Monday, June 2, 2014

May Shopping Budget

Casual May

Casual May Purchases: (from left to right)
Hudson Collin Curtis Skinny Leg Jeans, Rue La La, $49.90 (similar)
J. Crew Factory Thorn and Crystal Necklace, $11.89
J. Crew Factory Denim Roll-Up Short in Faded Indigo, $31.15
Catherine Catherine Malandrino Black Embroidered Shift Dress, Rue La La, $27.90 (similarsimilar)
J. Crew Factory Denim Roll-Up Short in White, $20.65
Elie Tahari Nina Dress in Joey White, $56.40
Casual May Purchases Total:  $197.89

May Work

May Purchases for Work:
Elie Tahari Kree Blouse in Laser Pink, $58.21
Elie Tahari Hayden Blouse in Joey White, $55.27
Elie Tahari Judith Blouse in Navy Yard, $52.33
Ann Taylor Factory Pants, $24 (similar)
Elie Tahari Darcy Jacket in Sahara, $117.01 (similar in linen)
Elie Tahari Theora Pant in Sahara, $58.21 (similar in linen)
T Tahari 'Carina' Faux Leather Collar Jacket, $44.40 (similar)
T Tahari 'Dessa' Pants, $29.40 (same in black)
Ann Taylor Factory Pumps, $34.99 (similar)
Total May Purchases for Work: $473.83

May Monthly Shopping Budget: $250.00
Regular May Purchases: $256.88
Extra May Purchases (3 silk blouses & 2 suits): $414.84

One of my goals for the year was to purchase some new quality pieces for work.  I really made out well at the Elie Tahari Outlet this month!  I found two suits - one I wore here - and three silk blouses.  I totaled these separately since they were sort of different than my normal monthly purchases.  If you have an Elie Tahari outlet near you, I definitely recommend checking it out!  The clothes are all from their regular store lines, so the quality is what you expect for the brand at a great price.

I did get some great casual pieces this month too!  I love the denim shorts from J. Crew Factory.  I lost my old pair on my honeymoon last year, so I got a new pair plus white jean shorts too.  I also really like the fit on these Hudson jeans.  And I am looking forward to wearing the dresses, especially the white dress which is a scuba type of material with a zipper down the top of the front.  My two purchases from Rue La La last month were final sale, which can be a bit of a gamble.  I really like the jeans, but I'm not as crazy about the fit of the dress.  I'll have to play around with maybe a belt or blazer or a long necklace like the photo above.

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  1. Love the JCF shorts! I have the denim ones in the light wash and wear them all of the time!

    xo Kimi

  2. I like how you break these up into casual and work purchases. That makes a lot of sense.

  3. Great purchases and I too love the break-down. The neutral suit, all the silk blouses and both of those dresses I love. =)