First of all, I really love how this outfit came together. This is the first time I've worn this dress. It's a spaghetti strap summer dress that looks like it's from the 70s. It's crazy sheer and I felt too exposed to wear it bare, so I added this jean vest that used to be a jean jacket until I de-sleeved it with a pair of scissors! Add a belt for cinching and some substantial shoes and, "Hello World! I'm ready to go!"
Aside from the shoes, I don't think that there is $5 in this whole outfit. In a nutshell, I think this is EXACTLY why I blog. You REALLY can look exactly how you want without spending very much money at all. Whether your style is high fashion, bohemian, preppy, vintage or ________ (you fill in the blank!); you don't have to spend alot of money to strut your style!
I don't like to spend a lot of money on my wardrobe. First of all, I have a short attention span. There are few things in my closet that I've had more than 5 years. So although I hear all the talk about investing in select high dollar items, that just rarely works for me. I tire of them too easily. There's not much by way of garments that I absolutely wear out. Shoes, I don't tire of as easily; but clothes seem to have an expiration date. So for me, it just makes sense to scour thrift stores for treasures! Bonus: I LOVE the thrill of the hunt!
You know what I really like spending my money on? Good Food!!! Everybody knows, we can all feed ourselves pretty cheap if you're not looking for quality. I mean, Ramen noodles can be bought for 10 for $1! But quality is more essential in what I put IN my body than what I put ON my body. So if I have to choose between cutting costs on wardrobe or diet, I'll skimp on wardrobe. I KNOW I can make my thrift finds look fabulous! But my FOOD on the other hand, that simply HAS to be the good stuff!