I am NO expert on fashion. But a lot of you are always asking me where I get my clothes and because I love to shop cheap.......I was thinking about how times are tough and we are all trying to watch what we spend and we still like cute clothes .......so how are some ways to look cute for less. These are just a few random thoughts. But luckily - I'm going to add a Mr. Linky and I'd love to see all of you do posts on dressing for less and put your link on here so we can all share ideas on where to shop and what to buy!!!
My main fashion plan is to keep my wardrobe doubled by layering. I mostly wear dresses (it's just so easy) - so I like to get sleeveless dresses I can wear in the summer with cute sandals and jewelry and then in the winter - put long sleeved t-shirts under and add tights and boots. It gives me a lot more options. A lot of you asked about maternity clothes. Because the style is empire waist anyway - I wore mostly normal clothes all through my pregnancy - like the dress above. That was summer before I was prego and then winter when I was about to pop. Same dress. (I got it at the gap last year on sale!) (Gap has good sales if you can hang in there).
OH - I need to address the dress/nursing issue. I don't know. Since I can't go anywhere right now - I mostly am wearing jeans and sweats at home. I have a few more weeks before I can figure out how I'm going to handle this issue - you are right - the two do not go together which makes me sad because I like both. :-)
I know ya'll know this - but I'm a big fan of Wal-Mart. I'm telling you they have come a long way. I would have rather DIED a thousand deaths than to have gotten my clothes at WM when I was a teenager but times have changed. How cute is this purple ruffled dress? Purple and ruffles are HOT right now! :-) This is $25. If it's not at your store - just go to www.wal-mart.com.
Another Wal-Mart dress that I'm loving. I think both of these would be cute with big gold jewelry and gold sandals. This is $25 also.
This sweet girl sent me some neat t-shirts while we were in the hospital. One said "Faith" on the front and on the back "what else is there?". I love it - I wear it constantly. I thought this was so cute to wear on the casual days. Check out all the different shirts they have here. (Under $30)
How cute is this dress??? $24.50 at Old Navy and I'm sure if you hold out a little - it will go on sale. This is comfy and cute - I'm thinking for hanging around the house, to a shower, to a BBQ.
I found these sandals at (where else?) Wal-Mart the other night and I couldn't resist. $15!!! So cute!!! These would jazz up any little dress or shorts. (They had them in purple too and I'm so thinking I may need to get them to dresss up black dresses. I mean 2 pairs of sandals for $30 - can't beat that!) (I get a lot of shoes at WM too and they usually end up being my favorites).
The best thing you can do on a budget is just dress up your old clothes with new accessories. I'm a big jewelry girl. It can make a huge difference to what you are wearing. Forever 21 has the cutest jewelry for CHEAP. Yes these aren't peices to last a lifetime but they are great for a season or two. I mean earrings for $5.80.
I've become a HUGE fan of the big cocktail rings (thanks to my SIL, Carrie). They can make an outfit really fun. Look at this one at Forever 21 - $3.80! Seriously - skip a starbucks drink and you've made your outfit! ha!
Another great place for jewelry is Sam Moon. This awesome necklace and earrings - $9.95!!! I've ordered several big chunky necklaces from there and they can take a plain black dress from drab to FAB!!!
Okay - please don't leave me hanging - give us your ideas or cute outfits you have seen for less than $30!! It's almost spring/summer - we need help (FOR LESS!)
(Please only add your link if you are posting about dressing for less!!!!)