May Clothing Purchases
Lately I’ve been buying my clothing purchases in outfits to avoid that “now, what am I going to wear that with” moment I seem to get. This is the outfit I wanted, but it didn’t quite fit into the $100/mo clothing budget.
I got the top ($40) and similar shoes ($12) from White House Black Market, and I picked up some black shorts from Target for $18 (rather than the $80 shorts pictured). I skipped the necklace ($20-ish) and the bag (also $20-ish). I have a hard time buying accessories, and I’m not sure why, since I hear how accessories can make the outfit. [I found a 20% off coupon to get stated prices, but I did have to pay shipping & tax.]
Later, my eyes adjusted, I realized my Target shorts were actually gray (and it clearly said so on the tag), but I’m still on the hunt for the receipt. If I find it, I might search for some black shorts. If not, I guess I’m stuck with gray. I do have some black dress pants, a white casual skirt, and a back pencil skirt that the top works with, along with jeans (of course).
I also got some cheap $13 sport sunglasses this month, and somehow everything added up to just under $100 with tax and shipping, so I’m done for May.
I’m pretty happy with the purchases. The top is of really good quality and is very pretty, and will be a nice versatile dressy piece for fun summer dates and can even be worn to work with the right cardigan. (I’m hoping to find a short sleeved white shrug type thing, but I already own a really nice lightweight black one.)
I didn’t buy anything in April, and I don’t have any firm plans for what I might want in June. I need/want some more dress pants (but thats just SO boring), some casual tees for hanging out, and something fun and causual and cute. And maybe a few more things that are work appropriate.
I have the disease!