The Look of Welfare


I was asked if I was going to be paying with food stamps at the cash register today at the grocery store. I’ve never been asked that before, so it makes me wonder. . . is this what it looks like to be on welfare? Granted, I had a grandpa cardigan & an oversized pashmina on, but everything else was the same. Was it the heels that tipped her off or was it the two kids in tow? Scratch all that. I bet she could tell that I spent less than $25 on my entire outfit.

  • earrings: made by me, $2
  • blazer: thrifted, $4
  • necklace: RiteAid, in high school?
  • top: Shade, $10
  • cords: Gap, gift from mom
  • shoes: Payless, $5

TOTAL: $21

Anyone following Project runway? These earrings are an ode to Anya’s cool wing earrings. I want to steal those earrings right off her ears. Also, I might have a little girl crush on Anya. She’s got serious style.

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    1. Tamara says:

      Love the earrings! Love Project Runway too! I went searching for wing earrings really quick and found these:

    2. meredith says:

      i LOVE Anya. she’s hot/super talented. i adore her hair!

    3. Carmen J says:

      Wow, what a strange thing to ask someone! I super dig this outfit, especially the top. Though I have to admit, I hate you just a little for how well you rock the skinny jeans (and cords!) ;)

    4. […] Here’s how I wore the earrings on Wednesday. Reader Tamara found some earrings similar to Anya’s at Forever 21, They’re probably the closest I’ve seen to what she wears. Posted in crafts, diy Tags: diy, earrings, fashion, jewelry, style […]

    5. nikki says:

      what a stupid thing for the cashier to say! you look super cute.

    6. danielle says:

      I was asked that once and the reason was I was just getting milk, bread and cheese. I guess those are WIC staples. Well they are just staples in general.

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