Friday, May 31, 2013

May Spending Recap

My spending was out of control in April (see recap here) and I knew that I needed to sit tight this month.  Fortunately for my wallet, I had very little opportunities to shop and I was able to really make up for some of last month's spending.

I've been looking to replace my gold Cole Haan sandals (seen here) for a while, but I haven't been able to find any that are as comfortable as these Cole Haan ones. I even went back and bought them in black a few years ago, but of course, they are several seasons old and it is nearly impossible to find sandals that aren't a thong style. I set up an eBay search for Cole Haan sandals and a white pair exactly like mine popped up a couple of weeks ago, brand new for $35.  I just received them and haven't had a chance to wear them yet.
In addition, my sister in law works at Old Navy part-time and bought me a pair of sandals last week (pictured above.)  They were a size too big and I made the mistake of going to exchange them during the Memorial Day weekend sales! I nearly escaped with just the sandals, but finally succumbed to the blogging peer pressure to own polka dots and glitter. :)

This month, I purchased:

1) Old Navy White Top - $16 - 20% sale = $13
2) Old Navy Polka Dot Shorts - $11 Clearance - 20% sale = $9
3) Old Navy Glitter Flats - $5 Clearance - 20% sale = $4
4) Old Navy Striped Shirt (not pictured) - $5 Clearance - 20% sale = $4
5) Cole Haan sandals (not pictured) - eBay = $35

Total = $65

Also, the BCBGeneration wedges that I bought last month did not work out. The insole was made of espadrille material and it was painful to walk in them. I returned them to Marshall's and because I had used a combination of gift card/cash to purchase them, I now have a $40 gift card to Marshall's.

Finally, we were supposed to close on our house this morning, but the closing has been moved to next week.  In the meantime, I've been packing and sorting my closet.  I sold $142 of clothes to Buffalo Exchange (took a store credit) and donated anything that they didn't buy.

How was your spending this month? Link up with Fran's Budgeting Bloggers here!


  1. bahaha - blogging peer pressure is strong! Those polka dot shorts are super cute!

  2. I have those navy sandals! Breaking them out soon. Yay for your house closing!

  3. $142 of clothes to Buffalo Exchange? They pay pennies for my stuff, so I can't imagine how much $142 would be!!

  4. omg, $142 sold! that's amazing. I have so much stuff I want to sell but sometimes I'm so much of a chicken taking stuff to consignment stores.

  5. It was my birthday in may so I went overboard with the spending :)
    Keep in touch

  6. We really were spending twins this month! So funny!

    There's nothing like moving to force you to clean out your closet. I think it's awesome that you were able to make some money off of that as well!

  7. I just found your blog and I am enjoying the posts. I am now following you via bloglovin and inviting you to reciprocate.

    Shopping is therapeutic for me and I tend to shop without spending a dime. But last month (May) I made one purchase of a long sleeve top on sale at Macys for $8.68.

  8. awesome job, Ana! and you actually made more money than you spent...i'm so excited right now. :)

  9. I love the ballerinas! So lovely:)

  10. Wonderful post...I really like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa


Tell me what you think, but be nice! You catch more flies with sugar than spice!