Five (under $25) on Friday!

Happy Friday! Today I’m coming in hot with 5 recent purchases under $25 that you need to know about…

Pink Mules ($25) 


one. I wasn’t sure if I could pull off the mule trend. At first, I wasn’t sure I even liked them. But then I found this amazing hot pink pair at Target and fell deeply in love. I was so excited to break them in this week and as I was heading out the door for work one morning in my new mules Matt sweetly exclaimed “Babe! I LOVE your new slippers! Very cool!”

two. So it’s pretty rare for me to spend more than $10 on a bottle of wine (Nobilo forever!). However, when I do splurge on a bottle of sauvignon blanc it’s almost always on a bottle of Cloudy Bay. But I promised an under $25 post so my second favorite New Zealand sauv blanc is Whitehaven ($15). It is just SO good. And because my girlfriend Laura came over to hang out with me last night I decided to break out a bottle! 

Screen Protector ($7) // PopSocket ($10)

three. This is a two-for-one since I did some maintenance/upgrades to my iPhone this week. First, I (well, technically Matt) replaced the shattered glass screen protector on my phone. I posted a picture of my shattered screen protector after I removed it from my phone to insta-stories and had a bunch of people ask me which type of screen protector I use. It’s the amFilm Screen Protector ($7 for a two pack) and it has saved my phone on several occasions! The second accessory is more fun. I finally purchased a PopSocket!!! The PopSocket helps secure your grip and hold your phone more comfortably so you drop your phone less. It also allows you to securely prop your phone up at an angle for watching videos, etc.

Striped Fluted Sleeve Dress ($10)


four. This dress is $10! After one too many Facebook side ads taunting me with cheap cute clothes from afar (China) I decided to take the risk and purchase a few things from romwe. For $10 I thought, why not? Full disclosure: this dress is one super thin layer of polyester and you can tell was made on the cheap, but it’s definitely wearable and I have received so many compliments on it. Also, it comes in 4 colors!

L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise ($6.47)

five. OK, I officially feel like the worst friend in the world to y’all for not sharing this sooner. Waaaaaaay back in July, I featured a makeup dupe on a Five on Friday post and then asked my readers to share their favorite makeup dupes. One of my readers, Sarah, recommended L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise as a dupe for Too Face Better Than Sex and I immediately added it to my Amazon prime order that same day for $6.47. I’ve never been married to a specific mascara (I swear I’ve tried them all and they are all the same) UNTIL I USED THIS ONE. I am now on my second tube and will never, ever, ever use another mascara. Not only does this mascara make my eye lashes look fuller, they are drastically longer since I started using it. If you don’t believe me, just read the Amazon reviews for yourself. I promise this is $6 extremely well spent!!





  1. Adrienne Rochelle
    October 6, 2017 / 10:54 am

    Those are super cute shoes paired with your shirt. I dont know if I could pool it off, but you rocked it

  2. Laura at Fantastically Four
    October 6, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Love the mules! And I was just telling my husband how I've gotta get a PopSocket already. Hooray for dropping our phones less! 😀

  3. Life as the Mrs.
    October 6, 2017 / 11:35 am

    That dress is so cute! And I'm going to need to try that wine and that mascara. Thank you for the tips! 🙂

  4. Owen Davis @ Davis Duo
    October 6, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    That dress is super cute!! And your necklaces!

  5. Candice Whitney
    October 6, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    I love my popsocket. People always give me crap about it but I'm telling you it has saved my phone from dropping more than once! Also, lash paradise is a 100% dupe. It's

  6. LHWinstead
    October 6, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    I am with you on the wine – I typically keep it under $10 too! Thanks to TJs!! I absolutely love that dress, I am checking out the site now 🙂

  7. Trista @ The Classy Chaos
    October 6, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    I LOVE that dress and I've been wanting to try a pop socket!

  8. The Lucky Lifestyle
    October 6, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    You rock the pink shoes! And I can't believe that dress for $10!!!

  9. Justine Ciemny
    October 6, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Adding the popsocket and mascara to my amazon cart now!Justine @ Charm City Ciemny'

  10. Amanda Bullard
    October 7, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Girl, bye! You ordered a sidebar dress? That is pretty fabulous and funny and I'm glad to know it worked! Love the mules!

  11. Elizabeth [Chasin' Mason]
    October 7, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    I've been debating the whole pop socket/Loopy case thing for my phone and I think you just solidified my decision. I'm LOVING that cute pop socket with the mint green cover you have! Sold. Take my money.

  12. Jessi @ Jessi's Design
    October 9, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Ohhhh – My Monday just got better! Hitting up these links now! (especially the mascara!) Happy Monday friend! xo

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