Thursday, May 10, 2012

Outfit for Under $30









Shirt: Great Northwest (thrifted) $0.50
Skirt: UK Style by French connection (Sears) $20.00
Shoes: Steve Madden (Famous Footwear) $5.00
Clutch: (Thrifted) $3.50
Necklace: $1.00
Earrings: $1.00
Total: $31.00

So I didn't quite meet the Under $30 challenge this week, but at least I was close!

I found this blouse a little while ago, our local Salvation Army was having a big sale, women's shirts for $0.50!  Yeah, that's a hard deal to past up and so were these Steve Madden shoes!  I'd been eyeing these for over six months, waiting and waiting for them to go on clearance. Finally they did and wow, was it good clearance, like 90% percent off! (My kinda deal!)  And my skirt, well, we all know I'm a sucker for a poofy skirt with pockets and when stripes are thrown into the mix, it's a no-fail skirt.

And once again, it is cloudier than all get out. *Sigh*  I'm so ready for some sunshine.

I'll stop whining now.

17 comments:

  1. i LOVE your skirt, its so pretty! Thats so cool that you could throw together a whole outfit under 30 dollars! What a great idea girl!
    So it looks like (correct me if I'm wrong) that you live in a really small town?! Do you ever feel awkward walking around all stylish when everyone else isnt (or at least, normally in small towns they're not) I live next to a big city, but still in a suburb, and sometimes I feel way silly. What about you?

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    1. Thank you! I try hard to shop on a budget and this sprang from me laughing over those "outfits for a $100" features in style magazines, $100 an outfit is quite a lot for me! $#0 seemed like a reasonable amount, so I try to do this at least once a week.
      And yes, Fairbanks is a Big town in Alaska, but a really small town compared to everywhere else. Most people dress in jeans,pink running tracksuits, sweats or carhartts, but there are some people who dress super cute or stylish, so I only really ever feel silly when I'm mixing prints. (That gets me some strange looks, like "did that girl get dressed in the dark or what?") I was looking at some leopard print jeans today though and I ended up not getting them just because I knew I'd feel really uncomfortable walking around town in them. :P

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  2. how? how? and again.. how?
    that skirt is soo fab and $20.00..
    ok. do you wont to be my new BFF? :D lol

    xx

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    1. Aww,thank you! Sears has a great little line out called UK style, by French Connection and it really is great and afforable, they have 50-60% off sales all the time and lots of 15-20% off coupons in their flyers. Worth checking out!

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  3. That skirt is adorable! Anything with pockets and stripes is pret-ty awesome :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  4. that skirt is amazing! love the colors.

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  5. I think this is my favorite outfit of yours thus far! I love it, your skirt is adorable and I love how you styled around it.

    Have a great weekend :)

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  6. i love this outfit on you. you look fun and cute and put together! and those shoes...$5? wow!

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  7. So beautiful shoes!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    > www.blog-anapaulaxavier.com <

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  8. Way to show those gams girl! I love this skirt. It's so bright and festive!

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  9. I wouldn't have thought to put together the khaki and brights but they look just great together! You're such a savvy shopper. I always assume something that's 90% off wouldn't be a stylish item but these shoes are GORGEOUS. Way to go!!!

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    1. Yeah, sometimes if it gets to 90% off, the not-so-cute stuff gets left, but Famous Footwear is really funny about their clearence. Somethings go right away to clearence after a few weeks and are on only 30% off and then other things don't go to clearence until six months later and then it's crazy.

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  10. Love it, great outfit and the shoes are beautiful!

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  11. OMG I love this, Katie! This is your best look so far. The skirt is so gorgeous and it goes well with your top. I have never thought those two pieces look great together!

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  12. Nice blogging.. you are looking awesome:)

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