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october 2015 budget

For once, this month’s budget was slightly blown but I only bought 3 items. This is a new thing for me, as I usually thrift so I end up with a lot of items for little money.

But honestly, I’ve found myself buying clothes or accessories that I wear once or twice and and then donating or consigning them. For October – December’s budgets, I’m focusing on fewer items with better quality.

So, here’s what I got:

hotcakes design necklace and ring - black cats

  1. Hotcakes Designs Necklace (black cat)
  2. Hotcakes Designs Ring (girl holding black cat)
  3. Gap jeans ($3 from a thrift store)

Total = $138. I only went over my budget by $38 but I got a necklace and ring that are gorgeous and hand made and that I’ve wanted for a LONG time. Also, cats.

Your turn to spill the beans….How did you do this month?

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As usual, I’m linking up with Franish.

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july 2015 budget

Wow, I can’t believe it’s August already, y’all. Time to confess: July was a big shopping month for me. I really needed a new tote to haul all my work stuff and laptop, and I needed a pair of casual sneaker type shoes for the weekends. And then I ended up with a few other things, oops.

Here’s what I got this month:

  1. Durham Bulls jersey tank, $30
  2. Rough and Tumble tote, $50 [available here]
  3. Rockport Rock On Air Comfort Slip-On Flat, $52 from Amazon [still available]
  4. Talbots lemon print tee, thrifted $1.49
  5. Turquoise tunic tank, gift from my mom
  6. Grey tunic, from local boutique $26
  7. New York & Company black and white jumpsuit, $20 from Clothes Mentor
  8. Michael Michael Kors tank, thrifted $1.49
  9. Moschino I love 70s watch, thrifted $1.99 [sadly it doesn’t keep time, even after a new battery]
  10. Cable necklace/bracelet, thrifted $3.00
  11. Turquoise & metal bracelet, used consignment credit
  12. Magnifier necklace, thrifted $5.00
  13. Vintage whistle necklace, thrifted $4.00
  14. Vintage turquoise & sterling silver necklace, vintage jewelry store $40

=$233.47
-$106 from blog income
TOTAL = $127.47
july 2015 budget
july 2015 budget

Well, I guess considering, I didn’t go too far off my $100 monthly budget, plus I got lots of nice items.

Now it’s YOUR turn to spill the beans…how did you do this month?
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As always, I’m linking up with Franish, so you should go check her blog out if you haven’t already.

thrift style thursday – happy halloween!

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I didn’t have a clue what to wear until I realized that my photographer friend Rachel’s Gatsby photoshoot was this weekend and that I could use Halloween to test out hair, makeup, and outfits. Also, we found out that 2 of our models couldn’t make it, so I have to fill in as a model, which will be fun but scary!

So, here I am, all dressed up as a flapper, fancy 1920s lady for my work Halloween contest. I didn’t win like last year (our group costume won 2nd place) but that’s ok because I had a great time. By the way, styling long hair like this (finger waves) is a LOT harder than it looks. The make up wasn’t too bad, I even penciled in my eyebrows to make them appear longer and thinner.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! xoxo

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

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Costume Details:
Dress: J crew factory ruffled dress, thrifted $14 (it was new with tags!)
Lace + fringe overlay thing: thrifted $5
Fur Coat: Borrowed from my mother in law
Shoes: Naturalizer t-straps, old
Long Beaded fringe necklace: shopgoodwill.com auction
Gloves: Borrowed from my mother in law
Earrings: Forever 21, old
Headpiece with feather: made by me from scraps and feathers
Lace Pantyhose: Anne Klein, Marshalls $10 for a pack of 2 [these are really cheaply made, I would not recommend them]

florals in the fall

Like many of you, I hate the idea of not wearing bright colors or summery florals during colder months.

Who says you can’t? Just add tights, leggings, a jacket, a scarf, or just boots for a fall twist on your favorite warm weather frocks. North Carolina has a very mild fall / winter so I like to wear some of my clothes throughout the year.

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I couldn’t resist another picture of my sweet orange tabby cat, Ulysses 🙂

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Outfit Details:
Dress: New York & Company dress, consignment store ($0 with consignor credit)
Belt: Brighton belt, thrifted $2
Shoes: JustFab Remington bootie
Bangle: Thrifted, $2
Necklace: Ann Taylor necklace, consignment store ($0 with consignor credit)

happy friday! summery dress + high heels

Here I am again trying to wear my summery dresses before it’s too late for the season. I felt very “resort-chic” in this dress, probably because of the shoulder-bearing sleeves + heels.

Speaking of heels, I found out yesterday after years of back pain, that I have 2 bulging discs in my lower back. I am not sure what this will mean for me, although I understand that many many people have them and go on to live normal lives. But I am weary that high heels will make the discs worse, so I’ve decided to wear them only very sparingly.

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Outfit Details:
Dress: En Focus Studios, thrifted $5
Shoes: Sole Society Elisa pump, join HERE!
Necklace: nautical charm necklace, ebay $4
Bracelets: all thrifted
Plus my Pyrex again!

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY and a wonderful weekend!