July 2015 Budget

July always seems like a long month to me, and this one was decently long and filled with fun trips and weekend adventures, which means that my spending should have been limited, but I happened to be right on track thanks to some great sales (here’s looking at you Loft and Old Navy)!

Check out July’s budget below to see the damage:


July 2015 Budget
+ Sole Society Navy Tassel Ankle Boots – $70 ($90 originally – 20% off coupon code – use this link for your first Sole Society purchase and get 20% off too)*
+ J.Crew Factory Gray Collar Top – $24 ($64.50 originally – sale price – 20% off coupon code – here)
+ Old Navy Double Stripe Dress – $15 ($30 originally – sale price – 35% off coupon code – here)
+ Loft Mini Leaf Fluid Tee – $20 ($40 originally – 50% off sale – here)
+ Ann Taylor Navy Floral Eyelet Sweater – $17 ($69.50 originally – 75% off flash sale – here)
+ Old Navy Multicolored Stripe Scarf – $9 ($16.94 originally – 40% off sale – here)
+ Loft Black Flat Strap Sandals – $6 ($39.50 originally – sale price – 70% off flash sale – here)
+ Ann Taylor Black/White Stripe Belt – $10 ($39.50 originally – sale price – 70% flash sale – here)

Not Pictured (and some not received yet, so not for sure keeping):
+ Loft Gingham Swing Shell – $13 ($49.50 originally – sale price – 70% off flash sale – here)
+ Merona Blue Suede Driving Loafers – $12 ($24.99 originally  – 50% off online sale – here)

Total Spent: $196

Goal: $200
Amount Under/Over: +$4 = $200 – $196
Total Saved: $269 = $465 (if not on sale) – $196
Item Count: 10
Carryover to Next Month: $186 = $182 + $4

*Means it was marked off my 2015 Wishlist (see that post here)

Not too bad, especially since I made smart, smart, SMART decisions to gamble and wait on multiple items from Loft and Ann Taylor to see if they would make their way to a 50% off sale or even better, one of their ridiculous flash sales! Lots of them did, so that’s why I saved more than I even spent this month.

And can we just talk about how Loft and Old Navy’s fall collections are going to be the death of me? Almost everything I have seen so far released is something I definitely want (not need…apparently those are different? ;)), so be ready to see those two heavily represented in the coming months. My favorite purchase this month is probably that Old Navy multicolored stripe scarf…all my favorite colors in one scarf (plus stripes?)…twist my arm, would ya?

I’m still feeling really good about my budget and my closet situation. Fran recently posted about her closet inventory (here), and she’s inspired me to do another closet cleanout in the next couple of months. I’m not sure whether or not I’ll take inventory numbers, but it would be nice to clear out some space and get a Fall/Winter wishlist going.


How did you do this month on your budget? I’m linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers, and you should too!

  • Heather Hacker

    i recently ordered the Loft gingham swing shell and it is adorable…i hope you ordered down a size as I think it runs pretty large as the other reviews said. Or, if you’re like me you ordered multiple sizes to spend enough to get free shipping ;)

  • I keep thinking about that black and white ON dress. I have the blue tropical print and its sooooooo comfy and would probably wear this one too…but it’s getting late in the summer but it would be remixed for fall…right??

  • I’m so bummed to see that collared top from J.Crew Factory is sold out in my size. It looks like the perfect summer-to-fall layering item!


  • I’m also on an Old Navy streak right now…I looked at their new fall stuff yday and can’t wait! I love that black and white belt…go ann taylor!

  • THOSE. BOOTS. I have the biggest heart eyes for them! And, how cute are they going to look with that little collared top? Too cute! I think I may need to snag that scarf before it’s gone because it really is a perfect collection of colors.

    Also, YES at buying all the things from Old Navy. I did not used to have this problem, but they’ve stepped their game way, way up.

    Look at you, saving so much money!

  • I’ve been wanting those booties from Sole Society. I’d be interested in a mini review of them.

  • I love those flat black sandals. It’s amazing that you were able to get them for $6!