June budget

June 2017 wardrobe additions — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Olivia Moon knit blazer via Nordstrom: $51 (originally $80)
Hat Attack 'Festival' crossbody bag via Shopbop (seen here): $43 (originally $90)
BlankNYC suede moto jacket via Nordstrom Rack: $107 (originally $198)

+ a new size in my Madewell flannel shirt in Barlow Plaid ($22.50; originally purchased July 2016)

June Total = $129.50 ($223.50 - $94 earned from Poshmark)

$400 (quarterly budget) - $129.50 (June) = $270.50 left for July and August

I don't think I've ever had such a weird mish-mash of items in a budget update post before, haha! As you can probably imagine, I won't be wearing of these together anytime soon (or ever). ;)

I ended up keeping the blazer I bought last month but not keeping the Leith dress (neither size was a good fit on me). I think the blazer will be good to have on hand in case I get a job with a more "professional" dress code. I may even wear it for an upcoming interview! It's still on sale at Nordstrom and I ended up with size small petite, though I may have gotten a mis-marked blazer because it doesn't seem as petite as it should be. I tried on an XS petite in store which fit better length-wise but was too tight in the shoulders.

I picked up the straw bag in the recent Shopbop sale-on-sale for an upcoming tropical vacation. I wasn't expected to love it as much as I do! It's a great size for holding the necessities, and I love the blue tassels. As I mentioned in my most recent outfit post, I shortened the crossbody strap a bit by tying a knot in the middle. I also developed a weird quirk when I obtained this bag: constantly petting/adjusting the tassels to make sure they're straight. Lol.

The suede jacket was a bit of an impulse purchase. I saw that many of the seasonal colors were included in the Nordstrom sale earlier in the month and ordered the jacket in slate, size XS. Then a couple of days later, I found the same jacket at Nordstrom Rack for cheaper and in more sizes/colors. I bought it in charcoal, size small after reading reviews and thinking the XS might be too tight on my shoulders. The charcoal jacket arrived first and I fell madly in love. It makes me feel so badass! The size XS jacket fit fine but wouldn't have allowed for layering underneath, so I ended up holding onto the charcoal jacket (both colors are great but I think I prefer the charcoal a bit more than the slate). I'm trying to not wish away summer but I won't lie, I am so looking forward to breaking this beauty out come fall! ;)

The final addition of the month was a new size in one of my favorite flannel shirts. I originally got it in XS, which fit great until it shrunk a bit in the wash... Boo. I came across the next size up on eBay for a great price and snatched it up. The other one is now on my Poshmark waiting for its next home. (FYI: I've got a lot listed right now and plan to add more as soon as I can find a good spot to take photos!)

I ordered this striped dress from Madewell and was planning on keeping it until I wore it around the house and found that I was adjusting it too much. It's just too low cut for me. :( Bummed because I used a great coupon on it! Otherwise, what's on deck for next month: possibly another straw bag and some goodies from Everlane! (And, of course, the Nordstrom sale will probably get me, too...)

Linking up with Franish & my fellow budgeting bloggers

6th & Main

Summer outfit with sleeveless chambray shirt and white denim shorts — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual summer outfit with sleeveless chambray shirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blue tassel woven straw bag outfit with chambray shirt and navy sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blue tassel woven straw bag outfit with chambray shirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual summer outfit with chambray shirt and white denim shorts — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Downtown Boise, Idaho — via Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Now that I'm back in my hometown, I'm trying to make it a point to explore and shoot outfit photos at various places around town. It's fun to play tourist, especially since I still kind of feel like a tourist right now. ;) I love this area of downtown; most of the buildings are original and so charming! While we were shooting, the bike bar rode by. That seems like fun if you don't have to do too much of the work, haha!

I purchased this woven straw bag in the recent Shopbop sale for an upcoming trip to Florida. I didn't expect to love it as much as I do! The only thing I didn't love as much was the length of the strap; it was a little bit longer than I would have preferred, so I tied a knot in the middle to shorten it a bit. I wanted to take it out for a spin prior to the trip and decided to play off the blue tassels (love the different colors) and wear my sleeveless chambray shirt, white denim shorts, and navy sandals. I was worried that it would look/feel weird to carry a straw bag in a place other than near the ocean, but I didn't feel out of place at all! Whoop!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Madewell shirt / similar by Who What Wear for Target or Mavi Jeans
Gap shorts / old; similar
Salt Water sandals / exact
Hat Attack bag / exact (on sale!)
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by American Eagle Outfitters
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

National Pink Day

White lace top, pink skinny jeans, dusty blue caged sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Lilly for Target white crochet tank top outfit with pink skinny jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Summer outfit with pink jeans and blue caged sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blush pink skinny jeans outfit with white lace tank top — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blush pink skinny jeans summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blush pink skinny jeans outfit with white lace top and blue sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Yesterday was apparently National Pink Day, and I had no idea until I saw Nicole mention it on Instagram! (Of course, it was hours after her photo went up because of the stupid algorithm...sigh.) Still, I thought it was a weird coincidence that I wore pink for the first time in what seems like forever on National Pink Day. ;)

I've been wanting to pair my blush pink skinny jeans with my dusty blue sandals since I acquired them! I thought I'd wear them together in the spring, but it never happened, so I'm glad I got the chance before fall came back around (as much as I think I'd wear this combo in the fall, I'm such a huge fan of darker jewel tones that this outfit would have been pushed to next spring if I didn't wear it now, haha). I kept the color combination simple by adding the white tank. I'm kind of thinking I'd like more variety in tank tops... I at least need more options in white/ivory since I wear this one so much!

Hope you're having a great weekend! :) It's quite a hot one here and we still don't have the key card to the pool in our community. (Boo!)


OUTFIT DETAILS

Lilly Pulitzer for Target top / old; similar from Macy's (last seen here)
Grana jeans / exact (last seen here; use my referral link for 10% off your first purchase)
Earthies sandals c/o / exact from Nordstrom or Zappos (last seen here)
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by American Eagle Outfitters
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact