Style on a budget: Old Navy Fabulously $50 x

Posted on: November 24, 2014 by Yummo Mummo

Last weekend, I got to spend my Saturday afternoon shopping my local mall so that I could bring you this month’s most fabulous ‘Style on a Budget’ outfit. Lucky me!  As I suggested last month, I want to show you how you can find an entire outfit for not a lot of money by choosing wisely and using some key pieces from your own closet.

Chambray dress shirt ($20), tangerine ballet flat shoes ($11), cross body bag ($11) , statement necklace ($8) & a brown belt (free).

 

San Francisco, California!

This month, I have chosen an outfit more appropriate for the cooler months as we are now heading into Winter and looking for some warmer layers.

The Chambray dress shirt can be totally worn alone, but I chose to put it on top of a pair of darker wash jeans. If you love to show a bit of leg, then you would be able to absolutely wear it without the jeans. As I talked about in my post “Denim on Denim”,  a darker wash of denim on the body part you want to flatter is suggested, for me, that’s my bottom half. I’m a delicious juicy pear!

The only items that I added from my wardrobe were the jeans and the belt. The belt was from a clothing swap party I attended last Spring.  I highly suggest clothing swap parties, too much fun and you can pick up some super cute things for zero dollars.

Since I was going to pair this outfit with a colorful statement necklace, I chose to pick up the colors from the necklace in the shoes. I just adore the color, a yummy tangerine orange. I like wearing flats especially with a boot cut jean, as shown here.

VERY comfortable flats, only $10 on sale. Love the color against the darker denim!

The Chambray shirt dress is oh so versatile, wear it alone or pair it with jeans like I have. Some leggings and brown boots could be another suggestion. Brown boots would tie in really well with the thick brown belt.

The necklace was a very recent purchase in a Macy’s clearance sale (so I cheated a bit outside of the Old Navy there). It was originally $50 and reduced to $8. Seriously!

Statement necklace found at Macy’s sale, $50 reduced to $8, that’s right ladies!

The cross body bag, in brown, picks up the brown belt. The whole outfit put together would be so perfect for strolling the Sunday morning markets,  shopping the mall with girlfriends, really just a super stylish casual outfit for the Fall/Winter months. Cool it down for the summer months by using it as swimming costume cover up!

Brown belt from my own wardrobe, picked up at girlfriends clothing swap party. Fun night! Free.
Any comments? You know where they go, down below!  Keep on Styling!
*Disclosure: I am not a trained photographer nor trained in how to pose for photos, I am just a Mum trying to share some insights and inspiration with you. In being truly authentic to my cause, I have used my own clothes and used myself in the photos whole-heartedly. Enjoy!
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2 responses to “Style on a budget: Old Navy Fabulously $50 x”

  1. Such a cute outfit for an amazing price. love the idea of a swim coverup too. Versatility plus! Now why can't I ever find steals like that statement necklace. Suck a keen eye for a stylish bargain. Keep them coming Mel, I'm loving these styling tips

  2. Great ideas! I especially LOVE the shoes….$10 makes them even more lovable!

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