Thursday, June 24, 2010

Spicy Olive

I am gearing myself up for some super strict budgeting for July, like no retail shopping at all (I did give myself one exception if it goes on sale). I am not looking forward to it but it is WAY overdue. Wanna join me? We could have a support system and everything.

Well, here I am off to work. It is nice working somewhere you can dress up or down as long as you look styled. Sorry I am lagging on getting back to your comments. They all come to my phone and I soooo enjoy reading them but sometimes it is hard to get back on the computer to respond but I will try to tonight. I am planning to post the Key Lime Pie recipe soon...it is so delish!

Cami & Cardigan-J Crew
Capris-LOFT
Earrings-Anthropologie
Shoes-Bandolino

22 comments:

Peggy said...

super cool shirt! I will join you on your no retail spending in July. I just did a no-spend in May, but then went a little nuts in June, so kind of negating it! duh! I will support you sister!

E Hayes said...

I love your looks... I have that cardigan and because I'm just getting over my colorphobia, I never thought to pair it with something bright...

I'm also reining in the spending in July. I'm hoping by making a Fall Wishlist it will keep me focused on things I want for the fall instead of buying from end of summer sales (since fall stock should start rolling in soon)...

Eleanor ~Shopping The Closet said...

I was going to shoot for a July and August self imposed shopping ban.
Then someone at work reminded me that all the best fall stuff starts coming in then and I started getting nervous.
I just may need you as a support!

Can't wait for the Key Lime Pie recipe!

Jenni said...

Love the bright tank with the neutral sweater...so cute! And to work at LOFT would be so great! I am wishing I grabbed those heals back when they were available...I cannot find them anywhere anymore. As for spending, I definitely need to take a break...,I'm shooting to really try not to spend much at all in July so count me in!! I actually just started my own fashion blog to help me focus on what I already have...come by and visit:
www.foundinmycloset.blogspot.com
thanks for your fabulous fashion inspiration today! Have a good shift at work!!

Jan Russell said...

You look AMAZING. This is gorgeous on you, and your hair looks so pretty pulled back! You were right to stock up on that cami!

KDot said...

You have good taste; I have the same top. :-)
Are you wearing another tank layered under cami? I find mine is awfully sheer.

Andrea said...

Hi! Just started following your blog. I really like your style. I'm a mom too, so I really appreciate how you put you outfits together. I think I will join you in no retail shopping in July, except for something that goes on sale. Does this mean the Anniversary Sale at Nordstrom is off limits?? :)

Fatima said...

Oh I adore this whole outfit! You look absolutely fabulous in it! I was too slow in ordering that Victoria tissue cami when it went on sale, and now I've missed out on it :(
I really hope it pops back up in an XS. But if not, I have the silk frances top in bronzed avocado, maybe I can try something similar, since its from the same color family as your top.

Heather said...

Absolutely, I have a friend's bridal shower and bachelorette to pay for so no shopping for me. Plus I don't need anything!

Louise said...

Good plan for July, I will follow your efforts with interest! I had already made the decision to have a no spend July as I placed two large pre-orders on the Boden Autumn preview site earlier this month. I will need a no spend July to prepare the credit card for that to land in August! Good luck and keep us posted : )

Iris said...

I've been on a self imposed shopping vacation since April when I started my blog... It hasn't been a complete break but, I've resigned myself to only pick up things that I LOVE or need! It's worked out really well, Good luck with yours :)

MC said...

I am in for the no retail spending in July. I have gone a little crazy this month! I think I might have to avoid Target altogether for the month. That will put a big dent in my spending right there!

The Chic Chauffeur said...

I am in for no retail spending in July... But that means I need to get a quick fix, huh????

Debye said...

yay, lots of no July spending supporters....I am gonna need you!!!

Andrea-welcome and thanks!! I say the best way to succeed at a no shopping ban is to allow some exceptions up front. I would say a sale you have been waiting for is okay ;o)

KDot-I am always wearing a cami underneath;)

MC-I avoid Target as much as I can. I live right next to Wal Mart which I am not a huge fan of but I don't overshop when I am there.

Chic Chauffeur-great minds think alike ;)

Lorraine said...

Very cute outfit. I'm loving those capris.

www.lorislooks.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Debye - I received an email from LOFT today that they're offering 40% off in-store for a limited time. Do you have any recommendations for some of the new arrivals? It may be worth making a trip to the store!
Love your blog!
Linda

Jessica said...

Those colors looks so great on you! And I can't wait for the recipe, I absolutely love key lime pie!

triciathomas said...

You really pull that yellow off, you look so pretty!!!

Tina Z said...

I'm up for a ban after a little visit this afternoon to your employer, ooof. Couldn't resist 40% off!

Stacey said...

Debye, just found your blog in the last few days and I love it! I may need tojoin you in the "No Spend July". No spend for myself that is. However, that 40% off today at Loft is calling me!!

A said...

Great idea for July. I might try it and limit it to buying only the things I love. I have been visiting anthro too much lately.

You look amazing in this outfit!

Rlutz said...

always love your outfits...those pants look great on you...
I am definitely going to have to hit up Loft this weekend