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Conversation #161: Frugal Friday Fashion

Let's have a little fun today!  I haven't been that amazing at putting together outfits lately due to the heat (not much I want to wear to work) and traveling (the last couple of weekends and next) and putting our house on the market (say what?). I'll fill you in on all of that in the next couple of days!

For now, here are a few mediocre outfits I did manage to pull together over the last few weeks, but they aren't really that amazing!  Peruse if you choose...

Outfit breakdown:
Top, Gap, $10ish
Pants, Gap, $12ish
Necklace, Coldwater Creek, $10
Shoes, Naturalizer via 6pm.com, $24 (so cute, comfy and leather!)
Watch, Michele, gift

Outfit breakdown:
Dress, Talbots, $12 (major sale)
Necklace, Coldwater Creek
Shoes, Lands End Canvas, $32
Watch, Michele, gift

Outfit breakdown:
Dress, Lands End Canvas(one of my sale dresses), $27
Leather Sandals, Lands End Canvas, $13
Leather belt, American Eagle Outfitters, $10
Leather bag, Talbots

Top, Coldwater Creek, $10ish
Pants, JCPenney, $18
Leather sandals, Lands End Canvas, $13

Silk dress, Lands End Canvas (another sale dress), $27
Leather oxfords, J.Jill, $30

Top, Lands End Canvas, $12
Pants, Gap, $12
Leather sandals, Lands End Canvas, $? (yes I have these in three colors)
Bag, Kate Spade (a major splurge for me, my reward to myself for passing the PE and it was over 60% off so I still got a good deal)

Top, Gap, $4
White jeans, Gap, $10 (a long time ago); were boot cut, I made them straight leg/skinny
Leather sandals, Lands End Canvas

Eyelet Dress, Lands End Canvas (third sale dress), $27
Necklace and sandals seen above

Cardi, Target, $6 (I have wanted a printed cardigan for forever)
Tank, Tinley Road via Piperlime, $10
Cropped pants, Talbots, $8
Sandals seen above

So there are some outfits for the last few weeks.  Told you, nothing too exciting!  You might have even noticed I was glasses free in one picture.  I am trying to incorporate contacts back into my routine.  I gave up on them because between birth control, allergy pills, and my migraine meds, my eyes were always too dry.  However, I stopped birth control (not for getting pregnant yet) so I am anxious to see if I can wear them again.  That was the biggest culprit before allergies and migraine meds made an appearance.

I am also taking care of my curly hair differently these days, but this post has gotten long so I think I will share that on another day :)  Have a super weekend!

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