Bargain Shopping

Bargain Shopping, Looks

Casual in Flares

Mama’s going to NYC! It feels like it continues to get hotter and hotter in Miami so the cooler air and actual FALL FASHION are calling my name! Can’t wait to dust off some of my sweaters and jackets for a couple days! Did I mention I’m going childless?! :D Being a stay at home mom, these few and far in between moments of freedom are priceless!

Anywho, I continue trying to pretend that it’s not 90 degrees in Miami and have pulled out some of my (Miami) “winter” clothes. These Current Elliot flare jeans were a steal from Loehmann’s. This pant style is perfect for us petite girls because they can provide serious undercover height! The trick is to keep them long and wear your highest platform shoes underneath and voila, you’re 5 inches taller! The top is from Forever 21 and I seriously wish I owned it in every color! I love the comfort, and edge of the draping sleeve.

Can’t wait to share some of my NY looks soon!

Top: Forever 21 | Pants: Current Elliot | Shoes: Nine West | Handbag: Fendi | Glasses: Chloe

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Bargain Shopping, Looks, Mommy Things

A Mommy Must – The Shift Dress

I can’t say enough about my love for a good shift dress. By definition a shift dress is a looser fitting, non-hugging  shorter dress that hangs loosely from the shoulders. This makes it a must-have for the post-baby mom-bod and anyones else with a less than Victoria Secret silhouette. Being that my figure is naturally more squarish (and even more so post-pregnancy :| ), I have always loved a good boxy dress that shows off my better asset –> zee legs. I was pumped to find this hot little mock neck dress/tunic at Forever 21 for only $20! I love the mock neck because it adds a little cool factor to the otherwise simple style. I styled it here with my fab new Jeffrey Campbell platform boots (via Poshmark!) to lengthen my legs and added a pop of color with this burgundy floppy hat (thrifted for $4!).  This perfect mock neck dress/tunic is still available at Forever 21, but I’m guessing not for long! Added bonus- This piece will transition perfectly into Fall/Winter layering weather!

This whole outfit accessories and all was well under $100!

Dress: Forever 21  | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Hat: thrifted | Glasses: street vendor | Handbag: vintage Coach


Bargain Shopping, Looks

Checkers + Lighting

So I was digging around in my closet while looking for a Halloween costume the other day and rediscovered these super cute patterned pants. The poor things had been swallowed by my closet and forgotten about. I hadn’t worn them since before my pregnancy! I love the quirky checkered design and decided to pair it with my A.L.C. lighting tee for a little pattern on pattern action. The main trick with creating pattern on pattern looks is to match color schemes. Since my paints were mainly a black and white pattern, I thought this black and white patterned top would tie in well. I had planned on wearing one of my all time favorite vintage jackets, but it was so incredibly hot that I just added it at the end for some pictures. This vintage jacket is so beyond beautiful with its ribbon embroidery and fur collar. If only this Miami sun would simmer down and indulge our need to layer again!


Top: A.L.C. | Pants: Super Low Fat | Jacket: Vintage | Shoes: Saks | Hat: Vintage | Sunglasses: Balenciaga & Lanvin