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Jess’s June Budget – And A Challenge For July!

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Earrings – Target – $7.99

Necklace – Target – $16.99

Maxi dress – LOFT – $47.70

Scarf – Target – $5.09

Swing dress – LOFT – $29.70

 

TOTAL: $107.47

 

So I was GOING to be perfectly under budget, but then I visited a certain couple of ladies in a particularly warm state and got talked into a Target trip, and now here we are. Exactly one pair of earrings over budget. Thankfully, I am zero percent mad about it because they are exactly the right combination of interesting and basic.

However, I am a) a bit sick of going over budget and b) honestly not that into summer fashion (there are many reasons I moved north), so I’m going to try something a little challenging next month. I’ve always been intrigued by the concept of No Spend November, but if we’re being super real, there’s not even a snowball’s chance in hell that I’m missing out on the fabulous Black Friday clothing sales during my favorite season. And I’m not one to deliberately set myself up for failure. So! Instead of No Spend November, I give you…

 

 

NO BUY JULY!

 

That’s right folks, I am going to attempt to purchase ZERO items of clothing, shoes, or accessories during the month of July. Tune in next month to see if I manage it!

 

As always, linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers. 

It Happened One Afternoon

Emily from Fashion By Committee- LOFT blouse tank, Windsor black pencil skirt, H&M gold bar belt, Target wedges, Kohl's black floppy hat, Charming Charlie X-Ring

I never thought I’d be the one to say this, but guys… I think it might be too darn hot? I know, I know- I joked all winter about being a bird-boned, lizard person who needs a heat lamp to survive, but St. Louis summers are not for the faint of heart (if the blistering sun doesn’t get you, the drowning-on-land levels of humidity definitely will). For those days when your brain is melting right along side your makeup, it’s important to remember the essentials: water, sunblock, and of course, black-and-white-are-universal-and-go-with-everything-yes-I-said-everything… That last one is probably the most important one and could actually save your life one day! …well, maybe not your life… but it will keep you from wasting precious energy staring blankly at your closet that could have been spent laying on the floor in front of a fan. Trust me, I know these things.

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Top: LOFT

Skirt: Windsor

Belt: H&M (similar)

Wedges: Target (similar)

Hat: Kohl’s

X Ring: Charming Charlie

Emily from Fashion By Committee- LOFT blouse tank, Windsor black pencil skirt, H&M gold bar belt, Target wedges, Kohl's black floppy hat, Charming Charlie X-Ring