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Been There

Prada_Loft_Ku De Ta_Mia_coverThe wedding expenses are starting to roll in (T minus 4 months!). With that, comes the shrinking ‘shopping fund.’ Hence the recent blogposts about turning something old into something new and repurposing an old skirt into a dress. Getting something new without spending any money! In that same vane, this post showcases my wardrobe remixing skills. It’s true, I DO wear things more than once.

The last time you saw me in these shorts was when I played hostess at Ku De Ta for a Girls Night In. I dressed them up with a button-down, statement necklace and a pair of heels. Going in the opposite direction this time, I paired them with my trusty ole chambray top and strappy sandals for a lazy Sunday. Confession: the sandals are new (but on sale!). I opted for my slip-ons later on for a trip to LegoLand with my 4-year old cousin and the mister. Toddlers are fast little buggers!

What do you do when trying to save? Do share!

Outfit Details:

Aviator Sunglasses: Prada Outlet, $129. A few aviators at much lower price points: (1) Nordstrom: FE NY Aviator Sunglasses, $22 and (2) Urban Outfitters: Highway Aviator Sunglasses, $4.99. A STEAL!

Faded Chambray: Loft, $49.99. Use code FIFTY and save 50%!

Bracelets: (1) Leather Strap w/ Jewels: Ku De Ta (old); (2) Gold Cuff: Loft, $5 (old); and (3) Watson Street Vintage Bracelet that I won from adjewelry. It’s one of a kind. Check out her etsy shop for other amazing vintage inspired jewels.

Embroidered Shorts: Pink Martini from Ku De Ta, $74 (paid $59. I got to enjoy the 20% discount from the event too!). Contact the store directly for size availability. For something similar but on the casual end, I’m loving these embroidered linen shorts from Anthropologie, $58 (comes in three colors) or the embroidered trim woven shorts from Forever21, $24.80.

Strappy Sandals: Mia (taylor) from Bloomingdale’s Outlet, $39.99 (reg. price $79.99). I hit the outlet right as they were having a great shoe sale. And you bet I used a coupon on top of that! Available at 6PM, $49.99.

4 Comments on Been There

  1. emily | shell chic'd
    June 26, 2014 at 3:42 pm (3 years ago)

    No but really– chambray + black shorts have become this fun summer-weeknight-out staple outfit for me! It is seriously chic and I LOVE the look on you!

    • Linda
      June 27, 2014 at 7:11 am (3 years ago)

      AND it’s just so easy!!! thanks girl!

  2. Mo
    June 26, 2014 at 10:21 pm (3 years ago)

    I love how you put this outfit together! It’s so… YOU! Oh when I’m trying to save I stop eating out, like everyday. XO

    • Linda
      June 27, 2014 at 7:12 am (3 years ago)

      thanks my dear! stop eating?!? you cray 😉