May Shopping Summary


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Ahh, The Limited gets me every time with their 40% off everything sales. In my defense, here’s why I bought the things I bought even after I said that I was going to keep with my shopping hiatus.

1. J. Crew Factory  Pink Gingham Shirt – $30.92 (same)

This is to replace my pink gingham shirt that bit the dust during my mechanical bull riding experience in Arizona.  I wore that shirt a lot so I’m thinking this one will get worn just as often, if not more since it’s a tad bit dressier.

2.  The Limited Black Top – $22.14 (same)

I’d been wanting a replacement plain black dressy short sleeved shirt to replace my black drape neck top that I bought at the Banana Republic outlet three years ago. This one from The Limited is a perfect replacement and I couldn’t pass up the price. When and if they go on sale again or they come out with more colors, I will be stocking up.

3. The Limited Pleated Skirt Cream – $20.99 (same)

Okay, admittedly, I don’t NEED more skirts, but I’m really trying to branch out from pencil skirts and I liked the length of this one. Plus, for just over $20 it was a steal.  And it’s a more neutral color than my other pleated skirt so I can wear it with more items already in my closet.

4. The Limited Gold Double Strand Curve Necklace – $14.94 (same)

Since I’m still growing my gold jewelry collection I’ve realized on more than one occasion that I don’t have a simple gold necklace. This fits the bill!

5. Flower & Pearl Necklace from Dreaming Leo Designs on etsy – $13.25

Total impulse purchase but for under $15 with shipping in colors that I love I decided it could be mine.

6. The Limited Red Sweater – $25.74 (same)

7. The Limited Black Sweater – $25.74 (same)

These two sweaters are the only iffy items of the bunch. I still can’t decide if I’m going to keep them or not.  The red one looks good with the new pleated skirt but I also have a red top I could wear it with already.  Thoughts?

8. Old Navy Maxi Dress – $20 (same)

I have three other maxi dresses but all of them are a bit more form fitting. I like this one because it’s more flow-y and will work even if I’m having a not-so-skinny-feeling day. This dress is definitely going on vacation with me this month!


Total – $173.72


I spent a bit more in May than I had planned and actually $23 more than I usually budget myself. Although, since I’m still undecided on the two sweaters from The Limited I might take those back and actually be just fine. But, I feel like almost all of my purchases were to replace items in my closet or fill holes that I had discovered now that the weather has gotten nicer.

Did you find anything fun in May? Want to see how other bloggers are doing with their budgets? Check out Fran’s Budgeting Bloggers link-up!

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19 replies on “May Shopping Summary

  1. kelsey

    Why are you undecided on the sweaters? What don’t you like about them?

    That pleated skirt is SO cute. Can’t wait to wear mine!

  2. Kelly @ Running Kellometers

    I really like the pleated skirt! Very adorable.

    The red and black sweaters seem kind of bland for the price tag, in my opinion. Especially if you already have similar tops that will serve the same purpose.

  3. Katie

    Man, those flowy maxi dresses/skirts are AWESOME for those “not so skinny” days.

    I’m glad you were able to find a replacement for the other gingham shirt, j.crew makes a nice button up and pink always looks so pretty on you. (Heh, I always really like reading these budget posts. I love seeing what other people buy for their closets, it’s completely fascinating and really fun.)

  4. kilax

    That skirt WAS a steal! Woo hoo!

    I was looking at the pic thinking the sweater was orange. Take it back and get something orange. LOL! 🙂

  5. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

    I can see why the sweaters are a maybe item — but I like the kind of sporty/preppy look they have with the white stripe at the sleeves. So I would maybe keep the red b/c you look great in that color. And FYI, I had short-sleeved sweaters for years — and finally gave them up before we went overseas b/c of pilling — and I STILL miss them. They turned out to be really versatile, especially when paired over three-quarter length shirts, with the sleeves rolled up. They’re great for similar reasons of short-sleeved jackets. 🙂

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      So far I haven’t been itching to wear them which I think should tell me something. But, I haven’t had a chance to return them so until then they might still have a chance!

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