Monday, May 9, 2011

My $20 Outfit

Several hours after I got dressed, I realized that I hadn’t paid more than $10 for anything I was wearing.

Best. Feeling. Ever.

[I think this dress was originally ignored by shoppers because of the lack of shape.
But a simple belt did the trick!]

I purchased my dress from the clearance rack at Target about two years ago. It was one of those items that had been marked down so many times, it had three or four price stickers on top of one another. I was worried that I would take it home to find a huge hole in the sleeve or an unraveled hem, but no such thing happened.

And last weekend, I took a couple gift cards to DSW to finally buy a pair of wedges I had my eye on for awhile. After everything was said and done, I only paid for the tax out of pocket. Combined with some accessories from Forever XXI and a bracelet I picked up at a clothes swap, this outfit cost a little less than $20 total.

[The tan color of the leather means I can easily wear these wedges with other black items.]

What I’m Wearing
Mossimo Black Back-Zipper Dress (Target) – $8
Guess Tan Cork Wedges (DSW) – $5 (Using gift cards)
Green Woven Belt (Forever XXI) – $3.80
Gold Glasses Necklace (Forever XXI) – $1.50
Black and Gold Bracelet (Collected at a clothes swap) – Free
Total – $18.30


  1. I saw you the day you wore this and thought you looked so cute and professional! I never would have guessed you paid less than $20 for it all. You have skillz my dear. ;-)

  2. This is what i need considering i am broke! We need to bargain shop together lady!