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.

Linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers

16 replies on “April Shopping Summary

  1. Sara

    Lovely blouses! Are you wearing the blue one in your outfit photo yesterday? I noticed a cami underneath it…does it fit differently than on the model?

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Yes, that’s the same top as yesterday. The keyhole cut-out is a tad low so I wore a camisole under it just to make myself feel better. It’s not so low that it would be inappropriate, I just tend to feel better a bit more covered up.

  2. Emily @ Out and About

    Love that red blouse! The coloring would look fabulous on you. Are those sandals the same as the black ones you were wearing this past weekend at UIUC? And I am intrigued by the concept of a white sleeveless blazer!

    I feel your pain on having to return clothing purchases, btw. I do love online shopping for the convenience, but get very frustrated at how things don’t look or fit the same in person as pictured online!

  3. Franziska

    Sometimes it’s nice just to get the shopping bug out by ordering a few things even if they don’t work out in the end, ya know? The pieces you did keep will get a ton of use though, and that’s always what’s the most important 🙂

  4. Katie

    I’m loving both of those pairs of shoes! I realized lately that I have shoes in every color BUT nude! Makes no sense 🙂

    Katie | Style Diary

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