May 21, 2011

My April Budget

Here's what I bought in the month of April! My planned purchases for the month were the red and blue skirts, top row. I had bright mini-skirts on my wish list for color blocking, and found exactly what I was looking for at Forever 21. Colorful cardigans are another item (always) on my wish list, so adding this teal number from H&M was a no-brainer. Fun purchases for the month included the rainbow print shirt from Forever 21 and the army vest from Banana. The vest is a unique piece that while it wasn't on my wish list, the price was excellent and I have absolutely nothing like it in my closet, so I went for it! Finally, my practical purchase of the month was the American Eagle jean shorts, that will mostly get worn while I'm walking the dogs. :-) What were some of your great buys this month?
  1. Forever 21 orange skirt, $16
  2. Banana Republic army vest, $35
  3. Forever 21 blue skirt, $12
  4. H&M teal cardigan, $18
  5. American Eagle denim shorts, $30
  6. Forever 21 rainbow shirt, $16               = Grand total, $127


  1. Great deals on the skirts! And I love the colors. I just don't understand why shorts cost so much! Mos shorts are the same price as my favorite jeans! Less fabric = more money? Um..why?!

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  2. jseverydayfashionMay 21, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    museumgirl22 That's so true! I never thought about it that way, but I have gotten tons of jeans for that price so it should seem expensive to me to pay that for shorts. Too funny.

  3.  You scored some great deals on those purchases and every item is so versatile i really like this selection!

  4.  I had the same vest in my shopping cart then decided not  to get it.  It wasn't $35 though, maybe that's why I left it behind.  You definitely got a deal!

  5. Same principle for kids' clothes! Kids' clothes don't go on sale as often though so they end up being more expensive. Doesn't make any sense to me.

  6. I can't wait to see what you do with the vest. I love it!  

  7. I also got that vest.... had been wanting one a while and could not resist the 12.99 PRICE TAG this week at Banana! LOVE all your other looks. I too, am seeking more bright colors and I'm totally cardy obsessed. Great finds.

  8. it says on the banana republic website that the vets is $74.99, how did you get it for $35?


  9. jseverydayfashionMay 24, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Kristin,prices are always way higher online at Banana and Gap. Someone just wrote on my Facebook wall today that they just bought this vest for $13.58 in the store today! I've heard at least 3 other people say they paid around $20, so I barely even got a good deal!

  10. jseverydayfashionMay 24, 2011 at 7:50 PM

     Haha, check out the comment under yours - they paid $12.99 for it!!

  11. Wow!! Guess what J? I just bought that skirt (because I love the way you wear it) and that shirt (because I saw it online and then in the store and loved all the colors)!! You inspire me to put more thought into my everyday wear (especially for work) and I've been taking tons of tips from your blog to make improvements. Thanks!

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