High Five for Friday

TGIF!!! I hope this Friday is treating you well:)  I’ve been a little busy this week–my last semester is winding down, which means my homework is ramping up.  Add in a full-time job, husband, baby, and blog, and you’ve got a recipe for a jam-packed week.  None-the-less, it’s been a good week!
1. I’ve been wanting the plaid smoking flats from Old Navy for a while now.  One of the awesome ladies I follow on Instagram, @looptloop, posted that they were marked down to $14!  So after debating about whether or not to wait until Black Friday to pick them up, I headed to the Old Navy by my office on my lunch break yesterday.  It turns out that they were $15 at my store, but a 20% coupon brought them down to $12.  The other 2 pairs were on clearance for $6.49 each!  Win win!
Red Plaid (tassel loafers are not available online, but the link has several other
colors available.
2. Speaking of Black Friday (which is one of my favorite days of the year)–I have put together a Black Friday Survival Guide with my tips and tricks for Black Friday shopping.  I list 5 steps to conquering Black Friday, my go-to shops, and some special tips if you’re online shopping.  
3. I got my hair done on Friday, and it was a much-needed refresh!  It had been at least 4 months since the last time I had my hair colored (my tips for how to do that are here).  As you can imagine, I was ready for something different.  I chose to go with an all-over color gloss to take my hair darker for winter, with a slight trim and some more layers towards the bottom of my hair.  Ginger (my hair lady) is amazing!!!
4. Kane and I spent the weekend with our family back home.  Kane had a great time, and enjoyed getting to Skype with Daddy while we were away.  OK, he also enjoyed getting his hands on Mommy’s computer.  What can I say?  He’s Chauncey’s son. While we were home, I also got to spend time with some friends, which is always nice!
5. I had a birthday gift to purchase for a good friend, so I stopped by Versona Accessories this week. They had some amazing sales going on, so I took the time to update my own collection.  Everything pictured below was less than $30 total!  
Necklaces (l to r): $5.99, $6.99, $2.99
Bracelet: $2.99
Earrings (l to r): $5.99, $1.99
How’s YOUR week been?  Find any good deals?  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. 11.21.14
    -Heather- said:

    oh my, I NEED those shoes, all of them! Thank you very much! Your hair looks super cute, and that shirt is adorable Love the swans!

  2. 11.21.14

    All of those shoes are fabulous, especially the plaid pair! I need to get over to ON ASAP!


  3. 11.21.14
    Kay R. said:

    Aww those loafers are so cute. I want them all!

  4. 11.21.14
    Darcy said:

    yay for Friday! How awesome those loafers were marked down.. I'd say now is the time to buy haha!

  5. 11.21.14
    Brianne said:

    Super cute hair!

  6. 11.21.14

    I always do an all over gloss on my hair too. I love it! And now you've got me wanting to run to Old Navy! Those shoes are really cute!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  7. 11.21.14
    Kelly said:

    Your hair looks awesome!

  8. 11.22.14

    I love the shoes. You always score awesome deals. Kane looks so adorable with your computer.
    Della@ Della Devoted

  9. 11.22.14

    Cute hair and accessories!!

  10. 11.22.14

    GREAT shopping finds this week!! I've just bought a navy/green blanket scarf from Old Navy and have been really impressed with their winter line.

  11. 11.24.14

    Heather, that was exactly what I thought when I saw them!haha And thank you:)

  12. 11.24.14

    Do it, Jill, before they sell out! You know they won't last long:)

  13. 11.24.14

    Right?! I couldn't resist.

  14. 11.24.14

    For sure. They were coming home with me no matter what.lol

  15. 11.24.14

    Thanks! I used to be so particular about my hair. It was long, all one length except for some side bangs, and had never been colored. Now, I just do whatever because at the end of the day, it's just hair.

  16. 11.24.14

    Thanks, Kelly! It was good seeing you guys this weekend!

  17. 11.24.14

    I love a good gloss! I think I'm going to pick up some of the John Frieda gloss to use at home. And I love all 3 pairs of shoes. Now I need me a good green shirt to match the one pair.

  18. 11.24.14

    Don't you mean he looks ROTTEN with my computer?!lol Girl, I've lucked into several deals because of my Instagram girls!

  19. 11.24.14

    Thanks, Becky! I like to keep my accessories updated, but I like to keep it cheap!

  20. 11.24.14

    You know, Old Navy is usually hit or miss–like they'll have a really good, fashionable run, and then they'll produce duds for a while. Here lately, though, they've been at the top of their game!

  21. 11.24.14

    Those loafers are so cute! Love them!!

  22. 11.24.14

    Thanks, Kelsey! I couldn't resist!

  23. 11.24.14
    Caitlin said:

    Ok, what is it about the computer? Juliet wants mine ALL the time, haha. Your hair looks great! I need to get in bad. I think it's been since June? yikes.