Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jazz Hands!!

This was Tuesday. I was running late, so I chose something very basic, but at the last minute decided to add a little bit of interest and throw on a scarf as a belt- it's my interpretation of jazz hands, in clothing form!! I loved the look, but perhaps next time I'll chose a pair of pants that fit me really well, so I'm not pulling them up all the time- no the most practical belt of all!!

My Outfit:
Black tee- $3, Walmart
Jeans- hand me downs
Flats- $10, Burlington Coat Factory
Scarf- $1, AC Moore (yea, the craft place)
Necklace- made by me
CZ studs- gifted
Total Cost: $14
Love these, just got them with some of my birthday money!!
Man I love birthdays!

Necklace close-up:

Ollie, modeling the scarf- can't you see the versatility?!

That's it, I'm signing him up to be a pet model!!

Rainy days and mondays

This was Monday, I'm a bit behind on my posting, I've been pretty busy with'll be over soon. I was actually wearing my tall black boots and a cardigan belted because the weather said that there was a 50% chance of rain. So the whole day I'm walking around campus looking like a big old idiot carrying a HUGE umbrella in absolutely beautiful blue skies!! Needless to say I took off the cardigan, and thankfully, switched into a pair of flats I had in my car! So, here's my improve outfit:
My Outfit:
Pink blouse- $2.50, thrifted
Black cami- $4, JC Penney
Black (off black) trousers- gifted, Victoria Secret
Flats- $7, Ebay (American Eagle)
Earrings- $2, Cato's
Total Cost: $15.50

Close-up of the Earrings:

I love the bow on these:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another Giveaway!!!

Fashion for the economically challenged is giving away a giftcard to two of my favorite stores!!! Check it Out!

Monday, September 21, 2009


I feel like I've been obsessed with purple lately, could be me- but I AM!!!
I felt very equestrian club like today. Don't get me wrong, I actually felt really good in this all day, in fact, this woman was looking at me as if to say, "OMG, doesn't she know you don't pair black and brown?"
On the inside, I was saying, "Eat it up lady!!!Yeah, I make the rules here!"
On the inside...
Look at my freaking dog..he is too cute- little model in training!!
Purple Polo- gifted, Polo
Black Tee- $3, Walmart
Jeans-$3, thrifted (Old Navy)
Boots- $20, Rack Room Shoes
Belt- $9, Burlington
Earrings- $2.50 , Shirley's
Necklace- $4, Ebay
Total Cost: $41.50
The Boots:

The Details:

Wedding Reception

On Saturday we went to a wedding reception for my husband's uncle. I know I usually don't post on Saturdays, not because I don't want to, but because I usually work ALL day long. Well, today I only had to work most of the day, not ALL day- it was pretty nice!!
This is the most amazing dress I have ever owned, I feel like a million bucks and it really doesn't take much- I LUV it!
Dress- $15, Ross
Gold Heels- $30, Macy's (I think)
Earrings- $1, Dollar Tree
Total Cost: $46
Wow, I think this is one of the MOST expensive outfits I've ever posted!!
Close-up of the hair and makeup, I was kind of rockin' the 1920's hair:

Thursday, September 17, 2009


This was one of those outfits that you walk around thinking- alright I'm looking pretty delicious today!!!
And then, you come home, take your blog picture, and go : What the eff was I thinking?!!??
Yeah, I left the house feeling super fly, but when I saw these pics, I thought- great I look ridiculously dumpy- I mean this did nothing to flatter my fact, it emphasized all the bad parts of my figure!
Where do I start? Oh, yes, I know where... my BUST, okay I know a lot of people pay to have a larger bustline- but I am willing to pay to have a smaller one!!! I think that everyday I wake up I have gotten bigger up there- seriously!! I gets to the point that I feel crowded by my boobs!!
On top of that these jeans- which I thought were a score at $2, thrifted, did absolutely nothing for my thighs!!! My thighs are not that huge- look back, there's prior evidence!! I don't know, these may go into a destroy and upcycle pile, we'll see.
What's that you say? Is she done yet?
Well, yes, yes I am...
I apologize for the rant, but I hate these days!!
My Wretched Outfit:
Fushia houndstooth cami- gifted, Express
White ruffly button-up- $2, thrifted
Jeans- $2, thrifted
Headband- $6, Shi
Belt- $2, thrifted
Earrings- $2, Walmart
Total Cost: $14
Finally, some details:
Let me tell you how much I LOVE this headband, $6 is a little steep for me and headwear- but I LOVE it!!

