Winter White

Gucci embelished dress
$1,750 – net-a-porter.com

Gucci single breasted trench coat
farfetch.com

Gucci high heel mule
farfetch.com

Gucci tote bag
$1,510 – mytheresa.com

Gucci bee jewelry
$1,085 – harveynichols.com

Gucci analog watch
jomashop.com

Gucci ring
$605 – gucci.com

Gucci chain earrings
$540 – gucci.com

Gucci clear sunglasses
matchesfashion.com

Gucci lipstick
$34 – gucci.com

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the fabuless edition: what I wore

Hey y’all! Friday evening I made an appearance at the grand opening of Maris DeHart! I get off from work at about 4 and everything started at 5, so that meant I’d get there after 6–you know how parking is set up in this city. After my fourth time around the block I almost gave up, but I lucked out and found a spot on the street. 

SCORE!

This weather, man. It’s hot! And I usually don’t complain about the heat, but man. It’s hot. I’m make up free, just trying to improve my skin and whatnot so I’m all about a bare face mostly because low maintenance. Literally, ain’t nobody got time for that! It’s hot, Money!

I tried (yet again) to keep it light and breezy, but Mother Nature hit me with a Kid Fury style “okay, Girl.” I went with (yet again) a maxi dress and tied a denim shirt around my waist just in case my cold natured tendencies kicked in.

They didn’t. Not even a little bit. Not even at all. But I was cute, though! 


My dress is from Old Navy and I’ve had it for years–I think it was $35. The denim shirt is from Express and was on sale for $27. The sandals and LOVE key necklace are both from Forever 21 and combined was less than $20.

–nikki❤️

Wish List Like Woah

Hey y’all! Can I be real with y’all for a minute? Do you ever shop irresponsibly? Buying things you want and knowing you shouldn’t because you have bills and adult type responsibilities? 

I’m not about that life. That’s why I have a style for less blog. I admire bloggers who dress well and have ridiculously nice and expensive things. I want to spend hundreds of dollars on dresses and shoes and bags, but the way my bank account is set up–

Nope.

I occasionally have bouts of shopping guilt. I’m a good person, I work hard, live responsibly, and doggone it I deserve nice things! Treat yo’self, right?! That’s right, I’m going into Palm Avenue and I’m buying that Lilly Pulitzer dress I’ve been stalking! 

Nope.

I’ll go in (and occasionally feel like they’re either ‘watching’ me or judging me for being broke–also, I’m not broke! I’m just responsible!) and look around and once I even tried something on because that was the day I was going to buy it.

My conscience said, “girl if you don’t get!” So, I got. Yep, I got all the way out of there. For some reason my brain just won’t let me spend $100 on a dress. Even if I budget it into that week  or that month my brain is not having it. 

So, I wish list it. I love a Lilly Pulitzer e-mail urging me to visit their site. I ooh and ah and envision myself in the dress or outfit I’ve stalked and then I go look at the things I can actually afford–notebooks, pens, stationary, cups…you see where I’m going. I’d like to stick to the rivers and the lakes that I’m used to, but occasionally I like to chase waterfalls.

One day.

What I’ve done here is compile my Lilly Pulitzer wish list–I mean, I do have a birthday coming up extremely soon, after all. How can you deny the colors and the prints of LP?! It’s slightly obnoxious, but I’m southern! It’s what we live for.

Top: Beacon t-shirt dress $98, Ophelia swing dress $178, Georgia May palazzo pants $138, and Reid crop top and skirt set $198. Bottom: UPF 50+ Sophie dress $138, Piper pull-on ankle pants $138, Marlowe boatneck dress $98 (both print and stripe).

(Images from Lilly Pulitzer website and Google)

Y’all see those prices, right? Right now they’re not for me. One day, I tell you–ONE DAY, I’m going to just do it. No guilt. No remorse. I’m just going to buy the expensive dress and not beat myself up about it.

Judge your mother.

–nikki❤️

the fabuless edition: what i wore

Hey y’all! It’s a bit late in the week, but I just wanted to show off the cute tye dye dress I got from House of Sage a little while back! I made my first farmers market appearance of the year and I did it quite stylishly. If you’re following my SnapChat (sn: lookfabuless) shenanigans, then you saw this look in action.


From my last post featuring stylish beach/summer looks I professed my love of single colored tye dye. This dress is pure ❤️ and I’m kinda mad at myself for not going back and procuring all the other colors! The slits give great movement, it’s comfy, drapey, and it has pockets! POCKETS! Dresses with pockets are just everything! This piece of bohemian greatness was $44 from House of Sage.
They were my first fabuless boutique of the week and you can read all about it here.


I paired the dress with layered gold necklaces. I got the two shorter ones from Stox&Co during our Blogger’s Night Out event last week. The round one says ‘Be Brave’ and was $22. The imperfect rectangle was $28 and they looked great with my old school Juicy Couture dog tag. 


It was a great afternoon out with fellow Charlestonians gathering local produce and supporting local businesses; but this heat, though! It. Was. Warning. Sign. Hot. Wear a dress, I thought. It’d be cooler, I thought.

Girl.

But I was cute, so that’s a W in the ‘Pros’ section of my day. And that’s all that matters. 

–nikki❤️

look fabuless challenge: Telisha Renee

Hey y’all! I’m so delighted to round this week off with a lovely lady who wanted to participate in the look fabuless challenge! You have no idea how happy this makes me! Check out her fabuless look!

Hey! Telisha Renee (Charleston Chick) here and I accept the look fabuless challenge

This challenge has my name written all over it. I have become quite good at getting a big bang for my buck! A lot of my shopping is done at discount stores like Ross, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and dd’s discount store. I also hit up the thrift stores about once a week. 

Sometimes it’s a hit and sometimes it’s a miss when thrifting. This time it was definitely a hit. I found this denim dress with the tags still on it. 

Dress 5.99 (thrifted) 

Necklace 8.99 Ross
Bracelet
9.99 Ross

Sunglasses 9.99 Versona

Belt 4.99 Lane Bryant 

Heels (Guess) 34.99

Bag shown Vintage Aigner (Gifted)

    Social Media Info

    My Blog: Charleston Chick Telisha Renee
    Instagram: Charleston Chick

    Facebook: Charleston Chick

    Thank you so much for participating, Telisha! If you’re interested in taking the look fabuless challenge, here are the guidelines:

    • Your outfit must be $100 or less
    • Thrifting is a thing and it counts
    • Discounts and coupons are always good

    Email pics and your narrative (it must include where you purchased, amount spent, and a grand total would be nice but it’s not a deal breaker) to nikki@lookfabuess.com

    nikki❤️