Outfit Post: Bloggers Who Budget – Summer Dress for Less

Could it be any hotter right now? This weekend had me thinking I was back in Miami with the crazy humidity. I spent Saturday out in the sun playing tennis and don’t think I’ve sweat so much ever. Sorry, I doubt you needed to know that last part. Anyways, I had to throw in the tennis reference to tie in my love for this skirt.

Yes, it’s a skirt and I know that today’s Bloggers Who Budget is Summer Dresses for Less but this skirt + tank combo almost comes off like a dress so I’m going with it. And I scooped both items on serious sale to keep it under our $75 limit. Definitely a great score. Back to the skirt though, I’m normally not into such girly items but the perforated, laser-cut details toned down the pleated school girl look. I’ve paired this with a simple tee and heels  for a more dressed up work look but it’s just as great for running errands with sneakers.

Make sure to stop by all the other gal’s blogs to see their full looks. There’s more than a few looks I plan on copying in the near future.

p.s.  – If you need to beat the Monday blues, Madewell has 40% off all sale items; J.Crew has 30% off your purchase with code GOSHOPPING; Banana Republic has 40% off select styles with code BRSTYLE and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still on. 

Puma Match Low Sneakers * J.Crew Laser Cut SkirtJ.Crew Laser Cut Skirt | Banana Republic Perforated Mesh Tank (JUST sold out but the t-shirt is available, on sale and awesome) | J.Crew Puma Match Low Sneakers | Kate Spade Envelope Clutch (on sale in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!) | Ray-Ban Aviators 

Outfit Post: Cut Off

It has been a loooong week. Work has been crazy (so.many.meetings) and Drew was out of town all week so there has been a lot of running around. Now he’s back and the weekend is almost here so I’m hoping to regain a shred of sanity before Monday.

All week I was hoping I might stumble into a freebie Forecastle Festival ticket since I’d love to go but there wasn’t a bad playing this year that got me motivated enough to spring for the tickets. Clearly, the outfit below was all primed and ready to go for a weekend at the Waterfront. Since that didn’t happen, I’ll be trying to beat the heat poolside and possibly hitting up a church picnic (if you’re not from around Louisville, the church picnic scene here is on point. cheap beers, lots of cheap games and poor man’s gambling tables – good stuff).

Oh and don’t forget that there’s a BUNCH of good sales going on right now. The perfect time to do your own ‘back-to-school’ shopping.  The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is open to everyone now (shop my picks here);  J.Crew is giving it all away, okay not really but you can get 30% off your entire purchase with code GOSHOPPING (thinking of snagging this while it’s on sale); LOFT has 60% off all sale items and GAP has 35% off regular priced items and extra 30% off sale items with code TREAT

American Flag Tank Top: Target (on sale now, get 10% off with code JULY)
Levi’s Cut-Offs: Urban Outfitters (similar here)
Banana Republic Sleeveless Trench | Gorjana Necklace (on sale now)
Banana Republic Gold Flip-Flops | Sole Society Tote c/o (old, seen here)
American Flag Tank Top * Cut-Offs * Festival Style
Photos by Whitney Neal

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