Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I paired these adorable shorts with a cream lace top (Maurices), a coral scarf (dress barn), nude peeptoe flats (Kohl's) and a floral bangle. Floral is on trend right now and what a perfect way to stay cool and look hot this summer on the cheap. For some reason Wal-Mart's website lists these at $8 a pair but I would check your local WallyWorld since I know I got mine for less.
Pick these up for a fun way to mix print into your wardrobe this summer!
Faded Glory Women's Basic Print Shorts
$8.00 at wal-mart.com
Would you wear floral shorts?
Monday, July 18, 2011
As I was flipping through my InStyle magazine I came across this page which showed how to take a silk fuschia top and make two distinct outfits with it. Looking at the prices of each item on the page, I was both shocked and disgusted. This motivated me to make a similar outfit for less. I am pretty pleased with what I found, so if you like the look above, you can do it for much less. In case you were wondering what the above outfit adds up to, it would cost you $2,038. You can gasp now. My version is under $100 created with the pieces below.
|This is by no means a silk shirt but it has the oversize feel of the one shown above and the v-neck will make you appear slimmer. Anvil Women's Sheer V-neck Shirt $8.99 at Amazon.com|
A slim pair of black dress pants will still hold the same dressy look as the wool pants listed above at a much lower cost.
Jolt Skinny Trousers $17.99 at Macys.com
I wondered if I would have difficulty finding an affordable pair of black studded pumps to put with this outfit but it these beauties showed up at a at less than one tenth of the price of the version above.
Not Rated Riveting Platform Pump
$19.98 at Amazon.com
A pretty turquoise necklace really pops off of the pink of the shirt. The version above is $395, this is under $8.
World Traveler Necklace
$7.80 at forever21.com
This bracelet has an architectural feel to it like the one in the magazine. A great staple to add to your wardrobe.
Wavy Hinge Bracelet
$4.80 at forever21.com
Chinese Laundry Twist Clutch (in mustard)
$16.88 at amazon.com
$5.80 at forever21.com
The grand total for my interpretation
of InStyle's outfit is $82.24 :)
Talk about a look for a LOT less. What do you think?
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Pretty color, girly ruffles and raised dots make this tank a very eye-catching piece. Pair it with a pencil skirt for a dressier look.
Attention Vertical Ruffle Tank in Carmine Pink
$11.99 at kmart.com
These dark denim shorts have a bit of a shine to them making them dressier than your average pair of shorts. I love the structure of these and the fact that they are not too short. Tuck the above shirt in, add a belt and cute accessories and voila! You have an instantly put together look.
Attention Dress Shorts
$14.99 at kmart.com
Attention Enamel Buckle Belt
$3.99 at kmart.com
The woven sandals are classy and basic. You will get miles of use of them in your summer wardrobe.
Bongo Meena Woven Sandals
$7.49 at kmart.com
Sparkly and chic. Wear these earrings to further dress up this outfit for a night out.
Apostrophe Round Faceted 2-Stone Earrings
$7.50 at kmart.com
Would you wear this summer outfit?
But seriously, everyone should pop into a K-mart. Cute stuff!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Kiki ruffle faux suede red pumps.
$9.98 (originally $36) at Maurices. If you don't have a local store you can check it out at maurices.com
This is the lone item not from Maurices. I have been really looking for a colorful pair of sunglasses in this shape that I actually like. I was surprised to find this pair at CVS Drugstore. I love them on!
Red Sunglasses $7 ($10 but I had a $3 off coupon)
Marbelized Chunky Necklace
$2.99 (Originally $18) at Maurices
I love interesting necklaces with multiple colors, and I own a lot of pink so this really held appeal to me. A necklace like this can add some modern appeal to a basic t-shirt or tank top.
Multi-Color Beaded Necklace
$2.99 (originally $16) at Maurices
I live for Blazers. This is one of my biggest obsessions over the last year or so because they are so versatile from business attire to adding structure to a pair of jeans or shorts. I wear blazers year round and i love this light weight cream and light beige striped blazer. It's a fantastic neutral and has cute floral cuffs on it's three quarter length sleeves. This is my favorite score of the whole bunch!
Striped Blazer w/ Floral Sleeves
$9.99 (originally $44) at Maurices
Ellie Pleat Wedge
$9.98 ($44 originally) at Maurices
What do you guys think of this stuff? I love it! But of course, I'm a little biased. :)