Daily Archives: April 29, 2014

April Shopping Summary


Chicago style blogger, shopping in april, what I bought in april

Clockwise from top left

Note: prices listed are what I paid, not necessarily what the item is currently retailing at

1. Express Portofino Blouse – $29.94  (same)

2. Express flat sandals – $29.94  (same)

3. Express Pleated Keyhole Top – $29.94  (same) (seen here)

4. Sole Society Heels – $46 (sold out)

Not pictured: Express camisole – $11.94   | Express tights – $10.14  (same)

Total = $157.90 – $25 Express gift card = $132.90

All items from Express were purchased during their 40% off sale plus I had a $25 gift card. The Sole Society shoes technically cost me 0 additional dollars because I STILL have store credit from when I bought the Maddy riding boots and didn’t love them.

But you know what? I actually shopped a lot more in April, but I ended up returning most of it. My list of what I purchased and returned is just as long as what I purchased and kept. The tops I mentioned ordering from Ann Taylor here came and were ivory in color, not white. So those got returned. I also ordered a navy and white striped sweater from Gap that was way too short on me. And I don’t even have that long of a torso!

The one thing I didn’t buy but should have? A white sleeveless blazer from Express. I didn’t think I needed it but now I can’t stop thinking about it and it’s sold out! Ah, first world problem for sure.

Anyway, the reasons I bought and kept the pieces listed above are 1. I needed a replacement red blouse since I’m hulking out of my other one; 2. I don’t own any solid navy shirts; 3. my current heeled nude sandals are falling apart; and 4. I don’t own any nude flat sandals.

So, basically, almost a one-in-one-out kind of month. Almost.

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