While I was in London last month, I did some shopping. I was very specific about where I went and I only ventured into UK based shops. That means I visited Karen Millen, Reiss, FCUK, TopShop and Ted Baker, to name a few. Why did I do this? I found that only UK brands were cheaper than their usual prices I get in New York city. Example - A DVF dress priced at $365 in the States was £330, or $555, at Harrods.
I picked up a new iPhone case, a sweet make-up case and this adorable dress. I've had my eye on this dress for a few months now and it has refused to go on sale. I was happy to pick it up at UK prices.
Ted Baker - WUBTY - Contrast Collar Dress - $200 (Original - $248)
Giorgio Armani - Wedge Heels - $139 (Original - $695)
Giorgio Armani - Peep-toe Booties - $159 (Original $795)
I also bought a new bikini from TJ Maxx for my vacation. I couldn't find a very good image of it online, but maybe I'll get a good picture of myself in it while I'm in Hawaii! Ralph Lauren Island Ombre Bikini - $29.99 (Original - $112)
It was a big new shoe month for me this May. The three pairs of shoes actually came from one trip to the Woodbury Commons mall. They have an Armani outlet! Surprisingly, I spent three out of the four months out of town. I picked up a few non-clothing items for myself while in London, but I didn't count those in my May budget. I did this mostly because I didn't want to be that over on my budget. I know, totally cheating.
Total spent in May- $655.99
Price before sales - $2,500
Total Savings - $1,844.01 (74% savings)
Amount over budget - $155.99
January - $614.07
February - $1,693.09
March - $110.50
April - $361.00
May - $655.99