Thrifty & Chic: The $26 Outfit


Haven’t posted much along the lines of fashion recently. A lot of it has to do with my favorite neighbor/photographer moving away and the odd summer light. Turns out, there’s a 15 minute window (from 8:00-8:15pm) where the lighting is half-decent outside. SO annoying.

I’ve also been avoiding any and all kind of shopping lately. After binging nearly $800 on the most recent upgrade of Adobe CS5, I’ve been a tad weary of spending money. Saving money is nice, right? It took nearly 3 weeks of no thrift shopping before I broke. While at one of my many thrift haunts last week; I scored an elastic-waist skirt & Forever21 teal flats. Here’s the outfit I made:

Here’s the breakdown:

  • earrings: annilygreen $4
  • top: MisC $14
  • belt: thrifted $1
  • skirt: thrifted $4 (talked down from $6)
  • shoes: thrifted Forever21 $3

The shirt is the most expensive item in my ensemble, but by far my favorite. It’s a very light-weight satin fabric with the most dainty print on it. It’s P-E-R-F-E-C-T for keeping cool on a hot summer day. I also love the subtle pops of teal: the shoes, the belt & bits in the print on the shirt. It’s likely I’ll be packing this in my bag to blogher.

UPDATE: Here’s what the shirt fabric looks like up close. This is just one of many sweetly painted landscapes that adorns this shirt:

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    1. Melissa says:

      That skirt is oh-so-perfect!

    2. Emily says:

      Great outfit! I love those shoes.

    3. cuuuute-ness! What do I love more…skirt or shoes…. great finds!

    4. Those shoes are ridiculous in the best way. I wish I could see the print on the top better, but it sounds fab.

    5. Emma says:

      Loving the running bunny on your shirt. And that skirt is great – way to go on the discount.

    6. CK says:

      I do like that top!

    7. Gorgeous ensemble! You and I seriously need to go thrifting together!

    8. Dianne says:

      Man, I am loving those shoes! And for $3?! Crazy.

      As a general rule, I try not to spend more than $10 on shoes because I love them so. I seriously have, like, 50 pairs. And only two or three were ones I HAD TO HAVE that weren’t on sale.

      Your shirt is also pretty adorable. That bunny? TOTALLY CUTE. ;D

    9. SarahJane says:

      This is the way I LOVE to shop! I love it all, and ESPECIALLY the shoes. Those are amazing.

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