Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What I Wore: Stripes and Good Deals

I've gone back and forth on whether I still wanted to do these outfit posts. And I decided that what I really hope I share with them, along side some outfit ideas, is that you can look put together and dressed well, without having to spend a ton of money. Keeping in mind that we are all different and at different places in our life, and that it's good to inspire one another no matter what, to be wise with what we have, right?

I would tell you that I don't really shop that much {I really don't} but then you'd probably think I was just denying the truth, and I think they say denial is the first step to something....So I guess the real truth is that I know how to shop. And more importantly--when to. Meaning if it's not in the budget it's not in the budget. Also, I only buy one or two things every now and then to add into what I already have. This stretches my closet even further.

And almost always,  it's on sale or better yet- clearance! I can spot a red clearance sticker like a pro.


We went to dinner Monday night to celebrate Mothers Day with B's side of the family. It was getting ready to pour, we were running a little late, the neighbors were outside, the kids were restless. But I really wanted to grab a couple of shots of this outfit to show you exactly what I mean by looking put together without having to spend a ton.

Now first of all, I love stripes big time. They are always a classic. Stripes rank up there with v-neck tees for me. I verge on being obsessed with stripes. Do you love them too? I mean how could you not, really.  This top was only 8.80 at Forever 21. And the quality is pretty nice. The fabric is pretty thick and it's nice and fitted. That's not to say a thread won't go willy nilly on me at some point, but it was 8.80 and if I get a couple good wears out of it, it'll be worth it.


The white trouser jeans are the staple piece in this outfit. They can be worn with so many different tops. And I was lucky enough to find them on clearance at Target for under 9.00! I saw that red tag I know and love, and almost jumped up and down because I've been looking for some white pants to carry me through summer. These trouser cut are really flattering. The flare leg is perfect for wedges. The price said take me now. And so I did. I will be able to get a lot of wear out of them for sure.


Speaking of the shoes. Here is where you might call me a liar. These wedges are from Old Navy right at the end of summer last year. And. They were only 1.97. No seriously. One dollar and ninety seven cents. They basically begged me to take them home. And so I did.



They also happen to be the most comfortable wedges I've ever worn. I didn't get a good shot of them but they tie up the ankle into a cute bow.


Navy and White striped top-8.80, Forever 21
White Trouser Jeans- 8.90, Target
Wedges- 1.97, Old Navy




Now I will get to the part that I know you all want to know about. The necklace. Is it not beautiful? I want one in every color. And I owe all credit to my friend Annie for showing a picture of hers on instagram a while ago. I promptly did some investigating and found them here.


Before we left, I thought it'd be a good idea to try and get an official Mothers Day 2012 picture of me and the kids, but it didn't exactly work. First attempt Asher's got a goofy smile and Mia was concocting an escape plan.

Second attempt is a little better except Mia decided something on the brick wall was much more interesting than the pretend little birdie daddy was holding.
Oh well. What are you going to do. The imperfections are what we will remember and laugh about later, right?

Do you have a good 1.97 wedges story? What are your tips to shopping wise?

pleated poppy

26 comments:

  1. I have that necklace in yellow :) and have been contemplating buying the turquoise one! you are so cute, as always.

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  2. I love your outfit and I am dying over your necklace! Plus, you have awesome hair!! Super cute pics!

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  3. i love old navy and target!! i got a pair of bootie wedges for under $3 there and a shirt for 97 cents not too long ago - love clearance clothes!! and you look beautiful and your kids are adorable!

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  4. Cute shirt!! And cute pics of you all together :)

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  5. Whoot Whoot! Shout out! Thanks girl! Glad you got the necklace! LOVE IT! I need that color now! I love a good statement piece! And that one really makes a statement! Need to go to TarJay and get those pants PRONTO!

    Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! precious kiddos! ;)

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  6. thanks for the necklace tip!!!! wow, great shoes for under $2, too!!!

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  7. I am wearing that same necklace in yellow today :)

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  8. Your so cute and your little family is adorable.

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  9. Just stumbled across your blog! I am in love!

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  10. You look amazing! I'm loving that necklace!! <3

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  11. I"m glad you decided to keep sharing! I Too believe ANYONE can look pulled together! I am a HUGE thrifter and find FAB deals....I can't even stand to pay clearance retail anymore!! LOVE the wedges - major STEAL!!!

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  12. Super cute outfit!

    You look so good, especially after having 3 kids. I am pregnant with our 3rd and am starting to feel some aches just from going on walks. I am starting to wonder if I will end up putting on more this time than the others and how I will ever lose it!

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  13. YOu are gorgeous! Love the outfit. You have the cutest kids!
    Creamy

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  14. You look so cute, as always! I seriously had that top in my online cart at F21, then decided to {Practice some self control} and cancel the order! But you totally just inspired me to get online and buy it! HA! Can't wait, it looks so cute on you!

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  15. you're so cute! i love those shoes - that is an amazing deal! don't you love it when God does stuff like that for us?!

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  16. GREAT outift! Thanks for sharing where you found that awesome necklace! I want one!!
    www.cathykhayes.blogspot.com

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  17. you look SO cute. i absolutely adore your outfit! i have the bubble necklace in turquoise, and i want every color, too!!

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  18. Darling outfit!! You are beautiful. And way to go on all the deals!! Your family is so sweet. :)

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  19. I love your wiw posts and this outfit is my fav so far! I need to start looking for those red dots ;)

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  20. keep the wear it posts! I love seeing your fab self wearing killer cute clothes for super cheap! You are a girl after my own heart! Annnd I'm so getting one of those necklaces!

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  21. You are adorable! I love your $2.00 {pardon me, $1.97} wedges! You know how to shop girl. You sound like me... wish we could go together!

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  22. I'm off to check out that necklace in a second. But yes, I love a good deal as much as the next girl.
    My best thrift story yet is the hammered Silpada Designs bangle cuff I scored at our locally Salvation Army for only 69 cents!!!!!!!! It was still selling in their catalog at that time for $124!!!!!

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  23. You look adorable. I love this look!!!!

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  24. For reals, your outfit posts are the ONLY ones I like :) And hank you for sharing about the necklace! Just snagged one in turquoise, and contemplating one like yours!

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  25. You have a beautiful family. And congrats on the bargain shoes! finding those deals is always a great feeling :)

    Liz Sugihara
    emsugihara.blogspot.com

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