so, remember when i said last month that i was not going to budget for may because i “didn’t need it”? yeah, i’m crazy. my confession this week? i definitely needed it. i think i may be a tiny bit of a shopaholic.
one of my favorite things about “blog land” is the camaraderie around interests. mine tends to focus a lot on things. clothes and makeup, specifically, are my weakness. some people have booze, the gym, sports… not me, i choose shopping. shopping is my cardio.
so one big confession this month: i overdid it. and i feel bad i did, but i like what i got. so sue me, i guess.
first it was Golden Tote. then it was the Nordstrom Semi-Annual sale. i don’t discriminate, i also spread the money around to Etsy and Ulta too. so who wants to see what i got? i figured.
what i (over)spent on in May:
Golden Tote / I picked up another Golden Tote this month and chose the Webbed Trim Tunic, Puella Classic Maxi + surprise items, and add on Crochet Coverlet ($30) / spent $179 (-$25 for selling one surprise item item)
Birchbox / Embryolisse Lait Creme, Dr. Jart Water Fuse BB Cream / $16 (used Birchbox Points to cover some)
Old Navy / Creme de la Creme Tee, Boyfriend Shorts, Boyfriend Cardigan / $24
Julep / Kyla and Something Blue Nail Polishes / $3
Target / Coral Belt, Mustard Belt, my new favorite Booties, Peter Pilotto x Target blouse / $59.75 (-$39 gift card) = $20.75
Macy*s / Corso Como Del Pumps (finally, found my perfect black pumps!) / $74.75 (-$39 gift card) = $35.75
Ulta / Little Amazing Concealer, Seche Vite top coat (amazing!), CND Stickey Base Coat (also amazing!), Real Techniques Blush Brush / $55.50
Forever 21 / Sleeveless Bodycon dress, Midi Skirt, Knee length bodycon skirt, 2x V-neck Camis, Braided Owl Bangles, Crescent Rings, Classic Ring Set, Stripe Cuff, Blogger PJ Set (so cute!), Art Deco Pendant / $48.20
Etsy: RSVPHandcrafted / Camera Strap (see my custom one on Instagram!) / $50 + shipping (-$30 gift card) = $28
Etsy: Wiggle Perfume / Buxom, Samples of Speakeasy Vanilla + Lila / $20
Nordstrom / Birkenstock “Mayari” in Antique Lace (yes, i did it, shut up.), Big Buddha Bag (new camera bag!), Painted Threads A Line Skirt, MAC Up the Amp, Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo / $190
yeesh. all totaled that’s over $600.
so, i think it’s time to hop right back on the shopping budget bandwagon. i’m going to challenge myself to spend under $150 in June to make up for my bad behavior.
i mean, let’s just face it. i have a slight shopping problem. it’s not going to put me in debt or bankrupt me anytime soon, but i probably don’t need to spend that much in the near future.
to make myself feel better though, i bought one of you lucky ladies (or gentlemen, are there any of you out there?!) a present. to celebrate 500 followers on Bloglovin’ and 600 followers on Twitter, you can walk away with the Sephora Sun Safety Kit, which is now sold out from Sephora. woohoo!
anyone else have a shopping problem they’d like to confess?