Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Day 18: Another Wal-Mart Find

Dress: Wal-Mart
Blue Cardigan: Maurices
Pink Cardigan: Gap Outlet
Belt: Dandy Lion Boutique
Earrings: Purchased in Hawaii
Bracelet: Purchased in Hawaii
Shoes: Merona, purchased at Target

If you'd told me five years ago that I'd have several dresses, and a few tops, from Wal-Mart, hanging in my closet I would have laughed in our face.  I was once a very proud shopper.  Proud, meaning that I wouldn't be caught dead in a Goodwill or shopping the racks at Wal-Mart.  My idea of slumming it was shopping at TJ Maxx.  I was a brat!

Fast forward a few years and now I can't imagine paying retail price for anything.  I LOVE Goodwill and TJ Maxx is my go to store for clothes, shoes and household items.  Wal-Mart and I still have a love/hate relationship with clothes however.  For me, Wal-Mart is VERY hit or miss!  I buy items from Wal-Mart if I want something trendy and cheap.  I don't expect my items from Wal-Mart to last for years, the quality just isn't there.  The dress I wore today is a great example.  I've worn it maybe 4 or 5 times since I purchased it last summer and it already has a rip up the seam in the back.  It is an easy fix with a sewing machine, but my sewing machine currently has another sewing project stuck in it and that is a whole other story.    Now let's get to todays outfit!


Not only is it a maxi dress, but it is also chevron and aztec patterned !  Super duper trendy right now!  The dress cinches at the waist so naturally I added a belt.  I love this stretch belt because the closure is two brushed brass little birdies that are kissing.  So sweet!  This was the perfect outfit for taking the kids to the neighborhood park today.

But I didn't end there.  I wanted to show you all a few more ways to wear (style) this dress.


I added a blue/green (not sure what this color is exactly;) cardi for a more dressed up look.  The cardi has beautiful ribbon detail on the collar.  This cardi was purchased from Maurices.

Please excuse my fly away hair!

I then added even more color by switching the blue/green cardi for a hot pink cardi that I purchased from GAP Outlet (my favorite store ever!).  Both of these outfits would be perfect for church or date night!


Finally, I stripped off the belt, earrings and bracelet (I have found that wearing jewelry and belts makes me very hot after a while).  Very, very casual but still cute.  On a side note, isn't Thomas doing a great job taking pictures for me?


Here is a closer look at the accessories I wore today.  The belt is brassy and black, the earrings are black shells, the bracelet is green and my shoes were a turquoise-y mint color.  Again, nothing is matchy matchy, but it all coordinates.

Now next time you are at Wal-Mart take a look through the clothing racks.  You may be pleasantly surprised at what you find!

Happy Shopping,
Christin

1 comment:

supermomma said...

I'm in love with this outfit...can't believe it's Walmart! The belt is to die for...when you are done with it, you can mail it Texas along with your octopus bracelet from a previous post..lol!