Trendy On A Budget

Looking good shouldn't cost that much!

Flannel x Work

Banana Republic_Loeffler Randall_coverI am a walking billboard for Banana Republic. As I started detailing the outfit for this post, I realized everything I am wearing (minus the bag and necklace) are all from BR! I must say, BR has been killing it lately with their style (thanks to the ever so talented Marissa Webb) and sales, making it a lot easier to justify the spending. In one of my recent trips, I couldn’t walk away from this super soft flannel shirt. So soft that I found myself petting the shirt as I walked around the store. When I shop, I try to find pieces that can be worn both at work and play. More bang for the buck; ya know what I mean? But does flannel really work in the office?
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Nasty Gal_Ily Couture_Gap_Jimmy Choos_coverThe t-shirt says it all. Wifey. That’s me! Since I have been back, people keep asking me how it feels. Honestly, I feel tired. All the running around and adrenaline pumping through my veins all the days leading up to our wedding wore me out. Thankfully, we had two days of R&R at the St. Regis Bahia Beach before coming home to Beantown. The funny thing is, getting married hasn’t changed much. Dan and I have been together for over 6 years, co-habitated for the past 2 and love each other as much (if not more) as we did before we got hitched. I guess we now have papers that make us legit in the Commonwealth and come this tax season, we can file jointly as married (that’s the budget side of me).
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What’s In My Closet?

Gap_JCrew_The Limited_Anthropologie_coverThere’s nothing new to showcase in this post. Instead, I decided to work with what I already have. There are plenty of pieces in my closet that I would categorize as an ‘oldie but goodie.’ With each wear, I try to make it new again by mixing it with other pieces to create a different outfit. With the number of tops, pants and skirts, the combinations are endless. You just gotta let your creativity work and you might be surprised with what you come up with. It’s like shopping right from you closet, without dropping a penny. How much more budget-y can one get?
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