July Budget Recap - Doused in Pink - a fashion and lifestyle blog

July Budget Recap

Last month I did a post here on Looking Fabulous on a Budget and showed you what I have purchased since I started blogging in February.  Fall is my favorite season for fashion and I had put myself on a spending freeze for July and August so that I could get a few things on my fall wishlist.  

So why am I posting pictures of these clothing items when I was on a shopping ban? Well, I failed when Anthropologie had an extra 20% off the markdowns on three tops on my summer wishlist. Then, I got a few amazing deals using Gap rewards.  

July Budget Failure

Top Row:
Deletta Ruffle Rim Tank $15.99 // Maeve Silk Racer Tank $15.99// Clovelly Peplum Tank $15.99 ($47.97 minus $40 gift card = total spent $7.97)

Bottom Row:
Barefoot Dreams Cardigan $39.00 ($90 on sale for $59.00 minus $20 Nordstrom Note) 
Steve Madden Ecentric $10 ($80 minus 25% promo code and $50 Gap rewards = $10.00) 
Old Navy Chiffon Maxi $1.25 ($35 minus 25% promo code and $25 Gap rewards = $1.25)

In April, I purchased the Orange Charlie Sweater from J.Crew Factory.  It turned out to be defective and after one wearing the bottom hem unraveled.  So it went back for a refund.  

I failed my spending freeze but I got some great deals that I could not pass up.  The original prices on the Anthropologie tops totaled $214 and with the sale and using a gift card I had forgotten about, got them for $7.97.  The Barefoot Dreams cardigan has been on my wish list since last Christmas and I was able to get it for over 50% off.  My total spent in July (deducting the $25 J.Crew Factory refund) was $33.22.  

Now back to the spending freeze for August!  

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  1. Great recap, thse leo print sneakers are too cute. Lovely blog here btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.

  2. Sale is always great!! Great recap!

    ♘ www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

  3. I always have a hard time resisting when Anthro has extra off sale items - their clothes are just so beautiful! You got some great stuff!

  4. Oh woww! Amazing buys for amazing prices!! Congrats! Thanks for your lovely comment in my blog! I am now following you through GFC to keep in touch with your recent updates!

  5. loving all your new purchases!
    xo Jessica

  6. Even if you failed on your spending freeze you won with all your great deals! I wouldn't have been able to turn them down either! And I love the peplum top!

  7. Awesome finds! I love Gap rewards so much!

  8. Wow! You got some incredible deals! I can't judge you one bit for "bending" on your spending ban. Let's not call it failing...I think you were just re-assesing the situation and taking advantage of good opportunities to save down the line! Can't wait to see how you wear each of the new pieces!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  9. Great items! The nude skirt is absolutely adorable and versatile. Great picks!

  10. What great picks! I love the leopard print slip on sneakers! great look!


  11. Love your picks! Anthropology is a dangerous place!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  12. You could not pass up those deals Jill! And the tanks will be versatile for fall layered with cardis and jackets. Great scores! susan

  13. I think you purchased great things! I totally love the shoes!!

  14. Sometimes you can't look a good coupon horse in the mouth. :) Great scores, doll!


  15. WOW you got some FANTASTIC DEALS. I am especially impressed at the deals you got at Anthropologie, the price of those gorgeous Steve Maddens and almost a steal for the maxi skirt. WOW!! Wear them all in great health, Jill!

  16. You got such good deals! Very impressed with your shopping skills. I love everything, but the shoes are my favorite!

  17. Dang spending freeze! Sounds like you got some great finds recently though! Thanks for sharing your latest purchases :)

  18. Great leopard slip-on finds!
    Thanks for joining the Style Me Wednesday link-up; hope to see you again tomorrow!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
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  19. Loving it… awesome finds!
    See you soon!

  20. Awesome finds! Love your budget perspective!

    Tif @ Bright on a Budget

  21. Fall is my favourite season for clothing too!! I know it's hard not too break the budget with so many great sales going on!! Hope you are having a great week Jill!!
    Marta, xo

  22. Great finds!! Love the leopard print slip ons! I need a pair!!

    Hope your having a great week!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  23. What a fantastic deals you have got. Such a great purchases.

    xoxo Ra


  24. I approve of all your purchase! Specifically those leopard flats.

  25. Great selection!


  26. Very cute pieces! love those cute leopard print shoes.
    Have a gorgeous week!

    xx Cissy
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