I am done with clothes shopping until September and I am happy to say that I stuck to my budget of $150. The picture above represents all of my secondhand finds. I strayed slightly from my shopping list. I completely lost patience hunting for shorts—after trying on many pairs, as well as many pairs of pants to potentially turn into shorts—and only bought one sporty pair, in which I will probably spend half the summer, sitting by the creek, while my daughters play in the water. An item that was not on my spring/summer shopping list, but was in my notes for fall is the denim shirt, which I was really happy to find. My three tee shirt additions, which were pretty much exactly what I wanted, came to a total of $6.50, and I was shopping with my mother when I found them and she offered to buy them (I don’t say no to gifts). I did end up buying a pair of thoughtfully-made Veja sneakers, with $20 off from Garmentory. Here is my complete budget breakdown for the season, including tax:

Veja Esplar Sneakers in Petal $105
Smartwool Secret Sleuth Socks $12.95
Sporty Shorts $14.63
Beige Tee $2
Whiskey Tee $2
Black Tee $2.50
Denim Shirt $14.63
Contribution from My Mother -$6.50
Total Cash Budget Spent $147.21

In addition to these budgeted items, I was also gifted three tops from Everlane, which I am looking forward to sharing with you! Lastly, I also added a Baserange sweatshirt, a heavily-hinted-at birthday present from my mother.

I feel strong in my resolve to not spend any more money on clothes until fall and, with that, to avoid wasting time and energy internet window shopping—a weakness of mine. To this end, I’ve unsubscribed from all sales-oriented emails, which have a way of sneaking into my inbox. I want to live contentedly with my capsule wardrobe, without needless distraction.

Ten-Item Wardrobe Spring/Summer 2017 post coming soon!

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