modified wardrobe: floral & lace skirt

September 17, 2012

One time a dear friend of mine gave me one of the best compliments I've ever received.
Maybe she was just being nice but I'm going to pretend as though she really meant it. :)
She told me that I have a gift for looking cute without spending a lot of money.
She actually prefaced her compliment with "I hope this isn't offensive but..."
I said, "no way!"
I am proud of the fact that I don't spend a lot,
and according to my very fashion forward friend,
actually look cute some of the time! :)
I do try to utilize my wardrobe the best that I can and I DEFINITELY do not spend much on it.
And recently I have been modifying a lot of what I already have
since my normal budget is even smaller, as house buying and renovating is not cheap. ;)

I often feel one step behind the trends but its important to me to feel comfortable in what I'm wearing and for it to be "me". So if I don't love the trend I don't wear it, but sometimes, I just need a little more time to get used to it. :)
These fashion boards I put together last spring
are a great representation of my "style".
Vintage. Feminine. And a little bit country. ;)
I love cowboy boots, gypsy style jewelry, and vintage looking dresses.
And I am a wee bit cardigan obsessed.
My forever fashion goal is to find apparel and accessories
that fit my style without spending a small fortune.

So I thought I would share some of the things I've been working on
and hopefully inspire you to give new life to the wardrobe (or at least an item or two) you already have.
Your husbands will thank me. ;)
{And maybe mine will finally believe me when I tell him I spend next to nothing on clothes. ;) }

chambray shirt: Gap - hand-me-down from my friend (I'm a sucker for anything with cowboy style snap buttons)
cowboy boots: Burlington - $30, I needed them for the Garth Brooks concert a few years ago ;)
skinny brown belt: Forever 21 - came free with another outfit
earrings: Forever 21 - $3.80 
floral skirt: The Buckle (I think) - I've had this skirt since college. It had a handkerchief style hem that I eventually cut off and made even all the way around. I just recently added the lace. I just picked up a yard or two at hobby lobby and stitched to the inside of the hem. It was seriously that easy. And now I LOVE it! A skirt that I bought in college!

I know we're headed into Fall
{and here in Kansas we've been enjoying some major gorgeous Fall weather!!}
but I have a couple summery items coming up next.
Maybe you could work on your summer wardrobe over the winter and be ready to go next year! :)


Katey Glasser said...

Can't you just come over to my house and I will let you in my closet. I've been seriously feeling the "I don't have anything to wear; Everything in my closet is old/boring/worn out/not cute" bug lately. :(

Chelsea said...

You're always adorable! Seriously, you look like a million bucks even if you don't spend it. :)

I wish I had the money to employ you to be my stylist, because I am SO frumpy these days. But I'm just no good at coming up with cute outfits on the cheap. My brain can't put things together. And I'm not stylish. There, I admitted it.

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