Part 1 and part 2 are here.
If you're wondering what this post is all about here's a quick recap: One of my favorite magazines, InStyle features an article titled "Shop like a Fashsion Editor". Three editors are given a budget of $400, $2,000 and $4,000 respectively. Each editor in turn shares what has “inspired” them and then goes about finding key clothing pieces within their budget. This is an ongoing thing lasting 4 months or so. The funds are spread accordingly, ie: approximately $100 of the $400 budget gets spent per month. You might be thinking, "But wait a minute, I don't have a $4,000 clothing budget or even $400". Not a problem. How about $50? Heck you could probably skate by with $25.
It was all about florals this month for me. And my inspiration was the many bloggers I've seen doing this trend up. Here's how I made $50 bloom into a fabulous bouquet of style:
Rene Margo floral shirt: 5.00
I found this at an antique store of all places. More and more you’ll find at least a few stalls dedicated to clothing especially in the bigger "mall" type antique stores. This blouse makes me insanely happy just looking at it.
Elle maxi dress: 6.99
You’ve seen me sport this one already here. I was about to walk out of the thrift store and this dress caught my eye on the way out. It may have even called my name.
Floral capris: 5.99
Here I go again. I'm determined to wear a pair of floral pants this season (the right way). I like them much better than the ones I wore here.
George paisley/floral skirt: 4.49
I recognize this as a Walmart brand. How come I never see cute stuff like this when I’m in there?
No label shirt: 4.49
If you’ve noticed by my last couple of posts, I’m deep into blues right now. The fabric is see-through thin and it's slightly oversized and I plan on wearing it knotted at the waist with a tank underneath.
Poppy purse spray: 26.50
Ok, who says all the budget has to spent on clothes? I had a coupon from Coach, so I bought one of the least expensive things in the store I could find, a purse sized bottle of "Poppy"...Hey it's a flower.
Total spent this month: 55.46
Total remaining: 43.86 ( gotta be careful next month)