Monday, June 29, 2015

June Budget

june 2015 clothing budget

1. Yellow top-c/o eShakti (similar
2. Yellow and black seersucker shift-c/o eShakti (similar)
3. Tropical print top-c/o eShakti (similar, similar)  
4. White and blue embroidered dress- eShakti $4.82 with coupons and credits (similar, similar)
5. Blush heels-Anne Klein via DSW $36.89 (exact, similar)
6. White maxi dress-c/o SheIn 
7. Necklace-c/o Happiness Boutique 
8. Watch-c/o Daniel Wellington 
9. Elephant shorts-Loft c/o Brandzaffair (exact)
10. Palm print shorts-Old Navy $15.79 (exact, similar, romper
11. Fur vest-H&M c/o thredUP (similar, similar
12. Eyelet top-J.Crew c/o thredUP (similar, similar
13. Blue tunic-Vineyard Vines c/o thredUP (similar, similar, similar)
Total: $57.50
I have a few things on order that I didn't include in my total. I found a pair of pink heels I really like and hopefully they work out for me. I also had to return a few things to thredUP so I placed another order with my credits late last week. Obviously I didn't include those since I don't know if I will be keeping them (but I really hope so)! 
With the exception of the fur vest, it was a very summer, boho inspired month for me. I wanted to replace my fur vest with one with longer fur so that was the only purchase that will have to wait to be worn (sadly). If you are ever looking for a fur vest, check out thredUP! Whenever I try to find similar links, they are always fairly expensive, but I often see them there for less than $20 (and here is a $10 off code for your first purchase, too)! Everything else I've worn at the very least once. When you want to wear things right away, you know they are good purchases. I am not even sure if I can pick a favorite! 
Overall, I have been trying to spend a little less of my own money just because I have been doing a lot of collaborations recently. It doesn't feel totally honest to focus on 'budgeting' if most of my items are c/o. And of course when approached, it can be very hard to turn collaborations down! It's a fine line to walk and I am definitely still learning to balance. I've also been spending some of my budget with other activities like going to paint nites with friends, pedicures, and a bachelorette party which leaves less for clothing anyway. 
For next month I don't really have anything in mind, but I am sure something will catch my eye! What is on your wish list for July?
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  1. you got some great stuff this month, love the DW watch.


  2. Love those two eShakti dresses!

  3. That white dress was seriously so amazing on you! Great find!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  4. Wow you got some great items! I love the embroidered dresses! I am looking for a fur vest so I will try Threadup! Thanks! Susan

  5. You got some really great items and quality pieces!

  6. You got some great things this month! I love the seersucker and embroidered dresses!

    Doused In Pink

  7. love the fur vest you picked up.

  8. I always love seeing what you got! Those tropical shorts are so cute. I am all about dresses this summer. I see you are too. :)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. Such a great collection of items this month-- I completely see the boho chic vibe with all these purchases...perfect for summer!

  10. I really like the second Eshakti dress, pretty!

  11. You got some nice stuff this month. Everything in that top row looks like something that will make great additions to a summer wardrobe.

  12. All of your eShakti purchases are amazing. I loved the yellow top that you got. I'm interested to see how it fits in real life. Also the prints on your shorts are adorable. All great purchases at amazing prices. As always.

  13. both these white dresses are really cute! Great purchases

  14. Such a great idea to set out pieces that you'd like to purchase and then actually MONITOR this purchasing! I love the palm print shorts.

  15. Wow! You're such a wise shopper, Laura. Can't believe you got that all for $57! Even though there's a few c/o pieces mixed in there, it's still incredible. That's awesome!

    The Closet by Christie

  16. GREAT PIECES LAURA, WOW. I love everything on the top row and those two adorable pairs of patterned shorts. Enjoy wearing them all!

  17. I love love love those elephant shorts. I really need to get my act together and get some photos posted of my elephant shorts. They've gotten well enough wear already!

  18. You should totally keep them! I've worn mine with navy and pink so far! I am thinking even a lavender, mint, white, and coral would go too!

  19. So Andi has the elephant top. I am thinking a collaboration is in our future! :)