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April 2017 Budget


Well, April has been shop-a-palooza! Not only did I buy the things listed below, but I also went nuts this past weekend and bought approx one million things online. (None of those things have arrived yet, so they'll be included in next month's budget post.) But I can honestly say that I love the things that I got, and if you're going to spend money, it should ideally be on things you really like and think you'll get a lot of use out of, right? I've already worn or used all of the items below, most multiple times!



  1. Alternative Dolman 3/4 Length Sleeve Tee (Nordstrom Rack): $48 on sale for $13
  2. Me Too Zinnia Bootie (Marshalls): on sale for $32
  3. Pixi Glow Tonic (Target): $15
  4. Sweet Romeo Open Stitch Sweater (Nordstrom Rack): $58 on sale for $9
  5. Born Helen Boots (Nordstrom Rack): $240 on sale for $36

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  1. Slouchy tee (Marshalls): $13

TOTAL: $118

All of the tops are all comfy and cute... and they're actually all shades of blue, now that I think of it! (I just couldn't find thumbnails for them in blue.) I had seen and liked the Sweet Romeo sweater before, so once it was $9, I couldn't resist! It's warm and cozy, long enough to wear with leggings, and has somewhat overly-long sleeves, so I can pull them over my hands (which is ideal when you're cold all.the.time).

The tall Born boots were probably my most responsible purchase of the month, as they will replace my totally beat pair of tall black boots... while also being massively on sale! And the booties, GAH. Serious heart-eyes over them still. I always thought perforated heeled booties looked so cute but had yet to find a pair that worked for me. Well, these are IT. Sooo cute, reasonable heel-height, and pretty darn comfy. When I found them at Marshalls, their original tag was missing, so I had no idea how far marked down $32 was. So I was PSYCHED to find them retailing for $99 on Zappos! I was a total boot shopping genius this month, if I say so myself! 👏👏👏

And then that cult fave Pixi Glow Tonic. It's something that I'd picked up and put back a bunch of times at Target, and I'm so glad I finally bought it this month because I LOVE IT! My skin is pretty sensitive, so I introduced the Glow Tonic slowly (using it maybe two times the first week), but I didn't have any issues with it. Now, I use it every day. I broke out a bit at first, which seems to be a normal side-effect when you introduce glycolic acid, but continuing to use the Glow Tonic has helped the zits to heal really quickly. (Gycolic acid is also supposed to be clutch in healing acne.) It's only been a few weeks, so I'm curious to see how the Glow Tonic changes my skin moving forward. In a similar vein, I've also been using and loving this drugstore product for the past few months, and it's been helping to heal random zits and fade acne scars. I can't believe costs less than $8!

What did you buy this month?

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