June budget

  1. Ellen Tracy Coat (via Nordstrom): $90 (originally $168)
  2. Bobeau Cardigan (via Nordstrom): $43 (originally $58)
  3. J.Crew Pants: $21 (originally $89.50)
  4. J.Crew Shirt: $13 (originally $32.50)
  5. Keds Sneakers: $0 (contest prize; originally $50)
  6. Loft Shirt: $29 (originally $54.50)
  7. Loft Shirt (not available online; check stores): $21 (originally $39.50)
  8. Gap Shorts: $32 (originally $50)

June Total = $249

$500 (quarterly budget) - $249 = $251 left for July and August

I branched out a bit from my regular retailers this month! I took advantage of Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale at the beginning of the month and grabbed the trench coat I've had my eyes on and an awesome drape-y cardigan for the fall/winter. (Nordstrom's amazing customer service gave me a price adjustment on the coat after I saw that the price had dropped even more.) I also stopped in at Loft last week during their 50% off everything sale and fell in love with a couple of shirts perfect for this season!

I picked up a couple of things I've had on my wishlist for a while from J.Crew, one of my go-to retailers. I found the pants in store for 50% off the sale price, and I used my student discount to get them down to $21 with tax! I've been wanting a pair of pants this color for the fall. As I mentioned in a previous post, the Gap shorts were an emergency purchase; before my trip to North Carolina, I realized that the white shorts I had were way too see-through, so I went to the mall in search of a new pair and found these. I love them!

A couple of months ago, I was a runner up in a contest hosted by Teen Vogue and Keds, and I won a free pair of shoes from Keds! I received them this month and can't wait to wear them.

I spent more this month than I was hoping to, so it's going to be tough the next two months. I have some pending orders that will really affect my budget if I end up keeping everything from them, but hopefully I won't love everything (haha). I also hope to get back into selling things on ebay--gotta keep going with the closet overhaul!

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