I can’t believe it is the end of July already!!!!!! I wasn’t planning on buying too much in July except for shopping in New York, but as you can see above, that was not the case. I won an American Express gift card as a part of being a grand prize winner, so my budget was a little higher this month than normal. In fact, I didn’t really set a budget, just went in with the idea that I might spend more than normal but didn’t want to go too crazy. The gift card is now being used for groceries, gas and other bills. But I did go a little crazy during JustFab’s BOGO and clearance sale. That’s okay though, I got some new wedges, one fun pair and one pair perfect for work, a pair of work-appropriate heels (heel height and style), a fun pair of boots for fall and a pair of strappy nude sandals. Oh and after buying all of that I got a free credit, so I got a new structured bag in grey as I have loved both of my other handbags from JustFab.
I also couldn’t resist a pair of booties from Zara that were on sale for $19.99! With a chunky heel, I have a feeling I will be wearing these ALL the time.
I was pretty well behaved in New York, but then again I didn’t have a ton of free time to do any real damage. I managed to purchase a black tank and yellow skater skirt from H&M, a pair of white distressed shorts from Lucky Brand (to replace my old pair) and some fun jewelry from the BaubleBar store in SoHo, which I didn’t know had a storefront until my trip!
1. & 2. JustFab – Buy One Get One Sale: $39.95
3., 4., & 5. JustFab – Clearance Sale: $44.85
6. JustFab – Free Credit: $0.00
JustFab Total: $84.80 (For 5 pairs of shoes… I AM OKAY with this!)
7. Platform Ankle Boots – Zara $19.99 + $0.00 in S&H = $19.99
8. Opal Earrings - BaubleBar $26.00 + $2.31 in Sales Tax = $28.31
9. Tiger Studded Wrap Bracelet - BaubleBar $26.00 + $2.31 in Sales Tax = $28.31
BaubleBar Total: $56.62
10. Tank Top – H&M $20 + $1.19 in Sales Tax = $21.19
11. Yellow Skater Skirt – H&M (Yellow found in stores) $20 + $1.19 in Sales Tax = $21.19
H&M Total: $42.38
12. White Distressed Shorts - Lucky Brand $41.99
Total July Budget: $245.78
This is definitely a lot higher than I want to be spending every month, but when you get a gift card and are free to roam the streets of SoHo in New York, spending a little more can only be expected. I am not shaming myself for this one! I am very excited about the new shoes and great deals I found!
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