June Budget

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June Budget

Well it is that time again… time to admit how bad I was at shopping this month. Better than May, but not much better!

1. Floral Lace Crochet Top – eBay $13.98 + FREE Shipping = $13.98

2. Printed Kimono – 10DollarMall.com $9.99 

3. Cognac Wedges – ShoeDazzle $17.11 + FREE Shipping = $17.11

4. Snakeskin Jeffrey Campbell Platforms (See here) – eBay $39.95 + FREE Shipping = $39.95

5. Brown Studded Sandals – 10DollarMall.com $9.99 

6. Red Studded Flats – ShoeDazzle $2.82 with VIP Credits! + FREE Shipping  = $2.82

7. Metallic Satchel Nyopoly RETAIL: $95 Negotiated for $50 – $15 in Nyopoly Credits = $35.00

8. Brown Sun Hat – 10DollarMall.com $4.99 

+ $5.20 for Shipping at 10DollarMall.com

June Budget: $100

June Total: $139.03

$39.03 over budget!

So… it isn’t that I went too far over budget because honestly $39.03 isn’t going to make or break me, but I didn’t really add any items to my closet that I absolutely needed. The lace top, kimono top and Jeffrey Campbell heels were completely out of want and not necessarily the most practical for my day to day. Whoops. Otherwise, I am excited about the new wedges, red flats and strappy sandals. All of these shoes will get a ton of wear this summer. And for $4.99, this sun hat will be the perfect addition at the pool and on the weekends! Finally, my metallic satchel… I AM IN LOVE! I was looking for a cute carry-on bag, especially for my short trip to NYC in July and I fell in love with this one. I had $15 to spend towards a negotiation on Nyopoly and brought down the price from $95 to $50 and then applied my $15 to the purchase. Pretty excited about it!

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Lauren
    June 28, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    I am so impressed by the number of items you bought for only $130! I think the flat studded sandals are my favorite of your purchases!

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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    Megan
    June 28, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    Cute! I love that Satchel… and don’t worry, I think we all go over our budgets a little every month 😉

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    Yuri
    June 28, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    I have been coveting the exact same lace crochet top for ages! I’ve been scouring ebay for cheaper ones :p

    Cheers,
    YURI
    Check out my post: A Week of Outfits!

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      Rachel
      June 28, 2013 at 8:50 AM

      Yuri! Sad day! I was going to link to it, but they are all sold out and I can’t find a similar one :( Glad I got it!

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    Bethie the Boo
    June 28, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    I still need to work on setting an actual budget myself – so I’m pretty impressed with how you’ve done, even if you did go over a little bit! A good carry on is important, so that was a good purchase!

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    Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion
    June 28, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    You are so thrifty! I am jealous. I like to look for deals online but my deals are never this good.

    Have a great weekend lady!
    xo Jackie

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    Meredith
    June 28, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Aren’t budgets the worst? 😉 But I do love those wedges girlfriend. Great Summer purchase.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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    two birds
    June 28, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    i think want versus need is ok every once in a while!!! plus, those jc shoes are amazing!

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    Sharon
    June 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Even though you went a little over your budget, I think you got a lot of great items for the money. Those wedges are really cute!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    Always Maylee
    June 28, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Red studded flats for $3!? What! Amazing find!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    Emmy
    June 28, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Love that crochet top:) You got such great items for sure.

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    Lindsey P
    June 28, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    All of the items were great finds… you can’t really beat yourself up over a little over budget. Just think what you would do with NO budget at all…. 😉 That crochet top is GORGEOUS.

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    Rachelle
    June 28, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    I love that crochet top what a great find.

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    KizzyDoll
    June 28, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Love that hat!! Hats are brilliant, especially against the heat. This is a super list. Have a great weekend doll xx

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    Ginny Mossman
    June 28, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    I really love your new heels, so fun! That crocheted top is so cool too!
    Ginny

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    Shanna Schneider
    June 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    What in the world??? $10 Mall??? How have I not heard of this!! And less than $3 flats??? Girl, you are my hero!!!

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      Rachel
      June 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      I know right! Where literally everything is $10 or under! AND QUALITY! I love it. Granted not everything is for me, but it is like going through the sale racks somewhere, just online :) Stuff you will love and some stuff you won’t!

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    Valerie @ The Style Files
    June 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Wow I am so impressed you got all that for $140-ish! Those shoes are fab!
    Valerie

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    Leigh
    June 28, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    I’m so impressed you got all that for only $140.00. Such a great deal! I love the hat and may have to pick it up asap. Have a great weekend!

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    Sam @ Frills & Thrills
    June 28, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Loving number 1 and 8, they need to find their way into my closet, great picks sweety!

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    antonella
    June 29, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    love them <3

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    Ashley
    June 29, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    I love that you’re keeping yourself accountable for your spending. I honestly need to start doing that myself. You got some great pieces and I think you did a wonderful job with your budget. 39 dollars isn’t so bad!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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    Ani
    June 29, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Uh I love that laced top especially for that price. I should be more disciplined with spending money on clohtes but usually I love it so much and “oh I dont have anything like that in my closet” that I get it 😀 Shame on me.

    Have a great weekend dear :-*

    Ani
    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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    elle sees
    June 30, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    that’s not bad at all! i need to get disciplined!

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    ashleigh
    June 30, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    The hat alone is worth it for me. From these items I see kind of a boho vibe going on. Is that your summer style? I quite love the cognac heels, hat, and lace top. Wear them all together please! The lace top would make a fab swim suit cover up too.

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    Julie, from prosecco to plaid
    July 1, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Need each of those shoes! Such a great roundup! xo, Julie

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    Kathleen Lisson
    July 1, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Fabulous deal on that hat!

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    AJ
    July 1, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    That lace top is beautiful, I bet you wear it with a lot. Can’t wait to see how you style it!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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