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august 2015 budget

Hi friends! I can’t believe August is almost over. I can’t say that I’m sad to see it go. I’m not in school so it’s not like my summer break is winding down. And summers here in NC are so unbearable for me that by the time August rolls around each year, I am so ready for fall that I start wearing fall clothes a bit too early for the south.

So, I went a little over-board this August. First, there was a lot of thrifting happening. Then, there was some regular new-stuff shopping. Here’s what I got this month.

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  • Gap v-neck tee, $1
  • Ralph Lauren sweatpants, $1 (not pictured)
  • Lucky top, $1
  • Adidas shorts, $1
  • Corso Como wedge sandals $7.50
  • Cat nightie $2
  • Lands End fleece pea coat $12
  • Vintage Dooney & Bourke bag (missing straps) $2
  • J. Crew ruffle tee, $1.50
  • Ann Taylor LOFT chambray shirt, $3.59
  • Gap real straight grey pants $2
  • Replacement Dooney handles $13
  • Gap curvy straight jeans $5
  • Talbots sweater $4
  • Wood bangles $3
  • J. Crew polka dot top $3.39
  • Gap shorts $1.49
  • LOFT striped dress $4.59
  • Lands End canvas polka dot blouse $3
  • Gap body tee $3
  • NYDJ white jeans $5
  • Banana Republic trouser jeans $2
  • Liz Claiborne blouse $2
  • Eddie Bauer chambray shirt $2
  • Great lakes tee $2


    Not thrifted:

  • Frye boots $88 (I think they’re the Frye Veronica Short boots and I can’t believe I found them at Nordstrom Rack for that price…what a deal and I can’t wait to wear them! They’re originally $298!)
  • Costco jacket $20
  • Cat socks $7 from local boutique

Total spent = $203.06

SO…..I spent $203.06 this month but I made $190 selling stuff in ebay so really I didn’t end up going over my budget. After factoring in the money coming in, I only ended up spending $13.06!

Now it’s your turn to spill the beans…how did you do this month? Did you get any fall cool items?


As always, I’m linking up with Franish.


hello, fall

I can’t believe it’s almost fall here in NC. It has been a strange summer – much cooler than usual (but still just as humid and rainy). I am really excited about fall though – the beautiful fall colors, the cooler weather, apples, pumpkins, and of course – long sleeves, scarves, and boots.

Here’s what I wore the other day: a long-sleeved blouse, my leopard scarf, skinny jeans, and my favorite booties.

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I hope you are all enjoying the late summer/early fall weather. What’s your favorite thing about fall???

Outfit Deets:
Top: Thrifted, $3.59
Scarf: Thrifted, $1.99
Skinny Jeans: thrifted, $3.59
Booties: Franco Sarto, ideel (ideeli)

thrift style thursdays – grey!

thrift style thursday - wearing grey

wearing the knitted scarf my friend Betsy made for me

thrift style thursday - wearing grey thrift style thursday - wearing grey thrift style thursday - wearing greyGrey (or Gray – I never know which spelling to use) is one of my favorite neutrals, so it is kind of a surprise to me that I don’t have more grey in my closet!

I really think you can wear grey with ANY color – here I decided to go with black/white/grey in the skirt and burgundy/oxblood jacket. I find that it works for warmer months accented with neons and pastels too.

What do you think of grey? Is it a part of your color palate?

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday crew:

Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Zhenya Being Zhenya
Martyna at Spoolish


Outfit Details
Tank: Banana republic, thrifted $3.59
Cardigan: The Limited, old
Jacket: Nautica velour jacket, thrifted $4.59
Skirt: Etcetera velour skirt, thrifted $4.59
Tights: really old, gift from mom
Shoes: Cole Haan loafers, hand me down
Scarf: made by friend
Necklace: Scene Stealer from Jewelmint