I was browsing through the blog Kendi Everyday’s Archives this week and I stumbled upon an outfit that made me swoon. It was an orange skirt with a yellow top and I lusted after it. I figured I would try to recreate it at home with items from my closet. I love being inspired by something I see so that I can get more uses out of my wardrobe. I previously wore my yellow skirt here.
I adored this outfit so much, it bumped a previously scheduled outfit post for today. I wore this outfit yesterday. This is the closest I ever get to being spontaneous. Hence, the rushed pictures taken in my house five minutes before my husband had to leave for work.
Once I put the outfit together (a flipped mix of colors), I realized that I had inadvertently created a fairly inexpensive outfit. I decided to place it in my new feature, “$100 More Or Less” in which I try to create an outfit for under $100, but still allow myself a little wiggle room (max. $130). I do not want to use shoes that work with my budget but are not the best choice for an outfit simply for the sake of a rule.
I am a pretty laid-back girl so my rules for myself are laid-back, too. As evidenced from this impromptu lovin’ of my baby.
Although I would call myself more laid-front here.
Of course, I had to do an Angelina Jolie move with the slit. I once had a t-shirt twenty years ago that sported a brazen, “I Love Brad Pitt” inscription across the chest.
Angelina might have done the leg pose first. But I loved her husband first. Let’s call it even.
Anthropologie Zocalo Skirt: Paid $60 Original price $118
Anthropologie High-Low Peplum Pullover: Paid $10 Original price $58
Anthropologie Corchorous Sandals: Paid $40 Original price $128
Anthropologie Necklace: Paid $15 Original price $58 I think. I cannot find it online.
Total Spent: $125
Retail Price: $362
I went a bit over, but I wanted to include this outfit in my “$100 More Or Less.” This is because for $7 more than the original price of the skirt, I was also able to score shoes, a necklace and a top. I felt it was budget appropriate.
Here is where it gets tricky. Everything I am wearing is sold out. Because it is my budget post, I feel icky linking to items that cost more than my outfit. So, I am only going to link to similar inexpensive items, while I try to recreate the outfit for around the same price I paid. I could have done it cheaper, but I thought the following items resembled the items I am wearing as best as I could find. The prices are as of this writing. I cannot guarantee that they are the same price now. Just as I cannot guarantee that I will never sport that “I Love Brad Pitt” tee on this blog. Especially if there is ever a “Legends of the Fall II.” My exposed leg probably would not be able to support my swooning, especially as it was kicking a certain long-legged brunette out of the way.
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What are your favorite colors to pair together? Do you wear two separate colors often? Yay or Nay to this new feature, $100 More Or Less (probably running once or twice a month)?
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