15 May 2010
So this is my very first post! Its really exciting; I can't wait for what the future holds!
Yesterday was super windy so my hair was flying everywhere. I found a deer bed in a field near my home so I thought it would be a good place to showcase those gladiator-esque sandals with a petite heel that I absolutely love.
Here is the breakdown of my outfit:
Top: $4.50 on clearance at Meijer (! - I love the sleeve detail;Meijer is a Midwestern supermarket similar to Walmart but without the monopoly.)
Bottom: $59.00 Cotton Nico skirt from J.crew
Legs: $26.00 leggings from American Apparel
Feet: $11.00 Sandals on clearance at Target
So you are probably thinking: "Wait a minute I thought this blog was about being fashionable without all the expense! I can't afford to spend $100.50 on this stuff!" Don't worry, it still is. However, I think its important (and I know you've heard this all the time) to purchase key items that are basic and can be mixed and matched with everything. Not only do you get a wonderful item that will last but if its a simple color and cut you can wear it time and time again and make it appear like you are the type of girl who never wears the same thing twice; and I know you envy that girl just like I do. I purchased the leggings from American Apparel 3 years ago and I'm still wearing them. The Nico skirt was something I just really loved so I saved up my money to purchase it.
You are also probably thinking "I always look at clearance racks and never find anything! How did she get these great things on clearance, in her size!" Well heres what I do - and sometimes, many times this doesn't work out for me but a good portion of times it does - I visit my favorite stores often. When I see something I really like thats full price, I wait for it to go on clearance by popping in the store and just having a casual look around. Superstores like Target change there clothing around every 2 1/2 months (this is general, people - not law). I also don't look down upon my local superstores like Meijer. You can find some great basic and even stylish items at Meijer if you just take a look while you are doing your grocery shopping. The best part about that is most people shun places like Meijer for being "low class" and so that means more sizes for everyone who doesn't apply that label!
DISCLAIMER: This blog is not for the lazy. If you think you are going to be able to go out and buy exactly what I'm wearing - chances are you won't. There may be some items sure, but I would like my readers to read this blog with the mentality that they are looking at what I'm wearing and where I am purchasing it as inspiration. I hope all of my readers gain a knowledge about how to shop and how to assemble an outfit and retain that to create their own personal style! Fashion is all about personal expression!