So recently Ive been getting a lot of ” where do you buy your clothes” and ” you must spend a fortune on your wardrobe.” While I do spend a pretty penny on the latest trends that I can’t live with out, I also am a ninja of clearance rack karate. Personally, I prefer to save my buckos for those pieces that really matter and make my closet horse whinny in euphoric delight. For everything else? I am straight dimestore diamonding it up.
In order to prove just how marvi you can look for just a few bucks I partnered up with Fatshion by the Pounds to do a $50 dollar haul. Th goal was simple, you have 50 bucks, what fantastic fashion can you find?
Here’s what I nabbed from left to right, top to bottom:
- Vintage 70s zig zag vest- $3.58 Goodwill
- Light blue t with navy feather print- $2.99 Gap Outlet
- Gold+ Silver abstract long pendant necklace- $1.50 Good Will
- 80s mint triangle print tank- $3 Rue 21 Outlet
- Straw summer fedora- $1 Walmart
- Lavender snake textured rain coat- $10 Piece Unique Consignment
- Periwinkle 50’s style fit and flare dress- $14.18 Kohls
- Cream plastic bead necklace- $1.50 Walmart
- Cream flower studs- $0.50 Five Below
- Fuchsia Ikat print cotton skirt- $1.44 Old Navy
- Black cropped pants- $8.27 Maurices
- black and white striped sunnies- $2 Rue 21 Outlet
You can check out Amber from Fashion by the Pounds’ haul here.
Later in the week I’ll be sharing tips on how to nab the best deals, sort out the best sales, a sexifiy yourself with second hand goods. Stay tunes divas!
This fancy pants plus size blogger had one hell of a week. First I suffered through what can only be called the death star cold. It was like all the snot from all the noses in the world decided to move into my respiratory system and executed a hostile take over. It was the worst. In the midst of all this, I found out I needed to be better by the weekend because I was flying to Paris! So basically my week was all: “hack hack. cough cough. What the hell am I going to pack? I need more Kleenex. Macaroons for every meal! Why is that Lifetime movie not on iTunes yet? cough cough. sniffle” Here’s a a round up of what I wore this week.
On Monday I got sentimental AND sporty. I combined deep thoughts with a sassy pair of City Chic clearance harem pants, a Forever 21 crop, and a Fabeltics tank top worn backwards. Because sometimes I do that- wear clothes backwards. I’m rocking my favorite pair of nike air max (they’re sparkley!) and wistfully dreamy gaze off into the sunset.
On Tuesday I tried my first dress from Gwynnie Bee, this little Triste number. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. I wore this stain glass masterpiece with a tutu from Charlotte Russe Plus underneath to ad a pop of pizazz and some extra length I desperately needed.
On Wednesday I took amazon scarf and tied it as a cute tube top. I layered it over a basic cotton staple skirt from Primark. I kept the vibe chill and sun rays soaked in by complementing the look with my favorite pair of vintage shades and my go to teva flip flops.
Thursday meant round two of my Gwynnie Bee arrivals. I paired the this beach print dress from Jete with an orange crocodile belt and a cardigan from Forever 21. For accessories I wore basket weave shoes and gussied up my bun with a string of artificial flowers.
Friday I had this weird 80s lazy rocker chic look going on. Check out my Madonna inspired lace fringe top from ASOS worn over a pink swimsuit top and leather look leggings from Macy’s. I wore my favorite worn out Clark’s brogues with a pair of aviators that somehow ended up in my house, but definitely aren’t mine.
Saturday was little hippy dippie as created a quasi festival lucky, which I then proudly donned at the arcade. It was a festival of gaming! The peplum crop top is Eloquii paired with black leggings and a kimono from Swimsuits for All. I wore it all with my absolute fav metallic crocodile shoes from ASOS and necklace a friend purchased for me in India.
Sunday’s look rounds out the comfort parade. I pared my mesh sleeved top with basic back leggings and a fringe scarf I made myself out of an old t-shirt. It might be the only craft I ever did successfully.I style the look with a delicious s’more frappacino and Crocs. Don’t hate on my Crocs. They’re comfortable and I love them.
