Friday, May 30, 2014

May Budget


This is going to be short and sweet. For quite a while I thought I was going to be getting away with close to zero spent, but then I got that fabulous Kate Spade sale email and it all went to hell. Well, not really to hell. I am super excited about my purchases, but I had to dip pretty deep into my reserves. And I hate doing that even when it was worth it!

1. Printed pants-JCP $20.05 (exact, similar)
2. Green purse- Kate Spade $167.90 (sim in black, sim in tan, purple sim)
3. Blue purse- Kate Spade $136.23 (similar, similar, cute!)
TOTAL: $324.18 -$19.61 in ebates cash back
REVISED TOTAL: $304.57

This next month I will definitely be sticking closer to my budget. I am looking for a simple pair of nude wedges that aren't too high. A striped black and white maxi skirt and maybe a replacement for my denim jacket. It's been looking sad for a while. I also want to add more mint and yellow to my wardrobe. Other than that, I feel pretty set for summer! What's on your summer wish list?
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29 comments:

  1. I must tell you that I am super jealous of your new handbags. I have been coveting a Kate Spade forever! You picked two very gorgeous and versatile bags! I cant wait to see how you style them! Susan

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  2. Those pieces were such a great buy! Especially that green purse. Sometimes you can go a little over budget ;)

    xo,
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com

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  3. I have been coveting a Kate Spade forever! http://num.to/526-976-405-560

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  4. love the purses you got. I wan the green style purse but in pink.

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  5. Love that green bag, you can't go wrong with Kate Spade!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. Ohmygosh those bags are beautiful!

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  7. So I guess I was justified in not being able to decide and just getting both, right? ;)

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  8. These bags are really cute!

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  9. Oh Laura, thanks for the comments and support. You did great on your budget. Man, my thrift stuff can't compare, huh? lol I would die if I found a Kate Spade purse at Savers. But perhaps I will someday. Not die -- find the purse, hahahaha. Thanks for being at *FiF* each week. ♥, Renae

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  10. These bags are amazing!! I got a KS bag this month too and it was a BIG dent in the budget. C'est la vie- I think is the appropriate french phrase? ;)

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  11. Gorgeous finds on the Kate stuff! Those are fantastic pieces that you will use forever! Love love love!

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  12. I know it is hard not to spend when there is such a great sale going on. Did you hear about Kate Spade new more affordable Saturday line?

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  13. 3 gorgeous pieces and colors. And those pants would look awesome with either purse. =)

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  14. Ohhh love your new bags! So worth the splurge!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  15. Love all of your purchases, as usual! Those bags are way cute and will definitely be versatile throughout the year.

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  16. I was so tempted by the Kate Spade sale, but I couldn't decide in time which bag I loved most, so I missed the sale. Oh well. Probably for the best :)

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  17. Oh man, I heard about that crazy sale and looked at the pretty bags but got scared when the site said it was bags made for the Kate Spade outlet and that they were final sale. I knew they wouldn't be the exact quality of the retail bags even though they're still insanely gorgeous. I hope you like the ones you got! They are quite gorgeous :)

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  18. What fab purchases though! Love your style!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    Fashion Should Be Fun

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  19. Oh I always tend to indulge a little at sale time too! You did get some very lovely purchases at least :)

    Away From The Blue

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  20. Good finds. I find a budget so helpful to keep me on track, but it is nice to splurge every once in a while. Love your bag! I found a great denim jacket at the Gap outlet recently for a great price. Thanks for linking up. It was so fun to co-host this week!

    xo, Amy Ann

    The Real Arnolds

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  21. Yeah, it was a chance I took. I have had good luck with Coach outlet purses, so I figured these would be about the same quality. Since they were less than half the price and I have been wanting to get a new purse for a while, I went ahead and got them. I am pretty pleased with them though!

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  22. Oh... I should really set a budget for myself, but sometimes it's too difficult! Like right now...im really craving a green bag! :) Love those pants...and they actually go amazingly well with both bags!

    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  23. Thanks for the tip! It nice spend a little more for pieces I know I will have a long time! It's worth it in the end!

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  24. Love those pants! Great picks for your bags too!

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  25. love those purchases! my shopping ban starts in a few minutes. good thing june is 30 days ;)

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  26. Ooooh those bags are gorgeous! I can totally see why you went for them. I mean, that green one is... stunning. Great purchases - totally going to last you forever!

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  27. those bags are absolutely gorgeous!

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  28. So jealous of that green bag - I LOVE the color, the shape, the everything. Nice find!

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