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BB's Weekly Link Round-Up: 4th of July Sales, Style Finds Under $35 and More

Style Finds Under $35 on The Budget Babe fashion blog

It's been a hot minute since my last weekend link round-up, so let's get to it! I included some reader Q&A plus your best tips from the past week, too. And of course, 4th of July sales...enjoy!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts July 12 for cardmembers! If you don't have a card yet, you should definitely get one - or get their debit card for similar benefits! I was a debit card girl for most of my 20s and I credit that with helping me keep my finances in check. If you can't pay off your credit card balance in full each month, rethink the need to use one, that's my philosophy. But I digress...

I've been sharing lots of my new favorite products at Aldi now that a new store just opened close by us. One thing we love is their organic whole bean coffee! My husband is a coffee snob and makes pour-over every morning, which led to a slew of questions about his process and the equipment he uses - so I've rounded up the exact items here. It's a little labor intensive but so worth it:

If you find yourself constantly reheating your coffee (which seems like such a shame especially if you go through the whole cold-brew process outlined above), get yourself a Yeti - keeps drinks hot for hours!

Try Walmart if you're looking for a stylish, affordable swimsuit that provides a little coverage, too. I've heard really good things although I've yet to buy one myself! This one by Time and Tru is just $10. Comes in lots of colors.

Lots of questions about my backpack. I love carrying a faux leather backpack instead of a diaper bag. Mine is from Sole Society, but this one at Target looks similar.

This sandal style is the most comfortable in my experience. I have a similar pair by Merona from Target and I can walk for days in them without pain.

I've tried to make it somewhat easier to shop items shown on my Instagram feed - just click "Shop My Instagram" in the top nav (also works on mobile!)

This was news to me! You can now buy online and pick up in-store at Old Navy.

Based on my stats, this sandal in white was your favorite product this week! Not surprising, it's a great Hermes 'Oran' slide sandal dupe, and just so versatile for summer!

Fourth of July Sales:

Madewell: 20% off with code SPARKLER

Anthropologie: Extra 25% off sale items

Express: Everything's buy one, get one $19.90

H&M: Up to 60% off

I better go check on my husband who's doing yard work outside - still slowly but surely clearing up tornado debris! This will take all summer! Poor guy wanted to plant a vegetable garden but that will have to wait. Supposed to be in the 90s today and he's not good at "taking breaks" lol. Enjoy your weekend, make the most of these long summer days! xoBB

I just love your blog. I watched it everyday. So many great posts! Your are talking about Aldi and said that you have some favorites. Did you write a post about it or is it in your Instagram feed? Thanks
#1 veronica on 2018-06-30 10:44 (Reply)
Thank you, Veronica! I share my Aldi favorites on my Instagram - I created a stories Highlight called "Aldi Favs" so you can watch anytime. Hope that helps!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2018-06-30 21:17 (Reply)
Thanks I really appreciate it. I will have a look.
#1.1.1 veronica on 2018-07-01 10:49 (Reply)
Sure! So far we're loving lots of the organic finds, like the coffee beans, chunky salsa, bananas, frozen berries, peanut butter, and olive oil. I also love their German bread (like pumpernickel), fresh salmon, and imported berry preserves from Poland. So many great finds!
# The Budget Babe on 2018-07-01 20:42 (Reply)
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