April Budget

There really shouldn't have been a budget post this month, but I did end up doing a bit more shopping than I'd intended. I did include pieces that I got as birthday gifts, so it's not quite as bad as it looks, maybe?

I would say the worst is that rather than planning on resuming my shopping ban, I'm plotting purchases for next month, and admittedly already have a couple in the mail. Every time I try to do an extended shopping ban it seems to backfire on me, with the sudden urge to buy everything in sight. I need to work on a new approach. 

Joie Milanira Maxi Dress, $65 via Amazon*
Banana Republic Dillon Leopard Shirt, $31*
French Connection Recycled Leather Round Crossbody Bag, $69
Loft Branch Print Dress, $32
Veronica Beard Silk Blouse, $15 via Coco's on the Green*
Whiting and Davis Skyline Crossbody Bag, $83 via ThredUP
Floral Print Tassel Scarf, $15 via Coco's on the Green*
Milly Dress in 'Tiki Tile' print, $28 via Coco's on the Green (not pictured)

*Birthday Gifts!


  1. I know, it is so hard to not shop and then once you buy one thing after not doing it in a while it just kind of gets out of hand. Like when I bought 3 blazers at once ;) But I'm back on the good track so we'll see how long I can keep it up. Tempted to get a pair of Everlane's Summer jeans but I should resist....
    So many great pieces here though! Especially the bag you've wanted!

  2. I am wondering what you new approach will be.
    Maybe a max amount of items or a max amount of money per month?
    All I can say is my fave item here is the vintage bag with the NYC skyline-

  3. I need to rein in my shopping, too! I don't know what it is about spring, but I feel like I just want all of the new things! I adore that Loft dress on you!


  4. After three months of mostly really good behaviour, my desire to shop returned with a vengance in April and I felt almost powerless to resist. I had no good excuses, like it being my birthday month - I just felt inspired by new collections and wanted to own all of them myself. Unfortunately, for me, the fact that I actually did buy so many things is directly related to a major spike in my stress level, so I'm trying to figure out how to mitigate that... But after all of my outstanding online orders arrive ;)

  5. You got some really fun birthday gifts! I love the Veronica Beard Silk Blouse and bag you got!

  6. I love the Skyline crossbody bag. Ah shopping bans can be hard, but perhaps budget a bit more strictly so it's a partial ban?

  7. I learned to stop and think about the purchase before going crazy. It has helped me cuz these impulse purchases I did were the biggest regrets

  8. I really love the dresses you got, especially the green one! :) I've found having less time for shopping is the easiest way for me to stick to my goals of shopping less, but I definitely still make impulse buys now and then, haha! I can't stop that entirely - both things I bought this month were impulse buys!

    Hope that your week is going well! It's been such a big and busy one here!

    Away From The Blue

  9. That green dress is absolutely adorable! Love that - definitely my PICK!

    xo Laura Leigh

  10. It is so difficult for me to go on a shopping ban, especially as the seasons shift. I see so many new things that would make great additions to the wardrobe and have the hardest time resisting. I think that shopping in moderation is alright in this instance!

  11. These are really cute picks dear, especially the flower branch flare shirtdress! Love the sleeves, and really feminine dress!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  12. You always find the cutest stuff for such great prices!