My New Favorite Outfit: October 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Weekend Wear

My sister came into town last weekend and we had a number of errands to run, so I threw this on.  Weekend dress can be hard for me. I want to be comfortable, but I don't want to look like a slob.  I remember when I was 20, and was totally content to go out on a Saturday morning with my hair in a poneytail, while wearing baggy sweat pants; those days are long gone for me.  Anyway, the outfit: I just got this scarf for a steal and really like it.  I believe it has a skull on it, which is totally NOT me, but I love the color combo and think it's a fun addition to my wardrobe.  How about you? Any great tips to share about weekend dress?

Shirt: Kohls $10 similar
Cardigan: Forever 21 $8 similar
Scarf: Ed Harty $5 (Plato's Closet) similar
Jeans: Eddie Bauer (free at a fashion swap party) similar
Shoes: Vera Wang $12 similar

Friday, October 19, 2012

Seriously Love This Necklace!

Today is a workday, yeah! I love that I'll have all day to get things finalized for the quarter, and I love that I get to dress casually. I found this shirt on sale at Express, and thought it was a great easy shirt, and perfect for a cuffed jean combo. I'm also wearing my new favorite necklace. Don't forget to enter to win one for yourself! 

Shirt: Express $13 Similar
Pants: Old Navy $3 (thrifted) Similar
Necklace: Charming Charlie's $20 Similar
Shoes: DSW $40 Similar  

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Satin, Lace, and a Giveaway!

I ran across this skirt at a trendy new and used clothing store called The Giving Tree. You walk in and it looks and feels like an expensive boutique, but has thrift store prices on trendy used clothes. I love going there, and am always so happy with my finds. They buy clothes on site, so it's easy to bring in clothes to sell, and pick up new ones in the process. Totally up my alley. And the necklace. I am in love with this. I recently found it and thought it was such a great statement piece. I decided it was worthy of my fist giveaway. Look down below for details.

Shirt: Express $20 Similar
Skirt: H&M $12 Similar
Necklace: Charming Charlies $20 (Win it!)
Belt: The Limited $10 Similar
Shoes: Nine West $30 Similar
Here's the giveaway!  Open to U.S. residents only, and I'll notify the winner via. email. 

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Oh, I love a good deal

Fashion is something that I've always loved, affordable or not so affordable, if I've loved it I've bought it.  After getting married my husband and I created a budget (gasp) and although my interest in fashion didn't change, my budget did. Since then I'm always trying to get as much bang for my buck as possible. Through this blog I hope to show that you can wear cute, stand-out fashion on a budget.

Cardigan: Billabong $3 (thrifted) Similar
Skirt: Target $6  Buy it here and Similar
Belt: New York and Co $3 Similar and Similar
Shoes JCrew (circa 2007) Similar and Similar
Necklace Charming Charlie $10  Similar and Similar