Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fashion Frugal

OOTD 11/11/2013

Hello lovelies! How are you all doing?

As I write this, my mom and I just finished the last episode of Extreme Cheapskates on Netflix. It's a reality TV show about people who will do anything to save a buck. We've been watching in wide-eyed horror, interrupted by the occasional exclamation of "I didn't know you could do that!" The penny-pinching techniques on the show provoke reactions ranging from "huh, that's neat" to "EW NO". Here's an example of something that I would try: gathering wild greens for a salad. Something that I would not try: going around at a restaurant asking other diners for their leftovers. That's not even one of the disgusting ones... If you decide to watch this show, I hope you have a strong stomach.

I'm somewhat of a cheapskate when it comes to clothes. (Not in a gross way, although I did once find a Stella & Dot necklace in a box on the side of the road.) You may have noticed that all of my clothes were either thrifted, gifted, or DIY. That's mostly because I don't have an income at the moment, but it's no big deal. Constraints force creativity! Anyway, recently my mom asked if I wanted my dad's old plaid shirt. I really like how it looks with this cream lace dress:

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Lumberjack femme, right? My necklace is flipped over in that picture. Here's what it looks like right-side-up:

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  1. Love the lace dress with the plaid. Something Rayanne would wear on My So-Called life! And cheers to finding frugal! ;) I'm getting better at it now that I'm paying back all my grad school loans. Blech!

  2. HAHA lumberjack femme, I love it! The plaid over the lace dress is perfect, I definitely want to try this out!
    xo Hannah

  3. Love your dress! I didn't realize Extreme Cheapskates was on Netflix...looks like I'll be tied up for a while.

    xo, Michelle
    Neon Rattail

  4. aw this is just gorgeous <3 love the dress


  5. Love the colours :) You're super cute

    Ruth x


  6. love the tartan over the lace dress

  7. I love the dress and socks! So cute. And I like the lipstick on you! :D


    Where The Water Meets The Sky

  8. Ooo I love how the plaid shirt looks with your pretty lace dress! I'm definitely going to try this combination soon. It's such a fun mix of girly and comfy/grunge/fall.

  9. Plaid, lace and insects! Score! <3

    - Anna



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