February Favorites

Rounding up my favorite purchases of February from a budgeting app to a new iPhone!

You guys, February seriously flew by! Isn’t it crazy how just a couple days can really throw off a month? I feel like I was just writing this post for January. That being said, I’m excited for the second installment of my monthly favorites! We’re a bit light this month as there weren’t too many amazing discoveries, but I did have some major purchases like my new iPhone that needed their moment ☺️

MINT Budgeting

February both a good and not so good month financially. I was promoted and got a bonus (woot woot), but also went a little crazy with that extra money sitting in the bank (oops). At the end of the month I knew I needed to take back control, so I downloaded Mint to not only track my spending but keep me within my budget. While I’m calling this a “purchase” it’s actually free and you can connect not only your bank account but also student loans and your Venmo!  I definitely recommend starting on desktop to input all your info and build out your budget. Then use the mobile app for everyday checking in! Would you guys be interested in more posts focusing on spending and budgeting?

Sam Edelman Loafers

My black loafers are probably the best purchase I’ve made in the last year – they’re classic and the quality is amazing for the price. While I’d love to splurge on the similar Gucci pair, an $800 pair of shoes does not fit in my Mint budget hah. They’re part of the Shopbop Sale (tomorrow is the last day!) and it’s basically the only time they’re ever on sale. I added the white pair to my collection and they’ll be perfect with dresses and jeans this spring! If you’re looking for a go with everything shoe to add to your spring wardrobe these are perfect! There are some fun colors and patterns as well as the standard neutrals.

PS I also picked up these adorable slip on sandals from the sale for my upcoming trip!

iPhone XS

I posted earlier this month on Instagram that I was deciding between upgrading to either Xs or Xr. On the iPhone Upgrade plan the Xs is about $15 more a month so I wasn’t sure whether it would be worth it to shell out more money each month for the Xs. This article definitely gave me the best advice and ultimately led me to pick the Xs. For me it’s totally worth it for the extra nice camera and slightly smaller size (I hate big phones), but I’ve heard from a ton of people that they love their Xrs! I picked up this springy phone case for now, but I’m waiting for my favorite phone case from here to come back in stock to get a personalized one!

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  • About to go buy myself a personal fan to make it through this heat wave 😰 When it comes to NYCs humid summers a loose maxi or midi is the way to go! Linked similar ones under $70 via @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2Dsne #whenwearstyle
  • Ate & drank my way through this past weekend including the perfect afternoon at Grand Banks ⛵️ And of course I always have my favorite @mejuri pieces layered including my newest piece the ‘Honey Necklace’ ✨ Swipe 👉🏼 for more detail! #finecrew #gifted #whenwearnyc
  • 🏙🗽NYC life is going to the most obscure Trader Joe’s to avoid lines and then sweating all your makeup off waiting for the subway while trying to to bring said groceries home 😂🤦🏼‍♀️At least I got a pretty flowers out of it 💐 Who feels me?? #whenwearnyc
  • Love traveling on the weekends, but love coming home to this even more ✨🏠 #whenwearhome .
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Slowly but surely feeling like my room is coming together! This pom pom duvet & shams were the best find for under $35! Linked exact duvet, quilt, and rugs & similar items for the other pieces via @liketoknow.it and at the link in my bio || http://liketk.it/2DbY7
  • Couldn’t have asked for a better long weekend ☀️ The perfect amount of home cooking, ice cream, and ocean time and as always it’s a little hard to leave my favorite place ❤️🌊
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Linking my outfit via @liketoknow.it ✨ My tote is under $80 and perfect for all your summer vacations! http://liketk.it/2D8RC  #whenweartravels
  • Just gonna try to live out last weekend until this next one starts 😂 Who’s with me??
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There are still a few sizes left of my top & I’ve linked this year’s version of my shoes via @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2D1fZ

@carolinestfrancis

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