For those of us lucky ones who get to experience the perpetual chill-inducing cold that is currently winter, it’s a hard knock life of layers upon layers and pants on pants on pants. For someone who generally dislikes wearing pants, this is a problem. But if there’s a problem, yo I’ll solve it…winterize your summer dresses for the Polar Vortex. Exhibit A: sleeveless shirt dress + long sleeve button up + opaque tights. Take that winter.
We all can only daydream of wearing such an outfit on the daily; so laissez-faire accessorized with a devil-may-care attitude and little respect for the Man. But for now, corporate officer-goers like myself, are bound by a loosely enforced “dress code”. I use quotations because leggings-as-pants with Uggs in an office are a thing now. Oh, and as you can tell by the myriad of photos, I had fun. Sophia too. And if the outfit isn’t grunge enough, my hair was dirty.
To clarify, for the purpose of this post, I mean financially...it doesn’t hurt to be cheap financially.
The pants featured were $10. Count ’em. 10. The shirt $12. The pumps $20. The jacket? You’ve seen before. So, basically, there’s hope for those of us on microscopic budgets—you can look put together on less than $60 and not like your 13-year-old niece who thinks Forever 21 is Mecca and Oscar de la Renta is a remote village in southern Italy. Nothing against this particular fast-fashion chain, I shop there on occasion, but over-sized T’s marked ‘SWAG’ just ain’t my thang.
What was your latest ‘n’ greatest frugal fashion buy?
Who can deny the practicality of a cross body bag. And yes, I meant that as a statement. They’re like satchels that foragers and huntresses took to the daily scour—carrying all the tools needed to conquer the day.
While the younger set have fully embraced the cross body bag—even men with the messenger variety—more older women need to jump on the proverbial band wagon. Trying to lasso 2 unruly, snotty-faced mini-humans is a feat in itself; trying to lasso mini-humans whilst on your cellphone, fumbling with a diaper bag and struggling to keep the entire contents of your purse from emptying all over the pavement is the very equivalent of attempting to walk a tightrope over Niagara Falls.
If you need more convincing, here’s 4 reasons to embrace the freeing power of the cross body bag…