Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March Shopping

March is coming to an end, so let's see what I bought this month.  I think there's just one Loft online order, one Target online order, and one mall trip to account for:

Gap scarf:  $9 (originally $45)
Old Navy Maternity white jeans: $17 (originally $35)
Old Navy Maternity striped tank: $5 (originally $13)
Loft Maternity black shorts: $6 (originally $50)
Loft Maternity turquoise shorts: $6 (originally $50)
Loft printed chambray popover: $15 (originally $60)

Black sandals: $20 (used giftcard)
Pink Flats: $13 (used giftcard)
Black/White flats: $9 (used giftcard)

Total spent: $58 (originally $253)

I kind of hate buying maternity clothes, because I know I don't have much time to wear them, but I feel pretty good about what I have purchased, and the prices I have paid.  The shorts were so cheap, and I assume I won't be back to my pre-pregnancy size for most of the summer, so I think there's a good chance I will wear them a lot.

The shoes, well, some of my favorite pairs of shoes are getting pretty worn out.  Since Target was running a BOGO sale, and I had some giftcards, I decided to get a few things.  I have the sandals in cognac and LOVE them, so I think the black ones will be great for this summer.  I kind of miss my old pink shoes, so I felt like a replacement pair would be fun.  The striped flats are just really fun, and since my black/white polka dot flats are starting to wear out, I think these will fill that hole in my closet.  Hopefully they all work out when they show up in the mail!  

At this point in the year, I'm $100 under budget.  I'm really going to try not to shop in April unless I start to be desperate for clothing that fits.  If anything, I might need some more short sleeve maternity tops, because most of my normal tops aren't long enough anymore.  But with only a month or so left in this pregnancy, I hate to be spending money on much!  

How'd you do in March?  Link up with Fran if you want to join in with the Budgeting Bloggers!  


  1. love the flats you picked up.

  2. You did really great this month! And I thought those sandals looked familiar! You got some really good deals on those shoes. Apparently a lot of mine have decided to start falling apart at the same time so it looks like this upcoming month will be a shoe heavy month (which really is okay since we both know I have enough clothes). Random question: Have you tried on any of John's short sleeve tops? I think I would be so inclined to do that if I were pregnant, but I'm a weirdo so I don't know if others would have that same thought.

  3. I know you love having the impending arrival, but I think I would be like you and just be a little frustrated with my closet. There's a young girl in my office due in August and she's just so done with all clothes, including maternity. lol.

  4. So many cute finds! I love those striped flats.

  5. That's a pretty impressive bottom line and I love those striped shoes. I think you managed to spend minimally on the maternity items and you could always sale them later

  6. i can vouch for those merona flats (the pink ones) - i have them in several colors and love them! they're the real leather ones, right? mine have held up really well and are so comfortable!

  7. I love those striped flats! I have been looking for a pair of striped shoes but haven't decided on one yet

  8. Oh my gosh, I have those same sandals in black and I'm obsessed with them. I can't wait for it to warm up so I can wear them again! I'm really happy to see they're being sold again this year so I can get them in more colors - they're SO comfortable!