Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Sunday!

I have been doing a lot of research on various fashion blogs and I somehow cannot associate myself with them.  I don't have a superior sense of fashion but I make sure to dress nicely and comfortably.  There are so many fashion blogs out there, and even more fashion vlogs out there.  I was debating to start a fashion vlog but there is no way I have that time as I already am procrastinating with the postings on here as is.  Any way, I found many fashion blogs and websites where women (and men) have posted their outfits and I must say there are so many that are fantastically put together. However, the prices are not listed and I could only imagine why when the items that are mentioned are things from a Marc Jacob's cardigan to Fendi bags.  If I could afford it, I would get it.  If I buy it, you know I got a fantastic deal on it.


Photo credits: Dan
Easter Sunday dress!  A fun and floral designed dress with a black belt, navy cardigan, and a pair of heels (worn only for picture taking purposes!).  The belt came with the sleeveless dress.  The dress is navy blue with a red/pink floral pattern.  I originally paired the dress with black flats (Kensie Girl flats as posted previously for $12.99 purchased from Ross).  As I mentioned before, I don't do heels but for the photo I preferred the look with heels.  I wore these heels to Vegas a year ago and that as pretty much the last time I ever wore them.  I just need training/patience to ever get myself in heels.  They are quite comfortable... to stand in.  I'm sure those who do wear heels often would consider them to be comfortable as my sister owns  the same pair and she told me she found them very comfortable.  On the other hand, the dress is very comfortable but I don't recommend a high waist belt if you're going to eat a big lunch!  I had to undo the belt while eating :).  The cardigan is 100% cotton and can alter to a long sleeve or 3/4 sleeve cardigan with a button conveniently sewed on to the sleeve.  This posting contains 3 great item's from Ross with total purchase price of less than $30.00!

Item 1-- Navy blue dress with red/pink floral pattern
From: Ross
Brand: Rhapsody
Type of sale: Ross everyday
Original price: Compared at $34.00+
Purchased price: $8.99 

Item 2-- Navy blue convertible sleeve cardigan
From: Ross
Brand: Isabella Rodriguez
Type of sale: Ross everyday
Original price: $64.00
Purchased price: $7.99

Item 3-- Black strappy heels
From: Ross
Brand: Madden Girl by Steve Madden
Type of sale: Ross everyday + clearance
Original price: $49.95
Purchased price: $17.99 with final price $12.99

Fashionably cheap,


Monday, April 4, 2011

One month later to showcase 2 outfits!

I will officially publish this blog and start posting the link!  Hopefully I will get back into HTML and create an actual layout.  I have one pair of jeans, two places I wore them to with different environments.  The jeans I am showcasing are from Crossroads Trading Co.  All the clothes are second hand clothes and there are some amazing things here for a fraction of the retail price.  The jeans are by William Rast and usually go for $180+.  When I tried them on, they felt like a perfect fit.  I could never afford paying $180 for a pair of jeans but I can see why they are worth that much!  I absolutely love the feel and fit of the jeans.  Crossroads Trading retailed them at their price of $34.99 but they were on sale for "half off."  I bought these jeans in what I found as perfect condition for a final price of $17.50!

Outfit 1:

Photo credits: Alex
I first wore these jeans on my weekend vacation in Seattle with my best friend, Alex!  Seattle had some light rain and a cool temperature of about 57.  The jeans are a simple dark blue skinny jean style.  The top is a long 100% cotton brown tank with a black boyfriend cardigan.  I topped it off with a cream beret.  A very simple and comfortable outfit to make my away around Downtown Seattle.  The city's style felt very casual and almost very hipster for my taste but the outfit blended easily and worked well with the misty weather!  The beret is made of very soft material and the black cardigan displays Victoria's Secret "LOVE PINK" in studs on the back of the cardigan.  The tank is made of ultra soft cotton and feels so light-weight when wearing it.

Item 1-- Jeans (as described above with pricing)

Item 2-- Long brown tank
From: Nordstrom Rack
Brand: Alternative Apparel
Type of sale: Nordstrom rack price + additional 40% off
Original price: $42.00
Purchased price: $7.99 with final price $4.80

Item 3-- Black boyfriend cardigan with 2 pockets
From: Victoria's Secret
Brand: Victoria's Secret PINK
Type of sale: Take an additional 50% off already reduced prices
Original price: $49.50
Purchased price: $14.99 with final price $7.49

Item 4-- Cream beret
From: Target
Brand: Sonoma
Type of sale: Target everyday
Original/Purchased price: $4.99

Outfit 2:

Photo credits: Dan
The second time I wore these jeans was on a beach date with my boyfriend, Dan!  It was a nice warm day in Manhattan beach.  We just did the whole "long walks on the beach" sort of thing and I rolled up the jeans in 2 cuffs so my jeans wouldn't get wet; failed on that part!  I wore the jeans with a white tunic top with a beaded and gold round stud design.  I also wore a black cardigan with this outfit but not a bulky boyfriend cardigan but a shorter 3/4 sleeve light cardigan with gold buttons.  I decided to also show off my every day purse!  I love my Junior Drake purse and take it with me almost everywhere.

Item 1-- Jeans (as described above with pricing)

Item 2-- White tunic with bead/round stud design
From: Nordstrom Rack
Brand: Soprano
Type of sale: Everyday Nordstrom Rack
Original price: $39.00
Purchased price: $12.99


Item 3-- Black 3/4 sleeve cardigan with gold buttons
From: Love Culture
brand: Love Culture
Type of sale: Love Culture everyday
Original/Purchased price: $12.99 

Item 4-- Junior Drake leather green purse with cross body attachment; has a black/white print inside
Brand: Junior Drake 
Type of sale: Karmaloop sale; mark downs
Original price: $450.00
Purchased price: $104.00

 Two fun and comfortable outfits with one pair of comfy jeans!

More postings to come!

Fashionably cheap,