Budgeting Bloggers: June 2015

Last month I elected not to participate in the budgeting bloggers link-up, as I forced myself not to spend money on things I didn’t need with a big move drawing near. Now that I’m settled in Florida, I found it in my budget to secure a few pieces I love this month.

1. Mint Julep Boutique Flower Empower dress: ℅
2. H&M denim shorts (2): originally $10 ea., paid $5 ea.
3. H&M tassel earrings: paid $7
4. H&M romper: originally $17.95, paid $7
5. Loft Outlet lace top: paid $20 with LOFT Rewards
6. Lilly Pulitzer large agenda in Scuba to Cuba (not pictured): paid $28

Total spent: $52.00
Total saved: over $80.00

I have to thank Mint Julep Boutique for being such a fun company to work with! This gorgeous dress has been a summer staple for me now that I’m living in Florida. I also had my new climate in mind when I picked up these shorts and this romper, which I snagged for incredible prices at the Gainesville H&M grand opening, along with these gorgeous tassel earrings. The Loft top is something that I’d been searching for in hopes to wear with my Lilly for Target Upstream shorts, and I think it nailed it. Lastly, I grabbed a Lilly Pulitzer agenda for the coming year after having a Kate Spade planner for the past year. I chose Scuba to Cuba when I saw it in Dillard’s, even though it wasn’t my original choice – it’s just so gorgeous in person! I can’t wait to use it at my- wait for it- new job! 😀

How’d you do with your June budget?

Rompin’ Around

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H&M romper (exact) // H&M earrings (recent, but not available online) // Mossimo sandals (exact, on sale for 20% off!)

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To be honest, I’ve never been crazy about rompers. They’ve become so popular as of late, but every time I’ve tried one on, I’ve been disappointed in the fit and especially the way it looks on my, erm, backside. But when I slipped into this H&M romper, which I found for a mere $7 at the Gainesville H&M grand opening event, I was instantly sold. It’s SO comfortable and SO lightweight.

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I mentioned on my Instagram post last week that I’ve decided the only way to stay cool and look cute in the Florida heat is to wear dresses all summer long. But after giving this romper a try, I may have to amend that statement.

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This past weekend, Sam and I took a little mini-vacation to Cedar Key, FL, and this romper was perfect for rompin’ around the quaint little town.

Aren’t these tassel earrings just too fun?! Every now and then it’s nice to be able to incorporate a big piece of jewelry, and when I saw these earrings at H&M, I knew I had to have them. I wasn’t able to find them online, but I just bought them last week, so keep an eye out in your local store!

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Congratulations to Sydney S., who won my $25 Mint Julep Boutique gift card giveaway! And thank you to all who participated.

Columbus Day Sales

Did you know this Monday is Columbus Day? Did you know that many stores are offering Columbus Day sales? If you answered no, have no fear, I didn’t either – until I began paging through my ‘Promotions’ folder in Gmail (and God bless that little folder, it keeps me sane!).

I thought I would share some of these fabulous sales with you, should you get the itch to shop this weekend:

Madewell is holding a Finally Fall Event, offering 30% off select styles with the code OHFALL.

C. Wonder is offering 50% off sale items.

H&M has up to 60% off select styles.

EVERYTHING is 50% off at LOFT, full price items with the code EXPLORE, sale items are priced as marked.

Old Navy is having a Fall-tastic sale, with an additional 15% off your order. Enter ONSAVENOW at checkout.

J.Crew is offering 30% off full price items and an additional 40% sale with the code WEEKENDPLANS.

J.Crew Factory is celebrating their birthday with 50% off men’s & women’s styles (no code needed).

Forever 21 has Columbus Day deals starting at $12.80 – they never have sales! Shipping is free over $21.

6pm.com has thousands of items marked down to just $20.

xoxo