Hi everyone! Oh man, has my debit card been busy lately with these recent purchases! My car payment due date got mixed up last month because I bought a new car, so I was really struggling and living off of ramen noodles and sunlight for the first half of the month. And then my second monthly paycheck was deposited into my account and I had no bills to pay so I treated myself to a little online shopping spree!
I get paid bi-weekly (twice a month), one paycheck at the first of the month, and a second paycheck around the 15th of the month. Have you heard the song “15th and the 1st” by Gucci Mane? That’s my pay schedule, haha! So I always separate my big bills between my two monthly paychecks. My rent comes out of my first-of-the-month paycheck and my car payment comes out of my middle-of-the-month paycheck. But when I bought my new car, my payments were scheduled at the beginning of the month so I had to pay rent AND the car payment at the same time! No bueno… But, the silver lining was that I had all this extra money the second half of the month so I decided to impulsive and buy myself some things!
Here are all the recent purchases that I got:
1.) I got these Sam Edelman Circus sandals (Tory Burch Miller sandal DUPES) for my mom for Mother’s Day. She has a pair of black Tory Burch Miller sandals that she got for Christmas that she loves and I came across these perfect dupes for only $40! I think they are super cute and look almost identical to the Millers. So happy that I found these for her! I had to take a screenshot of them because I had already wrapped them up all pretty before taking a pic! Whoops
2.) I bought the second IKEA Hemnes 3-drawer chest that we’re using in the master bedroom as our nightstands. I had bought the first one a while back but they are $179 ($230 after shipping and tax) so I had to separate buying those. I’m not one of those people who can buy a $2,000 nightstand. Let alone two of them at the same time! I won’t even buy two $179 nightstands at the same time, haha! But these Hemnes chests are absolutely beautiful!!! And they are massive so they double as my boyfriend’s dresser and as my extra storage. I have my socks, swimsuits, and sweatpants in mine, along with all the junk I keep in my nightstand drawer. You can read more about these nightstands in this post!
3.) I bought myself a new bra from Nordstrom. I really don’t have any good bras to wear under white tops because mine will always show through the white shirt. So I bought this Natori Feathers Underwire Contour Bra in almost my exact skin color (glow) and so far it is working out perfectly. Doesn’t show through my white tops at all! Unless of course the top is meant to be see-through. Don’t ask why I have those… smh. And it is super comfortable, I keep forgetting that I’m wearing a bra. And it is the sexiest nude bra ever, haha!
4.) I found this Cult Gaia Mini Ark handbag DUPE on Amazon from a brand called Miuco. The Cult Gaia handbag costs $128, but I found this dupe from Amazon and it only costs $37. So pumped. I wore it out to dinner for Cinco de Mayo and got so many compliments!
5.) A lot of my recent purchases were from VICI Collection, including these VICI Sarah Ankle Skinny jeans for work. I have a pair of really dark denim jeans and a pair of really light denim jeans. So I needed a pair of medium/normal denim jeans and the VICI jeans that I already have are my favvvvorite, so I wanted to get my new work jeans from VICI as well! I got size 25. Ugh I’m so obsessed with them!
6.) I also got this white VICI Eliana Long Sleeve Blouse as well, in a size small. I’ve been really into jeans, sexy heels, and white button up tops lately. The look is very professional for work but also casual and super sexy at the same time. Like, “I’m a professional business exec and this is how I dress casual because I’m fancy and successful and effortlessly sexy”. Does anyone else think that?! Haha!
7.) And I got this black VICI All the Frills Pleated Ruffle Top to wear to work also. I’m super obsessed with this top because 1.) it’s my favorite color (black), and 2.) the ruffles give it a Spring/Summer vibe so even though it’s a black top, it can still be worn during the warm weather seasons! I got this top in a size small, and it also comes in pink, so I’ll probably end up buying the pink one also.
8.) During the Sephora Spring Sales event, I bought sooo many new beauty products, making up the majority of my recent purchases! Here’s everything I got:
- Tarte Fake Awake Eyeliner
- Tarte Color Splash Lipstick – Rainforest of the Sea Collection – in shade “Beach Babe”
- Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – I’ve been wanting to add this to my makeup routine for quite some time now!
- Fenty Beauty by Rhianna Match Stix Matte Skinstick – in shade “Mocha” – this is a cream contour stick. The NARS one that was my holy grail was discontinued so I’m hoping this Fenty one can take it’s place, so far so good!
- Dr. Brandt Skincare – Needles No More 3D Lip PlumpFix – I’m adding this to my daily skincare routine to give my lips a little plumping without fillers or injections!
- Tarte H2O Lip Gloss – Rainforest of the Sea Collection – in shade “Sandy Toes”
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – in shade “Chocolate”
9.) I got a CGD London Getting Stuff Done Planner to help organize my life. I’ve only had it for a few days now but I already feel so much more organized. I love how it allows you to keep track of your daily schedule, meals, exercise, water intake, shopping list, expenses, selfcare, and a space for notes or a to-do list. It’s like a planner, meal tracker, budget binder, skincare checklist, water checklist, and fitness diary all in one!! And I got it in leopard print 😉 It’s so perfect!
10.) And finally, I bought this Lace Detail Bralette Top from Amazon but it hasn’t come in the mail yet because it was out of stock in size small but I was just notified that it is back in stock and has shipped! It was only $13 and I think it will be perfect for my Nashville trip in August for my BFF’s bachelorette party!
I still get so excited thinking about all of my recent purchases and looking at the photos. Is there anything better than getting home from work and seeing that you got a package delivered?! I don’t think so!
Do you have any recent purchases that you are obsessed with?!