This week was packed full of making memories with the kids before school started back up. I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging to spend the last week swooning over my babies. I only have two outfits this week but they are both great looks on a budget. Two entire outfits put together for under $16.00 each – who says a mom on a budget can’t look decent?
Get the low down on why I am including What I Wore Wednesday posts here, but the main reason is to motivate myself to put in a little extra effort each and every day. What I wore Wednesday is a way for Mom’s to share outfits and get inspired to get dressed even if they aren’t heading off to work each day. The Pleated Poppy has an amazing series where she shares what she wears each week to keep herself accountable for getting out of her pajamas everyday and I’m joining in the fun!
Thursday: To the park and to Kindergarten orientation with my son
I really liked the look of this outfit and it was simple and comfortable for running around with the kids. I definitely feel like this looked better on the model aboves tall and thin frame – but I still enjoyed the look on my 5ft 3 inch frame too. I was able to put the whole outfit together for under $16.00
Striped shirt: $4.99 Thrifted Goodwill
White Skirt: $6.75 Old Navy Clearance and coupon
White Sandals: $1.00 Rue 21 (buy 1 get 1 for $1 sale)
Belt: $3.00 thrifted
total outfit cost: $15.74
hair: natural curls in a side pony
Tuesday: Dropping the little guy off at his first day of kindergarten (tears) and grocery shopping with the little lady.
Yet another t-shirt and jeans combo that I am most comfortable in. This outfit includes one of my favorite pair of jeans that I found at Goodwill for $6.00. I love how much wear I am getting out of them – especially for what I paid for them. I love this fun off the shoulder tee that I found at TJ Maxx. The silver glittery heart and comfy fabric make it as fun to wear as it is comfortable.
Heart tee: $6.99 TJ Maxx
Distressed jeans: $6.00 Thrifted Goodwill (Amethyst brand)
Flip Flops: Old Navy clearance $1.99
Earrings: Lia Sophia (free for hosting a party)
Total Outfit Cost: $14.98
Hair: My good friend the sock bun created the overnight curls without heat so that I could wake up and style my hair in the morning in about 5 minutes. I added some volume to the top and sides, and put in a simple side pony. I wrap a piece of my hair around the hair elastic to polish off the ponytail and make it look more finished.