Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Shopping

So, I went on a bit of a shopping spree in April.  I expected to find several things at H&M in Minnesota, but I mostly struck out there.  Then I stopped at an outlet mall on the drive home with my sister & nieces, and then we went shopping more in Omaha.  And I just. bought. everything.  Well, not everything, but you know - a lot of things.  There are several items I couldn't find online, because they are from the outlets, so the visual only shows about half of the purchased items.  Anyway, most of these were impulse buys due to low prices (which I'm supposed to be cutting back on), but I really love everything that I got, and I think I'll wear it quite a bit.  At least I hope so!  

Here's the breakdown:        

H&M Leopard Cardigan: $15 (originally $15)
Gibson & Latimer black pencil skirt: $20 (originally $60) (worn here)
Gap Outlet
Mint Polka Dot Popover: $11 (originally $40) (worn here)
Green BF cardigan: $10 (originally $40)
Gray/White layering tank: $3 (originally $20)
Gray rhinestone flats:  $5 (originally $35) (worn here)
Black ankle strap wedges: $9 (originally $55) (worn here)
Pink striped dress: $12 (originally 60)
Navy/white stripe sweater: $6 (originally $45) (worn here)
Purple blouse : $3 (originally $40) (worn here)

J.Crew factory
Plaid Popover: $15 (originally $65)
Floral flats: $25 (originally $98) (worn here)
Navy/White stripe tee:  $8 (originally $33)

Old Navy
Gray shorts: $15 (originally $23) (worn here)
Green striped blouse: $11 (originally $33)
Blue/white floral shirt: $5 (originally $25)

Blue/Navy striped skirt: $5 (originally $45)
Floral top: $6 (originally $55)

Loft Outlet:
White sweater: $9 (originally $45)  (worn here)
Navy lace sweater: $9 (originally $45) (worn here)
Gray cami: $3 (originally $23)
Purple cami: $3 (originally $23)

Lucky Outlet:
Plaid blouse tank: $4 (originally $50)

Total spent= $177 (originally $892)
Giftcards = $45
Total out of budget = $132

So, I mean, I'm averaging about 80% off the original prices, at least!  As always, I'm linking up with Franish for the Budgeting Bloggers support group!


  1. Holy cow! Nice job shopping those sales! I just wrote my very first budget post and I'm excited to keep doing them in the future. After reading your post, I'm definitely going to include how much I've saved, too!

  2. you did an awesome job this month. I really want you flower flats.

  3. That is amazing! I love that black pencil skirt! And the blue floral tee is really cute, too!

  4. WOW you did go on a shopping spree but you got such awesome deals on everything. Love everything on the top row as well as the floral flats. =)

  5. that's like getting all of those clothes at 20% of the original cost - that's amazing! we could all learn a thing or two ;)

  6. BUY MANY THINGS! lol. I think you did a great job though picking great pieces for the money.

  7. Old Navy is the only store where I buy shorts anymore. They're perfect!

  8. Wow, those sales are amazing! I love that your choices are so brightly colored - perfect for spring/summer!

  9. Holy cats, love the stuff you ended up with Andi. I have a similar striped skirt and love love love it! I mean how can you go wrong with blue. And BUY all the stripes! That's my life motto clearly...

    Katie @ Style On Target

  10. i think you did really well - i love old navy shorts! and i love that striped tee that you got.

  11. WOW! You got so many amazing pieces for a great price! Great work!

  12. OOOh yeah the outlets get me every time. And you seriously got some amazing deals. I love that green striped blouse and now you've got me seriously thinking I need some grey shorts!

  13. Amazing deals and super cute finds!! You've got shopping skills lady!!

  14. Wow, you got a lot for your money! I really love that blue striped skirt- very cute!

    Katie | Style Diary

  15. Nicely done with bargain hunting!! That's my favorite way to shop as well :) I almost bought that blue/white floral shirt from Old Navy as well, but since I HATE ironing, I've been trying to purchase fewer button ups. Sigh. I can't wait to see how you wear all of your new pieces! :)