Friday, June 27, 2014

June Shopping



It all started because of this cardigan.  My sister told me that they were marked down to $10 in stores, and there was an additional 40% off sale.  I also had an email coupon that gave me $10 off if I reserved something online, so I was like "Hey, free cardigan!"  This is a trick, you guys.  Retailers always trick me.  I tried on so many things, but only came home with 3:  this dress, this shirt, and these shorts.  If you are wondering about the cardigan, they didn't actually have my size in navy, and I tried on a different color and hated the fit.  Way too slouchy. But they still gave me the $10 off! 

I tried on this dress in navy, this dress in white/navy, this dress, and this skirt.  They were all just a tad too short. I would like to start a petition that larger sizes have a bit more length.  Yes, there are tall women who wear size 2, and there are short women who wear size 14, but as a general rule, shouldn't a Large be longer than a Small??  Or am I just crazy? This dress and this dress are the same style, I think, but I tried on both because one was in a Tall size.  The length was great, but unfortunately it had kind of a dropped waist and looked quite terrible on me.  (Free advice - Drop waists are not a good style for ladies who carry their weight in the middle.)

So then I was at Target, and I've been thinking about buying these Cognac Sandals, but I was going to wait until July, since I was trying not to shop much in June.  Then I decided that was silly, because I'm going to get them - it doesn't matter when I do it.  Waiting was just running the risk that they'd be gone.

Anyway, here's the official list of what I bought:

Gap
Striped dress:  $15 (originally $70) (worn here)
White shorts:  $10 (originally $40)
Camo/Stripe shirt: $5 (originally $27)    

Loft
White Tank:  $5 (originally $30) (similar)

Target:
Cognac Sandals: $20 (not even on sale, I'm so ashamed!)  (worn here)

Lucky B Boutique:
Necklace: used a giftcard (originally $24 - marked to $12) (worn here)


Total spent: $55 (originally $187)

I feel pretty good about this month.  I got some replacement pieces, and a couple fun new things.  Plus I only spent about half of my monthly budget, so I have $45 rolling over into July.  I like to have a little extra buffer each month.

As always, linking up with Franish for Budgeting Bloggers. 

12 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that is a small total for those great pieces! I really love the camo/stripe shirt and the color blocked shorts. I always feel kinda weird when I buy something that's not even on sale, even if it costs less than $10 regularly, which is funny and ridiculous when I think about it.

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  2. The necklace you got is absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. Wow! That is an amazing total! I think I need to sign up for Gap emails again! I really like that striped camo shirt!

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  4. I'd say you did great this month! Gap always gets me with their additional percents off. I'm so glad I didn't know because I was drawn in to the sales at J.Crew. Oy. It's too bad you didn't like the luxlight cardi. I love mine. I have it in gray. Also I'd sign that petition for longer lengths!

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  5. I hate how store rope you in like that. You did get some great items this month.

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  6. Those shorts are super cool! I really love the navy and white together!! Also, I'm so glad you got those Target sandals...I'm obsessed with mine and can't keep them off my feet, hahaha.

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  7. why doesn't gap send me $10 coupons to use in stores?! actually, if someone from gap is reading this right now, scratch that. don't send me coupons! haha anyway, i love that necklace you bought this month andi!!

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  8. your complaints of clothes not getting longer is reasonable; it actually reminds me of this comic: http://iwastesomuchtime.com/on/?i=92185 (the fourth con). I feel like some stores now make longer tops, but they are too long. maybe that's just me. Either way, you did a great job this month, and it looks like you walked away with some awesome purchases!

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  9. I love that you're ashamed those sandals weren't on sale. I bought two pairs from Target a few weeks ago, and I even plan on glitter DIYing one of them to suit my preference, and I paid full price. Completely breaking my own rules!

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  10. Seriously everyone seems to love those Target sandals! They are super cute and prices pretty well, even without sales :)

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  11. amen to the larger sizes being longer! I know it's not fair for the shorter ladies, but COME ON. I'm so sick of everything being way too short on me all the time :(

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