May budget

May wardrobe additions — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Uniqlo linen shirt: $25 (originally $35)
Everlane scarf: $35 (originally $50; used Poshmark funds)
Old Navy floppy hat: $13 (originally $20; used Poshmark funds)
Old Navy chambray skirt: $11.50 (originally $25; used Poshmark funds)
Grana pima tank top: $17 (originally $19)
Grana silk shell: $35 (originally $39)
Grana silk shorts: $40.50 (originally $45; used Poshmark funds)

May Total = $77

$450 (quarterly budget) - $234 (March) - $138 (April) - $77 (May) = $1

I picked up a lot of goodies this month! Luckily I sold quite a bit on Poshmark to prevent me from going over budget for the quarter. I couldn't resist adding a white linen shirt, and I liked the price point of the Uniqlo shirt over the comparable Everlane shirt. I'm bummed because it is pretty sheer, but I decided that I wouldn't mind wearing it with a Uniqlo AIRism tank layered underneath (these are currently on promo and Uniqlo is offering free shipping through tonight!). I got my usual size XS in the shirt and it fits well. Your eyes aren't tricking you—I did buy a winter scarf this month! Everlane reduced the price on a few items in another one of their "Pay What You Want" sales, and since I was planning on buying the scarf anyway, I snatched it up. I can't wait to pull it out this fall.

I placed a small Old Navy order a couple of weeks ago. I liked the Old Navy chambray skirt as an alternative to the Madewell skirt I tried on a few weeks ago. I preferred the pockets and the lack of visible zipper, but it does run slightly big in my usual XS. If only they had an XXS! I think I can make it work, though. I also ordered the floppy sun hat to try, and I LOVE IT! It's going to be a great alternative to my white sun hat this summer.

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed my first Grana order, which included a pima tank in white, silk tank in light grey, and the silk shorts in black. I ended up returning that entire order and reordering the shorts in a size small and the pima tank in a different color. I also added the silk shell to try. The second time was the charm! ;) I love everything! The shorts are a tad loose in the waist, but it's more comfortable than the tight waist of the size XS. I'm thinking about writing another review post; would that be of interest? The only "new" item is the silk shell (which I love so much more than the tank). As always, you can use my referral link for 10% off your first order (& I'll earn credit!).

I finally ordered my gold sandals this month, so hopefully they will be here next month! I also placed an order for a couple of items at ASOS (they're offering 20% off for Memorial Day weekend). I'm also ready to buy a denim vest. Other than that, I'm not planning on buying anything else next month... We will see what happens, though. ;)

Linking up with Franish & my fellow budgeting bloggers

Wear to Where: Memorial Day weekend

Who What Wear for Target floral tank, white skinny jeans, Earth 'Seaside' sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I am so excited to be participating in the Wear to Where spring/summer blog tour hosted by Katy of Wild & Wanderful and Angelica of Gardening in High Heels. The idea is that sewing and fashion (or style in my case) bloggers come together to style outfits for various spring/summer occasions. I decided to put together an outfit for a summer BBQ or other party, and the timing couldn't be perfect as Memorial Day is on Monday!

Since Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer, I decided to pull out my white denim for my pretend BBQ in the park. (I just wore this for a day of working at my desk. #gradstudentlife) In an ideal world, I'd wear them with a tank top because the tank keeps me cool in the sun while the jeans keep me from freezing if there is a light breeze. (Of course, on this pretend day, the temperature would be a perfect mid-70s.) Comfy sandals are ideal for running around playing games.

What would you wear for a summer BBQ, or what are you planning to wear for the Memorial Day events you have planned? I've got absolutely nothing planned other than a girls night watching The Bachelorette, and I'm actually quite excited about it.

Be sure to check out the summer party looks Erin of Teal and Polka Dots, Cat of Mary Martha Mama, and Courtney of The Wholesome Mama put together! :)

Who What Wear floral tank top + white denim outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Who What Wear floral tank, white skinny jeans, white sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Who What Wear for Target red floral tank top outfit with white jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Who What Wear red floral tank top + white skinny jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Who What Wear for Target top (exact pattern available in plus sizes) / LOFT jeans / Earth sandals c/o (last seen here) / Forever 21 earrings (old; last seen here) / Moorea Seal sunglasses

Comfortable classics

Beige cardigan, light blue linen shirt, skinny jeans, beige sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

We have been in a really interesting synoptic (large-scale) weather pattern over the past week or so that has resulted in a shower or thunderstorm every day. Normally I'd be all for it because I absolutely love thunderstorms and we really need the water (the mountains are so green right now and I'm trying to enjoy it before they turn bone dry in a month or so). However, it has made dressing myself quite the task. If there's a 20% chance of rain or less, I typically will wear anything because that usually means there won't be any precipitation, but that theory has failed recently! I basically need to be prepared for it to rain every day, even if the chance of precipitation is low.

Well, I wore this outfit on one such 20%-chance day, and luckily for me, the rain held off while I was out. Phew! I did not want these shoes to get wet, haha. I love the varying shades of beige and blue I have going on in this outfit. I was originally planning on wearing my light wash jeans but decided to give them a break since I wear them so much in the spring. I'm also trying to wear my thin cardigans more; I haven't been wearing them as much lately and want to see if they're worth keeping around.

Beige cardigan, light blue linen shirt, skinny jeans, statement earrings — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Beige cardigan, light blue linen shirt, skinny jeans, beige sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Light blue linen shirt outfit with beige cardigan and statement earrings — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Statement earrings + beige cardigan + light blue linen shirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

ModCloth cardigan (old; similar from Shoptiques) / Uniqlo shirt / Madewell jeans (old; similar) / Earthies sandals c/o (exact & on sale; last seen here) / Banana Republic Factory earrings (old; last seen here)