Monday, May 1, 2017

April Budget

april fashion budget 2017

1. Floral bomber-c/o SheIn (save, splurge, worn here)
2. Black distressed jeans-c/o SheIn (save, splurge, worn here)
3. Blue striped blouse-c/o SheIn (save, splurge, worn here)
4. Wedge sandals-Steve Madden via DSW $42.19 with coupon  (save, splurge)
5. Floral $25.98 (save, splurge)
6. Floral palazzo pants-Lizard Thicket $31.68 (save, splurge)
7. Green OTS top-Lizard Thicket $41.22 (save, splurge)
8.  Sandals-c/o 4EurSole (save, splurge)
9. Black booties-Amazon $116.21 (save, splurge)
10. Earrings-c/o  Enamour (here, here)
11. Brown North Face jacket-c/o thredUP (save, splurge)
12. Purple North Face jacket-c/o thredUP  (save, splurge)
Total: $231.30

Given our upcoming trip to Ireland at the end of June, I am thinking ahead and trying to get some items I know I will need for our trip so my total is higher than normal. When traveling overseas, I always think footwear first. Europe is known for its picturesque cobblestone streets. Ireland is known for its 40 shades of green and all the rain that takes to make it that way. So when taking into account the possible slightly chillier temps (60s-70s) during their summer, rainy weather, and walking on cobblestone streets, I wanted comfortable, waterproof shoes that weren't going to cause my feet to overheat. I found these Cougar booties that are leather and suede and waterproof. And they are super comfortable!! I ordered up a half size since your feet expand, especially with walking and I wanted to make sure the width was enough. They are perfect! I am also planning on ordering a pair of blush slip ons. Those might be the only 2 pairs of shoes I bring. I also used credits from thredUP to get a couple jackets. Initially I was only going to keep one, but I liked them so much I kept both. I will be bringing the brown one to Ireland.

I also got a couple pairs of new sandals for whenever the warm weather decides to arrive. The Steve Madden wedges are very comfortable and true to size. When we spent Easter weekend in Arizona, I splurged at a local boutique and got a pair of fun palazzo pants and OTS top. They are out of my comfort zone, but I love them! I wore the pants to a friend's baby shower recently and appreciated the stretchy waistband (My friend's mom made all the food and she is VERY talented. I fully appreciated all the delicious treats!).

What were your favorite purchases this past month?
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  1. Love all these finds you got! I still want to get those wedges. I purchase a cool vest and a cozy sweatshirt from Athlete that I adore.

  2. Cute new pieces! I love that floral bomber and off the shoulder top! I'm just getting in to the off the shoulder style too and it's a slippery slope!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  3. I really like that bomber, and the floral pants! :) I'd love to giev the floral bomber trned a try - hoepfully I'll still be abel to pick something up in store when my shopping ban is over :) You've picked up some great things for your upcoming trip too! :)

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  4. Some great picks for the month!!

  5. I'm loving those Steve Madden wedges and will look forward to seeing what you wear in Ireland!

  6. I think this is the most I've ever seen you spend in one month, but I totally get it with a big vacation coming up! I am excited for you!! We have a couple of trips in July and I need to start thinking about what I need for them... and it is an excuse for some cute clothes and coverups! My fave is that floral bomber!


  7. How gorgeous aren't the floral pants though? Perfect pick for summer! Have a lovely week! Xx

  8. It is so hard to pack when traveling because the shoes take up so much space and are so important!!
    Good for you for really planning what to take on your trip!! It sounds like so much fun!

  9. Loving this round-up! So many great items...I love all the floral...especially those pants! Thank you for sharing at the link-up!

    Trendy & Tidy

  10. These are all great purchases! I have these wedges also, and am just amazed at how comfortable they are for such a low price point. =) I can't wait to hear more about your Ireland trip too!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  11. Nice selection Laura! I'm in love with floral bomber and off shoulder shirt! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Coloured Aviator must have 2017

  12. Oh wow Ireland sounds aaaamazing Laura !
    I always use trips to try out outfits I'd not be too sure about wearing at home.