june 2017 budget

Another shopping month bites the dust. How did that happen? My spending in June ended up being pretty light…see the details below!

the keepers

magnolia print tank {Banana Republic Factory} $11 (on clearance for $29.99 + extra 60% off + 10% off for using my Banana Card) Remember this print from last summer? Banana’s retail stores sold several pieces in this print in 2016, and while I loved the print, the prices never got low enough for me to pull the trigger. Enter: Banana Republic Factory. Unbeknownst to me, the factory store also sold several pieces in this print this spring, but since I haven’t been shopping in forever, I had no idea. As luck would have it, I went shopping with my mom one weekend when Seth and Caleb were away visiting relatives, and I found this single top just begging for me to buy it from the clearance rack. I’m envisioning wearing it with white jeans or maybe my green pants (also from Banana…) that match exactly. Sidenote: the top I bought is slightly different from what’s pictured above. I couldn’t find a picture of the Factory version, which doesn’t have the shoulder detail, and it has a boatneck instead of a v-neck.

leopard sandals {Urban Outfitters} $29 ($44 on sale for $29) If you read this blog in the summer of 2015, you probably became familiar with these sandals–I wore them all the time! I still wear them and love them, but I wanted something a bit more casual and with a bit more black in the mix. I don’t normally shop at UO, but these sandals were exactly what I was looking for! They’re not all that comfortable, but I haven’t worn them out of the house yet…so maybe they just need some breaking in. They’re now marked down to less than $15 if you want a pair for yourself!

black pom-pom shift dress {Loft} $39 ($89.50 marked down to $64.88 + extra 40% off) It’s getting to be that time of the year when pants are just not an option–it’s so hot that only skirts and dresses are acceptable! The black dresses currently in my closet are of the dressier variety, so I thought this one had a more casual vibe that could be worn to work or on the weekend. I was a little nervous ordering it as a final sale item, but it seems to fit fine–a little roomy, but fine. Be forewarned that the sleeves are a bit, um, “aggressive” in their flutteriness (pretty sure I just made up that word). I still like it though because POM POMS.

the returns


the extras

I used some ThredUp earnings to buy some cheap and comfy sandals second-hand on eBay. My fave brand is b.o.c.

June 2017 total: $79

2017 total: $804

Remaining budget: $1196

I wasn’t kidding when I said I didn’t spend much this month–I think this is the least I’ve spent on shopping in a month since I started this blog way back in 2013. I think I’m in a good place shopping-wise where I don’t feel the need to browse as often or buy as much. The magnolia print top was a fun “just because” purchase, but I think I can get the cost-per-wear down to a few bucks at least, particularly because it was so deeply discounted. The sandals and the dress will be good summer staples for the many months of hot weather we’ve got left in Alabama.

Now, all that being said, I think July might be a spendy month. I’ve got my eye on a lot, PLUS let’s not forget that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming up soon. First, I really want these sandals (sold out in my size) and these too once they go on sale (if ever). I also need to replace my striped t-shirt dress (which was really a maternity item for me and also falling apart). I’m also gunning for this embroidered top and gingham blouse to go on sale. Oh, and Loft just released a bunch of cute new arrivals. What was I saying about not wanting to shop as much? Ha!

What did you buy in June?

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