July 2016 Budget

Honestly, guys. I’m shocked again that another month has passed by so quickly! I barely had any time to shop! It’s been scorching hot here in Indiana lately, so I haven’t felt the need to empty my wallet for too many new fall clothes yet, but you know that will change soon! #cannotwait

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

july 2016 budget Style On Target

July 2016 Budget
+ Old Navy Green Maxi Dress – $17 ($37 originally – discounted price – 40% off sale – here)
+ Merona Dog Print Shirt (from the men’s dept.) – $17.50 ($25 originally – 30% off Fourth of July sale – here)
+ Charming Charlie Red Wayfarer Sunglasses – $9 ($9 originally – here)
+ Merona Black Knotted Belt – $0 ($17 originally – gift card – here)
+ Merona Chambray Sleeveless Top – $16 ($23 originally – 30% off Fourth of July sale – here)
+ The Limited Lemon Print Skirt – $35 ($70 originally – 50% off coupon in the mail – here)

Not Pictured:
Old Navy City Graphic Tee – $5 ($13 originally – 40% off sale – reward credit – here)
+ Merona Chambray Long Sleeve Button Down – $16 ($23 originally – 30% off Fourth of July sale – here)
+ Zara Cap-Toe Block Heels – $40 ($40 originally – here)

Total Spent: $155.50

Goal: $200
Amount Under/Over: +$44.50 = $200 – $155.50
Total Saved: $101.50 = $257 (if not on sale) – $155.50
Item Count: 9
Carryover to Next Month: $270 = $226 + $44

Oh man guys, I ordered a ton of new things this month, and then disappointingly, returned most of it! I just am getting more particular about the things I want hanging in my closet or I just have too many things hanging in my closet. Probably both…depends on if you ask me or The Husband! ;)

Also this month in my shopping adventures, I met a blog reader when I was buying the sunglasses (hi Leah!), successfully conned my mom into hemming my green maxi dress (thanks Mom!), and bought and wore my first midi skirt (to be blogged later)! Woot woot!

I also cannot recommend those chambray shirts from Target enough! They are made with Tencel material, which makes them fluid and not stiff, which is EXACTLY what I was looking for in a new chambray shirt. And yes, I needed both the sleeveless and the long sleeve version. Because have you been outside in Indiana lately? #hot

The knot belt I bought last month was sooooo good in brown that I decided I need it in black. Because nothing is easier than a belt that knots itself…and that you bought with a birthday gift card. ;)

And yes, I bought a shirt that is from the men’s department that has little puppy dogs on it.  I don’t even care how many times I wear it…cost-per-wear be darned. I’m all about the cute animal graphic prints for life, y’all!

Things That Didn’t End Up Working
+ This brown Old Navy dress – Super burlap sack fitting on me. Ick. That is all.
+ This floral print Loft dress – Umm. If you like pink, buy this dress. It is GORGEOUS. I do not like pink, and did not realize HOW pink it was going to be….which is why it did not stay in my closet. But it is still a SUPER pretty dress.
+ This gray tweed Loft dress – minus the pockets, I might have kept this dress, but the pockets added so much bulk to the bottom portion of the dress!

I’m sure next month will be the month that I buy ALL THE THINGS, because I love shopping for fall clothes, and I already know I have a few orders shipping in from Loft and Nordstrom that I didn’t count in this month (since my return rate has been so extreme lately).

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

  • Kaci

    I tried that Loft tweed dress on last weekend – looked cute on the hangar, but it was no go once I put it on!

  • L Magoon

    Yeah, for whatever reason it seems that all the cute graphic prints are in the guys section this year. My son is thrilled (he has decided he will love funky prints forever).

    • L Magoon

      Although I love that lemon print skirt. . . they just need to carry it at Target. . . as a pencil skirt!

  • That lemon skirt is so cute! Great finds!
    Peace, Sarah

  • I just might have to check out that chambray shirt – I’ve been thinking of getting one. And that lemon-print skirt is whimsical!