July Budget

I was striving for a 'no-shop' July, but clearly I failed.  Moving and job hunting stress set in and I spent every nickel of reward certificates, store credit, and gift cards that I had.  I listed the prices for items I paid before the application of credits, but after factoring those in, I actually spent a pretty limited amount and got a ton of great staples.  I've lived in the birkenstocks during my recent move, used the reversible tote almost daily, and worn the floral scuba skirt every chance I get because it's just so fabulous.  I'm going to try and not shop August, for real though.  I'm obsessed with Fall clothes and would rather get a few more of those come September than get more summer items this coming month.  Plus the less I buy now, the less I have to move one more time.  

birkenstocks {styled here} ran one whole size big // floral skirt just restocked! {styled here}
chambray pants {styled here} // bucket bag
polka dot chambray // striped tunic
raglan tee // another  of my favorite chambray {styled here, here, and here}
cognac tote {styled here and here} // striped sweatshirt
relaxed chambray pants (also available here) // ivory flats ran a half size small

cream skirt ran large and the pleats were unflattering // cream chambray a little see-through and shapeless
gray satchel a little plastic-y feeling and stinky // striped drop waist dress too wide and short
windowpane tee the window pane is screen printed and kind of cracked while folded for shipment // black oversized tee felt like a tall tee

What was your favorite purchase this month?  Or did you have a little more self-control than me? ;)

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  1. Hahahaha... I guess we are all on no shopping challenge. I have set a challenge for myself as well, and no shopping for three months. It's been about three weeks, and so far, so good. I would say that you definitely got some AWESOME pieces, if that helps.

    Thrifting Diva

  2. Such a shame about the windowpane tee - I love the look, but it sounds so odd that it was printed! I'm amazed that you had enough credits and rewards to get all these things :)

  3. I have banned myself for about 4 months, as I have bought many fall things in advance. I like your purchases. Your striped t with jeans and your pretty clutch is lovley
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess

  4. Oh Jenna!!!! I love all the stripes!! So fantastic!!

    I did really well May & June with no shopping, but July was another story. When everything I was lusting over at JCrew went on sale (with an additional 40-50%), I went a little nuts!! Back on it for August & Sept. My computer is already helping me! I tried to click "place order" on Hautelook a couple minutes ago and nothing was going through! Thanks for having my back computer!! :P

    Good luck to ya girly!! I'd say you have some amazing finds up above!! Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!!

  5. ooh that skirt is really gorgeous! i love how you styled it :) i was going to not shop in august, but... i already failed. oops!


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