When it comes to picking out home stuff, I’m all about it ’bout it, but when it comes to picking out fashion stuff- I’m out of my league. I only shop for new clothes a couple of times a year, and you could fit all of my jewelry into small, metal-lidded mason jar. (See- I told you. #HomeStuff) 😉
My friend, Katy, on the other hand- she’s reeeeeally good at pulling together outfits….and on the cheap, too. I met her at TJ Maxx recently, and man it was fun to watch her in action! The goal that day: help me find a fun, dressy-casual outfit.
She ended up centering my outfit around a $35 (Nine West) blushy champagne-colored blazer. (It was originally priced at $119) It’s not something that I would have ever picked out myself, but I was open to trying on anything she handed me that day. I really just wanted to have fun with my friend, and I had no doubt she’d pick me a winner! 🙂
Once she had picked out the blazer, Katy went on the hunt for a top for me to wear underneath it. A few minutes later, she handed me a $10 striped tank that, again, I would have never picked up on my own, but once I tried it on with the blazer I was sold! (It was originally priced at $18)
We hit the shoe aisle next, in search of the perfect pretty shoes to go with my two new tops. I’m a tennie/sandal girl all the way, but once again, Katy handed me a $30 pair a high-ish heels (originally priced at $79.99) that went perfect with the blazer and tank top. And the best part, they were SUPER comfortable. (Which I never would have known because I wouldn’t have even tried them on- ha!)
Katy suggested pairing my new duds with a pair of my skinny jeans and a big ol’ strand of (faux) pearls, and here’s how it all ended up looking together:
Pretty fun, huh? When it comes to Fall clothing, I’m such a jeans and long-sleeve t-shirt or plaid button-up over a tank top kinda girl most of the time, but I needed something professional-meets-peppy, and I feel really smiley in the those pieces that I normally would have blasted past on my way to the home goods section- LOL!
Katy put together a blazer-inspired outfit for herself that day too, and would you believe the whole thing only cost $52!
Yep. $6 shoes, $8 jeans, $8 tank top, $20 blazer, $2 earrings and an $8 necklace. Every time I see her I make her give me the cost breakdown on what she’s wearing. It’s so intriguing to me! She really has a gift for finding great outfits at great bargains. Her favorite go-to shops are TJ Maxx, Plato’s Closet (a consignment store) and Cato, and I will definitely be tagging along with her the next time she feels like playing dress up! 😀
Katy leads worship with her boyfriend Matt at our church’s Pike Road location, so one of these days I’m hoping to share a video featuring another one of her Gifts, too. She’s such an inspiring gal, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to e-introduce you to her here today! (She blogged about blazers today too, if you’d like to swing by her place for a visit! KatyBlogs.com)
As for me, I’m officially obsessed with purchasing a few more bargain-priced blazers now because I like how versatile and arm cover-uppy they are. This is the first one I’ve ever owned, but I’m thinking I “need” a gray one now. What about you? Are you a blazer girl? If so, what are some of your favorite colors to wear and pair?