Saturday, November 28, 2015

November 2015 Budget

November 2015 Budget
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November BuysJ.Crew Factory zip-pocket wool mini skirt (in tan): $27.95
Loft Utility Shirt: $29

J.Crew Factory zip-pocket wool mini skirt (light gray): $33.13

Chadwicks Shoes: $29
Old Navy Funnel Neck Tunic: $15.8
Factory Elephant Jacquard Skirt: $23.77
Socialite Plaid Sleeveless Shift Dress: $26.4
Talbots Shirttail Sweater Petite P: $41.99
Talbots Tartan Flats (40% off + $20 coupon): $45
Asos Tunic: $27.5
Factory confetti sequin tee: $35.5
J.Crew Striped suede-shoulder T-shirt: $17.49

Total Spent

Money Earned

Total Remaining in 4th Quarter Budget

It's the final countdown! Nah na na nah!
But actually, only one more month in 2015 (also, I may have just typed July instead of 2015...umm what?). I did so many price adjustments this month, it's kind of crazy, but totally worth it. Have you ever called in for a price adjustment before?  I really do suggest it, it can save you so much money in the end. A lot of the items above are marked down now, so if you want to shop the pieces above, I highly suggest jumping on it while you can.

I may have also done some Black Friday damage, but since it was all online shopping, I didn't want to include it since I don't actually know what I'll be keeping. It will of course end up in the December budget if I keep it. Only one month to go and I'd like to stay on budget. Fingers crossed I can!

How did your budget go? Did you do any Black Friday shopping?

Shop my November 2015 Budget

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Holiday Sales, Deals, and Discounts

Okay, I was going to wait until tomorrow to post this, but some of the best sales seem to be going on right now. While I'm against actually going into the store to shop today, I'm okay with taking a few minutes out of your time to buy a few things online. I'll keep updating this page throughout the weekend, so keep checking back for more sales and deals.

Also, if you're shopping online, don't forget to use EbatesGiving AssistantWynk, and Paribus so you can get the best deals on your purchases!

PS If you need some serious holiday shopping advice, check out my Online Holiday Shopping Series from 2013 and 2014 for the best tips to save your money.

Holiday Sales, Deals, and Discounts, black friday, cyber monday

50% off everything with code CELEBRATE

20% off of everything

30% off of everything with code BLESSED

40% off everything else, use code BESTCYBER

Up to 70% off select items

40% off everything with code BESTCYBER

30% off of your purchase and an extra 40% off of sale with code HOLIDAY, from 11/25 to 11/29

50% off & free shopping with orders over $50, use code SHIPGIFTS

Different deals all week!

Shop the surprise sale! Up to 75% off select items!

50% off almost everything with code CORNY

25% off everything with code CALMDOWN, 11/25 to 11/29

Major savings, no code needed! Plus an extra 25% off of select items

40% off of everything, use code BESTCYBER

30% off select shoes, bags, and accessories.

50% off of one item  plus 40% off everything else through, no code needed.

Urban Outfitters
Take $15 off of $75 and $50 off of your purchase of $150, no code needed

Use the discounts to shop some of the most popular pieces this season!

Best Fair Isle

Best Sequins for New Years

Best Winter Pajamas

Best Leather Leggings

image via with text added by Dana


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gifting with a Cause: Treasure & Bond

Treasure and Bond, nordstrom, plaid skirt, shirt tail top, women, clothing, fashion, style

I've talked about Treasure & Bond on this blog so many times that I've honestly lost count. It's for a good reason though, this brand is impressive! Run by Nordstrom, Treasure & Bond is an original Americana meets street style brand. Besides just being a great organization, 2.5% of every purchase from their line goes to supporting an organization that empowers youth. Even though the brand is fairly young, they've already accomplished some pretty impressive goals including a donation of $185,000 to Girls, Inc. and $254,000 to Girls on the Run. I'm proud to know that my purchases from Treasure & Bond (above) have already helped to support these amazing charities.

Shop my favorites from Treasure and Bond

PS I'm taking tomorrow off to celebrate Thanksgiving, but don't worry, I'll be back on Friday just in time for a sales post :)


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shopping Reviews, Vol. 16

Oh man, it's my last shopping reviews post before the crazy shopping weekend. Do you already have your list ready to go? I'll be honest, I'm not sure if there's that much if I actually want to get, but we'll see how good the deals are (I will definitely be avoiding the actual stores though). However, before all of the online craziness starts, I want to make sure that you're adequately prepared for all of the shopping.

If you haven't already make sure that you're signed up and ready to go on these sites:

To try stuff on at home without paying: 

To be alerted for sales:

To get cash back when you shop online:

To easily get the price adjusted if it changes after your purchase: Paribus

j.crew factory confetti sequin tee, women, fashion, style, clothing

I went back and forth on the top, but I really can't resist a good striped top. Especially when it's decorated and ready for holiday celebrations! The top is true to size, but I do have to warn you, if your skin is sensitive, you will definitely get annoyed by the stitching that keeps the sequins on. I thought it would bother be, but I got use to it after a few minutes.
Verdict: Keep