I can't believe how quickly this month went by. I guess focusing more of my attention and energy to working out and researching kept me from spending too much time shopping!
1. J. Crew Factory Textured Charley Sweater (in bright hydrangea): originally $60, on sale for $22.50
2. Old Navy Women's Printed-Jersey Pencil Skirt (in black stripe): originally $23, on sale for $17
3. J. Crew Factory Short-Sleeve Pocket Sweatshirt (in heather dusk): originally $60, on clearance for $17
Regarding these purchases...
The short-sleeve sweatshirt has quickly become one of my favorite pieces. I've worn it around the house (a few days in a row now) and to the grocery store, and foresee it becoming my go-to for casual Friday. I know the striped skirt was an unnecessary purchase, but for how much my other striped skirt gets worn, I'm confident that this new one will prove itself to be a good purchase. The sweater was a splurge, but periwinkle is my favorite color-- I couldn't pass it up! Of course the sweater is cheaper now, so I'll see if I can't get a price adjustment.
Re: items that didn't make it into this month's budget
I recently spent some time with family, and one of those days was spent at an outlet mall! My mom bought me this popover and these shorts (in brilliant yellow). I immediately wore the popover the next day out to dinner.
I was waffling over these flats after seeing them on Lilly, but I waffled too long and my size sold out before I knew it. I also had my eye on this t-shirt, but it sold out of my size (both in store and online) before I decided I would be willing to spend more than $10 on it. Oh well. If I get bored next month, I might try to make my own.
I'm not sure there's anything I'll be looking for in the month of July, but I'll have my eyes open since it is my birthday month and I already have some birthday money to spend. I'm still waiting for this top to go on super-sale (I'd spend $17 on it). I'll keep you posted if I get any other ideas in the mean time :)