This Momma's Clothing Budget & Finds: May 2016

One mom's monthly budget and clothing finds. A fun report with pictures and example outfits from the purchases. // Mommy style // budget // shopping list // clothing bargains // maternity

In May I found three items for my maternity capsule wardrobe! That leaves just two items still on my list (accent colored pants and shorts).

I was so, so excited to find these white maternity jeans on an incredible sale on I'm glad I read the reviews before ordering... they definitely run a whole size larger than normal. I ordered two sizes just to be sure and that allowed me to get free shipping too (I returned the wrong size at my local store). I had a Macys gift card for almost the full cost ($12.72) and only paid $1.41!

I stumbled on this gorgeous crochet vest on sales on, used a 15% off coupon and got free shipping by shipping to store. 

And finally, I knew Forever 21 had beautiful and affordable geometric necklaces on stock so I hopped over there one afternoon and picked out the perfect one for $7.90. This was on my regular shopping list, not my maternity capsule list.

Since hubby needed a few things this month (totaling $16.84), I used $10 personal money to cover some of my own purchases and stay within our month's clothing budget.

My Budget

My budget: $37.58 ($40 for the month - $2.42 over budget in April)

What I spent: $47.21 - $10 (personal money) = $37.21

37 cents under budget! :)

My Finds

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Goals for June

  • Continue finding items on maternity capsule wardrobe shopping list. I only have two items left to find: accent colored pant/capri and accent colored or patterned short.
  • I will also keep my eyes open for the perfect utility jacket and other completer pieces/shoes from my regular shopping list.
  • Stock up on a few unmentionables :D

What were your finds this month? Come on, boast a little ;) Let us know in the comments below!


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