Thursday, June 30, 2016

{weekend sales + staying on budget}

Everyone loves a good sale... but you don't want to blow your spending money on the first reduced price you see and then have buyer's guilt. Or not be able to buy groceries for the rest of the month. Before I share some fun weekend sales I wanted to share my tips with you guys for shopping during sale season and not breaking the bank!




Drawing credit: Inslee

Most people could tell you that I have a lot of clothes... I mean, hi, I'm a blogger aka shopaholics not-so-anonymous. My secret is that I rarely buy things full price and I always set a monthly budget for myself. This has taken some trial and error (luckily I could survive off of Kraft mac & cheese for a month hehe) so I've narrowed it down to 5 foolproof tips:

1 // SET A BUDGET - this sounds really obvious but if you aren't aware of what bills you have coming up and what's actually available in your bank account then you could be treading in dangerous waters. Stick to your budget and then stop shopping once you spend it all. Don't go into Target and tempt yourself. Seriously, don't do it.

2 // PAY WITH CASH - I was the queen of this in high school. But that was pre-internet shopping takeover. Nowadays this is my biggest trick around the holidays so I don't buy my sister a million new pieces of jewelry (even though she would love that). When I shop online I set up notifications with my credit card company so that if I spend over a certain amount of money I get a text. I've also set it up to get a text for any amount over $50. Having the reminders and watching the amounts add up (or the bills decrease in your wallet) visually helps me check myself.

3 // MAKE A LIST - Don't let yourself browse through the rompers if you're looking for a dress for an upcoming wedding. Stick with what you "need" and items that you specifically want - staples are always okay in my book!

4 // ALWAYS BUY THE RIGHT SIZE - ugh, I've done this way too many times. I'll buy a dress a little too big and think "I could get this hemmed"... guess who never gets it hemmed? Yep. It's not a deal if it doesn't fit right. You'll spend more money on alterations in the long run!

5 // DON'T BUY IT JUST BECAUSE - my adrenaline goes crazy when I find a really sweet sale. I try to convince myself that I've been lusting over this item and I need it now because it will never go on sale again and I'll regret everything if I don't purchase it. Y'all. Don't do this! Nobody likes items in their closet gathering dust. If you buy it because "omg this is on super sale give it to me now I have to have this in my life omgomgomg" you'll be purchasing a really great dust bunny.


Any tips y'all have for shopping on a budget? Summer time can be hard! With student loans and a new rent that's gonna be jumping steeply I'm cracking down on my shopping funds even more. Does this mean I'm growing up?!

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up to 50% off 4th of July sale + up to 40% off summer clearance
up to 80% off handbags and jewelry

extra 30% off all sale with code: EXTRA30

up to 70% off summer sale + free shipping on orders $40+ with code 0040
$4 deals + free shipping on orders over $50 with code 3125 (starts 7/1)

South Moon Under
extra 25% off already reduced items 

50% off everything with code: JULY4TH

up to 70% off and free shipping with code: SHIPINSTYLE

30% off sale with code: SUNSHINE

Caitlin Wilson Design
15% off everything with code: JULY15

up to 80% off sale + free shipping

extra 15% off sale with code: ENDOFSALE15

50% off in stores and online
Plus, extra 50% off Clearance with code: HAPPYSALE

up to 50% off sale

extra 60% off clearance

extra 30% off sale items

25% off site wide with code: ALLAMERICAN

extra 50% off sale

up to 60% off

Loren Hope
20% off sitewide with code: SUMMERSALE

Gigi New York
30% off select styles and colors

extra 20% off Fourth of July Sale with code: FOURTH

up to 60% off sale and clearance with code: KEEPCOOL

extra 40% off everything & free shipping on orders $25+ with code: GOLDMINE

up to 20% off select styles

up to 50% off + free shipping on orders $25+ with code: VS25FREE

up to 50% off select patterns and free towel with orders $100+

up to 60% off 4th of July Sale

up to 50% off the Summer Holiday & July 4th Sale

up to 30% off 4th of July Sale + $5 off orders $50+ with code: TGTYHC36
30% off apparel, shoes and accessories
up to 30% off furniture and home with code: HOMEOWNER

20% off with code BBW20 and $10 3-wick candles

10% off for VIB Members with code: V436CB

15% off with code: STARS + free gift with orders $50+

$5 off any $15+ purchase with code: 205730

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PHEW. My fingers are tired from searching for all those sales and typing them up!! Happy shopping and have a great Fourth of July weekend :)

Love Always,

2 comments:

  1. i hear you-i am really trying to stop the sale buys. am i buying it b/c i really love it, or am i buying it b/c it's on sale. ugh.

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    1. EXACTLY!! I so often think "this sale is so great I need it so I can brag about what a deal it was" ay yi yiiii!!

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