Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Style on a Budget

Today Kelly posted about Recession Fashion-Dressing Cute for Less and wanted ideas for outfits that are under $30! Since I have been on such a tight budget since we've been married, I am somewhat of an expert on dressing inexpensively yet looking nice! Now I wouldn't say I am trendy or would be considered stylish but my style is classic and for what little money I spend on my clothes I do dress nice! My "shopping style" allows me to put together almost all of my outfits for under $30! Here are my sources of inexpensively priced clothing:

Sales

I purchased this dress at Kohl's last spring, it was 40% off right before Easter and was $12! (It is not really a dingy white like it appears...don't know why it looks like that!)

Clearance Racks

This shirt is from Target, it was $2.97 on clearance last summer!

This adorable sundress was on clearance at Ross last summer, I paid $7 for it!
More of my clearance finds!

Goodwill

This Old Navy shirt was $4 at Goodwill! I really love this shirt with a pair of black capris!
More Goodwill finds!

Yardsales

This Max Studio Skirt was $1!

A Maggy London dress for $2!
More of my yardsale finds!

Hand-me-downs

These American Eagle capris are from my sister-in-law and I just love them and you just can't beat FREE!


Shoes & Accessories


My adorable wedges from Wal-Mart, I bought these in 2007 for $9 and have already worn them 2 summers and they are still in great shape!

These flip flops are from Kohl's, they were $6.97 and are cute & comfortable!

My boots I found at Penney's for $9.97, I have these in black & brown!

Two of my favorite necklaces, a friend from college made both of these for me, I think I paid around $25 for both, she has since launched her own business Classy Cowgirl Creations. She has agreed to give a discount, when e-mailing your order use the code frugal&simple and receive 15% off!

Here is one of my cute summer outfits using these examples:



(Shirt $2.97, necklace $12.50, pants FREE,shoes $6.97) $22.44

Another tip is stick to the basics, if you have a good basic wardrobe made up of classic & quality pieces you can purchase a few "trendier" tops and accessories each season and really stretch your money! Check out this episode of Life:Frugal and Simple on Wardrobe Basics!

4 comments:

Jaclyn said...

Just visiting from Kelly's blog...You found some great deals! Now I'm inspired to go check out my Goodwill store!

debbielynne said...

Very nice post Rachel. I think we could have fun shopping together!

Jordan said...

Visiting from Kelly's blog . . . cute clothes! =]

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