Closet adventures (June 2015)

A look at my monthly closet adventures for June…

Librarian for Life + Style | What I got (June 2015) collage

Details (left to right, top to bottom):  Black gingham bermuda shorts {exact}  //  Black straw fedora {similar}  //  Nancy Drew tote bag {exact}  //  Silver t-strap sandals {exact}  //  Cream/gold t-strap sandals {exact}

Adding and replacing favorite sandals

I have been loving my t-strap thong sandals for more than three summers now, and I have variations of that style in cream/gold, pewter, and black, as seen below. I can’t believe my cream and gold pair is still holding up, but I figured it was time to scout out a replacement pair when that pair finally kicks the bucket. My pewter pair is actually already cracking on the bottom, so ditto.

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing my favorite sandals

left  //  middle  //  right

I scouted a lot of sites online trying to find replacement pairs, and I found a couple of good deals. I haven’t received these in the mail yet, but here are the details below.

  • Gold-and-cream t-strap thong sandals, DV by Dolce Vita {exact}:  paid $28.23 (original price $69)
  • Silver t-strap thong sandals, DV by Dolce Vita {exact}:  paid $24.99 (original price $49)


I mentioned last month I found an old gift card from Kohl’s — woot! — and I combined that with another Kohl’s gift card I earned from surveys for a combined total of $45. I then added a 20% off coupon to the stack, and Sam and I went shopping!

I snagged a cute and comfortable pair of black gingham bermuda shorts — when I tried them on, Sam said, “Those look like Jennifer shorts!” Sold! My husband and I both are going to wear the black straw fedora. We are a hat-wearing couple, after all. 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | What I got at Kohl's (June 2015)

Out of Print

Sam received a 40% off discount code for Out of Print Clothing — the same clothing company where my library stamp tee, library card pouch/clutch, Little Women tote bag, Pride and Prejudice tee, and Pride and Prejudice sweatshirt, come from. We couldn’t pass up the deal… plus, for every item you purchase, Out of Print donates a book to a community in need! 🙂

I couldn’t resist this awesome Nancy Drew tote bag — look at the detail on the inside pocket! Sam got a t-shirt, as well, and with the discount, I basically got this tote bag for free! We haven’t received these in the mail yet, so here are some pics from the Out of Print site:
Librarian for Life + Style | Nancy Drew tote bag details collage

  • Nancy Drew tote bag {exact}:  paid $0, Out of Print Clothing (original price $18, used 40% off total purchase)

Budget recap

TOTAL SPENT for this month:  $53.22
TOTAL SAVINGS for this month:  $156.78


Complimentary item

This past month, I received a gorgeous wood watch of my choice from JORD, and you can read my review of it here in this post.

Librarian for Life + Style | Orange floral + JORD wood watch review

What’s next?

Still working on cleaning out my closet and adding items to my “to donate” pile…

Linking up with Fran’s Budgeting Bloggers and these other lovely ladies!


14 thoughts on “Closet adventures (June 2015)

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      Yeah, I’m still waiting patiently for them to arrive… I hadn’t thought about sandals with covered heels feeling dressier. I just hope the heel covers won’t rub on my heels — I will keep y’all updated on the blog, of course. 🙂

  1. carrie

    Loving the gingham shorts – so cute! And I like the gold accents at the front of the footbed on your new sandals. Looking forward to seeing them on the blog!

  2. Aubrey

    I totally live in sandals like those all summer, so every year I try to replace the worn-out ones at the end of the season because they get so much wear and tear. I got a pair for $7 at Target last fall, so keep an eye out because you know we always need more of those!

  3. Meghan

    That tote is adorable! I love it. I love the sandals you got too. DV by dolce vita often gets cheap on amazon, so keep an eye out there if you end up really liking those sandals.


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