Photoshoot took place in downtown Garland, Texas.
Hey everybody, the photoshoot was very fun! I loved walking around outside with the sun beating down on me. I’ve really been wanting to show you all some of the skirts I picked up from Ross. But I was not about to walk around outside for hours in the 40 degree weather Texas was giving us. I’m so happy that she sun was shining like it should be (I’m a sucker for the warm weather).
This outfit was outrageously inexpensive. The floral print on the skirt is perfect for the warmer weather. You can mix and match, make the outfit as flirtatious or professional as you want. Just have fun with it. I decided to make the skirt more chic and professional, yet still fun and girly (I have to stay true to my personality). Of course I could have worn a more safe color for a heel, but I wanted to be bold. These heels are so comfortable, despite them being 5 inches high.
I felt so free and vibrant, that’s what I love about skirts. They always add that extra boost of femininity to a wardrobe.
Let me get down to the nitty gritty. I know you’re thinking, “Well how much did this cost?”
- Skirt: $8.99 – Ross
- Blazer: Around $20 at Forever 21
- Heels: Around $20 at Amiclubwear
- Belt: Around $12 at Forever 21
I decided to go to the mall on Valentine’s Eve (bad move). It was so crowded and filled with body heat! I was inspired by my newly purchased dress hanging in my closet. I felt like a rocker princess. The tutu dress was the perfect frill to my edgy outfit. I found quite a few skirts and shirts from the thrift store that I will post. They didn’t cost anywhere near $20 for any single item! It was so fun shopping on a $20 dollar garment limit. I found the perfect outfit for the All Star party that I attended on Saturday. I can’t wait to upload the pictures! I felt very chic.
- Dress: thrift store – $7
- Sweater: I already owned
- Boots: I already owned
- Leggings: Local store – $14.99
- Earrings: Beauty shop – $1.99
- Belt: Forever 21 – under $15
- Bracelet: $1.99
This is seriously awesome! I love a good challenge, it really puts you out of your element, out of your comfort zone. I am so into skirts right now. I’m ready for the summer to be here so I can rock them down the streets of Texas.
The reptile skirt was around $17 dollars. I love the reptile print, I’m really into animal prints too right now! The black skirt was on sale for less than $10 dollars. I picked it up, looked at the tag and had to buy it.
As I was browsing my favorite website chictopia.com, I kept seeing amazing outfits that individuals put together. So many of these creative ensembles were put together with single items that cost no more than $20 a piece. A light bulb went off in my head!
WHY NOT CHALLENGE MYSELF TO DO DO THE SAME?
The Challenge: For the rest of 2010 I will only buy items that cost $20 or less. I will not buy any individual item that is over that amount. I will only splurge on very special occasions. My splurging will not be able to exceed a total amount of $100 for an entire outfit.
What I will do: Whenever I buy an item, I will post it on my blog. I will either post it individually, or as an ensemble. I will put the price of the item and where I got it from.
The challenge will teach:
- Restraint – I will learn how to shop without instant gratification. I will have to think about the price of the item before throwing it on the counter.
- Budgeting – I will learn how to be fabulous on a very stringent, hardcore financial plan.
I really think this will be fun and educational. I’ve never really been a label whore, but I do have my share of things that I find fabulous that are pricey.
Time to go begin my journey!
Forever 21, Charlotte Russe
I love my wallets and my purse. I’ve never really been big on buying expensive purses before. (Hence the reason why this one only cost $18) I think one day I MAY splurge and buy a purse that cost more than $100 bucks, but for now this faux leather will do me good. The wallets were no more than $15 a piece. That’s a sweet deal, don’t you think?
Other fabulous wallets under $15: