I said I wasn’t going to participate in WIWW anymore, but then I got some encouragement to keep going and I found a cute dress for a nice price. Now I’m back in WIWW business, at least for this week.
Sometimes we see fashion blogs and look longingly at outfits that cost more than our monthly grocery bill. It can be discouraging, or not. My philosophy is to take inspiration from great fashion and then recreate looks with items you can afford, because let’s face it, sometimes you find yourself living on Walmart budget. I do too.
I believe you get what you pay for and better stores sell better quality clothes that will last from season to season. It’s true, but if you don’t have the money to invest in great pieces, wear what you can afford, even if it’s hand-me-downs. Just do the best you can with what you have. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. That’s life. There’s always tomorrow.
So in honor of budget conscious fashion, I present thrifty finds.
I pulled out this little gem. It’s got a bow, ruffles, and dots…what’s not to love? I’m sure I could have dressed it up better for this photo, but…some days you just have to do the best you can. After all, it was snowing.
Here’s the out-take. I was reaching for the camera so I could make a mad dash back to the house and the warmth of my woodstove. My son likes taking funny pictures of me. I suspect he’s collecting them for future punishment.
Anyway, the shirt was around $11. I can’t remember exactly. I am happy to say it washed perfectly.
Yes, I cut my head off, but there’s a good reason. Originally I thought I was just having a bad hair day; however, when I looked at the photos, I realized I was having a bad face day. Glad I didn’t know it until the day was over.
This dress is from Walmart. $9.98. I could wear this outfit every single day of my life. It’s that comfortable. It’s like wearing pajamas without the social awkwardness. I suppose I could also wear this in the summer with a white tank top underneath and cute sandals. I’ve had the green t-shirt for years and I paired the dress with leggings and boots from Target. This dress also washed very well. I suppose it might look cute with a brown belt around the waist, but I don’t have any cute belts, so it is what it is.
Do you have an outfit you love to wear because of it’s comfort?
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