Monday, July 28, 2014

July budget recap

July is almost over! August is coming, and with it... my 30th.. and some fantastic weekends. So how did I do?

July budget

From top left:
Madewell flamingo shirt, 29
J Crew Factory Vest, 54
J Crew Palm tee, 9.99
J Crew boyfriend blazer, 54
Madewell pocket tee, 9.99

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The flamingo top was something I saw a girl wearing in a hotel and stopped her to ask about. My mom and I have a thing with flamingos (we were the flamingo group in kindergarten on my first field trip so we've had a thing with them ever since). I couldn't stomach the 68 price tag... but at 29? Much better!

I'm also very excited about the herringbone vest. I passed on it last year and kicked myself multiple times, especially after seeing everyone's blog posts and pinterest boards on it. 

I was also creeping on the palm tree tee and glad to get it for under 10. 

The boyfriend blazer is another score of mine - for some reason I have plenty of nice blue blazers but was lacking in the black blazer department. I may need to exchange it for a size up, but that's okay.

And a plain blue tee - who can go wrong?

July total: 186.96. I kept it under 200 this month.. but eep. I'm hoping to seriously go clothes-free for August.. except for perhaps a pleated maxi skirt for Mexico (any suggestions anyone)?

Linking up with Fran - how did you do this month?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

J crew sale picks

J Crew is having another blowout sale and I've put together a few items I'm lusting after. The black blazer has already been ordered because 1) you can't beat the price, and 2) I'm in serious need of a good black blazer.

The New Balance shoes are just adorable, and I love how that the palm tree tee is perfect for vacation. The maxi skirt is gorgeous and the floral pullover is the perfect layer for warm summer nights.

Are you shopping the sale - and if so what are you getting?

J crew sale picks

Saturday, July 5, 2014

EShakti Dress Review

I first have to warn you that I'm not very good with these things, but when I was contacted by EShakti to do a review of one of their items I figured I'd give it a try. I was able to pick from an array of items, but ultimately it was this maxi dress that caught my eye, and with a big trip coming up for my 30th I knew it would be perfect for Mexico.

Ordering with EShakti was a breeze - something that's really awesome is you are able to put in your height measurements and pick a size that most matches your actual measurements. I really liked being able to see measurements so clearly outlined - it's a nice change! And on some of their other items you can customize your item to the sleeve length, neckline, and length of your choice.

The item was shipped via DSL Express (and despite being lost in the mail) it took less than a week for the item to arrive from India. I couldn't wait to get the dress home and try it on, and I seriously can't wait to wear this dress in Mexico.

The dress is actually of a heavy material (so it's not flimsy) and it has POCKETS. I seriously am so excited over the pockets; it will be perfect for when I want to grab my keys and phone for a walk. It is form fitting in the top and flares out a bit. Even my husband was impressed with the dress and said it's a score.

Disclaimer: I received this item for free from EShakti for doing a review; however all content and reviews are my own.
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