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!
My birthday was on the 6th of this month. I was supposed to take pictures that day, but ran out of time! Boo, hoo. I was at the mall most of the morning of my birthday. But hey, the pictures are here! No worries, right? Right. I thought it would be pretty awesome to take pictures in the first (and most likely last) big snowfall of the winter in Texas!
The beauty of this outfit is it was a mix of old with new items.
New items: Jacket: $15 (Burlington) – Tights: $15 (Accessories Plaza) – Heels: Less than $30 (amiclubwear) – Necklace: Less than $8 (Body Shop) – Shirt: Less than $20 (Bloom)
The rest of the items I already owned so I don’t have any remembrance of where I bought them or how much they cost. But I do know they didn’t cost me much. I’m all about finding deals.
SINGING: “Happy Birthday to Me!”
Sooooo I’ve decided that I want to be amazingly eye catching in leopard, black, pink and gold for my birthday. I chose leopard because it just popped out at me and said, “PICK ME, PICK ME.” I chose pink because it’s my FAVORITE color, black ALWAYS makes an outfit look chic and I can’t get enough of gold!
Can you believe I’m almost in my mid-20’s now! lol I’m getting there at least. I told my co-worker and he thought it was a joke. Maybe because I’m a tot compared to him? But anyways, I’ve definetely been goggly eyed over a few garments! I have been browsing around, but I just can’t steer away from my trusted store: Forever21. The ferocious felion decided it wanted to come out tomorrow for my big day. I opted for something boldly colored, chic, & most importantly true to ME and what I like.
Here’s the birthday outfit:
Happy Birthday to Me!
BAM! I will be walking the cat walk like I’m in New York for fashion week. lol. Seriously though… I can not wait to purchase these items. I’m hoping that they don’t upset me and not have these items ON location (you know how that can go). So what do you think? I want to find a bag that is hot pink like the tights, if not I will have to cry a river, build a bridge, and GET OVER IT.
Do you know what you’re wearing?
Are you ready to try something new, but not quite sure what direction to go in? How about trying something a little edgy, yet classic. A dash of red to set the Valentine mood, with a hint of black to add that classic tone. This outfit will hardly put a dent in your pockets. Forever 21 is the place to be to create such a look.
Paired with a sleek black pair of leggings and show stoppin’ heels, you’ll be set for a night out on the town. But don’t stop there, options for a clutch and some chic jewelry are available as well. The price tag on the outfit so far. 79.40.This leaves room for accessories (don’t forget to add that dreaded tax!) Add a pair of cute earrings and you’re set!
TOTAL COST FOR THIS VALENTINE SHOW STOPPA: $85.20 (w/o tax)
Have fun this valentine’s day even if you are shopping on a budget.