Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Look Professional Without Breaking the Piggy Bank




Forever21 Blouse (S) & Forever21 Skirt (XS)

I know that some of you are on a budget and are looking for professional clothes on a tight budget. I just wanted to let you know that you don't have to spend $$$ to look nice. You can find great pieces in lower end stores like Forever21, Wetseal, Charlotte Russe, H&M, Marshalls, Ross, etc. I know they're a pain in the butt to dig in, but its worth it sometimes. I'd say these two items are my faves and I have lot of stuff that cost way more.

Blouse and skirt I'm wearing are from Forever21 and each piece is under $25. The shirt is so soft and silky and I love the wrap aspect of it. The skirt looks expensive and feels nice. It's even lined! GASP!

16 comments:

  1. Are you inside a library!? :D haha! Love that. I love the look. Black and white is always professional to me. The blouse is definitely a stand out! :) Love it!

    Did you ever find your bikini? :D

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  2. Hahaha cute library photos! F21 is great when you do find the needle in the haystack :)

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  3. I love the library shots! Did your flash go off? Lol. Actually one of my favorite and more fitted pencil skirts is from F21, and it was cheap! But finds like that are one in a million and these days I really just don't have the time to go digging... even shopping online at their website is overwhelming!

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  4. Love you outfit..Black and white are my favorite too. I like F21 but like PetiteXXS said shopping there is overwhelming! Glad you found things that fit you nicely
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    I am giving a beautiful necklace at PetiteLittleGirl.com

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  5. Love these library pics! When my bf and I had our "5 yr anniversary photos" last yr I wnated to do them in the library but he was too shy. Did anyone spot you during your photo shoot? : )

    I really like this white wrap top. Glad you found some good stuff from F21.

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  6. Ping who are you fooling you aren't reading that!! LMAO. You should have held an USWeekly or Vogue!

    Lovely outfit :) I love finding silk tops at the cheaper stores too. And, I like all those stores you listed too! My untrained eye can't tell the difference sometimes when I see someone wearing an expensive designer versus a cheapie mass manufactured outfit... as long as it fits well and is clean I think it looks great! Annnnd.. I've seen some people in financial dist who are obviously wearing some expensive designer.. but then THEY DON'T DO THEIR FACE AND HAIR. That hella bugs me b/c then I can't stop looking at their fugly face hahahaha!

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  7. I agree with everyone that Forever21 is a pain, but it's great when you're on a budge & don't want to spend $$$.

    The library is a private library and the public doesn't have access to it. So there was only me and my photog (bf!). hahah! I hate taking pics when there are people around. It makes me really shy and nervous.

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  8. Very gorgeous ensemble :) Very nice post indeed.

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  9. You look great babe! I have a similar skirt but for some reason I look retarded wearing whatever top with it. I don't think the cut suits me well. =P

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  10. I love a nice professional outfit that doesn't break the bank! I love the white wrap top with black skirt- super classic and chic!!

    The library photos are great! I love seeing your outfit posts! Keep up the great work!

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  11. This is really cute and I love how you used the library as a backdrop. Much better than my messy room mirror reflection OOTD haha.


    xo, Diana

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  12. aww a hot libraryian lol! you look cute, I like how the skirt flares out at the bottom. And yeah forever 21 has some great stuff, they're thinking of possibly opening one here but people around the area that they want to open are all old people and want boutiques instead, like wtf!

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  13. OMG!
    You are so pretty! I love your blog!
    I’m following you!
    If you want, can you following me back!

    I love your style! <3

    http://www.evegore.blogspot.com

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  14. That top is beautiful. I couldn't find it on F21's website, did you get it recently?

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  15. Callandra -- it is a old top. I have had it for years and I love it every time I put it one.

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