the fabuless edition: what i wore and what i saved 

Hey y’all! I am so excited to share with y’all my looks and my savings from the past weekend! Y’all. I love overalls so much. They were my go-tos in middle school as my style was dictated by the awesomeness that was the 90’s. When we weren’t in uniforms we lived in baggy jeans and overalls, fresh kicks, bubble down coats (in Charleston!), and baby doll dresses. 

What was the year? It feels like 1995. I was straddling the line between Aaliyah and Cher Horowitz. No Monets here. I wasn’t a total Betty, but you weren’t touching my style. I had the silver pair of Cher’s white patent leather Mary Jane platforms and I had Aaliyah’s Tommy Hilfiger overalls–it wasn’t a game at 13. I was giving you everything!

*I had that pen, too*

So you see what my life was like back in 1995? It was everything! Until the Charleston County School District decided we had to wear uniforms and pay them to wear our regular clothes. AS IF! But on those Tag Days–the fashion show of our lockerless halls was on and popping! We, the entire 8th grade class, served you overalls with Air Jordans, Grant Hills, and smooth Willie Ds (those are Air Force Ones for those of you not from Charleston) a la Crucial Conflict’s “Hay” video and you dealt with it!

That day still sticks with me. I miss overalls. Why were babies and toddlers only allowed this level of comfort and cool? “Why did my mainstay forsake me,” I wondered. But God.

But God said, “hey Girl, I got you. I’m bringing this one back. Get comfortable and get stylish. You’re welcome.” 

Thank you Big God. You’re always looking out! I got a cropped pair of overalls from Abercrombie&Fitch about a year and a half or so and they’ve been great. I wore them in the latest #holycitychicks photo shoot (coming soon) and while chatting with my fellow boss chicks we talked about overalls being back. I really wanted a flared pair and Old Navy and Gap had recently dropped those looks.

I went to Old Navy and they only had the cropped pair, but my girl Liz aka the Charleston Weekender told me she saw a pair at Gap and they were on sale. I saw them online and that they were 40% off the regular price and I wasn’t too thrilled. I was going to just put it off, but an impromptu trip to King Street said otherwise. 

Their sale of an additional 40% off all sale prices had me grabbing jeans I wouldn’t normally buy. I walked past the overalls several times, but I finally stopped and checked them out. $14.99 with an extra 40% off was something I could live with. I tried them on and really liked the fit, but the best part didn’t come until check out.

$4.18. AMERICAN! Y’all, I got 3 pairs of jeans for $15.56 USD! 


Do you know how excited I was to wear these $4.18 overalls?! 



*Clutch and earrings: Juicy Couture*

Do you see that face? That’s the face of a girl whose out here winning at savings! Not even caring about errant background obstructions–just saving money and happy about it! You know what I did after that? I went back and found another pair of jeans for $4.54!


You really couldn’t tell me anything this weekend. I was low key balling. H&M and Old Navy caught these dollars, too! I was cute and chic and my bestie’s baby shower!

*My new $5.98 jeans*


*Blouse: H&M; Shoes&Heart ring: Old Navy; Leaf jewelry: Forever 21; Bracelets: Pandora*

When I went back to Gap on Sunday and got the red jeans the girls who worked there said that I was the first person they’d seen who looked good in them AND they even made my but look good. I’m posting out takes right now because #winning.

Life gotten ✌🏾️

–nikki❤️

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Charleston born | Smith made | Lover of style | Writer of book

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