Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Shopping On A Budget

Yes, I used the 'b' word ... budget. That pesky little detail really puts a damper on my shopping fun, but hubby and I are set on gettin' our bills paid off. Oh the joys of being all grown up.
Bleh.
Apparently, Nordstrom did not get the memo that my man put me on a cash-only spending cap, and they sent me their latest catalog debuting their fall fashion Half-Yearly Sale. Surprisingly, I was not impressed with the selection or the 'sale' prices (especially since I have been shopping at Ross - who can beat their prices?), but one outfit caught my eye.
At a whopping $398 (after-sale prices), there ain't nothing that I can say to my man to convince him that this outfit is a must-have for my fall wardrobe. And even if we did have the extra cash laying around, I don't think I could bring myself to spend that kinda dough on one outfit.
So I went on a mission, searching through Polyvore, to find a look-a-like version of the outfit I can't get outta my head.

Check it out girls!!! I put this together for a grand total of $161, saving $237!!! Oh yeah!!! How fabulous is that?!? Gotta love sites like endless.com, forever21.com, oldnavy.com, asos.com and modcloth.com. Shopping on a budget is totally do-able, and feels so great when you save while you spend!

6 shout-outs!:

xo, Kate @keeping up w/the Moreland's said...

that is cute!!! i guess tweed shorts are making a comeback?? i got some at old-navy about 4 years ago & still have them... maybe i am glad i kept them!! ross is awesome! ever since we bought our house i have been put on a budget too, but once year mark is kind enough to let go out where ever i want and just go nuts!! i wish you lived closer... it could be fun to have someone shop at ross w/me!!!

Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita* said...

i love ross! and marshalls and tjmaxx...and target - i love how the outfits you put together, total hotness! I've always loved tweed, I think it's totally back this fall!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I {love} asos.com!!

sprinkles said...

I had an interview today and when it was through, I noticed a thrift shop next door. I hadn't ever been there before but went in and took a look around. I found 2 dresses for only $6.00, including tax! I don't typically shop at thrift shops but do on occasion. One of the dresses is a Liz Claiborne. Can't beat that!

brooke said...

okay coveting and totally stealing...LOVE THIS!!! tights with shorts is one of my FAVORITES!!! and i already have the black tights and yeah i have boots...booo...but i could always use new ones!!!! YEY!!! love it!

Shelley said...

That's so cool that you did that! Unfortunately it still seems like too much money to me for one outfit! I'm a cheapo! I'm going to have to check out some of those websites though!

 
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