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Draped

Prada_Gap_Bauble Bar_Heart and Sole_Club Monaco_HM_Tory Burch_coverI don’t know about you, but I am a big online shopper. No lines, no people, no fuss.  I can shop on my own terms, in my pajamas, if need be. However, there was a bit of a void when it came to some of my favorite local boutiques. With my free time becoming non-existent as of late, popping into these boutiques have not been easy. Speaking from a blogging perspective, there have been times I wish I could link directly to any one of the boutiques’ products. Low and behold, Boutikey has solved the problem! I am a big fan of the Boutikey app, which allows shoppers to earn points at their fave boutiques to ultimately unlock an in-store reward. If you haven’t already, download the app! Any-hoo, Boutikey recently launched their ecommerce site: ShopBoutikey.com.

The site recently launched and the starting line-up includes: Vamped Boutique, Pretty Reckless, Ku De Ta, Heart & Sole and Haven. Stay tuned as other boutiques join the site. In collaboration with Boutikey, I am excited to present to Trendy On A Budget readers and followers a 15% discount code. Enter TRENDYBUDGET at checkout thru 9/30. So go on, get your shop on!

As I browsed the site, I wanted to put so many things in my shopping cart. Being on a budget, I had to choose carefully. I allowed myself just one indulgence. I was drawn to the draped Aztec sweater vest; the perfect transition-to-Fall piece. The versatility of the vest makes it easy to pair with any number of pieces: with a tank, long sleeve, chambray or over a dress! The list goes on. For its inaugural wear, I went with an all black canvas. The print and drape breaks up the monotony and ups the ante on a simple T and jean outfit. This is the perfect weekend-blogger-date outfit. I met up with Rachel (La Mariposa Blog) at the Nespresso Cafe on Newbury Street. It was great chit-chatting about planning our weddings, blogging and shopping while sipping on delicious iced coffee (me) and hot chocolate (Rachel). Knowing that I couldn’t keep her hostage all day (and I am sure we could have kept on talking!), we parted ways to enjoy the remainder of our Sunday. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too!

Outfit Details:

Aviators: Prada Outlet (old). A few aviators at much lower price points: (1) Nordstrom: FE NY Aviator Sunglasses, $22 and (2) Warby Parker: Crossfield Sunglasses, $145.

Gold Cornicello PendantBauble Bar, $32. Don’t forget to sign up for an account to earn Vault Points. After using my points, I only paid $10.40 out of pocket.

Essential Long Sleeve Crew T: Gap, $12.

Draped Aztec Sweater Vest: Heart & Sole via ShopBoutikey.com. You bet I used my own code to save 15% (which basically covered the shipping & tax). Your are in luck! It is marked down to $42, which means you will be getting a better deal than me.

Skinny Jeans: Club Monaco (old). My go to these days are the Gap 1969 always skinny jeans, $69.95. Use code THANKS at checkout thru 9/16 and save 35%.

Bracelets: (1) Gold Open Bangle: Loft, $5 (old); (2) Rope and Crystal Bracelet: J.Crew (old); and (3) Seed Bead and Cord Bracelet: ABC Home, $15 (purchased on my recent trip to NYC.

Fringe Should Bag: c/o H&M (retail $29.95). With a small price tag, I am very impressed with the quality! Luxe for less!

Wedged Booties: Tory Burch (Elina), old. Looking for something similar, then click on these links: (1) Macy’s: Anne Klein Trumble Wedge Booties, $109; (2) Macy’s: Michael Michael Kors Clara Platfrom Wedge Booties, $285; and (3) Macy’s: Naturalizer Quimby Booties, $139. Buy two or more pairs of shoes, use code SHOES and save 25% thru 9/18.

4 Comments on Draped

  1. Kate Style Petite
    September 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm (3 years ago)

    So excited for my new Gold West Vintage Ring! You look in this modern boho cardi!

    • Linda
      September 17, 2014 at 7:17 am (3 years ago)

      Congrats!!! I was so excited when I saw that you were selected. Enjoy that ring; can’t wait to see which one you chose!

  2. Lianna
    September 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm (3 years ago)

    I love that printed sweater vest!

    • Linda
      September 18, 2014 at 7:17 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Lianna! I feel like you can just whip one of these up with your knitting skills 🙂