Monday, August 29, 2016

August Budget

1. Flamingo tee-c/o Sammydress (save, splurge, worn here)
2. Cold shoulder top-c/o Sammydress (save, splurgeworn here)
3. Embroidered tunic-c/o Sammydress (save, splurge, worn here)
4. Maxi dress-c/o Sammydress (save, splurge, worn here)
5. Blush blouse-c/o Makemechic (save, splurgeworn here)
6. Short sleeve chambray-c/o Makemechic (save, splurgeworn here)
7. Navy envelope dress-c/o Tulip (savestriped option, worn here)
8. Pom pom tee-c/o SheIn (saveworn here)
9. Distressed white shorts-c/o SheIn (save, splurge, worn here)
10. Black leggings-c/o Sweetflexx (save, splurge)
11. White tee-c/o TOBI (save, splurge)
12. Olive button up-c/o TOBI (save, splurge)
13. Black sweater-c/o TOBI (save, splurge)
14. 3 pairs of jeans-Express $40.50 each (save, splurge)
15. Sleeveless floral portofino-Express $22.77 (savesplurge, worn here)
16. Barcelona cami-Express $33.71 (save, splurge)
Total: $177.97

I said last month I didn't really have plans to get anything then I went and blew my budget in one night at Express! Sometimes you just need to replace things though and many of my jeans had become stretched out after years of wear so I ended up replacing them all and getting 3 different washes the mid-rise jean leggings. I have to say I am pleased so far. I did size down in 2 of the lighter washes due to the stretch of fabric. The darker wash was a thicker fabric that doesn't stretch as much. Overall, they stretch out a bit during the day, but not so much they need pulling up constantly. Isn't that so annoying?!

I have some really fun collaborations coming up with TOBI and Sweetflexx as you can see from the items I received. I'm loving these items for fall! For next month I am still on the look out for suede OTK boots. The Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots are exactly what I am looking for apart from the price point. If you have any recommendations send them my way! There are some great non-suede options, but I am stuck on getting suede. They wear so much better and last longer.

What is on your list for September?


  1. you got some adorable pieces this month.


  2. Some great pieces! And sometimes you have to blow the budget for those must-have basics, like jeans!

  3. Love all that you picked this month! I am really wanting a choker and some flares. I'm also searching for something in velvet. :)

  4. These are great pieces, love the white shorts! And jeans are okey to break a budget for, they're essential! Xx

  5. I'm excited to see how you style your Tobi pieces! I agree, you have to break the budget for staples like jeans!

    Doused In Pink

  6. Sometimes you just have to update the basics! My pants are in need of a refresher soon but I just haven't gotten myself to bite the bullet and spend the money yet.

  7. You have had such a stylish month! I love all the items you got at Express. You're right, sometimes you do need to replace and do some shopping.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. You picked up a lot of items !
    This month I want to think I behaved and kept it all together.

  9. So many fun options you got this month! I'm looking for OTK boots too! Just can't find ones in my price point I love!

  10. I can easily blow my budget in Express, too! I just love that store and everything always seems to fit perfectly. You got some great pieces this month!


  11. Such great picks! Looove that chambray shirt!

  12. I love picks, I am also collaborating with a few brands so it makes great shopping for me for spring in september lol. So on my list its lighter items like shirts, jackets, cardigans, fringe denims, spring heels and more chokers :) xx

  13. That flamingo shirt is too cute. Have a great week.

  14. Great buys, Laura! I love those express Barcelona style tops!

    The Closet by Christie

  15. That cold shoulder top is really cool! I imagine looking really ridiculous on me, but it looks great on the model. Have you already worn it on the blog?

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

  16. It looks like you got a lot for your money at Express, so that's good. And jeans can be hard to shop for, so when you find good ones, it's good to grab them!! Love all your buys this month but I think my favorites are the short sleeve chambray and the portofino top.