$7.80 – topshop.com
$2,300 – luisaviaroma.com
$47 – disneycouture.com.au
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!
*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!
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 ✌🏾️
Happy March, y’all! What finer way to celebrate the start of a new month than to talk about what I should’ve done last month?! Last month, I wanted to document each day’s outfit–yeah, that didn’t happen. Not every outfit was worth writing home about and because I just didn’t have time. So, here are the 7 (out of 29 😒) that I did have time for and are willing to take credit/blame/or even a good ribbing for–but, I’m stylish as heck even on my worst day, so a ribbing there shan’t be ✋🏿
February 1, 2016 On this day, I went for comfy and warm yet street chic. I paired my moto joggers with a hoodie from my alma mater and a pair of Timberland boots. I layered the hoodie with a denim jacket and was popping.
February 2, 2016
Here, I tried to style it up a little bit more. I wore this oversized style gray trapeze sweater with black skinny jeans and a pair of black ankle boots. I added a light leopard print scarf and my Pandora charm bracelet.
February 3, 2016
I mixed it up a bit on this day as I paired a denim button down with olive green girlfriend chinos and brown leather Ugg boots. I added rose colored bangles to the look for a small hint of color.
February 9, 2016 Two days after the Super Bowl (😂😂😂) I got to wear my Cam Newton shirt! I wore it with medium colored mid rise skinny jeans and black Nike boots. It would’ve been a great celebratory outfit had the Carolina Panthers actually won, but I love Cam so there’s that.
February 11, 2016
Love this cold weather look–mainly because I love hats. Normally, when my hair isn’t straight it’s pretty hard to wear a hat so I took great advantage. I also love a crew neck, so this navy blue crew neck sweater went well with these medium wash jeans, slouchy beanie, and my Ugg high tops.
February 12, 2016
Again, I’m loving a good crew neck sweater and my favorite color happens to be pink! I balanced my pop of pink with dark denim and my Ugg high tops. It was a pretty sweet look–perfect for casual and pulled together days. It’s not a thick sweater, so it’ll work well in the spring.
February 15, 2016
Lastly, my most ‘dressed up’ business casual outfit. I love layering–mainly buttoned down shirts with sweaters–and I love this sweater. Beige with red lip prints, it paired well with a white buttoned down shirt, brown slacks, and Ugg driving mocs. Cute and ready for business!
March will find me in a new job where I won’t have much style freedom, as I’ll have to be business casual but uniformed. This takes the guesswork out of what to wear on a daily basis, but will push me to step things up on my days off.
Also, I tried to link everything BUT not everything is an exact match. I tried to get as close as possible. I wasn’t able to link that beige sweater with the lip prints, but I did get it from The Limited.
Thanks for sticking with me!