High Five for Friday

TGIF!  I’m always surprised at how fast the week flies by.  It’s been a busy, fun-filled week!  
Let’s recap:

1.  It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year–the Maurices’ summer final clearance sale started yesterday!  Every summer, about mid-July, they have an awesome final clearance sale where everything is marked down an additional 75%!!!  I shop this sale EVERY time and get a lot of my clothes for the year.  We’re talking some ridiculous deals here— shirts as low as $3.25, blazers for $10, and $12-15 jeans! You can’t beat these deals!

Sneak peek of the clothes I bought in store– 24 items for only $171.26!  I saved $505.01!
Total haul:  1 pair of skinny jeans, 1 skirt, 1 dress, 3 cardigans, 1 blazer, 1 jacket, 1 moto vest, and 15 shirts (I think–1 shirt is missing from the picture)!
I’m still waiting for my online order to arrive. Don’t judge.

I love this top! So cute for summer!

Shirt: Maurices (not online), $5.49.
Pants: a.n.a via JCP (similar, $14.99)
Shoes: Target, on sale for approx. $11, now $19.99 online (add’l 25% off i

If you don’t have a Maurices nearby, you can shop online.  Use code RMN714 for an additional 10% off sitewide + free shipping over $50 (code expires 07/31/14)!  Don’t forget to use Ebates for an additional 3.5% back on your purchase.

2. I have recently discovered a new jewelery website thanks to Instagram–Purple Peridot. The awesome thing about their website is that shipping is only $.99 and they ship very quickly! Follow them on Instagram to stay up-to-date on their daily deals (which are pretty awesome) and for ideas about how to style their pieces!

Pearl Cluster Necklace: Purple Peridot
This was a daily deal last week and I purchased it for less than $9 with shipping (now it’s $14.99).

3. Some of our best friends welcomed their firstborn into the world on Tuesday.  Isn’t he a cutie?!

4. Kane and I had a mother-son date on Sunday since Chauncey had to go into the office for a while.  In case you can’t tell, he loved his blue sherbet from Baskin Robbins!

No, Mom. I don’t want to take a selfie. I want to eat this delicious sherbet! 

5.  My friend Dakota does all of Kane’s baby pictures.  Here’s one of Kane’s 1st birthday shots that Dakota posted this week!  Dakota’s work is in several places throughout my blog.  If you like his shots, head over to his Facebook page to check out even more!  While Dakota works in eastern Kentucky, he will travel for photography shoots.  Just contact him for pricing.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful week!  As always, I’m linking up with Lauren from the Lauren Elizabeth!

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 7.18.14

    Omg, I ADORE Maurices! I had planned on doing some back-to-school teaching attire shopping next weekend, but I may start early! I didn't know Maurice's sale was going on now, but I don't know much about the outside world right now. lol I've been locked up in my office for two weeks now working on homework for these master's classes. I just may have to venture out this afternoon for some retail therapy. Thanks for the heads up (and that was a crazy awesome deal you got! I'm jealous!)
    – Belinda @ Writing in Progress

  2. 7.19.14

    Awesome finds at Maurices! Looks like a great week!


  3. 7.22.14
    Tif said:

    Hope you got to go get some deals:) I was going to do a more expanded post today about the importance of shopping off-season, but my shipment from my online spree is coming in tomorrow. So that shall be Wednesday's post. Hope your classes are going well!

  4. 7.25.14
    Tif said:

    It was! Quick but great.