Today is my first time linking up on Franish for Budgeting Bloggers. As I wrote about here, I gave myself a $200 clothes, accessories and shoe budget for the month of May. I like to shop WAY too much and have a closet bursting at the seams. I hoped that having a budget would make me think more about what I buy and buy more quality pieces that fill voids in my wardrobe rather than impulse buys that I don't really need.
So, um, yeah, I went over. I'm honestly embarrassed that I couldn't stick to the budget and don't want to breakdown everything that I bought and returned and sold... it is just embarrassing because it is unnecessary. I know there are many emotional reasons why I shop and it is something I need to deal with.
I think having the budget (even though I went over) did make me think more about my purchases and the reasons why I am buying them. This is going to be a gradual process to get to the point where I am shopping less. But I'm going to keep working at it!!
Truth be told - I spent $331.89 in May and had eBay profits of $42.73 giving me a total of $289.16.
Here are just a few of the things I purchased:
LOFT Cut Out Back Dress Purchased on sale for $29.70
Mossimo Paka Boots from Target found on clearance for $10.48
Seychelles Sage Sandals for $42.75
j.crew factory eyelet shorts $33.00