much.

    The linen pants are exciting, too!  However, they have to make a trip to the tailor so I can have about 5 1/2 inches removed off the bottom of them so I can wear them.  Even if I wore wedges, they would still be too long for my short self. 

    That's all for now! As usual, I am linked up with Franish for Budget Bloggers! 

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      1. Those shorts are my absolute FAVE! They are perfect! The sandals are great, too! They add just the right touch to my outfits-it's great!

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    2. Those are all adorable, I love it!

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    3. I really like the v neck stripe top and the linen pant! Coral is such a gorgeous color !

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      1. That v neck top is comfy too! I can't wait to get my linen pants hemmed so I can wear them! I'm actually contemplating buying the teal color, too. It looks really fun as well!

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    4. Cute stuff! I really love that you have given yourself a monthly budget, because sometimes I go MONTHS and months without buying a single new item for myself. I need to be better about getting rid of old stuff I don't like & updating my wardrobe a little more- I'm so sick of feeling like I have nothing to wear! Great idea on the budget.

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      1. Thank you! I have found that it is MUCH EASIER to just have a budget in place for yourself. Before this budget, I wouldn't buy anything for myself because I felt guilty. Then, when I would, I would still feel guilty. So, now that I have a budget, it takes the guilt away and it is teaching me how to stick to my budget and how to really decide if I just want something or if I NEED it. Wants are okay, but necessities are more important. Especially when you are starting over from scratch like I did! Hopefully soon I will be able to buy more "want" pieces.

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      1. Thank you! Target had them BOGO 50% when I got them. I couldn't pass it up! They are pretty comfy too-both pairs!

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    6. What a great and responsible idea to have a budget for everything! Maybe one day...)) Love the shorts - perfect for the summer!

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      1. I love the shorts so much! I am getting another pair because I love them that much. The longer inseam is perfect for me since I am just a tad too old to be wearing "booty shorts". I love my budget! This is the first year I've been doing it, but I love it. It's fantastic!

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