As you know if you’ve been following along with me recently, my number one goal this year is to save money and take control of my financial destiny! This isn’t easy for a gal who loves style, especially as we look towards a new season where all I want to do is buy. all. the. things.
If you’re trying to figure out the same balance, the best advice I’m giving out – and applying myself – is to focus on affordable, versatile, and classic pieces that will keep you looking like a million bucks, without costing you a million bucks – all season long and even into next year.
One of my favorite ways to get a lot of mileage out of my wardrobe is to focus on a color and make purchases with it in mind. I’ll either buy a piece in that color or a top that will definitely go with it so that I’m sure to match it to other items in my closet. My power color is Navy Blue. Don’t know why, but I’m always drawn to it and if you were to look in my closet, you’d see A LOT of it. It’s a great neutral but also stands on it’s own as the center of any outfit.
That what I was going for with this sweet little tie-neck blouse and midi skirt from ModCloth (just over $100 for both, total steal). They look fab together but will also work on their own. The top could pair well with jeans or trousers, and the skirt would look smashing with pumps and a jewel-toned silk blouse. I can rock this look for work, a blogger event or even a fancy family brunch. Mileage, people, mileage!!!
BODY POSITIVE FALL STYLES
Not only does this outfit speak to my soul, but so does ModCloth‘s mission. They are committed to helping women express their personal style by being an online destination with a fun and friendly atmosphere and inclusive, body-positive attitude. Their belief is that fashion is for every body, and they hold true to that with a full range of sizes (XXS – 4XL) and a vast collection of curated pieces.
In particular, I really like that the models are different sizes so that you can see the clothes on a number of different body types while you shop around for on-trend, modern or vintage-inspired looks. Most retailers only show clothes on very small frames, which can be alienating to many shoppers. But ModCloth does it differently, which makes me comfortable recommending it when a friend or colleague asks me – WHAT SHOULD I WEAR??? There’s something for everyone here for a great price.
Top: Sleeveless Woven Tie-Neck Blouse in Dotted White (c/o) // Skirt: Streak of Success Midi Skirt in Navy (c/o) // Shoes: Steve Madden Carrson Block Heel Sandal // Earrings: J.Crew Carnation Drops // Bag: Old Navy Saddle Bag in Cognac Brown (c/o) // Lipstick: ReeDawn Rose Beauty Liquid to Matte Lipstick in Cherry (c/o)
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