Friday, August 28, 2015

August Budget

august 2015 clothing budget

1. Blue shorts-Old Navy $2.10 (similar, similar)
2. Floral flats-DSW $14.74 (exactsimilar, similar)
3. White jeans-Gap $12.68 (similar, similar)
4. Houndstooth dress-c/o SheIn (exact) worn here
5. Blue and white dress-c/o SheIn (exact) worn here
6. Joggers-Ifchic $3.98 (exact)
7. Ring-Ifchic $3.97 (exact)
8. Bralette-c/o The Hidden Trunk (exact) worn here
9. Coral piko top-c/o The Hidden Trunk (exact) worn here and here
10. Pom pom shorts-c/o The Hidden Trunk (similar, similar) worn here
11. Distressed jeans-c/o The Hidden Trunk (exact) worn here, here, and here
Total: $37.47

I didn't really do too much shopping this month. The flats and white jeans were replacements in my wardrobe. My old white jeans needed a belt so they wouldn't slide down. The new ones from Gap are a little thicker and a higher waist. So far they seem very comfortable. They are still a little see through, but definitely an upgrade from my previous ones. I had reduced my shoe collection to one pair of The ifchic purchases and shorts were so cheap I couldn't say no. The rest of the items were lucky enough to be c/o. My favorites are the piko top and distressed jeans. They are both so comfortable, I wear them all the time! I realized I have been missing some loose tops from my closet.

For next month, I have a few things on my list. I want to try and get a red plaid button up, a pair of black leather heels (these have been on my list a while), combat boots with plaid lining, and potentially camel/beige booties. I might also want to get an olive field jacket since everyone and their brother has one and I am convinced I need one now! For the most part my closet is looking good though!
What are your fall must-haves?


  1. love this bralette, you got some cute stuff this month.


  2. Those pom pom shorts are seriously the cutest! And the distressed jeans look fantastic on you!

  3. Love the dresses you got this month! I would love to get some knee high boots this season. :)

  4. Good month! You got some good free pieces and were smart with your budget.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. love your monthly roundups of what you bought for the month! you got some pretty stuff :)

  6. You got some great things this month! I love that bralette!

  7. You have got a great taste, Laura!
    Love all these things and would absolutely go for the pattern dress!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    With love,
    Suzy ♥


  8. So many cute things! I love the blue shorts and lace bralette!

  9. I have been wanting a pretty lace bralette for so long! I need to just pick one up already!

  10. love the flats your got. Have a great weekend.

  11. Great choices this month - and I cannot believe the deals you scored! I really want to add a cargo vest to my fall wardrobe. I have a J Crew military jacket I picked up last fall and still haven't worn. Need to make that a priority when it cools down here.

    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!
    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  12. You did really good this month! I love ifchic very much too. Just ordered one ring and one bracelet. Totally cost $7. ;)

    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by every Wednesday for Color and Grace Fashion link up! :)


  13. Well done this month! Those joggers and the bralette look so comfy casual- right up my alley! And I totally agree on the need for a cargo jacket-- you'd remix it so well!

  14. What great choices! I'm still totally obsessed with that houndstooth dress. It's absolutely stunning.

  15. Those floral shoes are really cute and I am still in love with that houndstooth dress. You have a good list of ideas for what you want in the fall!


  16. These are great finds! Those pom pom shorts are adorable! A field jacket is definitely a must as are the booties. I've been eyeing the Sam Edelman Petty boots in the taupe color so I may just go ahead and try them out if I find them on sale!

  17. $2 for that nice looking blue shots? Unbelievable!

    From Jing at

  18. Cute finds this month! Especially those printed shorts! I'm have a few things on my fall essentials list. I'm going to invest in a nice pair of moccasins since I broke my Target pair last year. I'm also looking for a "grown-up" tote bag :)

  19. I've barely shopped all summer which I feel good about! You are really good at budgeting, I can definitely take some tips from you girl!

  20. Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday! Hope you had a beautiful weekend, Laura!
    Dawn Lucy

  21. Love both pairs of shorts, both dresses, the joggers and the distressed jeans from this month. How did you get those periwinkle shorts for less than 3 bucks? I also want an olive utility jacket and vest and some new booties and boots. The plaid combat boots sound so cute!