Well, it's Wednesday my loves.
We are halfway through the work week and even closer to the weekend. I think that's grounds for celebration!
I hope your day has gotten off to a great start.
I actually wish that I could sleep in however, my body is so accustomed to waking up at a certain hour that I couldn't sleep in if I tried. Ugggghh....the irony!
Anyhow, it's due time for an outfit post.
A couple of days ago one of my readers emailed me about styling a denim jacket with a belt. First of all, I felt totally flattered that someone thought enough of my little 'ole style to ask me to create a post for them-that's loyalty and I appreciate it with everything in me.
So here's what I came up with.
I decided to try my hand at some pattern mixing as well because a great blogger friend of mine, Marion, is hosting a Trend of the Month challenge over at her spot. This month she's highlighting
pattern mixing. Visit her here for some awesome inspiration.
I've always been a little leary about mixing patterns out of pure fear of looking like a complete jacka*s! But I actually fell in love with how it turned out.
I think the trick to this trade is to keep the colors somewhat complimentary. Upon first glance, I wanted to pair this floral skirt with black and white stripes only to find out that I had absolutely no black and white stripes in my closet. So I went for the next best thing-navy blue. It's dark enough and it compliments the orange just right.
My absolute favorite thing about this 'fit is that it cost me little to nothing. If you haven't learned one thing about me yet-you will learn today that I shop smart, not expensive. Yes, I do have champagne taste on a Corona budget. I love good quality clothing as well as a huge quantity of clothing and I'm able to satisfy my champagne taste through my 'tunnel vision' type of mind set. That mind set includes staying away, far away from regular price, strictly shopping clearance and sale racks, and using coupons.
Take this 'fit.
**The $4.99 thrifted denim was originally a long sleeved jacket which I DIY'd into a vest.
**The stripes-on clearance for 2 bucks at Target.
**The belt-$1.97 from Old Navy
**Floral skirt-$9.99 from New York & Company (probably less after my coupon)
**Shoes-on clearance for $8.98 at Target
**Shades-$2 from Wet Seal
Approximately 30 bucks-head to toe!
Here's to pattern mixing, denim with belts, and creating the look for less!
What do you all think?
How do you go about creating your looks for less?
I can't wait to hear your answers.
Thanks for reading!