Old Navy Striped T-Shirt Dress (black and gray stripes): $11.50 each after sale + Splender cash back
Old Navy Striped Ponte Sheath Dress: $0 after CC rewards certificate
Old Navy Striped Jersey T-Shirt Dress: $13
Nike Rival 4″ Shorts via eBay: $26 including shipping
J. Crew for New Balance sneakers (current version) via eBay: $59.75 including shipping, worn here and here
Lucky Brand Emmie Flat via Macy’s: $9.87 after sale + gift card + Ebates cash back, worn here
Not pictured: Also used my Shopbop credits to get these black Hunter boots. I have green ones but feel like black will get more wear long-term. That means I’ll be selling the green pair…no sense in having two!
Total: $131.62– $177 income earned (via eBay and Poshmark sales) = -45.38 for May, but I’m just calling it zero (because I might just treat myself and hit up some Memorial Day sales). YAY!
Annual clothing allotment: $600– $193.90 spent so far = $406.10 remaining for the year
I LOVE a summer dress more than anything. Let’s be honest…it’s like wearing an outfit with a built in air conditioner. Does it get any better in the hot, humid summers?
With an active toddler, I pretty much need all my clothes to have stretch so I can move around and play side by side with my little guy. And I’ve always been a dress gal, so I refuse to stop wearing them altogether just because I’m down on the ground more than usual (hey, half the time it’s just us anyways!) I really like the look of dresses with sleeves…I just feel a little bit more comfortable in them versus tank top dresses, and them seem to look more complete as an outfit in my opinion.
So I found a few enticing dresses for summer from where else but Old Navy. Can’t beat their sales, combined with cash back sites and credit card reward certificates. Yes, they are all black (or gray) and white striped, but they are all a bit different in their own way, very remixable and certainly eliminates decision fatigue when it comes time to get dressed. And when they are all under $15, I just can’t pass ’em up! They are all incredibly comfy and casual, although the ponte one is a bit dressier, great for church or something where I need to be more dressed up for something work-related.
Beyond that, I grabbed aonther pair of my new all-time favorite shorts. I got a pair in March, and decided another pair was a necessity. These are the only short that don’t ride up when I run, which I attribute to the 4 inch inseam. I never wear shorts to run because of that, and now I can in these humid temps we are having right now– what a difference!
To round out my purchases, I got two pairs of shoes this month. The New Balance sneakers were a decent deal on eBay, but I’ll admit- I’m having a bit of buyer’s remorse on these. Not as remixable as I thought (although I’m open to ideas!) Might be selling these, so we’ll see. And the cognac flats are SO comfortable. Definitely look like the expensive Tiek brand shoes, but at a much cheaper price point. And they have a nice cushioned sole with great support.
I must say, I’m super impressed with myself on my $600 budget for 2016. So far at least! Almost half way through the year and still have 2/3 of my budget left. I have been fine-tuning my wardrobe and selling several pieces on eBay/Poshmark to help offset my purchases, which has helped a TON. It’s kind of a nice way to curate pieces that fit your current lifestyle without breaking the bank. We will see how the rest of the year goes!
So tell me- how did you do this month?
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I was chuckling about your Hunter boots… I sold my black pair because I wore my green pair more! :) Love how everyone makes them their own.
That’s too funny! But I think we can agree the boots themselves are a-mazing! Thanks for reading!
The month of striped dresses! Can’t wait to see you get a ton of wear out of all three :)
No kidding- it looked a bit ridiculous after I put the collage together, but I’ve already worn two of the three several times, so I call it a win- especially with that low cost per wear!
You can’t beat a good jersey dress! Love those cognac flats you got!
Erin @ Loop Looks says
Hmm, I might have to check out those Old Navy dresses! I still want a striped t-shirt dress that isn’t skin tight or super short. I assume that since you feel comfortable in them that they aren’t either of those things :-)
As for the NB shoes, I’d probably have a hard time remixing them. I tend to stick to black/white/gray for shoes and I find those easier to wear.
I always wear RoadRunner brand “compression” shorts because I find that no matter the length looser shorts ride up between my thighs. I just buy the compression shorts a size larger so they aren’t like sausage casings.
You are right! They are neither…although if you are looking at the one that is more black with thinner white stripes, size up. My normal size was skin tight!
Yeah, these are already listed for sale. Buyer’s remorse on this one hardcore! Lesson learned, I suppose.
And you are definitely on to something with the compression shorts- but I run into the same problem with too tight on the thigh, and if I size up it’s too loose in the waist- do you run into that? I’m so surprised the longer inseam works for me in these shorts…and I like them because I can wear them out and about too. It’s a miracle!
Erin @ Loop Looks says
The RRS shorts are pretty forgiving in the waist/thigh ratio. I don’t seem to have a problem with them being too tight one spot and too lose in the other.