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Fashion Challenge: $100 Outfit

The Southern Fashion Bloggers have a presented a challenge; put together an entire outfit that costs $100 or less. I am most definitely a frugal shopper and love finding a good deal so I was kind of excited when I saw their post. Now I may have technically cheated, as I didn’t go to my closet for my outfit. But I’ve just been feeling so uninspired with my own wardrobe lately and have been looking to revamp it. So I looked no further than my job, I went to Funky Monkey and threw a look together. I don’t really feel like I’m cheating, as this place has seriously become my closet. Too many times have I shown up at work and gotten dressed. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get myself a brand new outfit.

Top: $26

Skirt: $30

Shoes: $24

Bracelets: $10 each

It worked out too perfectly, totaling at exactly $100. I went for a silky soft bird print shirt, a trendy hi-low skirt and neutral shoes to balance out the rest of the outfit. I topped it off with two vintage gold bangles, because you can’t not have jewelry.

I’m also happy to say that I will be getting rid of my Summer Ombre’d hair on Friday. Yay!

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Easy Pretty

I was never one to gravitate towards things that are “pretty.” I like a more modern and edgy sort of style, but when the heat gets intense sometimes it’s best to have an easy dress.

I love this dress because the floral pattern really stands out and requires minimal accessories. I already get fashionably lazy during the Summer because even after 22 years, I can’t take the heat. So I do love having pieces that make it look like I tried, without even having to think about it.

I love this photo, but hate that my belt is askew so we will just pretend it’s not…

Dress: Vintage, Funky Monkey

Shoes: Target

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Neon Navajo

I work at a clothing exchange/vintage store and my boss keeps a blog for the shop, found here. On a slow day we put together some looks and snapped some photos. I figured I’d post this one because I love this outfit. While the native print trend is currently being run into the ground, I couldn’t help but feel fab in this soft, fringed tee. I paired it with a bright orange fitted skirt, woven bracelets, a vintage bag and some amazing pewter Dolce Vita sandals.

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Festival Ready

Summer music festivals have begun, and here in New Orleans we’re in the middle of JazzFest. I had to post this great outfit, featuring Dolce Vita metallic sandals.

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Day & Night

Today:

I got some wonderful new rings at work

Tonight:

Going to check out Crystal Castles

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Spring Styling!

While some of you out there are freezing, New Orleans has warmed up. The weather is perfect right now and its already starting to feel like Spring. It just so happens that this time around, I got to style the displays at work and I chose some fun, bright looks to get everyone’s minds off the chilly Winter. (Pardon the cell phone photos!)

I did these three with V-Day and Spring in mind, which sometimes don’t really go hand in hand.

The first outfit features high-waisted lace shorts, a salmon pink long sleeve henley and vintage suede vest with fringe for a bright and edgy look.

The second is classically modern vintage, a long paisley dress, vintage pearls, and a mint green belt at the waist.

The third is girly and adorable; I chose a crisp white shirt with a cute Peter Pan collar, draped floral shrug, a bright pink pencil skirt and a cute bird pendant.

For this outfit I wanted simple, cute, 90’s. I used all vintage pieces circa the 1990’s. (Which probably makes it easier? Maybe the challenge would have been to use modern pieces?)

 

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