When May started, I challenged myself to stick to a budget this month. If you’ve been following me for a bit, you might know that I’ve started my own small business which means that I’m practically living off of my savings (and crashing at my parent’s home). I’m also trying to be more sustainable and be more mindful of what I buy. But I still did a bit of shopping this month and I’m honestly so excited about everything I got that I had to do a post.
Here’s what I spent my money on this month –
1. A CYCLE – this has to be the BEST purchase ever. I’ve been cycling to places near my house as well as going for 10Km riding sessions every morning and I LOVE it. I’m hoping to get used to cycling everywhere (when the Delhi weather isn’t trying to kill me) including to work which is 14kms away. Overall, with all the accessories I ended up buying, the cycle was more than my monthly shopping budget for May but it’s something I’m going to get good use out of for a long time.
2. KURTAS – I’ve been working on revamping my wardrobe from my “corporate girl” vibe to “that indie boss woman” vibe. I’ve been loving wearing long kurtas to work. Not only are they flattering on my body type but also make me feel like a grown up (yes, I need that confirmation from time to time). So I bought two gorgeous kurtas this month.
Kurta #1: This is a very everyday wearable but still look fashionable kind of kurta. I absolutely love how it fits and looks.
Kurta #2: So this one was pure destiny. My friend and I went to get momos at this market in Delhi called “Dilli Haat”. This bazaar is amazing since it has shops from every state in India selling their local handicrafts. So we were sitting and chomping on momos and he asks me if I want to buy anything. I told him that I’m not shopping this month but had my eye on this one chikankari kurta that I had seen on an online store which I’ll get in a few days. So I pull out my phone and show him the photos and tell him how badly I want that kurta. After that, we walked around the bazaar and reached the very last shop and you won’t believe it but that very same kurta was hanging outside the shop!!! The owner said it was the last piece and it was in the colour I wanted and in my size. It felt like I had manifested it!!! So I obviously had to get it.
3. BLACK PANTS – I’ve been using the same one pair of black pants since 2019. They are from Marks & Spencer and they are the best pants ever. Since I’ve put on weight – the pants are really tight on me now. I’ve still been using them but it’s uncomfortable and it’s summers – so I finally bought another pair that is the right size and lets me breathe easy.
4. MAKE-UP – These were completely avoidable purchases. I got myself a blush-highlight mini pallette and a mini liquid lipstick. Both are amazing and I’ve been using them every single say but I still think that these expenses could have been put off for another month. (I got both on sale and for less than Rs.400 (5USD) each.)
I did buy skincare and haircare but I buy them whenever I run out, so those aren’t on this list. I also got a compost bin and it’s been exciting to work with it. I absolutely loved all my purchases this month.
What is something that is on your shopping list? Or something fun that you treated yourself to recently?
PS: I am by no means encouraging mindless shopping and consumerism which is why I’m not sharing any shopping links. If there is something you absolutely love and want to buy, mail me or DM me on Instagram and I’ll share the link with you.
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