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Friday, August 26, 2016

High Five for Friday 08.26.16: Relaxation + Awesome Sales

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TGIF, H54F-ers!!! Della at Della DevotedKatie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the High Five for Friday link-up and the weekend. We made it! 

FYI: this week I needed to step back a little and take a little me time. I curled up in bed with a good book most nights. I'll be catching up on blog reading and commenting this weekend:)

This week's featured blog is Legally Southern, a lifestyle blog. She went to law school at UK Law, like me:)  She's a coffee drinker and has a cute Etsy shop.

Now, let's recap this week's highlights:

1.  I was home in eastern Kentucky this past weekend, and it was nice. On Saturday, I shot blog pictures with Della. Following that, I took a three-hour (yes, a three-hour) nap and then went out to eat at Pig in a Poke with Kane, my mom, my mother-in-law, and my future sister-in-law. It was such a great, relaxing day!


2. Cue the hallelujah course--I got a new phone! My old phone had been on the fritz for several months, and if you talked to me since then, you probably know how much I hated it. Both Chauncey and I upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, and it's true love. In addition to taking amazing pictures, it actually stays charged!haha We got such a great deal at Target--I got a guaranteed $200 trade-in on my phone (only would've traded in for a top price of $133 elsewhere), Chauncey and I each got $100 for preordering the phone, and then we got a $5 giftcard just because. So not only did I get a new phone, but I walked out with $405 worth of Target giftcards!!!!

3. The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale was on Monday morning and I killed it! I woke up at 3 a.m. and shopped at 6pm.com--their prices were the cheapest and I had most of my shopping out of the way before the sale even hit the Lilly website at 8 a.m. Yes, I was exhausted at work, but I was thrilled it! I've gotten in all but one package, which is showing a delivery delay:( Follow along on Snapchat to keep up with my shopping--you'll get behind the scenes peeks that you won't otherwise see! Snapchat username: brightonabudget


4. We checked out the opening day of the new Mellow Mushroom in town this week. This is Lexington's second Mellow Mushroom location, and it's got a completely different vibe than the one downtown, but I like both!  The new one is very British Invasion themed. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun!


5. Old Navy currently has 40% off online with no exclusions and no coupon code needed through Sunday. I order the long pixie pants in navy, the ankle-length pixie pants in evergreen (but in a size tall, so that they're more full-length on me), this dress in gray floral print, and this dress in purple print. I ordered both dresses in a tall for additional length.  Also, this is the perfect time to order pixie pants because they're usually an everyday steal, and as such, excluded from most sales!  They usually run $25 when you actually catch them on sale, so this is a great deal! Don't forget to shop with Ebates, who are currently offering a special 6% cashback at Old Navy, along with a sign-up bonus!

ICYMI, here's this week's posts:







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Thursday, August 25, 2016

5 Reasons I Use Rocksbox


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I've been using Rocksbox for about six months now. During that time, I've had thirteen Rocksbox boxes with 36 pieces of jewelry, and purchased eight pieces of jewelry from my boxes.  Rocksbox is like a jewelry rental service--you get three pieces of jewelry in each box. You can purchase anything you like, or send back what you don't like and get a new Rocksbox (read more about it here). I've really been pleased with the services, so I thought I'd share five reasons why I use the Rocksbox monthly subscription service. You can try out your first month of Rocksbox for FREE when you use code BRIGHTONABUDGETXOXO.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wear It Now: Floral Midi Skirt


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When I saw this skirt on the clearance rack at Target, it immediately caught my eye. The bold print and colors make it a perfect piece to wear now, and then wear later this fall.  It's part of the Who What Wear collection of work pieces for Target.