Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February Shopping



Well, I'm at the point where I really shouldn't be buying maternity clothes unless I am desperate, because I only have a few months left.  But I'm also at the point where some of my earlier maternity items aren't fitting as well, so I took the plunge on a few things. 

Here's the breakdown of what I bought (and then more thoughts below):

Target
Leopard print Ona flats: $8
Maternity White tee: $5

Old Navy Maternity
skinny jeans: $28
black and gray leggings: $18
black tee: $6


Loft Maternity (Note - I just split the shipping costs and added half to each item)
Gray quilted dress: $16
Chambray popover: $12

Christopher & Banks
Red Scarf: gift
Total Spent: $93
Gift Money used: $70
Total out of budget: $23

Since it has been freezing, I went ahead and ordered a couple pairs of leggings from Old Navy.  I think they will work perfectly under dresses for the next couple months and they are warmer and more comfortable than tights.  I also have been wearing jeans more often, and my 2 pairs of skinny jeans with the lower maternity band aren't as comfortable, so I ordered the full belly panel option.  So much better!  Then I needed to spend $4 more to get free shipping (or pay $7 for shipping), so I added the black tee shirt.  I think it will be a good basic piece!

Ever since I ordered a few things from Loft in January, I have had my eye on the Chambray popover.  It was more expensive than I was willing to spend for awhile, but then the price dipped, and I have been really wanting a maternity chambray.  Of course, I had to look at the other maternity items and fell in love with the gray dress.

And I just picked up a few things at Target when I was grocery shopping.  No idea how I even end up in the shoes and clothes sections.  It is one of the great mysteries in life.  I was very happy to find some comfortable leopard flats!  I have the Ona flats in a few other colors and really like them, so I think this is a good decision.  Plus I had a gift card!  I also ordered the Target Maternity Chambray Tunic online, but I didn't like it, so I will be returning it!

As always, I'm linking up with Fran and the Budgeting Bloggers.

9 comments:

  1. I like both the dress and the chambray! Great pieces. I'm sure you'll get your wear out of them as well. Even if those are maternity leggings, I don't see you abandoning them quickly after the baby. Those tummy bands lock and load like no other elastic. lol.

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  2. Love the dress you got.

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  3. I don't think we'll ever know the answer to the question of how we end up in the clothing section at Target... These are some great basics and I'm sure you'll get a lot of wear out of them even in the next few months!

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  4. I bought that chambray too!!!! Well, in the non-maternity version. I had been eyeing for a long time and then the price was so great so I just had to go for it! I'm glad you got a few things even though you only have a couple more months - by the end it was so hard for me to feel cute so I was thankful for any extra cute clothes!

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  5. That grey dress is so pretty! And I've decided I'm only wearing leggings instead of tights from here on out this winter!

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  6. I have the non-maternity version of that gray quilted dress--it's definitely one of my new favorites!! I can't wait to see how you style it.

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  7. Nice use of gift cards! I look forward to seeing you wear your grey dress!

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  8. Hey, you have to be comfy when you're pregnant. Even if there are only a couple months left, having clothes that fit well will make a big difference. Besides, the leopard flats and red scarf are good for punching the style factor up even when you're not pregnant :D

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  9. Okay, that gray dress is so pretty and I can't wait to see it on you! I'm glad you were able to find some pieces that will help take you through the end of your pregnancy, too. My sister-in-law and I just went shopping together to get her some maternity clothes and she couldn't get over how comfortable the maternity pants with the full belly panel were, haha!

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