When in doubt, go with red! I always hear that about lipstick, but why not about an outfit?
I personally am not a huge fan of red although there is something about the color that makes you feel more confident and sexy. I recently found this bell-sleeved shirt at Nordstrom Rack, which is less than $30. At first, I thought it was a little pretentious but now I realize that it’s actually quite wearable. You can style any similar top like this with white pants, skinny jeans, pencil skirt or even over a bodycon dress. I guarantee you will love all of these looks.
Here, I am wearing these Res jeans I got at Nasty Gal last year. They are still available here for only $53 and they fit great. Finally, I am relying on my vintage Ted Baker bag to complete the outfit and voila!
Bell Sleeve Blouse: Nordstrom Rack; Skinny Jeans: Res x Nasty Gal; Booties: Jeffrey Campbell x Nasty Gal (similar here, here); Bag: Ted Baker; Sunnies: Kate Spade (similar here)
Kicking off Memorial Day weekend with nice warm weather and some of my favorite sales is a great way to start the summer season! Here is a fun outfit I wore today that is a perfect example of mixing non-expensive clothing pieces with brand name accessories. I often receive questions on how I balance my looks and combine cheap with expensive. I tend to mix old pieces I already have or affordable H&M and Forever21 trendy items with a nice bag or pair of shoes. Also, I never pay full-price for anything, no matter how nice it is or how much I love it. I try to find coupons for my favorite stores or wait for deeper discounts.
Speaking of sales, these RES ripped jeans I purchased back during the winter sales are still available on Nasty Gal. Better yet, the retailer is offering extra 40% off their sale items. Rest assured there are great ones too! The clutch featured below is from a recent sale at Gypsy05, a local boutique at Tivoli Village. Their prices are on the high end, but if you’re looking for unique items and impeccable quality you will find their outfits and accessories worth the splurge.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend and happy shopping!
Fringe Tank Top: H&M; Jeans: RES x Nasty Gal; Clutch: Gypsy05; Shoes: TJ Maxx (old), similar here, here; Sunnies: Ted Baker x Nordstrom Rack; Watch: Kate Spade; Hair Stick: Desert Daisy Jewelry