Shopping Budget: May

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Happy almost-end-of-May! I’m super excited for June because that means it’s that much closer to our big European trip which I’ve been eagerly looking forward to! I have some plans to try to vlog while I’m there (but probably won’t post until I’m back… we shall see.) So hopefully some of you will be interested in watching those. If not, I guess I’ll have them for posterity.

So, the end of the month means it’s time to report what I bought… I didn’t do particularly awful this month, but as usual I probably could have bought less. Womp womp.

May Shopping Budget: What I Bought / hellorigby seattle fashion & beauty blog

What I Bought

Autumn Olive Boutique: The clothing “co-op” I belonged to on Facebook just got an upgrade to a new website, so I picked up the Umgee Janis Tunic and Pineapple Tank which are both adorable and are going to see heavy rotation come summer. (- $45)

Value Village: I went thrifting with my friend Hilary at the beginning of last month and used up some gift certificates on a pair of earrings, a way out of my norm hot pink scallop top, a vintage 70s daisy dress,  and another vintage 70s dress that’s a dark paisley which screams end of summer/early fall. (- $7)

Kohl’s: I saw these LC Lauren Conrad Sunglasses and just loved them. Plus they were on clearance and I know they’ll be perfect to travel with… that way if I lose them, I won’t feel so bad. ;) Later in the month, I nabbed the Real Techniques 3pc Sculpting Set and Powder Brush which are both excellent additions to my growing brush collection. (- $27)

Levi’s: When I was up at the Outlet Malls doing some Mother’s Day scoping and shopping, I picked up the 501 CT in Cottontail, which have a nice boyfriend/slouchy fit, for myself.

Nordstrom: I picked up a few products I’d been eyeing during the triple points day – the Clinique All About Lips treatment and the Chubby Stick Intense in Curviest Caramel. I can’t have enough of the Chubby Stick Intense  – this is my fourth and I will probably own all of them soon. Jury’s out on the All About Lips, I can’t say if it’s helped or not yet. (- $39) I used a gift card to pick up another Mollusk Striped Top (in red this time, I also own blue) as well as the MKT Studio scarf worn here and a California Tailor button up. ( – $0)

e.l.f. Cosmetics: It’s been a long time since I’ve purchased from e.l.f. but after reigniting my love for a good makeup tutorial, I’ve realized there are a few things I’m missing in my “beauty wardrobe”. I picked up the Small Stipple Brush and Eyebrow Duo Brush. (- $6)

Lime Ricki Swimwear: I used my code from my post with them to purchase these floral high waist bottoms and this cute striped top. I think I’m good on swimwear for awhile! ;) (- $51)

Hautelook: I found out I had Hautelook credit expiring at the beginning of June right around the time that the Balm was on sale. I picked up the How About Them Apples Cheek & Lip Palette that I’d been curious about for the cost of shipping. (- $4)

Nordstrom: This actually has yet to arrive or even ship, but I thought I’d include this since I plan on keeping the Bobeau Cardigan Wrap… unless it’s horrid of course! This seems perfect for a long plane ride. (- $20)

What I Returned

No returns this month!

What I Received

Whole Foods: I received lots of beauty products (by way of gift card) from Whole Foods to try out this month. You can see the entire “haul” here.

KEEP Collective: A designer from KEEP Collective reached out and allowed me to pick out some charms and a keeper to create a custom bracelet. I love this unique alternative to the charm bracelet (which I always found annoying to wear!)

This month (June) I’m going on a low-buy. I’m only to get items that I need for our trip, or are so amazing I cannot live without them…. which is to say, there’s really nothing that fits in the latter category. That way when I am in Europe I won’t have to feel terrible about shopping. ;)

What did you pick up shopping this month? I’d love to hear about it! :)

26 thoughts on “Shopping Budget: May

  1. Kati Rose

    I’m impressed there were no returns! That’s rare. I love that pineapples are becoming on trend in fashion. They’re fun and very summery so I’m okay with this.

    1. Jenn Post author

      I realized after I posted this that I did send a couple of things back to Nordstrom early in the month… oops! Will have to include those in next month’s post. I love pineapples too, so cute and fun for summer!

  2. Mattie

    Obsessed with that pineapple tank, and I’m intrigued by your thrift finds! I love the daisy prints from the 70’s, and the paisley sounds so cute too! And I’m a sucker for anything scalloped…

  3. Chelsie

    It looks like you did great this month with no returns! Hooray! And good job gearing up for your trip to Europe! I am so jealous, but I bet you will have a blast!

  4. Cassie

    I’m intrigued by the bobeau wrap. I’ve considered trying out some of their fleeces, but I haven’t pulled the trigger on it yet. I’m curious to see how it looks on you.

  5. Marifer

    I behave well this month (A Jcrew jacket!) until today that I order from Nordstrom. I cleaned my closet and I sweat I have nothing to wear.
    I love the JANIS TUNIC DRESS, but is not available at xs =( How is the fit?
    Where in Europe? How exciting!

    1. Jenn Post author

      The dress is very loose and flowy. I think some of the XS girls that bought it found it to run large, so may not be the best fit on you. :(

      We’re going to Paris and London! :)

  6. Shannon Hall

    I love Lime Ricki! I’ve been eyeing their new summer line for a few days trying to decide if I should get one or not. After reading your review and seeing you bought another one, I might have to!


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