Good afternoon, everyone!
It has been a while since I posted an outfit on the blog! Obviously, I have still been wearing outfits, but I just have either not gotten good pictures or been wearing a uniform. When I went through the outfits I had gotten pictures of, I realized that they were all floral! Appropriate, I suppose, given the season! So here we go, three outfits!
Skirt: Thrifted/ASOS similar CPW: $4.99
Blouse: JC Penney similar CPW: $10.00*
Necklace: Charlotte Russe similar CPW: $5.00*
Blazer: Thrifted/The Limited similar CPW: $0.46
Shoes: Naturalizer similar CPW: $13.33*
Total Cost Per Wear: $33.78
*Denotes items purchased before using Stylebook
Fun Fact: I wore this blouse the night that my husband asked me on our first date almost three years ago. It was a Sunday night, and I wore it then with a navy pencil skirt and coral pumps. I am not the most romantic of girls, but I still get a warm, fuzzy feeling whenever I wear this blouse.
For the outfit pictured, I paired the blouse with my maroon pleated skirt. The blouse has so many colors in it to pull from, and I had always wanted to wear it with maroon. When I tried it out, though, I felt like it was just a little too much color, so I threw on my beloved gray blazer to tone things down and pull the outfit together. I ended up really liking the result!
Dress: Bella Ella Boutique similar CPW: $13.33*
Necklace: Charlotte Russe similar CPW: $2.50
Sandals: Target exact CPW: $5.00
Total Cost Per Wear: $20.83
This is a casual outfit I wore last Saturday. My youngest sister was taking her senior pictures, and she asked that Gus and I tag along for the ride to give her posing input. Given our posing issues, I was quite worried that we would be a bad influence, but, as it turned out, she did not need us at all because she was a natural! I was just a little jealous! While we were out there, Gus and I took some really quick pictures in front of this amazing brick wall. I really liked this outfit, so I was relieved that the pictures turned out alright! I ordered this dress last year from an online boutique, hoping to wear it for Easter. When it arrived, I realized that it was rather casual; however, it was so comfortable I hated to return it! This dress was definitely not my best financial decision though because it is not the greatest quality, and it is hand wash only, and is thus only worn once every three months when I finally remember to take it out of the bottom of my hamper and hand wash it. Ahem.
Dress: Target exact CPW: $36.99
Shoes: Thrifted/Steinmart similar CPW: $10.00*
Earrings: Maurice’s similar CPW: $1.75
Total Cost Per Wear: $48.74
I wore this outfit for Easter Sunday, and it was a good outfit which photographed terribly. I look so matronly in these pictures! I promise that it was far, far better in real life! I highly recommend this dress from the Who What Wear line from Target. I have not seen everything from that line, but this season’s offerings have a lot of modest options! Other options I like are linked below (along with a better picture of my dress):
I actually bought another dress from that line (this one, if you’re curious), but I returned it because it was just not as versatile as I wanted.
This dress does have a few issues that I will point out:
1. It wrinkles. The wrinkles were not really noticeable to anyone but me because the main color is black, but they were definitely there!
2. The sleeves have a tendency to come untied. If you live alone and/or are uncoordinated like me, this may not be the dress for you!
These issues combine to make for a bit of a “fussy” dress. Normally, this would be a deal breaker for me. I waffled in indecision for a week or two before finally buying this dress, but in the end, I went for it because I loved the style, and I needed a more formal dress option. I have a formal banquet to go to in May, and we are also planning on going to a symphony or two this year! I also really liked that this dress has enough of a vintage flair to be timeless. I think I will keep it in my closet for a long, long time! Its cost per wear may never get below $5.00, but at least I will have a solid option for more dressy occasions.
As for the rest of the outfit, I scored these earrings on clearance for $1.75 at Maurice’s, and the shoes are thrifted. The brand is Coach and Four, which I believe is mainly sold at Steinmart, and has nothing whatsoever to do with Coach! They are pretty, but also half a size too small, and every time I wear them, I consider throwing them into a dumpster.
In conclusion, I would like to thank each and every one of you who have been so kind as to read this blog. My sister and I feel like such novices, and I expected to write for months before anyone even found us! If you have any suggestions for us, or any questions or comments at all, please feel free to comment on this post or email us! We would be most grateful.
Thanks for reading, and Happy Wednesday!