Posts Tagged ‘RiteAid’

Handmade Style: Floral Maxi Skirt


Yesterday as I was planning out an awesome fancy pleated skirt, I realized that the expensive yardage that I bought at Britex was not enough. I should’ve bought two yards of the stuff, but oh well. I made a maxi skirt. It’s super boring, but with the rad floral print, you don’t really even notice. And I don’t even care. I’ll be pairing this floral with summer, fall and spring items for sure. I love the print!!

I sewed it similarly to my single seam pencil skirt, but I added a waistband and tailored the seam to fall at the side instead of back. I made a slit with a curved hem on either side, which allows for more leg room for running around. If I were doing it again, I would sew the slit much higher. Like another 10-12 inches.

I love it, but between the cost of the fabric and my time, this skirt would be something like $100 in a store. Not sure I would pay $100 for a simple maxi.

Outfit details:

Talk about a serious mix of high and low here. 

Hello 21st Century


Just updated this hand-me-down top to the 21st century.

  • necklace: RiteAid, million years ago
  • top: hand-me-down + refashioned
  • denim: Forever 21, $13
  • shoes: Uptown Cheapskate, $30

TOTAL: $43

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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