Friday, July 29, 2016

July Budget

june 2016 clothing budget post

1. Wood watch-c/o JORD (worn here, here, here) (save, splurge)
2. Ruffle blouse-c/o Makemechic (worn here) (save, splurge)
3. White eyelet top-c/o Makemechic (worn here) (save, splurge)
4. Pom pom sandals-c/o Makemechic (worn here) (save, splurge)
5. Coral lace dress-c/o Dezzal (worn here) (save, splurge)
6. Black v-neck tee-c/o Dezzal (worn here) (save, splurge)
7. Grey dress-c/o Aventura (worn here 2 ways) (save, splurge)
8. Green tank top-c/o Aventura (worn here) (save, splurge)
9. Yellow tank-Banana Republic c/o thredUP (save, splurge)
10. Burgundy sweater-c/o thredUP (save, splurge)
11. Knit sweatshirt-J.Crew c/o thredUP (save, splurge)
12. Blue eyelet tank-Banana Republic c/o thredUP (save, splurge)
13. White and blue sweater-LOFT c/o thredUP (save, splurge)
14. Burgundy and navy embroidered top-J.Crew c/o thredUP (save, splurge)
15. Burgundy sequined sweater-Halogen c/o thredUP (save, splurge)
16. Misc. t-shirts- Walmart & Michaels $5

July was so busy with vacation and other activities so I didn't have much time to do much shopping. I did have quite a few collaborations to make up for that though. The only real shopping I did was with the thredUP clearance event. I have credit (most of which I am trying to save for maternity wear if I am ever able to get pregnant again), so I didn't have to pay for anything and I was able to get brand name tops for under $10! The downside was that most of them are winter wear so I have to wait to wear them. But I am an opportunist and had to take advantage of a good sale like that. The only items I purchased with my budget were a few plain tops so my sister-in-law and I could make some with her cricut when we were visiting. Man, that thing is fun. I can see why people like it so much! #monogrameverything

It was a fortunate month for collaborations. I really do try to pick items I would have purchased anyway, but occasionally I get an item and it doesn't work in my closet or with my lifestyle the way I thought it would and needs to be donated. This month I love absolutely every item though and have worn them all multiple times (apart from the Dezzal dress which I will be wearing in a couple months). I'm not really looking to buy anything next month although I am keeping my eye out for a pair of taupe OTK boots without a heel. I think I would get a lot of use from them this fall.
What are you looking to purchase next month? Any good trends?


  1. You totally lucked out this month. Score!!!

  2. This was a great month for you! The collabs you did were wonderful. That pink dress was my fave!

  3. I keep thinking I need to do one of these posts. I can't believe you only spent $5 this month, you had a lot of great collab's and ThredUp always helps (which I need to be better about sending clothes to them!). My favorites are the pom pom sandals and that gray dress!


  4. I am so impressed not only with the amount of collabs you've done this month (go girl!) but also that you only spent $5 in shopping. #goals x

    Audrey Adair-Keene |

  5. I love your budget picks. It's fun to have a credit with a store, it makes shopping so much more fun!! I am always afraid to use it though in case in a couple of months they get something I really like and end up not having my credit. Thanks for linking up to Hope to see you again next week :)

  6. I think my favorites are the pom pom sandals and the wood watch! Great picks!

  7. Love seeing what you got! That ruffle blouse is still my favorite on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. Great picks Laura!! You did awesome! I love it when michaels has their shirts on sale. I think joannes has them on sale for 3 for $9 for basic tees. :)

    By the way those sandals are too cute for words.

  9. This is the time to buy winter clothes. Since they are on sale.

  10. You made out well this month! Lots of gorgeous pieces and you didn't have to spend anything. I really need to start sending ThredUp stuff!

  11. I'm so impressed with all your awesome ThredUp finds this month! I haven't bought anything from them in a while but I've been itching to... I just need a little patience to scour their selection, they have so much stuff! I also need to get a bag to sell to them too... Love the pom pom sandals too!

  12. You did a great job! I am so impressed! I love those pm pom sandals, they are adorable!

    1. Thank you Kellyann! I just love the whimsical pom poms and bright colors on those sandals! They might be my favorite item this month!

  13. You got some great things!

  14. Wow, that is an impressive haul for $5!! I think that green tank top is my favorite piece--I'm a sucker for an embellished pocket! :D