Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Clothing Budget

I bought more than I intended in June.  I think it was because I didn't do much shopping in May and missed my favorite past time as well as the frustration I have been feeling with the things remaining in my closet.  How easy is it to think that I'll just go out and get all new wonderful things and then I will be happy with my wardrobe!  (Yes, I know it isn't that easy!)

I'll break down my purchases in sections.  Here is what I got that I have already worn several times:

Old Navy Stripe Infinity Scarf -- $8.30
Target Mossimo Mid Rise Jean Short (here) -- $12.70

I have no problem finding things I like for my weekend wear.  It's the stuff for work that is more difficult.  These shorts are great because they are more of a jean short so you don't see through them like some other white shorts.  They fit well and I like the length (3 1/2'). 

I really like but haven't worn yet:

Old Navy Pleated Wide Leg Trousers (Navy) here -- $22.95
Kohl's Apt. 9 Printed Faux Wrap Dress -- $16.47

I like both of these things and they both fit well.  I haven't figured out what I'm going to wear with the pants yet.  I will have to wear a sweater or jacket with the dress if I wear it to work since it is so cold in the office. 

What I might return:

H&M Striped Henley -- $12.80 

I like it but I don't need another casual knit top... however this one is a bit different with the lace along the neckline...I love a navy stripe...I thought this might look good with my new chambray wide legs...but I don't know about the cap sleeves...I just can't decide!!

What I've ordered but haven't received:

eShakti Stretch Jersey Twill Wideleg -- free with credit
eShakti Draped Cotton Knit Top -- $17.40 after rest of credit
Under Armour Printed Scoop Neck -- 33.99
Under Armour Fly-By-Night Long Sleeve -- 29.99

I am hoping these pants from eShakti will replace the Old Navy black pants that I wear all the time despite them not fitting well.  We will see.  I'm hoping the navy top goes with a navy printed midi skirt I've had in the closet forever but never wear because I don't know what to wear with it.

I don't usually include workout wear in my budget, but since these may overlap into weekend wear, I thought I would include them.

Not Pictured:

Soma Nightgown -- $24.60

I've worn this a lot already.  I needed some new PJs.

$179.20 total spent - I'm still under my $200 budget but not happy about bringing so much back into my closet and not being absolutely sure about each piece.  I don't want to overfill it again with stuff I won't wear.  I need to continue to be thoughtful about my purchases. 

Linking up with Fran's Budgeting Bloggers.


  1. I love the neckline on that navy top you have coming in :)

    1. Thanks! Me too, I hope it fits!

  2. I'm with you, work clothes are just not as fun to buy as casual!

    1. Yes! It would be easier if my office wasn't like a freezer when it is in the 80's outside.


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