The Last Summer Look

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Looks like this is going to be my very last look for the summer. Guys, you know I love a great deal… I actually found this top from Walmart for $9. Typically, I don’t think about my clothing needs when I go into Walmart. I usually run in grab what I need and run out as fast as I can.

I want to encourage you all to walk through the clothing section of these types of stores, you never know what kind of items you may find there. Granted, you may not find the very best quality, but how many times would I really wear this type of shirt? Not very often, which means there is no need to spend a lot of money on something you may wear only a few times. I actually wore this shirt for the first time on Independence Day. I wore it with a pair a denim shorts just like these but I was going for the red white and blue look.

Shirt: Walmart similar here ~ Shorts: Abercrombie and Fitch ~ Shoes: Target 

The White Button Down Dress

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After you identify what your style is, you will be able to determine what stores suit your style best. It will help determine if certain items will go with other items in your closet. For example, I love almost everything from Free People, but it doesn’t typically fit into my style. Not to say, I may not have a few things from them, but those are the super cute wild cards.

After you determine what store will work best for your style, shopping will become a breeze. After you build your wardrobe you won’t HAVE to go shopping so often and you will be able to identify where you have gaps in your wardrobe.

Dress: Abercrombie & Fitch similar here and here ~ Belt: Thrifted similar here ~ Shoes (old) similar here and here

 

Gingham Midi Dress & Utility Vest

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Midi Skirts and Fashion Risk

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July 4th Outfit Inspiration

Look 1:
Dress: old similar here and here ~ Necklace: Old similar here ~ Shoes: old similar here

Look 2:
Shirt: Express similar here ~ Pants: J-Crew similar here ~ Shoes: Target

Look 3:
Dress: Abercrombie ~ Crossbody Bag: Michael Kors ~ Shoes: Target

Look 4:
Shirt: J-Crew (ON SALE!) ~ Shorts: old similar here and here ~ Necklace: J-Crew ~ Shoes: Target

Look 5:
Shirt: Beacon Threads ~ Skirt: old similar here ~ Shoes: Target

Stripes on White

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Now if this outfit doesn’t scream summer to you I don’t know what will? I love love love this shirt. I almost paid full price for it because I loved the way it felt. Luckily, it was on discount when I got to the register. These pants are really old from Banana Republic Factory. Honestly, your clothes hold up so much better when you invest in them. I think I am on year three with these pants. It helps that I only wear them a few times each year, but they have held up very very well, through stains and parties. The shoes, I don’t even know where they are from because they are so old.

Embellished Summer Dress

So I am frugal, and I never buy things full price. That said, when I buy something full price I have to love it, ALOT. So I bought this dress full price from Banana Republic at that. I have been a fan of Banana for years. I love how their clothes fit me. Their dresses are the perfect length. I don’t wear a lot of heels so having my dresses hit right at my knees is exactly what I look for.

What called out to me about this dress is that it is essentially a basic dress, with a splash of fun. Oh and that is exactly how it wears. It is so comfortable, the fabric amazing!

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Dress: Banana Republic (on sale!) ~ Shoes: Nine West (old) similar here and here.

 

Hot Pink Dress

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It’s officially summer!!!! In the summer I love to wear brighter colors. I found this dress a few years ago at TJ Maxx, I actually wore it for my bachelorette weekend. When the seasons change I like to put my clothes aways for the off season, I just pulled this dress out for this season and I realized how much I have missed it.

This dress is so comfortable and I like how it is something you can just throw on with flats and it is easy to dress up. How about those bows on the sleeves 🙂