Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Budget Rewind - April 2013
April 2013 was also big shopping month, because I went to visit my friend in Arizona, and we hit the outlets pretty hard. Or at least I did!
Gap Polka Dot Skimmers: $15 (originally $35) - love these shoes and I am getting nervous they will fall apart soon. But I've definitely worn them enough to say they were worth it!
Gap Pink Shorts: $28 (originally $40) - I went back and forth on these, because $28 is more than I usually spend on anything, but at that point, I was really struggling to find shorts that I liked in a decent length, so I went for it (plus they bumped my total purchase up to the point where I got an extra percentage off, so it worked out). I think it was the right decision. I'm not sure if I've worn these 28 times, but I have worn them quite a lot, and I think I will continue to wear them if/when I am back to a normal size.
Gap Navy Cardigan $13 (originally $40) - 16 blog appearances, and many many more times worn. This cardigan has been a closet rockstar. It's starting to look a little faded, so might be time to search for a replacement.
H&M *Black Blazer: $15 (originally $25) - as evidenced by the remix post I did, I've worn this blazer a lot!
H&M *Lace Tee: $10 - I wore this top so much that it started to fall apart. Granted, it wasn't the highest quality piece, but it was well-loved for almost 2 years, and then I found a replacement that will hopefully last a little longer.
H&M *Leopard Scarf: $7 - a leopard scarf had been on my wishlist, and this one has been perfect. I've worn it a lot and continue to wear it!
H&M Floral Scarf: $7 - this was an impulse buy, because I just thought it was really pretty. It was a good idea, because the colors play really well with the rest of my clothes and I've worn it a lot.
Banana Republic Striped Dress: $25 (originally $100) - one of my favorite dresses of all time! Stripes in ALL THE COLORS are just perfect.
Old Navy Striped Skirt: $7 (originally $23) - blogged 18 times, and worn many more, this is a favorite skirt for sure!
H&M *Cobalt Necklace: $12 - slightly silly, but I do really like this necklace. I just don't wear it as much as some of my other necklaces.
Banana Republic Green Dress: $13 (originally $100) - I really love this dress, but it's just not the most practical for my shape. The slit in the neck means I need to wear a scarf to keep it G-rated, and the fitted shape of the dress isn't great for me when my weight fluctuates (and then I think I look pregnant when I am not). I haven't gotten rid of it, because it's SO PRETTY, but it should probably make it's way to the donation pile soon.
Old Navy Black/White Striped Tee: $7.50 (originally $15) - in theory, a good idea, but the fabric on this tee was just too flimsy/clingy. I didn't like they way it looked on me, and would always pick a different striped tee.
Old Navy Blue/White striped Tee: $7.50 (originally $15) - same problem as the black and white version.
Gap Mint Tank Top $7 (originally $23) - first of all, why did I think $7 was a good price for a basic cotton tank? And then it was just really thin, but clingy enough that I couldn't wear anything underneath it without looking lumpy. Just a bad decision.
Old Navy Green tank: $6 (originally $18) - so wrinkly and staticky. It's just more trouble than it is worth!
9 good, 4 medium, 2 ugly. I don't know exactly what to make of my numbers each month, but I am impressed by all the really good things I have bought in April the past 2 years!