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Welcome back to part 2 of my 3-part series, Fall and Winter Wardrobe On A Budget. If you’re new here, go here and check out part 1, how to put together your “starter”, capsule fall and winter wardrobe. In part 2, you’ll get 10 tips for shopping for fall and winter clothes on a budget.

Tips for shopping for fall and winter clothes on a budget

Now that you’ve got your wardrobe organized into categories and have a shopping list, you might be running to the door, eager to start shopping. Well, let’s slow down for a minute and start with a plan. A plan for shopping will save you time, money, and frustration. 

Read on for my best tips for shopping for fall and winter clothes on a budget. 

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Would you like to put together a fall and winter wardrobe on a budget? Are you wondering if that’s possible? Well, today, I’ve got part 1 of a 3-part series for updating and making the most of your fall and winter wardrobe, on a budget. Part 1 will help you get your wardrobe organized and ready, starting with your current wardrobe. In Part 2, I will give you shopping tips and a plan for adding to your current wardrobe. Part 3 will help you maintain, wear, and enjoy your wardrobe for the rest of the season. 

Fall And Winter Wardrobe On A Budget


Now that the weather is finally turning cool, you’re probably starting to put away your short sleeve tops and replacing them with sweaters. Now is the time when we start to see what we realistically need in our closets. On the other hand, we see the holidays coming and don’t want to spend a ton of money. What’s a girl to do? I think we can have a great wardrobe and some money left for Christmas shopping. We just need a good plan.

My goal is to help you have a wardrobe that you feel good about without spending a ton of money. So, let’s get started with part 1.

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The busy Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays will be here soon. We’ll soon be shopping, decorating, cooking, baking, and celebrating. It can get a little stressful, but for the most part, I love it! 

Fall Projects

To make the most of your time before the holiday season, I’ve got a list of projects to do now, in the fall, before the busy holidays. If you get these things done now and out of the way, come November, you’ll be set up for a smooth, organized, calm, holiday season. Just prioritize and choose the areas you feel need the most work in your life. 

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Now that summer is winding down, kids are going back to school, and our summer plans are almost over, you may be thinking about how to get back to fall goals and routines. Most of us have been so busy, we just live each day spontaneously, doing the best we can. That’s a lot of fun but, if you love a little more structure to your days, now is the perfect time to slow down and get back to fall goals and routines.

How To Get Back To Fall Goals And Routines


Most people do resolutions on January 1, but I actually like to do this in August or September. I love fall, and after a busy summer, it feels like the perfect time to get organized and make plans and goals. If you start new goals and routines in the fall, they’ll become a normal part of your life before the busy holiday season. If you have kids in school, it’s a new start for them and can also be a new start for you. 

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This week as I was out shopping for a few more things for summer, I realized we’re already at the end of the summer season. They were already putting out the fall clothes. The good news, though, is that the summer clothes are now on clearance. That makes this time of year the perfect time for shopping summer clearance sales and finding amazing bargains.  

Tips For Shopping Summer Clearance Sales

Today, I’ve got tips for shopping summer clearance sales. With these tips, you should be able to buy a few new pieces to rev up your summer wardrobe and get a head start on next summer. Before you head out to the stores, I recommend that you start with a plan. Here’s how I plan my summer clearance shopping. 

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Today, I want to share tips for how to organize your busy summer schedule. Most of us struggle to stay organized or follow any kind of routine in the summer. That’s just how summers usually go. And that’s a good thing. That probably just means your having a great summer. Even though your weekly and daily schedule are far from typical compared to the rest of the year, it’s still possible to put together a weekly plan to live your fun eventful life and still get essential tasks done.


How To Organize Your Busy Summer Schedule


If you’ve read much of my blog, you know I’m very routine-oriented.  I just like having a daily and weekly routine to get things done. I usually plan my week with a specific day for each task such as cleaning day, errand day, etc.

At the beginning of June, as I was looking at my calendar for the summer, I realized this summer is unusually busy. I was wondering how to get through it, enjoy it, and still get important things done.  I knew if I tried to follow a schedule that works the rest of the year, I wouldn’t get everything done and it would just be very frustrating.

Just for the summer, I decided to change my typical schedule and routines to a more flexible schedule. Instead of trying to follow a typical, ideal weekly routine, I’m planning my week by prioritizing. Today, I’m going to share with you how I’m doing that. Hopefully, it will help you to re-think how you approach your time in these busy summer months and how to organize your busy summer schedule.

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Do you have summer birthdays coming up in your family? I’ve got several summer birthdays in my family. Since I’m now planning a couple birthday celebrations, I thought I’d share with you my birthday party planning checklist. This checklist will work for kids as well as for adults. For a smaller get together, just cut back on the food and decorations.

Birthday Party Planning Checklist

When I think about summer, I think about birthday parties. Maybe it’s because we have several family birthdays in the summer or maybe because it brings back memories of being a kid and going to birthday parties. Whatever the reason, birthdays are just plain ol’ fun! I love everything about them, from the cake, to the games, to the presents, and more cake!

I hope you’ll find this checklist helpful for planning your next fun birthday party. You can adapt it to make your party as simple or as elaborate as you want. Whatever you do, make it fun!

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Are you getting ready to go on vacation and need an easy vacation morning beauty routine? I have to admit, I am very high maintenance when it comes to my morning routine. I only feel put together if I’ve got a full face of makeup and every hair in place. That’s a bit of a dilemma for someone like me who loves a simple organized life. Well, I’ve been trying to get better at finding an easy vacation morning beauty routine so that my summer fun won’t be delayed by my primping time.

Easy Vacation Morning Beauty Routine


Through the years, I have come up with some morning time savers that have helped me and that’s what I want to share with you. These are easy tips and tricks that have helped me to simplify my morning routine so I can get ready quickly and get out and about and enjoy my summer fun. I hope you’ll be inspired to give some of these a try and simplify your beauty routine on your next trip.

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Now that we’re in the summer months, it’s time to take a look at our closets, do some reorganizing, and plan our summer wardrobes. If you already cleaned out your closet and organized your wardrobe at the beginning of summer, you might not think you need to do this again till fall. Well, I have found that the wardrobe essentials that I needed for spring are very different from what I need for summer. So, what I do is a major wardrobe project at the beginning of spring, but then I go back in June and do a quick update.

Summer Wardrobe

Today, I’m going to share with you how I did a summer wardrobe update. It’s really very simple and easy and, unlike the spring wardrobe project, this can be done in about an hour or less. At the end, you’ll have the perfect summer capsule wardrobe for you and your lifestyle. First, you might want to read up on how I planned out my spring wardrobe, and then we’ll move on from there.

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Now that it’s almost June, you might be getting ready for a fun summer vacation. Whether it’s a short weekend getaway or a longer vacation, you’ll enjoy it more if you’re feeling healthy and fit before you leave. Today, I’ve got tips for how to start healthy summer lifestyle habits.

Healthy Summer Lifestyle Habits

If you had a few too many helpings at your Memorial Day picnic, don’t despair! Start June 1st as your kickoff for starting some healthy habits to make the most of your vacation. Even if you plan on staying home this year, use these ideas for just feeling good and enjoying your summer! 

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