Budget Stylista: Summer in the City and the Sale is ON!

It’s July! BBQ’s on the weekends, roof top cocktails, brunches outside, iced coffee, flip-flops, sunscreen and…wool sweaters in the store window displays. That’s right, fall clothes are already in the stores and summer stuff is on sale!
Now is the PERFECT time to stock up on sundresses, shorts, swim suits, sandals and anything else that begs you to accessorize with SPF and a straw tote. First of all, I don’t know about where you live, but it JUST got warm in Chi town and I’m thinking (hoping, praying, begging) that it will stay this way until October — which gives me plenty of time to rock all my sale purchases. And of course, there will be December break, spring break with your girls, or next summer to wear these discounted duds. Not to mention you can use this opportunity to snag pieces that can be used in the early fall to transition your ‘drobe.
Just about every store from Bloomingdales to Old Navy are having fabulous sales right now. Here are three stores that have MAY-JOR sales going on and a few of my fave picks.
Ann Taylor– As if the sale price wasn’t enough, now ALL sale items are an additional 50% (yes you read that right!) off! Woot Woot! This eyelet dress is adorable, the citrus halter is playful and sexy all at the same time and the sandals are the perfect touch of femme and tough. Snap these bad boys up or else I will!

Eyelet Dress / Ruffle Halter / Bronze Chain Sandals

Gap– We all know that The Gap has great sales and this time around is no exception. I love these wedges paired with a killer pair of flared pants or jeans, the paperbag shorts are adorable with a simple tank, wedges and a long necklace, and this top (which I have in white might I add) is the best way to spruce up your typical white or black T’s!

Shorts / T-shirt / Wedges

J.Crew– Browsing J. Crew during a non-sale is like looking in the fridge after you’ve used up all your Weight Watched points for the day– tempting to give in but you know you will be mad at yourself once that credit card is swiped (or that cake is eaten!) but J. Crew on a sale?! That is like those days when you find out your favorite carrot cake is fat and calorie free– hook a sister up with 3 servings baby! This swim suit it ADORABLE and I love the idea of color blocking. The sequin tank can be worn day or night and can 100% take you into fall. And the pants? So casual cool paired with wedges and a slim tank OR toms and a cute T. done and done!

Sequin tank / Bathing Suit/ Bathing Suit / Pants

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