It’s been another fashion forward week in the land of Glitter. Bring me your color, bring me your sass. Here’s what I walked the runway of life in this week!Catch that
I absolutely love this cover up/tunic/ dress/ whatever it is from a new plus size fashion designer on the block, Qurvii. I kept it simple by wearing it with my trusty Lola Getts leggings and my favorite Asos metallic heeled brogues. The belt is an oldie but good from igigi the sunglasses are a street buy from Los Angeles. Lest we forget that tasty cupcakes, from Austin’s own Hey, Cupcake.
Tuesday I amped up the sexual prowess with a lovely steal of a dress from ideel. The red heels from UK’s New Look said, Take me serious or I will cut you. I accessorized the look with sleek hair, red MAC lipstick and a bold Vince Comuto cocktail ring.
Wednesday I had my favorite costar tag along to show of one of my favorite summer looks. The jacket is from the most recent release from Fabletics the crop is a vintage tee that I got crafty with and created myself. The jeans- shocker- are from Eddie Bauer proving that you really should experiment and shop everywhere. Lastly the shoes are Cole Haan.
Thursday things got a little weird, as they tend to do with me. The dress is from Simplybe worn again over Lola Getts Leggings and topped with a target style vest. I snazzed up the look with my favorite chucks, a reclaimed vintage necklace and a steal of a monster hat from Five Below. Also pigtails, I forgot how cute you could be!
Friday I played homage to my addiction for jail time rabble rousing in this Orange is the New Black inspired look. I’m wearing a Urban Outfitters pork pie hat ( from the men’s section) and bold statement earrings (illlllluminatiiii) from Top Shop and my favorite orange tunic from New Look. I threw on my comfy Old Navy leggings and the most comfortable heeled boots in the world from Jones to round the look out. I ended up looking criminally good.
Saturday I kept the swimwear sexy realness coming STRONG. I paired one of my favorite seasonal finds, a wide brimmed hat from Five Below, with a pin up style suit from Target. I layered the look with an aztec inspired necklace from Oliver Bonas, a lovely $7 sarong from Amazon and some sassy metallic leather flats from Asos.
Sunday I kept it lazy, comfy and low key. I styled my hair with a vintage scarf tied into a bow and added depth by wearing it with a patterned tunic from Marimekko. Styled with a pair of basic black capris, a pair of red Cole Haan brogues and stand out gold statement necklace… this low key look still turns heads.
Monday’s look screamed “SUMMMMMER” loud an clear. I kept it simple pairing a dress I scored for $15 off Groupon with some vintage jewelry I inherited from my mother. I added a super sassy pop of color with a pair of teal sandals from Target.
Tuesday I notched the weird factor up to an extreme and rocked this anime inspired look. I paired a t-shirt from my last visit to Disney World with acid jean shorts worn over purple disco pants (both from Amazon). I topped off the look with an Old Navy Sweat shirt, Nike Sky Hi Dunks and some earring from Sparkle City Jewelry made of actual sprinkles!!
Wednesday I kept it oh so classy while also keeping oh so fun. I paired a bright sexy secretary blouse from Monif C with a bold splatter painted skirt from Miss Guided. I accented the look with Crocs ( yes, Crocs!), a light up ring from Target, and my adorable pooch- Data.
Thursday I brought some juicy thighs and some tribal realness. I paired an adorable romper from Rue 21 with a vintage blazer from Calvin Klein. I accented my waist with a fun belt from Lane Bryant and styled the look with a top bun, some of my personal earrings, and that light up ring (again).
Friday is about comfort in the house of color and glitter. I let me favorite theme tshirt (from Woot) be the star of the show. I styled the look with a big sassy scarf bow. Because if I don’t wear at least on head bow a week, I get cranky.
Saturday I continued my tradition of rocking my finest swimwear. I strutter my stuff in a Forever 21 Fatkini with a scarf-turned sarong- that I purchased from Amazon. I styled the look with some well worn Tevas ( God, they are so comfy), vintage sunglasses, and again that little pink, light up ring from Target.
Today’s outfit was a little bit of love for my new home state of Texas. I giggled hysterically at this Skinny Limits food truck. My life struggle as a mantra on a mobile machine of food. I’m wearing a chambray dress from old navy over Lola Getts leggings. I top the Look off with a Goorin Brothers Hat, a sassy obi belt, an Hermes scarf, vintage earrings and my favorite cowboy boots that I picked up in Brasil. Lets not forget the amaze balls Texas straw which I snagged from Five Below, the one store that I really feels understands all my kitsch needs.
And that’s the week in review. That’s it. There’s no more. I swear. Stop reading. The End.