High Five for Friday

Be sure to stop back by next week.  There may just be not 1, but 2 awesome giveaways going on starting Wednesday-ish.  If you need some fall updates to your wardrobe and beauty routine, then you’ll want to enter!

TGIF!  As schoolwork for the semester starts to pick up, I’m beginning to feel a little stressed. Sometimes it’s not easy to juggle everything that I do, but it’s certainly worth it in the end.  Anyways, even with the stress I’ve had an awesome week! Let’s recap:

1.  It was an all around good ticket week!  I GOT GARTH BROOKS TICKETS–lower level!!!! AHHHHH!!! Trisha Yearwood will also be performing with him, so my level of excited is through the roof!!!  Oh, and it just so happens that the concert is my birthday weekend:)  Then on Sunday, I got to go see my all-time favorite movie, Gone with the Wind, in theaters!  It was an amazing experience to see it with a theater full of people!  One of my favorite quotes: “Rhett Butler is the only cause I believe in.”–Rhett Butler.  Rhett, I can get behind that;)

2. In addition to getting my tickets last Friday, it was also a day for parties.  Kane had a fall festival at daycare, where they sang fall songs, had fall treats, and painted itty-bitty pumpkins.  It was adorable, but Kane was ready to come home and sleep.

After we left, I dropped Kane off with my neighbor and headed out to meet up with Chauncey at a pool party.  Yes, an outdoor pool party in late September.  The pool was heated and it felt fabulous–until it was time to get out:)  I always love seeing Chauncey’s work family.  They’re so much fun!

3. My Walmart Beauty Box arrived!  You can find out what was in it and find out how to sign-up (super cheap) here. I was shocked at how awesome it was.  I had set my expectations kind of low, but the beauty box blew me outta the water!

Why yes, that would be one of the infamous blanket scarves,  Click the link above to find out where to purchase for $12.99!

4. I also think outside the box when it comes to my outfits, but I really pushed outside of my comfort zone for this week’s Wardrobe Re-Wear.  The colored pants were pretty standard, but the intense pattern-mixing and wearing a dress as a skirt were new to me.  I loved both looks, though!

Outfit details here.

5.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I wear pink for my Mamaw, two of her sisters, and countless others who have battled breast cancer.  Earlier this week, H.M. Willow made an exciting announcement on their Instagram.  During the month of October, not only will they be donating a portion of their sales from their “Pink Page” to getting mammograms for women in need, but they were looking for names of women who have battled breast cancer to name their pink bangles after, as a way to honor them.  I teared up as soon as I read that and nominated my Mamaw, Mary Lillie, suggesting that the Lillie would be a perfect name for a bangle that I would be proud to wear.  She beat breast cancer a decade ago before passing away while battling lung cancer 2 years ago.  She taught me the meaning of being a survivor.

H.M. Willow’s pink bangles went live night before last, and there among them was the Lillie.  I of course had to order several of the bangles that were named in her honor.  You can shop the Lillie, as well as the other pink bangles, here.

Copyright–H.M. Willow.  Used with permission.

How’s YOUR week been?  Find any good deals?  Getting the Walmart Beauty Box? Have something totally awesome happen? Let me know in the comments below! 

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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. 10.3.14
    Kimberly said:

    Visiting from Friday Favorites…
    I love the Lillie!! The color is beautiful.
    And Walmart has a beauty box???? I need to look into this!

  2. 10.3.14

    Loving that Lillie bracelet! Will need to check it out. Have a great weekend!


  3. 10.3.14
    Angie said:

    I love the pattern mixed outfit….so cute 🙂

  4. 10.3.14

    That bracelet it so pretty! Yay for Garth! I loved him growing up!

  5. 10.3.14

    I love your mixing of patterns and that pink bracelet for Breast Cancer Awareness!

  6. 10.3.14

    I've said it before, but the re-wear post from this week was so great! And yay for giveaways 🙂

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  7. 10.4.14

    What a beautiful bangle and honor 🙂 I am sure she would be proud! Have a good weekend! Rachel xo

  8. 10.4.14

    Thanks, Katie! I'm excited to get the giveaway rolling! It will probably be Wednesday before it rolls out.haha I'm drowning in this homework.

  9. 10.4.14

    Rachel, I thought it was gorgeous as well! Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

  10. 10.4.14

    Thanks, Annie! Pattern mixing is a new frontier for me, but one I'm embracing:)

  11. 10.4.14

    I loved it! And I'm so excited for the concert!

  12. 10.4.14

    Thanks, Angie! I'm excited to see what else I can pair that shirt with!

  13. 10.5.14

    I am a bigtime fan of pattern-mixing…those outfits are really cute! And I'm glad to hear the Walmart Beauty box was a hit…I've been on the fence about signing up but this may be just the push I needed…

  14. 10.6.14
    Caitlin said:

    Yay for the tickets! And that bracelet, wow that's seriously wonderful. What a wonderful, perfect way to honor your grandma.

  15. 10.6.14

    Sounds like an awesome week! I love the bangle! I need to order one in memory of your sweet granny. I wish they did something like this for ovarian cancer in memory of my mom. I'm jealous over the Garth Brooks/Trisha Yearwood Tickets!!!

    Della@Della Devoted

  16. 10.7.14

    love your blog, and GWTW is my favorite too. I would have loved to have watched it on the big screen, living in Hazard does not permit me to do so, however.

  17. 10.10.14

    Thanks, Jill!

  18. 10.10.14

    Thanks for stopping by! I was excited that they chose to name that one the Lillie, because I really liked it! Yes, you need to look into that, AND the Target one that just released!

  19. 10.11.14

    I'm hopping on the pattern-mixing bandwagon:) Thanks! You seriously need to try it out!

  20. 10.11.14

    I love the bracelet–I just received it in the mail and it's just as pretty as the pics! And WOOHOO for the tickets!lol

  21. 10.11.14

    I loved it too! That's so sweet. And I'm sure some companies do. The word needs to be spread more about Ovarian cancer!!! I hope the concert is as amazing as I'm building it up to be in my mind.lol

  22. 10.11.14

    Thanks! Your blog is great too! I am catching up on all of my blog readings this weekend, and can't wait to see your latest posts:) GWTW is just so romantic! Did you read the book? Yea, if I was back in Inez, that wouldn't have been happening either:/