Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Instagram Roundup - Budget Friendly Fall Outfits


I'm a huge believer that having great style has absolutely nothing to do with how how much you spend on your wardrobe. I really started to develop and understand my personal style in college... the years when I had the least amount of money. And although I graduated almost a year and a half ago from undergrad, those bargain hunting skills I mastered during college are still (and will always be) ingrained in me. I have noticed that I'm starting to drift more towards quality clothing, but I rarely pay full price for high-quality items, and neither should you! 99% of the time, I search for the best compared price, store sales, coupons or a previously-owned piece to maximize my savings.  Forever 21 and H&M still have a pretty large place in my life, but I'm starting to realize that I can have high quality items too and not drain my bank account to get them. I've rounded up a few of my recent Instagram posts so you can shop my budget-friendly and quality pieces. Don't forget to take a picture and tag me or DM me so I can see how you style any of these pieces (or similar pieces)! I'm excited to see what you guys put together. I love how easy it is to share fashion and connect through it. So seriously, feel free to share! 

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   I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I've been finding a lot of cute, affordable items at Abercrombie and Fitch. This satin lace-trimmed cami is from there... and it was on sale for $12. I have a feeling it's going back on sale very soon. grabbed this trendy lace-up black denim skirt on sale at Forever 21.  



This mesh shop is a dream, and it was only $6. My favorite way to style mesh, see-through items is with a  lacy item underneath. My favorite thing about this top is the pop of red; I typically see mesh tops in black. Throwing on a mesh top in an unexpected color is an easy way to add a twist to a basic nighttime outfit. I got these beautiful shoes on sale for $20 dollars at express! They pretty much always have sales, so check out your local store on the reg. Plus these shoes have a chunky heel and and a closed toe, meaning you have extra support and can tape your toes to minimize pain.   




I’ve been obsessed with graphic tees lately and really wanted a simple one with a French saying... but I wasn’t willing to pay a crap ton for one. Then, I found this baby on Boohoo, and it was only $17. Jesus clearly wanted me to be happy that day. I love this tee so much and it’s pretty opaque so your bra doesn't show through too much. And of course, to make this look less basic, I paired it with my favorite pleather mini skirt from Guess. I randomly found this skirt at Macy’s, and it was on sale for about $50!!! I’ve worn this to happy hours, nights out, dates, random daytime activities and even in the office (perks of working in fashion). I honestly would pay 3xs the price for a skirt like this. It’s a staple in my wardrobe. 
Now these earrings were on the pricier side for what I usually buy, but I’m focusing on transitioning my jewelry collection to a more sophisticated style. That means investing in quality pieces. These are from bauble bar and I love them, so I don’t care that they were over $30. You can also get a percent off your first bauble bar purchase! Just look in the top right-hand corner of the site and enter your email to receive your discount. 




 
This long vest is amazing!! I work in fashion PR and had been eyeing this item in our PR closet for weeks! It’s from Talbots, and if you check online, talbots usually has a sale! As for the LBD layered underneath, I bought this dress over 3 years ago from Ross. It’s held up pretty well and is a lot thicker (and better quality) than a similar black dress I have from forever 21. The great thing is they were the same price. 

My shoes are by Chinese Landry. I was watching a YouTube clothing haul a year ago and they were featured in someone’s video. I fell in love with them and bought them 3 days later. I paid about $80 for them, but I like investing in my shoes and these have held up pretty well. Plus, I found a discount code for them, which made the hit to my wallet hurt a lot less. 






 I wish I had tried these overalls on in the store. I have a very large chest, so the suspenders don't fit well. They either smoosh my boobs or slide off to the side. Since these overalls have buttons in the back, I’m planning to unbotton them and sew the suspenders into the perfect position. This is more effort than I’d like to do, but hey, these overalls were less than $25! (I got them on sale at F21) So in my mind, it’s worth it. There’s a lot a mediocre needle and thread job can fix.








This adorable bell-sleeve, off the shoulder red top is from Forever 21. I got it during a holiday sale so it was under $20. It’s really thick and is pretty decent quality. I am obsessed with it. If you can’t tell, I have a thing for red. It’s a universally flattering color, so if you want to add some color to your wardrobe, try on a few different shades of red until you find one that flatters your skin tone. 

I paired this top with a basic dark wash denim skirt and my favorite embroidered mules by Kenneth Cole. These shoes were a gift from my boss because she’s amazing and super generous, but this outfit will look great with any type of shoe. This would be a really cute outfit to wear with white sneakers. Wearing a skirt with trainers is my go-to uniform when I want to look cute but plan on walking a lot. 



So those are some of my recent finds. I've been wearing the items above on repeat. Let me know what items you've been wearing non stop this month, and thanks for reading and supporting my blog! Lots of love!!!



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