Thursday, June 6, 2013

Outfit Under $40 Challenge

Dress (no label, thrifted years ago - $2.99)
Icing Headband ($8.50)
Payless Shoes (Three years ago - $3.00)
Coach Leather Handbag (thrifted - $12.99)
Icing Cuff ($2.00)

Total : $29.48

Keeping it short tonight, my allergies are really acting up this year and I'm at the point where I can hardly get my eyes to focus and try to read.  (Allergy meds help but it's a brute this year.  As you can see, I look really pleasant in my photos.)  I'm also right in the middle of packing up the house and whoa, it is crazy how much stuff you accumulate over a period of time.   The great thing about moving is at least you get to clean everything out.  We need to get it all packed up by the end of the week so we can go through and do some painting, who in the world thinks white walls are a great idea for anyone?  Blah, I cant wait to get to chose what color WE want to paint our sure won't be a stale white.

Alright, that's enough for me.  I keep trying to type dress as dressage and bag as hag and I think it's only going to go downhill from here.


  1. Really a wonderful look for such a bargain price! The dress is really perfection and I love the shoes.

  2. You look so so pretty Katie! This is a really delightful printed dress, theres a retro charm about it. The spiked Alice Band is so cute with it. Oh no about the allergies, have you maybe tried something herbal?

  3. What a darling floral dress! I just told my hubby the other day that we need to move so we can get rid of all our clutter, haha.

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  4. I love awesome thrifted pieces! That dress was definitely a great find! Good luck with the move. :)

  5. Aw, sorry about your allergies :/ Not fun! But that dress is so gorgeous!!! And it's so flattering on you! I wish the label was on it, 'cause I'd love to find one.

  6. Love the spiked headband with the girly floral - perfect balance of edgy and feminine. Ugh, allergies are the worst - hope you are feeling better and that the packing up and painting goes smoothly! :)

  7. Bag as hag...haha! I've done that before xD
    Hope your allergies clear up. As I'm typing this I'm forced to breath through my mouth since my nose is so clogged up. Ugh! I hate this time of year because of that. I almost never get colds in winter, but come spring time...its bad.
    Anyway, way to rock the spiked headband! :D
    I love how it contrasts your cute and feminine floral dress so perfectly.

    Trendy Teal

  8. Man, I don't know why I have so much crap in my apartment, and I've lived there for like 2 years, and it's already too much stuff :D
    I love the dress, you look very pretty even with your allergies :P

  9. I seriously love that you got this whole outfit for under 30 bucks. You look fabulous and I adore your headband! It makes the outfit very fashion-forward instead of sickly sweet. Bravo. :D


  10. This is so cute! <3 And I have allergies as well, it's so annoying! I hate that I have watery eyes and sneezing fits when I have lunch in the grass...

    Greta xoxo

  11. I agree, plain white walls, furniture, everything in a home is a little too boring. at least in my book it is. I like versatility, contrasts, different colours and patterns. and I remember it really was nice to sort all things out while moving. though I should sort all things out again and already soon (the situation in my wardrobe is quite bad, haha).
    anyway, your outfit. I like the combo of your bag and headband but also the combo of your hair and the belt and I just love the dress too. there's a lot to love when everything works so well together!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  12. Awesome spiked headband!

  13. what struck me is how you have such a variety of styling in your outfits, and how i like how they look equally exceptional on you! great thrifted finds katie girl. boo to allergies. i talked about mine in my post last week as well.

  14. This dress is phenomenal on you Katie! It's got such a great retro vibe and the shape suits you to a T. I LOVE that you added some edge with a studded headband and leather accessories.


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