Sunday, March 10, 2013

Winter/Spring Fashion Finds!

So, as I've mentioned before, I tried StitchFix a couple times, here and here.  It was really fun to have someone else pick out items for me and have them delivered to my door!  However, I've kinda decided (at least for now) that StitchFix isn't for me.  The prices are just a little too high for me, especially for trendy items that I don't see myself wearing for years and years.  I decided that shopping the sales at my usual stores is a better bet.  Here's what I've found over the past few months!

JC Penney scores - Three sweaters for $19 total. LOVE!  Dress, pants, tank, and belt for $48 total.  (30% off coupon code and free shipping helped!)
Target clearance section - most of these items were 70% off - three tops and a skirt for $26 total.
Here's some quick math before I show you how I styled the pieces - $93 for all eleven pieces!  That's about half what I would pay for five pieces in a StitchFix.  And most of them will carry me through the end of winter and into spring.  Win/win.
Here's the OldNavy dress how I've been wearing it for winter.  (Still available here but only in black.)  I'm wearing the OldNavy tank underneath for a little more coverage.  (The dress does have a slip/liner included but it's a little low-cut.)  Leggings/jeggings and boots.  Oh, and the OldNavy belt too.  It was a little shapeless otherwise.  I sized down per the reviews and it fits just right.
Side view - longer in the back.
Here's how I plan to wear it this spring, whenever that arrives - rolled up sleeves and sandals.
As I was changing into the OldNavy jeans (a few colors/sizes still available here), I wondered if the dress would work as a shirt if I tucked it in - kinda like it!
Here's how I've been wearing them this winter - cozy tops and tall boots.
Here's one of the JCPenney sweaters (similar style here) - styled cozy and comfy!
Dressed it up a little bit for the office.
Here's how I styled the other JCPenney cardigan for the office.  (I wore a striped sleeveless top that I got on clearance at LOFT underneath!)  I wore this on Valentine's Day - still professional with a touch a bright pink!
Here's the white cardigan with the same outfit.  I actually bought this at full-price ($15 - available here) because I wanted to have a basic white cardigan on hand.  (p.s. I had a $10 off coupon for JCPenney and the other two sweaters were $7 each, so that's what took my total price down so low.)
I love having a cardigan to go with a sleeveless dress in the summer!
I love the pink and grey cardigan with this strapless dress for spring.
Rockin' the Target skirt and top for spring.  These are two items that I probably wouldn't have normally purchased, but was able to get them for a good price (less than $10 each) so I decided to give them a try.  I wore the OldNavy tank under the colorful top.
I tried adding the Target sweater, a belt, tights, and boots for a winter look, but I'm not crazy about it.  A little too much going on in one outfit.
Here's a more appropriate way to wear the sweater.  I love the colors in the stripes - some of my favorites so it'll go with a lot of my tees and tanks - easy to grab when I don't know how warm/cold it's going to be.
Dressing it up just a little bit with the OldNavy belt and heels.
That's it for my recent fashion finds!  I think going this route is the best for me.  I think my favorite shopping place is - I like to search by what's on clearance, add my favorites to my cart, and then wait for a 30% off coupon code to come out.  As long as your order is over $50, you get free shipping, and you can send back anything you don't want for free! 

Which look did you like the best?  Where do you shop for bargain fashion finds?


  1. oh my -- i love all your outfits!!! ;-) can you just wrap them up and send them to me?! love your blog and your etsy shop!!

  2. Amylee, thanks so much for your sweet comments! Makes my day. :)