"Nerdy Stripes"

Hi all! Today I finally got to go pick up my ‘Marc by Marc Jacobs’ prescription glasses…i love ‘em! They retailed for $194, but with vision insurance, i only paid $35 out of pocket. My rhinestone-embellished striped top is from Forever 21 and I got it for $24. My distressed jeans are by Mossimo Supply Co. from Target, and they were $19.99. My crossbody bag is by Mulberry for Target (designer collaboration), and I got it on sale for, i think, $14.99…it’s been so long, I can’t remember. My loafer-pumps are by American Eagle from Payless Shoes, and they were $26.99. No outfit should have to burn a whole in your wallet…cheers to budget-friendly fashion! :)

New Year’s Eve Outfit 2013

2013 is coming to an end, so here’s to celebrating in style! I stuck with a retro silhouette but added a few modern touches to it. This ivory-colored shift dress is by Xhileration from Target. It has a “Jackie-O’esque” vibe with a textured-pattern finish. I added a splash of color by accessorizing with a statement jewelry piece—my ribbon-woven bib necklace. I forgot what site I bought it from, but I do remember I got it for $20. My gold-tone bow earrings are by Kate Spade and were a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law this year, i love them! My glitter clutch is by H&M and was a Christmas gift from my brother a long time ago. I love that it has a snap-frame closure, it totally gives it a ladylike feel. My textured stockings are by Isaac Mizrahi from Marshalls. It actually came in a pack of 2 for $7.99 (the other stocking is solid-black). Last but not least, my amazing faux-suede booties are by Sam & Libby for Target—I love Target’s designer collaborations! This entire look came out to just under $100! The total is $92 (I used the rounded-up tax prices of course!). Cheers to smart budget fashion! :)

Outfit Breakdown:

- Ivory Shift Dress by Xhileration from Target, $22.99 (+ tax: $24)

- Gold-tone Bow Earrings by Kate Spade (Christmas Gift)

- Tri-tone Ribbon-Woven Bib Necklace, $20 (can’t remember what site I bought it from)

- Glitter Clutch by H&M (Christmas Gift)

 Textured Stockings by Isaac Mizrahi from Marshalls, $7.99 (+ tax: $8) (came in a pack of 2)

- Faux-suede booties by Sam & Libby for Target, $39.99 (+ tax: $40)