My February Budget

1. Banana Republic navy polka dot skirt, $50 (similar)
2. Forever 21 seafoam dress, $20 (similar and similar)
3. H&M pink ruffle bikini, $25 (similar)
4. LOFT pink stone ring. $11
5. Forever 21 coral shirt, $10
6. Forever 21 yellow belt, $5
7. Nine West pink pumps, $35 (might exchange for these instead)

Grand Total = $156

I did something yesterday that I never do: I emotional shopped. I usually approach fashion and shopping from a very Type A, practical standpoint. But yesterday I finally understood the term "retail therapy"! Thankfully, I still made pretty good choices. Here's why I bought these items:

1. I have been swooning over this navy skirt for months now, so I finally bit the bullet and bought it. A little splurge that I think will be worth the investment.
2. Impulse buy that I'm obsessed with. This dress will work for going out, and on the beach. Great versatility and a great price too.
3. I probably don't need a new swimsuit, but who can resist the urge at the start of the season, especially at this price point? Will be perfect for my trip to Miami in March.
4. Loooooove this ring. I took the tag off and started wearing it right away. Will be wearing daily.
5. This shirt looks almost identical to one I turned down at Banana a couple years ago (and still wish I hadn't). It will look great with white jeans for lunch or to an amusement park.
6. This belt is super-similar to one Banana has right now, and I love it with my new polka dot skirt.
7. I've had pink pumps on my wish list for about a year now. Still not convinced these are "the one" (might exchange for these instead).

I saw tons of other stuff that I loved, but didn't buy (yet!). I love all of these pieces, and I'm pretty sure the aztec skirt and pink pants from the middle row are coming home with me soon.

1. LOFT camp shirt, $44.50
2. Limited emerald dress, $108
3. Gap striped shirt, $49.50
4. LOFT tomato red cardigan, $44.50
5. Express tribal skirt, $59.90
6. Limited baby pink pants, $74.90
7. Banana Republic color-blocked pumps, $120
8. New York & Co colorblock skirt, $42.95
9. Forever 21 mustard skirt, $17.80
10. Limited color-block skirt, $69.90
11. Express striped dress, $79.90