Yep,these guys again!

This was Monday

I felt like my style has been a little boring lately, so I decided to mix up my color palette just a little bit. I actually really like how this turned out, I needed something simple and easy...what's more simple or easy than a cami and a cardi.

I've been reading about "uniforms" and I guess this would be my go to look when I have no idea and can't make my mind up.

My Outfit:

Cami- $5, I think Walmart (had it forever!!)

Cardigan- $4, Thrifted

Jeans- hand me downs

Earrings- $2, Shirley's

Flips- $1, Cato

Total Cost: $ 12

Wow, that's pretty cheap, even for me!!

Apparently my super fave for the summer:

Oh, did you notice the puppy again- what a photo fiend!!! Eednic over at Fashionably eLate asked what kind of dog I had, and to be quite honest...he's a mutt. He was marketed on the humane society website as a "boxer mix" but we see a few different breed, truthfully, your guess is as good as mine!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


So for some reason blogger decided to erase my entire list of blogs that I watch...ah, this sucks!! I did fortunately just update my blogluv list, so all is not lost...I do however, follow some craft blogs and those will be difficult to find again :( Anywho, just crying over spilled milk!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Saturday: Lunch With the Girls

Ahh, I didn't have to work today, because of the was glorious!!!! I took the opportunity to do something that I NEVER do, hang out with my girlfriends!! It was awesome, we gossiped, giggled, and I even had a drink (for those of you that don't know, I barely ever drink- I mean EVER!!!) It was true bliss! Of course, when I got home I had to clean, but I'll take the trade off!!! I kept it simple for the outing with jeans a white tee and a very lovely scarf, from someone rather wonderful!!!
Todays Outfit:
White tee- $3, Walmart
Jeans- hand me downs (my SIL gave me lots!!)
Flats- $9, JC Penney
Belt- $9, Burlington
Scarf- From the Lovely Lydia
Earrings- $2, Cato
Puppy- gift from my bro and SIL
Total Cost: $23
Soooo, I don't know if you've noticed but Ollie (our pup) LOVES the camera. It's really funny because he'll be minding his own business until he hears the timer going off on the camera, then he'll saunter on over and place himself right behind me. What can I say I've created a monster!!! Maybe I'll start dressing him so he can at least contribute some fashion, sure he's cute, but some fashion please!!!
Oh again with the no detail shots :( Sorry, and you do have to see these flats and earrings too!! I promise, next time!!
Oh, I almost forgot! So, my birthday is this friday, 9-11 ( I know, sucks, but I came first so there!!)- gah I love exclamations, imagine what I sound like- chances are you got it! So, where was I? Oh yes, my birthday (26- yikes!) my hubs has surprised me with a beach trip, very last minute, so I will totally be out of commission until Monday. Have no fear, I will be taking pictures, but prob won't be able to upload until I get back. We'll see, maybe I'll be crazy and blog while there, why not, I DO have to study for analytical chemistry regardless (not that this is anywhere near analytical chemistry- ack!) Alright, I'll quit my ramblings, see you laters!!

Thursday's Outfit

Well, I'm mostly in the clear as far as the poison ivy is really sucked!!! Anywho, been pretty busy lately, so I'm playing catch up:

My Outfit:
Striped button down: $3, Express (via thrift)
Blue shirt- $3, Walmart
Jeans- hand me downs (Guess)
Fushia Flats- $5, TJ Maxx
Necklace- $4, Ebay
Earrings- $2.50, Shirley's
Total Cost: $17.50
Not really sure why I didn't take any detail shots, I'll have to show you a close-up of the necklace and the flats soon though!!