I wanted to try something a little different for this blog post, and went through my closest trying to put together the cheapest + cutest outfit I could. I'm talking head to toe, bags, shoes, everything. And I came up with this little number! Everything I'm wearing in this photo is all together under $40 (minus the Apple watch... is that cheating :|)
J. Crew Cross Front Tank [new, $8] Gap Skinny Ankle Pants [new, $15] Banana Republic Slip On Wedges [secondhand, $1] Forever 21 White Criss Cross Headband [new, $5] Hermes Crossbody Bag [secondhand, $6]
Outfit Total: $35
**To be noted...obviously the Apple Watch + Louis Vuitton bracelet were not included
This top I got recently on our last trip to San Fran during a mall trip while hubs was busy working. J. Crew was having an additional 40% off clearance. I wish I had picked up more of this top in other colors because it is so comfy + really cute!
This Gap skinny ankle pants are SUPER stretchy which is so appreciated (especially after meals) and they just go great with everything. They kind of give me retro vibes too! I had Gap cash which I used at the Gap outlet to get these extra cheap.
The slip on wedges I've shared about before, but in case you missed that post, I picked them up at Goodwill for only $1 during a color tag sale day. They had zero wear on them so I am guessing someone picked them up and just let them sit in their closet before donating. I have had a lot of success with Banana Republic shoes lasting foreverrr so I was excited to find these and keep them for myself!
I don't make a habit of shopping at Forever 21 (their clothes don't last one wash cycle!) but before we took our trip to The Netherlands earlier this year I wanted some cute wrap headbands that would double as ear covers because it was FREEZING. I've found I also love wearing these without the need for extra heat and they add a special, classic twist to my outfits.
I still can't believe I found this Hermes bag the thrift for $6. Have I taken it in to be officially authenticated? No. Are the details perfect? Yes. I have decided to live in a fantasy world and just allow myself to believe it is authentic and I am just the luckiest girl in the world. HERE is a link to Hermes if you want to compare. Note the price tag!
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