Frugal Fashion Friday Road Trip

Frugal Fashion Friday Roadtrip

Summer is almost here, officially, and I love driving this time of year.  The key to a good road trip is all in the outfit!  I love to feel cozy and comfortable.  Layers are key, so if you get hot or cold you are able to adjust.  Here I have leggings with a light dress and giant wrap sweater, best $14 purchase I have ever made!

Frugal Fashion Friday Roadtip

Great Wrap Sweater: $14 (somewhere in Houston), Aritzia Dress: $20 (Boxing Day Sale), Leggings: Free (a birthday gift), Black Keds: $20 (8th & Main), Steve Madden Sunglasses: $16 (Winners)

TOTAL COST: $70

Frugal Fashion Friday Roadtrip

Happy road tripping!

 

 

DIY Skirt

DIY Skirt

I had found this dress for $2 at a thrift store a little while ago and couldn’t wait for summer to wear it!  Unfortunately the top does not work, don’t ask me why, it just doesn’t.  I think because the skirt is so flowy and the top is all business.  Which can definitely work but not in this combination.  To the scissors we go…

DIY Skirt

I have a skirt with the same material as this dress so I figured I could cut where the band was and it might work.  If not, it was a $2 experiment.  I decided to cut the material a little uneven and give it a more boho feel.

DIY Skirt

I really like how the skirt looks on it’s own!  I can’t wait to style this for a Frugal Fashion Friday.

DIY Skirt

7 Long Weekend Essentials

7 Long Weekend Essentials

7 Long Weekend Essentials

1. The Bag – Ok this may not be the most important but it is for me!  Whether you are driving or flying you need a great bag.  Preferably one that is small enough to carry with ease but big enough to fit everything you need.  I love this carpet bag I found at Value Village for $10, it’s durable and has a lot of room.

2. A Hat – Hats are important for any vacation whether it is cold and you want to keep warm or the sun is shining and you want to protect yourself from the blazing sun.  Find a stylish hat that can easily go in bag or you will be carrying it around the whole trip, trust me, I have been there.  Green wool hat $30, somewhere in Spain.

3. Jean Joggers – Yes you heard me right, Jean Joggers.  These are perfect for any long weekend.  They are comfortable, look like jeans and are great for travelling as they are lightweight.  Thank you Mavi for making this amazing pair $40.

4. Music – No road trip is complete without an amazing playlist.  I am loving Spotify right now.  I have the package with no ads and I can download songs or playlists, so when I lose my cell service I don’t have to worry about losing my music as well.  Spotify monthly subscription $9.99 or free if you are a Rogers customer!

5. Water Bottle – My swell water bottle if my favorite travel companion.  Not only is it stylish and small enough to fit in my purse but keeps my water cold. I can fill it up wherever I go and save money by not having to purchase water!  Swell water bottle $40, although I was lucky enough to get it as a gift.

6. Warm Socks – This might only be me, but I always pack a pair of warm socks to wear at night, I like the cozy feeling and it saves room in my bag because I am not packing my slippers.  Yes I am an old lady who loves slippers.  Roxy wool socks $6.99

7. Nut Mix – I always have this in the car and it will last the weekend, well unless it’s so delicious you eat it on the first day!  I make my own nut mix from what is in the cupboard, today I had dried cherries, almonds and chocolate chips (yes they need to be in there or what is the point of trail mix).  Cost to make, minimal, as I buy everything in bulk.

Hope you have a safe and funfilled long weekend!

Oak & Fort Shift

Frugal Fashion Friday

Ok, ok, ok I know it’s spring I should be rocking more color but I couldn’t help it!  I scored this amazing Oak & Fort shift for $5 at the thrift store and couldn’t wait to wear it!  At least I wore really light jeggings, right?

Frugal Fashion Friday Accessories

Frugal Fashion Friday – Total Thrift Score!

