Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

Hi All! Yesterday, I mentioned the great sales that many stores are having right now.  Unfortunately, some of those sale prices still are a little high for a lot of our pocketbooks.  I'm going to start positing a wallet friendly outfit on Thursdays - but the same rules still apply: all outfits will be readily available via internet or most shopping malls near you (but don't forget to factor in the cost of shipping if you are going to order online).

 For this outfit, I pulled together pieces from Target and Forever 21.  The total cost for the outfit below is a little over $55... for an ENTIRE outfit! 

This adorable pair of shoes is from Target for $19.99.  A small price to pay for such a cute shoe!  There were multiple reviews on that stated that this little number looks even better in person - they seem to have been selling this shoe for a while now, so get them before they sell out!
Sheryl Floral Print Ballet Flats - Gold

I love these tanks from Forever 21.  I own a few of them already.  At $2.5, what a steal... I wold pick one up in every color for layering.
Fab Solid V-Neck Cami in Cococa

This sweater from Target looks so comfortable, i guess the name Cocoon sweater says it all - and it's on sale right now for $15!  Wear it open for a more relaxed look, or cinch it with a belt. 
Mossimo® Black: Long Sleeve Cocoon Sweater - Polar Bear

Pair this with a straight leg jean from Forever 21 for $19.80... and there you have it!  Cute girl-on-the-go outfit.  I like putting skinny jeans with flats so that your pant doesn't drag on the ground and so you can show off the flat.....However, if you have a pair of straight leg jeans that don't drag on the ground when you walk, they would look great with the flat, too.
Stretch Denim Skinny Jean in Dark Denim

Cute outfits can be found almost anywhere, it just usually takes a little more patience to find the bargains.  Try to find pieces that seem well constructed, because they are out there - even at the less-expensive retailers!

**** Update:  I had a reader ask what type of belt I would suggest if you wanted to cinch the sweater at the waist.  In this case I would go with a skinnier, "dainty" type belt, so not to overwhelm the delicateness of the shoe.  I found this awesome belt on J.Crew and it's on sale for 14.50!  I like both the Redwood color and the Pale gold color - both would complement the shoe nicely.
Superskinny Patent Leather Belt in Redwood and Pale Gold

***Another update!  Apparently only if your feet are TINY can you enjoy the beautiful Target flats above.   One of my readers asked for any other ideas for something similar to the flat above since she really liked it, but can't find her size.  Unfortunately, flats this pretty don't come with a $20 price tag very usually... so we can go one of two ways with our other options.  A) Expensive but pretty .... on the left from J.Crew Patterned Classic Ballet Flat in Washed Shell - $90 smackers... pretty high for a little ballet flat, but reaaaally cute! From Charles David, the shoe on the left has a dainty bow like the target shoe, and this shoe looks a little more substantial -  Serenade in Blush from for $64.95

B) Cheap but don't look much like the ones I showed originally... which is probably more important to those of you looking for thrifty, yet cute finds: 

Both of these are from target - On the left, Madalena in Berry - I loooove this color and the suede makes this shoe look a lot more expensive that $20.  On the right - Valda in Cognac.  The ruffle is really pretty and something you don't see too often for $24.99.


  1. What a great idea! and, as usual, a great outfit!

  2. Okay, love, love LOVE that sweater and cami. I think I totally need to get them. THANKS!

  3. Quick question...What type of belt would you suggest for over the sweater?

  4. Loved the shoes, but I can't find them available anywhere! only has a size 5 left... I need a 10 or 11! Any ideas?

  5. Thanks for the alternate shoe ideas!

    And I bought 5 tank tops from Forever21 this weekend.. what a great deal. Thanks!