Thursday, May 31, 2012
Outfit Details: Less than $60
Green Sheer Blouse [Target][17.99], Floral Pants [Target][Less than 25.00], Black Platform Pumps[Payless][Bogo Sale], Accessories [Collective purchase]
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Most often times in my blog, I am ranting and raving about the fabulous finds I discover in the thrift stores. The cardigan I have today was an affordable find, I found at Tar-Jay (Target), that I couldn't resist. This cardigan is so pretty and bold at the same time. I love the detail and hardware they used to make the cardigan pop. This piece could be worn as a statement item with any neutral ensemble. Cardigans are essential items in any wardrobe and I am so happy to find this one at an affordable price.
Tip: Always keep an eye open for those pieces that could add a little "something-something" to other items you have established in your wardrobe.
Link for Cardigan
Pink Cardigan [Target][32.99], Polka Dot Skirt [H&M][Unknown], Gold Gladiator Inspired Sandals [Payless][old], Gold Earrings [Thrift][1.20], Gold Belt [Thrift][2.00], Gold Butterfly Broach [10.00]
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I have become an avid blogger on my great affordable finds and personal style in the last few months. Today, I am SUPER excited to write about this look. Along with the jade colored pencil skirt (in a previous blog), I was able to find this beautiful canary yellow button down blouse and this bold black and white pair of tribal pants at the thrift store. For both items, I only paid $3.60. I simply paired this bold look with black and silver accessories I have collected over time (most items are super old) and I was truly pleased with how it all played out. My goal is place one solid outfit together that's purchased from the thrift store. Until then, I will continue to incorporate my affordable finds into outfits of the day.
Outfit Total: $50 [estimated]
Canary Yellow Button Down Blouse [Thrift Store][1.40], Black and White Tribal Pants [Thrift Store][2.20], Shell Black Necklace [Korea][5.00] very old!!, Kimono Style Black Belt [Express] very old!!, Collective Bracelets [$20], J-lo Platform Sandals [unknown] very old!!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Outfit Total [Less than 87.00]
Terracotta Sheer Blouse [Less than 15.00][unknown], Jade Pencil Skirt [2.20][Thrift Store], Belt [Less than 10.00][NY&C], Neutral Pumps [39.95][JustFab.com], Gold Necklace [Less than 10.00][K-Mart], Bracelet [10.00}
Thursday, May 10, 2012
If your holiday wear is not too "Holidayish", try brightening it up with spring colors. You look could be a day or night look. Have fun and stay beautiful.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
| Scarf,  Cardigan,  Blazer,  Essential Tanks,  Pair of Pants = 3 Outfit Ideas|
Tip: If you have been covering up under a lot of clothes...take a moment before you go to bed, look in the mirror and identify the areas you like the most. From there, pick out a look that would compliment those areas you selected. Remember to remain tasteful, and most of all....Stay Beautiful!
Monday, May 7, 2012
Tip: If you are hesitant about pairing colors together, go online and print off a color wheel and take it with you when you go shopping. You will never fail if you select a color on the wheel and pair it with color directly across from it. If nothing else, keep place primary with primary, secondary with secondary, tertiary with tertiary colors and you will not go wrong. See the pic for examples.
Outfit Total: Less Than $100 [Items were collected over time]
Chelsea Cardigan [NY&C][$20], Grey Blouse [NY&C][15.00]. Grey Belt[old][less than $10], Grey Pants [NY&C][Less than $30], Coral Platform Pumps [Payless Boho Sale][29.99]**the second pair was 15.00** Heart Earrings [F21][Less than $3.00]
Friday, May 4, 2012
|Blue & White Checkered Blouse [NY&C]|
|Denim Skirt [Thrifted]|
|Gold Earrings [Thifted]|
|Red Necklace [Gift Shop]|
|Nude BCBGeneration [Ross]|
Tip: If you have an upcoming event, game or party, it's okay to wear items that will compliment the theme. Just remember to remain tasteful and try to avoid going overboard. A little goes a long way.
Outfit Total: Less Than $54
Checkered Blouse [NY&C][old][less than $20], Denim Skirt [Thrifted][3.39], Earrings [Thrifted][1.20], Belt [NY&C][less than $10], BCBGeneration [Ross][20.00]
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
|White Top w/ Peter Pan Collar [H&M]|
|Sheer Polka Dot Skirt w/liner [H&M]|
|Clip-On Pearl Earrings [Thrifted]|
|Gold Belt [Thrifted]|
|Mustard Colored Strappy Platform Sandals [6pm.com]|
Tip: Make your shopping worthwhile by selecting pieces you can incorporate into your wardrobe when you get home. Think about the things you can wear it with. The more the better!! If not, try to make an outfit out of it before leaving the store. If not, you run the risk of going home and never giving the item the light of day. Always have fun and stay beautiful.
Outfit was less than $50 (I apologize for not having the price details)
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
|#2 Draped w/ Belt|
|#3 Infinity Scarf|
|#4 Bow Tie|
|#5 Looped & Swooped|
Look #1 - Take a long sheer scarf and drape it around your neck. Add safety pins under the collar to prevent scarf from flying off on windy days. This look is great for anyone who is self conscious about your midsection. A great way provide an optical illusion.
Look #2 - Complete Look #1 and add a belt. This look can jazz up any simple outfit. Quick and easy.
Look #3 - Inspired by the infinity scarf. Take a long scarf, tie it in a knot and swoop it to the side. Allow the fringe to dangle for detail.
Look #4 - Take a long scarf, tie it like a bow tie, allow fringe to dangle, fluff out the bow portion and swoop it to the side. This look is so nice...you could easily jazz up a basic t-shirt with a pop of color and style.
Look #5 Take a long scarf, fold it in half, wrap it around your neck, take the fringe end and pull it through the loop. WaaaLaahhh you have a simple chic look.
Have fun and be creative...Maybe you could share some of your looks with me. Stay Beautiful