Thursday, January 28, 2016
Budget Rewind - January 2015
Well, last January I mostly bought maternity clothes. But I can still say whether or not they were smart purchases, even if they were only relevant for half of the year!
Loft Maternity Paisley Print Shorts: $4 I love these shorts and wore them a ton, both during and after pregnancy. Seriously, I was wearing them for a few months post partum, because they were so comfortable.
Loft Maternity Navy Dress: $14 - I forgot this dress was so cheap! Another one that I wore a lot.
Old Navy Maternity Black Polka Dot Ponte Dress: $16 - this was my other favorite maternity dress. My only complaint is that the dots are kind of velvety, and they attract fuzz. I don't think it's noticeable from far away, but it kind of annoyed me.
Gap Maternity navy sparkle tee: $6 - this tee is cute, but the glitter is kind of scratchy. I thought I'd wear it after baby arrived, but it was too scratchy.
Loft Maternity Floral Jacquard Tee: $16 - I really loved this the first time I wore it, but it didn't hold up well in the wash.
Old Navy Maternity Black Pixie Pants: $32 - I got it into my head that I needed black pants, because I wanted an option for work that didn't involve tights. I liked these, but probably spent more than I should have on them.
Gap Camo shorts: $2 - these have been nice lounge shorts for around the house. I think they are meant for wearing out in public, but I don't think I ever will!
Gap Gray skirt: $8 - not a maternity skirt, just a size too big. So I liked it while I was pregnant, but then it doesn't fit my normal self. I can't decide if I should try to take it in a bit, or just sell it. I don't wear skirts as much anymore, so it might not be worth the effort.
Loft Maternity Foil Layering Tee: $12 - this seemed like such a perfect basic tee, but I think I wore it twice.
Old Navy Maternity Black Paisley Top: $13 - pretty top, but the sleeves are randomly tight at the opening, so it's kind of awkward. I only wore it a few times because of that.
So all in all, not terrible. Even my bad purchases aren't too embarrassing. Honestly, maternity shopping is super awkward, especially since I ordered almost everything online. And then you get it and it's like "well, I can put it on... guess I will keep it!" instead of the normal idea of wanting things to fit a certain way. And then the things you really like have an expiration date, and then you box them up to maybe wear again some day. It's so weird.