So I’ve had this post ready for you since Spring Break, but I put it off because I was busy doing something really exciting. The other day, Katie Elliott from Tag a Trend contacted me and invited me to participate in her blog. This is how it works: each week, she picks a popular trend, then invites readers to submit their own photos of themselves wearing that particular trend. She then puts them on her website with a link to each wearer’s blog. It’s such a wonderful idea because it helps other blogs become more recognized while also uniting people with a love for fashion.
This week’s trend was leggings, and when she asked if I would be interested I nearly did a little dance. It was perfect, because 1. I love leggings, as you all know, and 2. The outfit post I was about to put up had leggings! So hopefully I will be featured soon on her blog, which I encourage you to check out, along with her facebook page for the group.
So now, without further ado, one of my looks I submitted:
Denim button up shirt: Polo brand, free from clothes swap
Black leggings: Target, $4
Cream tank top: originally my sister’s, free
Cognac tall boots: Dana Buchman, Christmas present
Black lace headband: K-Mart, $1.99
Vintage bronze flower clip earrings: thrift store, $0.99
Outfit total: $6.98
Snap, guys. I can’t believe how many amazing things I got from the clothes swap I did with my friends! This shirt is Ralph Lauren, and it’s ridiculously adorable + comfortable. It’s perfect to wear with leggings, and adding the riding boots just makes a really comfortable outfit look dressed up, especially with the details of the earrings and the headband. The denim shirt trend is really becoming a thing, and I think this is a gloriously cute example of it. It also flattered my body proportions and made my waist look smaller. Over all I just felt like I looked really put together but it was such an easy look!
Instead of putting a picture of the other boots I have similar to these, I went ahead and just put the brand. I never wear those other boots since I got my new ones for Christmas. I really didn’t pay for my new ones so they actually do qualify for this blog, because lord knows I use lots of other clothing I got for free from other people! So from now on I’m just going to use them. That’s another good tip I have about being fashionable on a budget- if there’s one item you really, really love but it’s expensive, ask for it to be a present for a holiday or birthday. Those boots were one of my main presents from my parents for Christmas, and I’ve been blissfully happy with them. It’s a way to actually have a little better chance to get one of those big ticket items you know you could never afford normally.
I wore this outfit out to dinner with my family while we were in Natchez, Mississippi on Spring Break. I was trying to channel a little bit of a modern southern belle with this look, what do you think? We ate at a really cool Thai restaurant in an old building, where my mom snapped this picture of me on her camera phone:
Oh, yeah, just my face getting haunted, nbd.
But we honestly don’t know how this happened. My mom, sister, and myself all have the same phones, and we all take a LOT of pictures, and we’ve never seen anything like this happen. So….who knows…..
Speaking of ghosts and old things, we spent a lot of Spring Break looking at old plantations because my mom loves them. We toured one that was really pretty, and I actually have a bonus outfit for you guys that I’m throwing in on this post, because I only have one picture that my mom just happened to take of me and you can’t see it super well. Here it is:
Leopard scarf: gift, free
Mint shirt: clothes swap, free
Black skinny jeans: Forever 21, $10.50
Tall cognac boots: Dana Buchman, Christmas present
This picture is of me on the old mounting block, which I thought was appropriate in my riding-style boots haha. Well, I feel like I’ve talked enough for this post, so I will say goodbye, and I hope you’ll check out the Tag a Trend blog, who I have to give a special thank you to for the invite to participate in what they do!
PS I feel like today’s title speaks for itself!