I promised some fatshion, so here we go! I'll try to give as much information as I can on the different pieces. Truthfully, I don't recall all the prices and sizes but I will do my best.
Outfit of the chambray dress- March 31, 2010
Chambray dress: WalMart, size XL, $14
Argyle Cardigan: Thrifted, orignally Target brand
Belt: Thrifted, Levis brand
Sandals: Target last year
Necklace: Etsy seller lillyella
Wedding band: James Avery
What I like about this outfit:
The chambray dress was quite a find, and so inexpensive. It's also made of a very thin, light material which is perfect for a Texas summer. I'm looking forward to wearing it with lots of different cardigans in the future. Overall, it's a versatile workhorse of a dress that I'll probably wear to the office a lot this summer.
What I didn't like about this outfit:
The dress came with its own belt, a boring brown number. I've taken that belt off but the dress has an elasticized waist and needs something in the middle. I think I've discovered that I'm not much of a belt person. This belt fit fine, but was so uncomfortable and dug into my waist as I sat at my desk all day. I'm going to try this dress with a scarf tied in the middle instead next time. I also wore the wrong bra, as I kept adjusting myself and felt like I was flashing everyone all day. I may need to wear a camisole or tank top next time.
And as a bonus, another outfit from that I'm wearing at this very moment!
April 2, 2010
Dress: Thrifted for $2, originally from WalMart, Size XL
Tank: WalMart, $4, Size XL
Black Cardigan (under the jacket): Thrifted Merona brand, Size XL
Levi's Jacket: Thrifted, $6
Necklace: Gifted from my friend Richele, blogged about yesterday, Etsy seller orangyredink
There's really only one thing that I don't love about this outfit. It's a little dark and black for Spring. I like a little more color this time of year, though I wear a lot of black in the winter.
I really picked this outfit around my new birthday gift of a necklace.
I'm in love with it. My friend Richele found it on my Etsy's favorites list and sent it to me as an early birthday gift. I actually have seven tattoos of my own, and this is like a bonus one! Plus, I love that it says DAD. I've been meaning to get an actual tattoo honoring my father for quite awhile, so this is just perfect. My eventual real tattoo will likely be very similar to this necklace.
One of my must-have basics is a denim jacket, preferably well worn and a bit faded. I found this Levi's jacket last summer at GoodWill for $6 and grabbed it up without a second thought. I wish there was a teensy bit more room in the upper arms, but overall it's just about perfect.
Another must-have basic of mine is white tank tops. I replenish the supply every Spring, as I wear a lot of them all summer long. They tend to get worn out, stretched and stained by the end of the summer, so I just replace them. I've recently discovered that my favorites are these $4 numbers from WalMart. Now, I know a lot of people have problems with buying from the evil WM empire. I understand this. For now, with my budget, I'll keep shopping there. I've had some amazing luck finding cute sundresses and affordable basics at my local WM.
I also wear low-top Chucks a lot- with skirts, jeans and just about everything inbetween. I'm a casual kinda girl and they suit me just fine. I originally put on sandals this morning, but my Chucks were calling to me.
And there you have it, a little bit of fatshion, Melinda-style.