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july 2014 fashion budget

So it seems that July was a GREAT month for me, budget-wise. A combination of not buying a lot of stuff plus selling lots of stuff = YAY not spending a lot!

So here’s what I got in July:


1. Vintage Dooney & Bourke bag. OK, this bag was very expensive (for me) but I just love the bright blue color, plus you all know I’m a sucker for vintage leather goods. $115 (incl. shipping) from Poshmark.
2. Coach Janice’s Legacy bag, thrifted $13
3. Coach light green wallet, thrifted $8
4. Gap leather belt, thrifted $1
5. Herve Chapelier tote bag, Clothes Mentor $14
6. Liberty London for Target floral blouse, ebay for $16
7. Liberty London dress, consignment store for $10
8. Clarks sandals (so comfy!), consignment store for $18
9. Silver right, consignment for $13
10. [Not Pictured] 2 bras and a tank top from Nordstrom on sale, $105 … I really need some new bras.

=SUBTOTAL $313
-Selling $75 worth of clothes at Clothes Mentor and $200 in consignments

=TOTAL (after selling clothes and consignment credits) $38

Ok so here’s the deal though, we just bought a new car since I gave my mom my old car to take to California with her when she moves there for her new job. But as you can imagine, having a car payment after many years of not having one means extra expenses. Plus I’d love to save up for a new couch. That means that I’m taking my monthly fashion budget from approx. $100 per month down to $25. My plan is to use this money to put toward the car payment or the new couch.

Well, I hope you all enjoyed my July budget breakdown. Now it’s time for YOU to spill the beans….how was your July???

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vintage inspired outfit + professional photos!

I spent the afternoon at Duke Gardens with my friend and coworker Rachel, owner of Rachel C. Ward Photography. She graciously photographed me in my thrifted outfit for the Thrift Your Heart Out OutFIT contest. I was going for a vintage 50s/60s look which I hope I accomplished!

Rachel is a wonderful photographer and captured the beauty of nature as well as moi. Kudos to Rachel and a big THANK YOU to her for allowing me to post her photos here.

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If you’re in Central North Carolina and need a lifestyle or wedding photographer, don’t hesitate to contact Rachel!

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***I hope you like these photos, they’re the first professional photos on this blog and that makes me HAPPY!***

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Outfit details:
Dress: Adrianna Papell Matte Jersey & Taffeta Dress in dark blue, thrifted $4.59 from Goodwill (it’s originally $178, OMG)
Necklace: vintage faux pearl 3 strand necklace with rhinestone clasp, jewelry consignment store in Greensboro, NC $15
Earrings: Hollycraft pink rhinestone earrings, thrifted from Pennies for Change Thrift Store, $16
Bracelet: Vintage rhinestone bracelet, thrifted from Goodwill $1.99
Scarf: Vintage silk scarf, thrifted from Goodwill $1
Shoes: Anne Klein purple suede pumps, thrifted from Goodwill $8
Bag: Vintage Bobbie Jerome patent clutch with tortoise plastic handles, thrifted from Goodwill $1.99
total: $48.57