Shopping Spree!

A little over a month ago a put together a back-to-work to-do list because I am returning to the office in May after a year long maternity leave. The first item on this list was to buy some office appropriate attire. In my attempt to not go overboard, I created a list and a budget. Here’s how I did:

Item #1: A coral blazer
Budget: $40
Actual Cost: $21 (original cost was $35 but I had a 40% off coupon)
Details: Suzy Shier
CoralBlazer

Item #2: A white button down
Budget: $20
Actual Cost: $17 (original cost was $22 but I had a 20% off coupon)
Details: Suzy Shier
WhiteButtondown

Item #3: A black maxi skirt
Budget: $25
Actual Cost: $17 ($9.99 plus $7 for shipping)
Details: Ebay
BlackMaxiSkirt

Item #4: A white tulle skirt
Budget: $25
Actual Cost: $10
Details: Ebay
WhiteTulleSkirt

Item #5: A couple work appropriate dresses
Budget: $70 ($35 x 2)
Actual Cost: $90 ($40 + $50)
Details: Winners
LongSleevedDress FullSkirtDress

Item #6: A white cardigan
Budget: $25
Actual Cost: $37
Details: Costa Blanca
WhiteCardigan

Item #7: White pants (don’t mind the wrinkles!)
Budget: $35
Actual Cost: $25
Details: Urban Planet
WhiteSkinnyPants

Item #8: A few pairs of dressy flats
Budget: $60 ($20 x 3)
Actual Cost: $30 ($5 x 6)
Details: Ardene
BalletFlats

Item #9: A large purse/tote bag
Budget: I had a giftcard 🙂
Actual Cost: I spent about $50 over my giftcard 😦
Details: Michael Kors
MKHamiltonTote

My initial budget was $300 (not included the tote or taxes). In the end, I spent – drum roll, please – $247. Woo-hoo!  More than $50 under budget!  Stay tuned for my next post which will share my tips for shopping.

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