Friday, June 15, 2012

Recent Purchases

Thank you all so much for your feedback and comments on my post earlier this week!  I am incredibly grateful to have readers who want to take part in making this site better and I am excited to implement a few new changes here on PPF!  To that end, I've decided to start sharing my purchases with you - to show you how I stick to my monthly budget and to hopefully clue you in on some great deals!  There are some months where I don't spend all of my budget and some months when I go over - the idea is for it all to balance out.

Instead of showing you one big haul at the month's end, I thought I'd post purchases as I buy them - this will ensure that I can link to them, if you are interested in buying too, before they sell out (in most cases).  Two of the items below (the neon sweater & graphic clutch) are pieces I've been stalking since I saw them in stores.  Once they were marked down to a price I felt comfortable with, I happily snatched them up.  The other Forever 21 purchases were simply because I had a gift card (but I was thrilled to find this cream-colored bag - it is WAY more expensive looking in person).  Everything pictured here cost me a total of $63.38:

J. Crew Garment-Dyed Sweater - $34.99 (in-store clearance + extra 30% off)
Forever 21 Necklace (sold out online; check your store) - $14.80 (used $50 gift card)
Forever 21 Fedora - $9.80 (used $50 gift card)
ALDO O'Hanley Clutch - $20.99 (in-store clearance + extra 30% off)
Forever 21 Studded Tote - $32.80 (used $50 gift card + $7.40 of my own cash)



Tiffany* said...

Love this post! I've been stalking that F21 necklace forever and then completely forgot about it! Dang it for being sold out now :( Love that pink sweater! Can't wait to see how you incorporate all this in to your wardrobe :)
Happy Weekend!

ZADIN said...

I appreciate you honesty. I'm glad that you care about your readers, but don't ever forget that you are the most important and you must enjoy what you buy {even if it's a Chanel bag or a pair of Louboutin shoes}

Zadin ♥♥♥

Lia said...

Great buys! I love that F21 tote, can't believe it's from F21! And what a killer deal on the J. Crew sweater!
Smart n Snazzy

Fashion By Alicia said...

Love that you showed off what you purchased. You found some great deals!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Nice stuff! I love that pink sweater. That is great that you got things on sale and also had gift cards. My kind of shopping.


TaraMixandMatch said...

Especially love that pink sweater!

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

YES! i love this kind of post...that way i can pretend you are my personal shopper! i would love to do a budget post but then my husband might divorce me if he saw what i spent for what...LOL! KIDDING. speaking of...i need to do a blog or ebay sale soon. i need some spending money. =)

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Amber said...

love, love love this idea! and that clutch is right up my alley!
i love that you shop sales but shop smart so you get what's on your wish list!

Stylish Petite said...

I love all your purchases! Excited to see you wear that F21 necklace :)

Lindsay Patrick said...

Love this post! I do something similar and will have my shopping haul post up in a few days! Old navy is having 30% off all women's clothing this weekend in store, so once I hit up that sale I will add those in.
Great items,

Lindsay @

Izumi said...

love that aldo clutch!

Jamie E. Anthony said...

i LOVVVVVVVVE that F21 studded tote!!! so perfect!

Vhallah A. said...

Great idea!
And I love all your purchases, especially the studded tote!

Enjoy your weekend!

- Vhallah -

♥ Cassandra (Backtofive) said...

Love the necklace the most!!1

Taylor Morgan said...

just stumbled across your blog, very cute! love your style. hope you will visit my blog.

love from NYC,


Lynn said...

Totally love this! I don't shop very often, never did... and my closet reflects that. So I am so looking forward to these posts... I might be doing some monthly online shopping. :) And I just might start looking a little more trendy! And it will be fun to see how you style these buys! Love it!

Real Girl Glam said...

Great buys! I've had my eye on the pink J.Crew sweater too. I need to check if it's on sale in my store. Love the Forever 21 tote too. Looks very similar to a ZARA one, but much more affordable!

Mz Savvy Style said...

Great purchases! I love the sweater & necklace. I too "stalk" out-of-my-budget items until they are affordable to me. It takes patience but many times pays off! And gift cards are my favorite!!

The Budget Babe said...

ahh i wanted that necklace so bad but it sold out before i could check out lol. nice finds!

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

Great buys! Loving that tote and necklace!