Dress (worn as shirt): J Crew
Necklace: gift, Ann Taylor (thanks Mom)
Shoes: gift, Ann Taylor (thanks Mom)
Bracelets: stolen from sisters, Orchid Lane, vintage (thanks Gram)
Nailpolish: Essie, "Borrowed and Blue"
Since I have an addiction to clothes and I never have any money, I am a big fan of hi/lo mixing. Now let me be clear: when I say hi/lo, I don't mean mixing a $700-800 dollar blouse with a $145 dollar blazer (cough cough Marie Claire. I mean, really??) I'm talking splurging on an $80 dollar dress and mixing it with a thrifted skirt that cost $4.80. Same idea, way smaller scale.
This is what I wore to work today. Its warm enough to be tights-less, but I'm not comfortable wearing a short skirt to work without them, so I needed to pull out a longer, cooler weather skirt. This puppy was found a couple years ago, and is so soft and delightful.
It's, of course, 4 sizes too big for me. Hence the super cinched belt (another thrifted find!).
Light blue and brown/tan are impossible colors to go wrong with. And since I love mixing bold patterns, it made sense to keep a textured but neutral piece between the buffalo checked blouse and leopard shoes.
I feel like this might be a season-less outfit, which is always good news. When your budget is tiny, you gotta make every piece sttttttttttretch!
And now, I'm very excited to announce my first giveaway!
In the past I've received offers from a few brands to do hosted giveaways, but haven't really found one that seems to fit my style and feelings about how giveaways should work. So I'm taking matters into my own hands and doing my own little ditty!
I have really cool readers, and I wanted to say thanks with a little package of happiness for someone.
So, I will be giving away...
Three of my favorite shades: The "It" Color, Jade is The New Black, and Lucky Lucky Lavender
This awesome, newly thrifted bag (last seen here)
This little robot watch necklace dude! Isn't he the cutest?!
A pretty piece recently found at Forever 21
Wanna enter? Here's all you gotta do:
+1 entry: follow So What If I Like Pretty Things via Google Friend Connect
+1 entry: follow via Bloglovin'
+2 entries if you repost the giveaway! (just leave a link with your comment)
+comment with your name and how you entered!
I'll be picking the winner in two weeks - on May 10th!