Oak & Fort Black Shift: $5 (thrifted – this was originally $125!),  Urban Outfitters Jeggings: Free (I worked a promo forever ago and we got to keep the pants, lol), Black Keds: $20 (8th & Main), Betsy Johnson Floral Sunglasses: $15 (Winners),  Small Clutch: $1 (thrifted) and Bracelets: couldn’t tell you, I have been collecting these forever.

TOTAL COST: $41

Frugal Fashion Friday

 

Frugal Fashion Friday

Happy thrifting!  Get out there and score some great finds!  Don’t be afraid of the racks of clothing. Have a plan.  I make a list for the season so I know what I am looking for if I ever pop into a thrift store!

Frugal Fashion Friday – Earth Day Edition

Frugal Fashion Friday Earth Day Edition

When it comes to earth day it is about the environment and that includes the clothes we buy.  I have shopped at thrift stores all my life, but now I realize the bigger impact it can have on our environment.  I hope you enjoy todays Frugal Fashion Friday!

Earth Day Edition

H&M Knitted Top: $2 (thrifted), Vintage Leather Clutch: $1 (thrifted), Mavi Jeans: Free (worked an event), b.o.c Wedge Sandals: $8 (thrifted), Gold Bracelet and Ring: $30 (bought from local designer in Barcelona), Necklaces: Free (vintage/costume jewelry from my Grams)

TOTAL COST: $41

Frugal Fashion Friday Earth Day Edition

 

Frugal Fashion Friday

 

Frugal Fashion Friday Earth Day Edition

 

 

FRUGAL FASHION FRIDAY: Business Meeting

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Who says business meetings have to be all serious? Here’s an outfit that is stylish yet is still great for a late business meeting.

FRUGAL FASHION FRIDAY: Business Meeting

Leather Shoes: $60 (Zara), Denim: $35 (Mavi), See by Chloe Shirt: $30 (Winners), Vintage Patent Belt: $3 (Thrifted), Patent Leather Purse: $3 (Thrifted) TOTAL COST: $131

FRUGAL FASHION FRIDAY: Comfy Day

Frugal Fashion OOTD

Our fall has been so beautiful this year!  I am taking advantage of not wearing a jacket for as long as possible!  I love wearing long sweaters to keep warm. Plus this I Wear The Headress is my new fave accessory!  Great for bad hair days or days when you don’t want to do your hair.  I added a little hair palm to get some surfer hair and voila, out the door.

FRUGAL FASHION FRIDAY: Comfy Day

I Wear The Headress: $10 (TurnAbout Consignment), Black Jersey Sweater: $3 (Thrifted), Philosophy T-shirt: $3 (Thrifted), Black Belt: $4 (Joe Fresh), High Waisted Pants: $20 (Winners), Studded Shoes: $35 (Timeline Boutique), London Fog Purse: $60 (Winners)

Total Cost: $135

Frugal Fashion OOTD

Frugal Fashion OOTD

FRUGAL FASHION FRIDAY: San Francisco Tourist

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As a tourist I want to be comfortable enough to walk for hours but not stick out. I found the perfect balance with my keds, skinny jeans and leather jacket.

Also let’s talk about the leather jacket.  I realize $150 is not frugal BUT it made sense as an investment piece. My previous leather jacket was $30 from a vintage store and lasted 8 years

Kenneth Cole Leather Jacket: $150 (Timeline Boutique), Black Lace Shirt: $20 (Forever 21), Skinny Jeans: $20 (Winners), Floral Keds: $20 (8th and Main)

TOTAL COST: $210

FRUGAL FASHION FRIDAY: Pumpkin Patch

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I went to the pumpkin patch and found the perfect pumpkin! I also rocked it in this affordable outfit!

FRUGAL FASHION FRIDAY: Pumpkin Patch

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Banana Republic Jacket: $10 (TurnAbout Consignment), Plaid Shirt: $20 (Forever 21),  Mavi Jeans: free (Work Trade), Joe’s Booties: $40 (Winners)

TOTAL COST: $70

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