Embroidered Lace Top: $22.80
Victoria's Secret (Semi Annual Sale)
Very Sexy Twist Bandeau top: $14 (navy) + $29 (sea foam)
Not pictured: a crap ton of underwear + bras: $89
(fun fact - I used to work at VS in college. good times)
not pictured: brown blouse - $11.99
Sahara shoes - Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes: $30 after discounts
(note: I decided to return both leather jackets from this post)
Theory dress & pants (pants not pictured): $40
Dress is lined; sides slimmed and skirt tapered in to a more pencil shape. Pants hemmed
Ann Taylor dress: $25
Dress is lined; tweed material, sides slimmed
Shoe repair (not pictured)
Cole Haan shoes that my dog ate - leather completely replaced on both heels to match, shoes repainted black to match the 2 different leathers, heel covers/caps replaced - $45.
Ann Taylor kitten heels that were looking terrible - $10 to paint, add new heel covers/caps (what are these called??) and glue down leather on the heel that had started to peel off.
So, how'd I do with my budget this month?
Forever 21: $54.40
Victoria's Secret: $145 (ouch)
$30 ($12 after returning 1 shirt)
Shoe repair: $55
$350 ($332 after returning 1 shirt)
I give myself $200 a month to spend, so I did pretty poorly this month. However, a lot of the items were necessities - I had to get my 2 pairs of black pumps repaired. I mean, how can I not have black pumps to wear to work?? I had to get the 3 items tailored because otherwise they were just sitting in my closet taking up space. And I had to get new underwear (I pretty much stock up at the VS semi annual sale every summer). The "fun" purchases at F21, Express, and Shoedazzle I could have done without, I'll admit it. But I'm happy with everything and I can see myself getting good use out of these trendy items. As a sidenote - can you imagine how bad my budget would be thrown if I had kept the leather jackets?!?! Good thing I grew some sense and decided to return them this weekend at the mall! I might even return one or both of the Express shirts - I'm feeling super guilty about being $150 over budget.
How did you do with your budget this month?
And as a little extra...
I'm Expecting in the Mail...
I actually have the white one in my possession right now, but I have to return it because it has a weird stain on the front. I called customer service to complain and they gave me a $15 store credit, but the dress was out of stock so I was upset. 2 days later the dress is back in stock so I jumped and bought it because it fits really well (very sexy, but still covers a lot of skin with the sleeves) and decided at the last minute to get the red one too - I'd love a red dress! I'm going to wear the white one to Sensation in Miami this year. It has great reviews online. People with smaller busts will find that there is some extra fabric around the bust area, but I found I could just take the opportunity to wear my biggest push up bra and it helped fill out that area better, lol. FYI the fabric is thick. Of course wearing black underwear showed through on the white, but nude did not, which is awesome.
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