Fashionista Friday :: It’s Summer!

It is Fashionista Friday again and I am sharing some of my recent outfits along with some fashion and frugal tips.  This week I am sharing some of my summer staples—dresses and skirts!  And a lot of the items were found at outlet stores.  Whenever I am traveling, if I am in a reasonable distance from an outlet I really like, I will make an extra trip to check the place out and stock up!CIMG8878 Gray shirt: Ross clearance—the elastic waist gives my square figure a more defined waist.  Interested in dressing for your body type?  I love this book.

Shorts: Ross—my first day of shorts for the summer season.  Wasn’t quite sure I was ready to share my legs with the world so I balanced it out with a top with longer sleeves for a little more skin coverage.

Necklace: a combination of two hand me down necklaces to make one.  A good set of pliers will help in remaking your old jewelry.CIMG8926 Navy Dress: Marshall’s $12.99

Belt: Macy’s—reversible pink and black

Hoop Earrings: Flee Market

Sandals: American Eagle brand bought at TJ Maxx CIMG8936Brown dress: ??? it’s old

Stripped sweater: Marshall’s $7.99

Jeans: Macy’s on sale, straight leg, the only pair of jeans I own, around $30CIMG8945Purse: thrift store

Sandals: Rainbow, bought at outlet in San Clemente, CaliforniaCIMG8946Dress: Ross

Sweater: thrift store—love this one as it adds a little warmth but not too hot like regular sweaters.  A good in between weather sweater.

Head band: Charlotte Russe Outlet—I tend to be matchy matchy but then realize I look ridiculous.  I try to match my head bands with an accessory or any other color other than the one most dominant in the outfit.  Matches but not matchy matchy. 

Earrings: Target on clearanceCIMG9081Me: not wearing makeup—another summer staple ;)

Tank top: Old Navy (I have one in every color, a summer staple)

Skirt: ??? Another summer staple.  When it is hot I wear tank top and skirt EVERY day. CIMG9083 Headband: JCrew outlet, more of a splurge, but who doesn’t drool over JCrew?

What are your summer staples?  Do you shop outlets?


  1. Love the headband from JCrew!! Looks like it was worth the splurge!

  2. My summer staples are my flip flops, my big neutral bag from Target, flowy tops, and ponytail holders for my's thick and it's hot outside! ;) Love your JCrew headband!

  3. oh i totally have that yellow skirt! i got it from old navy. i loved it so much that i went back and got one in navy blue! :) and i love the headband. i'm trying to make more hair accessories rather than buy lately...because the ones i want are so expensive! :)

  4. I don't think I have summer staples but this year I am aiming to get more dresses.
    Loving the outfits!

  5. i LOVE thrift stores and outlets. i am a frequent flier of tjmaxx and marshalls(which is like ROSS for less)....i have become so cheap that i never pay full price for ANYTHING! i, to love fun in the summer!


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