Budgeting Bloggers // July 2014

So it seems what I saved in June, I definitely made up for in July…

July PurchasesLet’s Be Friends: Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest // Facebook // Bloglovin // YouTube


What I Bought

1. Mossimo Sharkbite Tank // $16.99

2. JustFab Grazia Pump // $39.95

3. Mossimo Kacie Peep Toe Bootie // $29.99 (orig. $34.99 + $5.00 Target mobile coupon)

4. Lucky B Boutique Striped High-Waisted Flare Skirt // $32 (orig. $34, used giftcard – see Lucky B necklace below)

5. Forever21 Ditsy Floral Headwrap // $3.80

6. Mossimo Rolled Cuff Tee // $17.99

7. JustFab Marina d’Orsay Flats // $0 (orig. $39.99 – I had a credit from months ago)

8. GAP Colorblock Stripe Sleeveless Shirt // $9.99 (orig. $45.95, on sale for $19.99 + 50% off)

9. JustFab Brayden Bootie // $0 (orig. $39.99 – BOGO promo with Grazia pumps) ** I’m selling another pair of these in my Poshmark closet – If you’re an 8, check it out!

10. Xhilaration Zip Back Tank // $16.99

11. Another Mossimo Rolled Cuff Tee (in hot coral) // $17.99 (not pictured)

12. Lucky B Boutique Green Linked Epoxy Statement Necklace // $0 (orig. $12, used giftcard) (no longer available – here’s something similar)

13. GAP High-Rise Skinny Jeans // $7.79 (tag doesn’t have orig. price, but GAP jeans are usually around $60 – these jeans had a $12.97 sticker + 40% off) (not pictured, and I can’t find them at all online)

14. Another Forever21 headwrap // $3.80 (I can’t find the exact one, but here are all their adorable headwraps)

15. JustFab Arleigh Sandal Heels // $39.95 (I did not include these in my collage because I’m trying to sell them in my Poshmark closet. They’re too big, they don’t have the size I need, and I can’t return them. These are a 7.5, but run way big, so if you’re a size 8, check them out – brand new!!)

16. Forever21 Studded Black Flats // $4.98 (orig. $24.80, on sale for $9.99 + 50% off) (cannot find these anywhere online, but they’re Valentino inspired – here’s the real deal)

Subtotal = $242


I’ve talked about working out and being healthy before (here and here), but now that I’m in one of the most health conscious cities in the country AND I have a Vegas vacation/wedding at the end of September, I’ve really buckled down. I started a P90x/T25 hybrid on Monday July 21, and so far I’ve been going strong! In order to motivate myself, I decided to purchase some new workout clothes because obviously intrinsic motivation does not work for me. I decided to make my fitness purchases into a separate collage because I may have gone a little overboard this month.

July Fitness Purchases

What I Bought

1. C9 by Champion Jersey Short w/ Mesh Insert // $12.99 (of course now they’re on sale for $9.74)

2. Jockey Bike Short in black // $7.99 (orig. $22) (got mine at Marshall’s)

3. Kyodane Herringbone Design Capri Yoga Pants // $19.99 (orig. $22.99) (I got these at Marshall’s, and I can’t find them anywhere online except Ebay)

4. Blogilates Side Scrunch Booty Shorts // $21.50 (I’m not a huge fan of the cheesy saying on the back, but I love wearing these shorts!)

5. Blogilats Twist N Shout Crop Sweater // $23 (orig. $29.50)

6. C9 by Champion Sports Bra // $5.99 (orig. $12.99) (This is not the same bra I purchased; I found mind at Marshall’s – same brand and similar style)

7. Jockey Bike Short in grey // $7.99 (orig. $22) (got mine at Marhsall’s) (not pictured)

Subtotal = $99

Subtotal 1 ($242) + Subtotal 2 ($99) + Stitch Fix purchases ($102) 

Total spent in July = $443 (orig. $695)

Savings = $252

Final thoughts: Though I scored some major savings, my only thoughts are, “Girl, you need to reel it in!” I spent waaaay too much for our current financial state (ie: my unemployment…but I got a job, so yay!). Looks like August will have to be another dry month.


As always, I’m linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers! Check out the other lovely ladies!



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9 thoughts on “Budgeting Bloggers // July 2014

  1. Andi July 31, 2014 at 10:38 pm Reply

    oooh, I love that striped skirt! I am thinking I need to reign it in a bit in August, too. Here’s to making financially wise choices!

  2. Ashley August 1, 2014 at 11:24 am Reply

    I think purchasing cute fitness clothes is a great motivator! I’m trying so hard to do do prenatal Pilates but I’m just not motivated, so I was just thinking I needed to buy some cute workout clothes! Also, I love all those pretty shoes you got – they are making me excited for fall!

  3. Cheresa August 2, 2014 at 1:13 am Reply

    Britt, congrats on getting a job! You spent a lot this month but I am happy that you are starting a fitness routine! I love cute workout clothes – they always motivate me!:) Also I like the Lucky B striped skirt! Your new clothes will come in handy at your new job!


  4. bambooblossom August 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm Reply

    I buying workout clothes helps then I might need to do that because nothing else has gotten me to exercise so far.

  5. kristen August 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm Reply

    new workout clothes always motivate me and you got some super cute stuff! and yay for your job!

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