Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What I Wore


I've wanted to link up with Lindsey for her "What I wore Wednesday" series for a while and finally Saturday the stars aligned and I was able to grab B to take a couple of quick pictures before we headed out for a birthday party.

 

If there is something you might not know about me, it's that I really love clothes.
And if there is something else you should know about me, it's that I really love a good deal and I especially love sharing my good deals with my friends, family, people on the street, girls in the checkout line...


If we met in person and you complimented something I had on, 9 times out of 10, I will tell you exactly where I got it and for how much. because 9 times out of 10 I got a good deal on it and I think you should too. 

I'm big on believing you make the clothes. The clothes don't make you. Therefore, brands don't matter. You can make an entire Target outfit look like you got it at Nordstrom, just by using the right pieces and accessories and most importantly being confident in it.

I'm also big on effortless fashion. Meaning I really like looking put together, without all of the extra effort that it requires sometimes. I'm seriously no expert, but I really think it's about learning what looks good on you and what doesn't, so you aren't trying on 6 outfits before you leave somewhere.  Like for example, I'm really long wasted, so really low rise jeans work best for me. I know I can throw them on with a v-neck tshirt and scarf and I'm good to go.

I think this also plays into being wise as far as spending money on clothes. If you know what works and you get a few pieces you love and that you can rotate for other looks, then you aren't always going out looking for or buying something new.

Another motto of mine is to just go for it. If you like something, wear it. Even if you think it's a little beyond your comfort zone, or maybe it goes against the rules a bit, but you like it...wear it! And wear it with confidence. If you wear it well and you wear it with confidence, people will believe in it too. And maybe even wish they could pull it off themselves!

T-shirt: Target {12$} *edited-it was actually only 8$!
Maxi Skirt: Old Navy {last fall}
Belt: Express {super old}
Shoes, Earrings and Necklace: Forever 21.
Bracelets: A mix of them from Aldo's, Forever 21, and the charm one is from the Splendor Shop.
Ring: Splendor Shop {shameless plug? I wear it ALL of the time though!}
  
And that right there my friends is a summary of all the places I usually shop. Forever 21, Old Navy, Express, and Target. I rarely pay full price for something and always use a coupon when possible/available.

I would really love to try to do some of these type of posts more often. Where I share an outfit or two and when possible {like if I can remember and it was a recent purchase} I'll share how much the piece was and where I got it.  Because 1- I know personally, I love to see how people dress and get ideas. 2- I think it's important to encourage one another in our own personal style and being confident in it. And 3- that we can do it without spending a ton!

Is that something you'd like to see here on this blog o mine? Tell me the truth! But be nice! ;)  And PS, Next time I will try to steer away from the hands on the hips pose. Sheesh.

What are some of your favorite places to shop?

pleated poppy







26 comments:

  1. I love your outfit! And I can't believe that you got that skirt at Old Navy! Super cute. ;)

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  2. A-Dorable!!!!!!!!!!! And you KNOW I want to see more outfits!!!!!! I feel like we're the same person:) I can't keep a good bargain to myself!!!:)

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  3. you look so cute! love the necklace and the shirt! :)

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  4. This is so cute!

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  5. so cute! i love long skirts!

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  6. you look great. love the outfit & you!

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  7. love love love! yes! more posts like this :) I'm the same way- I always mention where I got something and how much. someone told me once that it sounds like I'm shrugging off the compliment or "giving away my secret", like no one should know it was inexpensive? I told her that it made me sound smart and wise and even *that much cooler* that my "cheap" clothes could look so great! ha!

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  8. because PS I'm walking into Old Navy this very minute :) those are all my usual stores too! (plus I throw in TJ Maxx & Marshall's & Ross & Kohls)

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  9. Great outfit! I especially love that skirt! I'm a new follower!

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  10. I love it!! I have been eyeing that tee at target tooo...now I have to get it. ;)

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  11. you are ADORABLE! :) and i am so happy you did an outfit post!

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  12. You BETTER keep sharing! I love your style. You're the cutest!

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  13. PLEASE keep sharing! I love your style & your shopping philosophy!

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  14. I love EVERYthing about this outfit. SO cute. You totally encompass 'the look' I go for.I've been wanting a maxi skirt for a while and this makes me want to even more.
    I think you should do more posts like this because I too, love seeing what other people wear. Forever 21, Target, ON, and Nordstrom Rack are my faves. Although now I no longer live near Forever 21 or Rack :(Sad day.

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  15. skirt is my favorite.
    i'm always afraid to go maxi cause i'll trip. ;)

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  16. I totally have that shirt from Target =) never thought of going maxi skirt with it! Great idea =) you are so cute and you did NOT HAVE 3 KIDS! you are so tiny! way to go momma!

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  17. Can you be any cuter? And why are killing yourself with the 30 day shred girl?! You look amazing!!

    And I'm so like you like with telling people where my clothes came from and how much. My girls are like "mom! Can't you just Say thank you and not go into all that?!" lol.

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  18. Love that outfit! Especially the shoes! Too cute.

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  19. yes, I always tell people where and how much. So glad I'm not the only one! Marshall's is a must for me. More outfit posts please. I haven't had the nerve to do it yet. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  20. Where can I buy your hair style? ;) Love it! xo

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  21. beautiful!! and I always do that when someone compliments an item of clothing - "thanks. i got it for $5." :) always love a good deal! and I LOVE your hair too!

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  22. Cute! I pretty much only by clothes on sale so I definitely know what ya mean here girly - lovin' this outfit :)

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  23. WOW......You look AMAZING. honestly!!! I can't believe you've had 3 kids. WOWIE! I've only had 2 and I have this huge hanging stomach thing that I can;t get of and I run 40 miles a week. DRAT! SMOKIN' mama!!! love you:)

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  24. you are so cute! I would love to know when you purge your closet! I have been wanting a maxi skirt in that color forever!

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