The Boyfriend Jeans of Summer

Thursday, July 9, 2015

An essential part of shopping on a budget is having an open mind, whether that entails sifting through dingy clothes at a thrift store or shopping at stores you don't usually shop at.  I personally rarely shop at Charlotte Russe. The styles they have are usually too short/tight/see-through for my taste, but occasionally I will find something. I definitely was surprised to find these jeans. While I normally don't wear jeans with holes, the boyfriend jean trend has really appealed to me. I tried them on, looked at the price tag, and I was sold. I only spent $4 on them. This outfit is probably the least expensive outfit I have featured on the blog so far. The shirt and clutch were both thrifted for no more than $5 each (I don't quite remember the exact amount), the flats were on sale at Walmart for about $10, and the $4 jeans makes the total, at most, a whopping $24. Now that's my kind of outfit.

My First Stitch Fix: What I Submitted and What I Received

Monday, July 6, 2015

I heard about Stitch Fix from my friend's mom who thought it was something I would like/could do/ company I could eventually intern with. I thought the idea was great but I was weary and I watched a ton of Youtube videos of people's fixes. I was curious how this would work for someone on a budget and someone as particular as I am. So I signed up, filled out my profile, and ordered one box. Then I had to wait. In my waiting, I watched more videos and read some blog posts but I wondered what all of these woman had submitted in their profile to receive the items they did. Therefore, I intend for this blog post to be a rather extensive showing of what I put in my profile, what I received based on my profile, and my review of the items.

In the Long Run: An Athletic Wear Outfit

Thursday, July 2, 2015

I hate dressing for summer. The heat and humidity combine to make an atrocious wave that hits you the second you step out of a perfectly air-conditioned house. I scour Pinterest and Instagram for anything that could serve as inspiration for a stylish summer outfit. One trend I've been drawn to is the athletic wear trend. Aside from some of the sweatshirts, the pieces of clothing are usually lightweight and always comfortable making them perfect for Summer. For today's outfit, I was particularly inspired by this outfit in an article by Refinery 29. I loved the idea of wearing a skirt instead of shorts with tennis shoes. My skirt was on sale at Macy's a while back, my shirt was a recent sale find at Hollister for only $10, and my shoes are from Payless for $30. If you want to see more of this trend, you should check out this awesome Pinterest board I found!

I hope you all enjoyed this outfit and that you all have a fantastic Independence Day! I'll talk to you next week!

Black, White, and Red All Over: A Thrifted LBD

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The LBD, or little black dress, is an essential piece in any woman's closet. The options  of what to pair it with with are endless. I especially love this one I just recently thrifted at Goodwill for $6. As a testament to Anna's thrifting tip to look at multiple sizes, this dress says it is half my size but still fits. It also had giant shoulder pads that I cut put and long sleeves that I hemmed. Both necessary alterations because when I tried it on in the store I couldn't get it all the way up my arms because the ends of the sleeves were so tight. The bag was also thrifted, and the shoes were from Ross. 

Manic Monday: Glorious Bones on Polyvore

Monday, April 6, 2015

Images borrowed from: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

When I first discovered Polyvore, I thought it would become my new Pinterest. It wasn't just pinning pictures of what my dream closet would consist of, it would be creating my dream closet. How could I not love it? Well creating these fantasy outfits was much harder than it looked and mine turned out rather horrifically. But even though it was not a skill of mine, there are many who do have a knack for laying the outfits out just so and pairing amazing pieces together. One of these users is gloriousbones. Her polished and professional outfits are created out of classic pieces that anyone could find in their price range. If you want to see my thrifted version of a gloriousbones outfit, stop by on Thursday!

Back to the Fuchsia: My Easter Sunday Outfit

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Some pieces you see in a thrift store, and you have to do a double take. Do I like that? Is it too weird/ugly/costumey? This dress was one of those pieces and even now it's still growing on me. Regardless, I like its 40s vibe which I think goes perfectly with my inspiration of the week. Taylor Swift doesn't always pair her vintage dresses with modern accessories, hair, or makeup, which she can definitely pull off, but I think more modern accessories help effortlessly blend thrifted pieces into a polished outfit. So to tone this dress down, I paired it with neutral modern pieces. The shoes are from Macy's and were on sale for about $30.  The purse was from Target and was on clearance for about $8. The dress itself was thrifted for about $5. So I accomplished an Easter Sunday outfit for under $50 which is not too shabby if I do say so myself. I hope you like it and I'd love to hear what you all plan on wearing for Easter or just your favorite spring outfit in the comment section below!

Manic Monday: Taylor Swift

Monday, March 30, 2015

Images borrowed from: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4
Whether you like her or not, Taylor Swift's closet is certainly full of incredible things. These floral dresses included. Their nod to vintage combined with impeccable styling makes for beautiful outfits that never go out of style. As Easter is this Sunday, I thought she would be the perfect inspiration for both those looking to style a new dress or having to create an outfit out of pieces already in their closet. If you want to see the look, or maybe looks, that I'll style inspired by Taylor Swift, check back on Thursday!

Oldie but a Goodie: A Jackie Kennedy Inspired Outfit

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Break. A term that often suggests temporary migration to warmer climates, i.e. Florida, my family and I did just the opposite. As Floridians, we have already had our fair share of humidity, sunshine, and hot temperatures at this point in the year and we welcomed the cold with open arms... well some of us. My family and I travelled up to Charleston where the rain really didn't let up until the day we left. We were so fortunate. With the rain came a chill that, for those without jackets, was unpleasant, but for those with jackets, was refreshing. The rain also caused pieces in my perfectly planned outfits to be swapped around. Specifically, the outfit I had planned to go with this jacket. I was somewhat tempted to just throw on the pieces once more to at least take the pictures for today's post, but that was not an appealing option after everything had been worn in the rain. So my outfit isn't really an outfit but more of a showcase of this coat.