Lilly for Pulitzer for Target- $38
Tory Burch Sandals- $40
Tory Burch Robinson Tote- $200
Quarterly Total: $510- $200 = $310
I have not been good about blogging, but I have been good about sticking to my budget! I spent most of my money in April just stocking up on some spring/summer basics, and then added a few fun pieces during May and June. I was tempted by some other items, such as this dress, but my summer dressing rule has become "must be able to wear a real bra." I have tried every "best bra for large-chested girls" on the market, and I remain unconvinced that this is even possible. The last time I wore a strapless bra I was left with a scar on my back. AN ACTUAL SCAR. Despite being fitted, spending a pretty penny, and being told I'd love it, it just hasn't worked out. I suppose I'll need to try again when it comes time to wear a certain white dress in October, but for casual summer days? No, no, and no.
I also found this Lilly for Target dress at the beginning of May, but it took me an entire month to decide whether or not I wanted to keep it. I was afraid of keeping it just because it was hard to find rather than because I loved it. I originally purchased the blue upstream shift as well, but in the end I decided I only wanted to keep one. I brought the pink one to Puerto Rico at the beginning of June, and I think it will be great to have for wedding and honeymoon festivities in October.
I also bid a bittersweet adieu to the bag I hoped would stick with me for years. I got an amazing deal on this Tory Burch Robinson tote last year (you can read about it here), but, after a full year of inconsistent usage, I finally had to admit that I'm just not a big purse gal. I don't carry very much with me, and, if I do, my back calls me out with awful aches and pains. While I sold it for a little less than I paid, I still consider it a good deal for myself and its new owner.
I finally started my new, permanent job this month. Don't worry, that's not the bad. I absolutely love the new setting I'm in, and I can't believe it took me so long to get back to outpatient. However, I'm still subjected to the beautiful Illinois taxes and my monthly bills are eating up a lot of my take-home pay. Translation: these credit cards are even more of a bitch than I realized. I'm trying to make small payments here and there, but I'm also looking into taking a second part-time job. My newest position is four days a week (Monday-Thursday) so I have some flexibility with my weekends. I figure it's worth working my butt off while I'm sans-children in order to put us in a better position in the future.
Why is being a responsible adult so hard?
I suppose this column is for the occasions when I go over my budget, but luckily I haven't needed it yet.
I'm obviously linking up with Fran over at Budgeting Bloggers!