April Purchases

april purchases


Happy Monday, Friends! Today I’m back with my style budget series and am sharing my April purchases. Instead of meeting a monthly budget, I have an annual amount that I subtract from each month. I have found this works better for me, and I have come out in the positive at the end of the year versus sometimes the negative every month. My clothing budget for 2023 is $1,800.

Do you keep a wardrobe wishlist? It helps you keep track of gaps in your closet and the pieces you might need to create outfits with your existing wardrobe. When I did my fall closet purge last year, I got purged most of my shorts. While they still fit me, they were low-rise. And, low-rise anything doesn’t work for me anymore. I’m very happy that high-rise styles are still on trend. So, shorts were number one on my wishlist, along with two items I had been stalking at Anthropologie.

Keep scrolling to see what I added to my closet. I included shopping links and the post they were worn in as well.


april purchases


What I Added to My Closet in April

1 – Hole Knit Cardigan $20.99

2 – Green Leather Earrings c/o Nickel & Suede (code DOUSEDINPINK10 for 10% off)

3 – Striped Blazer c/o Gibsonlook | worn here

4 – Striped Shorts c/o Gibsonlook | worn here

5 – Green Flutter Sleeve Dress c/o Gibsonlook | worn here

6 – Circle Cut Out Sandals c/o Cecelia New York | worn here

7 – Strapless Jumpsuit c/o Clara Sunwoo (code PINK for 10% off) | worn here

8 – Red Leather Earrings c/o Nickel & Suede (code DOUSEDINPINK10 for 10% off) | worn here

9 – White Open Weave Sweater c/0 Gibsonlook (DOUSED10 for 10%) | worn here

10 – Sporty Sandals c/0 Naot | worn here

11 – White Halter Bodysuit c/o Gibsonlook | worn here

12 – Pleated Blouse $49.99 | worn here

13 – Utility Shorts $21.75

14 – Flower Slides c/o Cecelia New York

15 – Printed Wide Leg Pants $79.99 | worn here

16 – Black Midi Dress c/o Gibsonlook | worn here

17 – Moto Jacket c/o Clara Sunwoo (code PINK for 10% off) | worn here

April Total: $172.72

Remaining Balance: $1241.17


My two Anthropologie purchases were splurges. I had been stalking the pleated top and printed pants for several months, so I immediately grabbed them when they finally went on sale. I’m lucky to have worked with Gibsonlook again, and the striped shorts suit is one of my favorite go-tos lately. It’s a nice change from a dress or skirt. As for my May wishlist, I don’t have my eye on anything, so it may be a shopping-free month.

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Thank you for reading! How do you budget for your wardrobe? Let me know in the comments!


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