April was a month of digging in my closet. I went through and weeded out quite a bit. I was able to donate some things, return some things, sell some things and wear some things I hadn't worn for a while. After all this weeding out I'm feeling like I have a better handle on my closet...for now. Somehow in 6 months I'm sure I'll go through it again and find a handful of things I feel like I can do without. Even the most cautious of shoppers deals with this I think...it's pretty unavoidable.
Part of this weeding out started to help out my April budget. As always whatever I return (that's already been accounted for in previous months) counts as surplus in my budget, as does whatever I might sell or any price adjustments I receive on items already purchased. I returned a TON this month. I went through my closet and found some unworn items I had been holding onto for months that I just no longer loved as much as I thought I did, and returned them. Then I sold quite a few new/gently used items though my blog sale (thanks to all those who helped me clean out my closet!!!) Between these and a few price adjustments I received, I had a bit of a spending cushion to play with so I had some fun in April, to say the least. After all was said and done I ended up spending $275, which put me $25 over budget. Not terrible, not great. At least I was trying. That's what this budget has been all about...about making me be more aware of what I'm spending and what I'm spending it on.
How'd your April budget go? Are you already looking at how to handle May? May is gonna be a tricky month for me as the Anthro tag sale will soon be upon us (if they stick to their past pattern it will be this month). Plus since the summer months are coming I have a few pairs of sandals I'm looking to add to my closet for fun as well as to replace some I got rid of over the past few months. I also need a new bathing suit, like NOW! I'm so over the one I've been wearing the past 4 years...time to change it up. I also have some events/vacations coming up to shop for, etc. I've decided I won't be sticking to a strict budget in May because of all these factors. I don't want to set myself up for failure before the month even begins. I still want to try to shop smart of course...that never hurts...but the budget will be a little looser this month, for sure.
Enough budget talk...onto the clothes! Yesterday I dug into my closet some more and found a top I love but haven't worn in a while. I picked this cute top up on sale quite some time ago on a girls trip to San Francisco...it's a great short sleeved top to have in the summer rotation:
What I Wore
Madden Girl Sandals-DSW
Necklace-Old Navy (OLD)
What have you pulled out of your closet lately that you were excited to wear again??
So rumor has it Anthro moved their sale to tomorrow instead of today...can't wait! I have lots of things sitting pretty on my wish list and would love to get a price adjustment on a few things as well. Hope it's a good one! And have you seen all the new pretties in the new arrival section? I tried to look the other way, but you know how that goes. =)
Thanks for stopping by...have a great day! =)