May Purchases

may purchases

Happy Monday, Friends! Today I’m back with my style budget series and am sharing my May 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.

We all know that a little retail therapy will brighten your day, but it’s also easy to overspend. The number one thing that keeps me on a budget is that I don’t buy clothes at full price. I look for deals and take advantage of Poshmark finds. Be creative in your approach and buy clothes for quality, and it fits into your wardrobe, not the price tag.

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


May purchases


What I Added to My Closet in May

1 – Ballet Flats c/o M. Gemi | worn here.

2 & 3 – Black Halter Top & Black Shorts c/o Gibsonlook | worn here and here.

4 –White Double Breasted Blazer c/o Gibsonlook | worn here.

5 – Green Dress c/o Gibsonlook | worn here.

6 – Clear Sandals $19.99 | worn here.

7 – Maxi Dress $20.00 | worn here.

8 – Black Overalls $36.00

9 – Printed Shorts $17.60.

May Total: $93.59

Remaining Balance: $1147.58


I think I’m doing pretty good with my purchases and budget considering that we’re halfway through the year and haven’t spent even half of it. I’m lucky to have an ongoing partnership with Gibsonlook that keeps my wardrobe updated with fresh basics. I’ve been focusing on shopping my closet this month, which has also helped keep me on track.

Life & Blog Update

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