Hi lovely ladies of Hairspray & High Heels! My name is Chelsea and I blog at Olive & Ivy, and design blogs at Olive & Ivy Design. I am super excited that Ange is letting me take over for today, because well… her blog rocks. She is the makeup master, so I definitely didn’t want to tackle that subject for my guest post. Instead, I wanted to chat about something near and dear to me… fashion! And more specifically, fashion on the cheap.
I am cheap. Simply put. I have certain prices in my head set for each type of clothing which I will not spend more than. For example, $10 for a shirt is sounding good in my books. $20? Maybe not so much. I’ll wait for a sale. Yeah, I know. Cheap. I very rarely buy something that costs any more unless it’s of amazing quality and I know I’ll wear a ton. But my closet thanks me for it… or not really I guess, because it’s packed full now. I thank me for it though, because my options are endless! Check out how I get dressed on the cheap. (PS – excuse the fact that some of my photos are watermarked as yourstrulyblog.com, I rebranded to Olive & Ivy at the beginning of this year!)
This first outfit is super casual but one of my faves because it sort of looks like I tried. The jeans are a $20 Urban Planet pair I’ve had for years, the top is a beige Piko from Kiki La’Rue (I rep their stuff on the regular), the bag was $14 from Ardene, the leather jacket was a whopping $15 second-hand..woop woop! And the boots were $15 on sale from Forever 21.
I love dressing for the beach. It means you can be casual but cute and always comfy. This look involves a $10 fedora, super old tank top which is probably valued at negative dollars, a highwaisted pair of denim shorts from Glassons (I splurged, they were $30. But look at their beauty!) and $5 on sale studded sandals.
When I lived in New Zealand, I was the queen of TradeMe which is basically New Zealand’s eBay but way better than eBay. I was getting new clothes on a constant basis for super, super cheap. The cardigan I’m wearing was bought off TradeMe for like $5, the headband was $5 from Rubi Shoes, the peplum top was $5 from CottonOn, jeans were $15 from CottonOn and the shoes were on sale for $15 at Rubi Shoes. Love it.
Last outfit. Obviously, I like leopard print. And why not mix and match it with a neutral color so you don’t look like crazy leopard lady? Okay, maybe I did a bit anyways. Headband, 2 for $5, shirt was free for review, CottonOn jeans for $15, Rubi Shoes flats for $15.
Author: Chelsea Olivia