Monday, October 22, 2012

Tribal Ambitions

This is one of my year round, go to outfits. It works in Summer, as it also works in Fall. The tribal print on the skirt adds a sense of whimsical summer fashion and the burnt orange and pussy bow on the blouse adds the sophistication that fall brings.

When it comes to fashion and supplying one's wardrobe (or rather my wardrobe), I believe, in quality vs quantity. I don't have a huge closet full of clothes bursting at the seams, but what I do own, I am proud of, and the pieces last ..and last ...and last... like the energizer bunny! Now, back in college, my wardrobe supplying motto was a tad different due to financial limitations. As such, my fashion was different because I couldn't afford the items that really made my heart flutter. I worked part time at the on-campus Starbuck's before and in-between classes and I barely had $20.00 left over of my paycheck for "play" money. I would head to Forever 21 and pick out one top and be set for a while (and hope it didn't fall apart in the wash).

At this juncture in my life, I may spend more per item than a lot of people do, but I also don't buy an abundance of clothing. I mix and match all my pieces together to create new looks (or I at least try to in order to keep things fresh!). I do love me a good Forever 21/H&M purchase though, but those seem to be few and far between lately. For now, while I can afford it, I am going to continue with picky purchases and enjoy it while it lasts, because you never know what the future may or may not hold. Especially once/if kiddos come into the picture-then my priorities will be different! ;)

Tribal Skirt: BCBG (old) Blouse: Nordstrom (old) Necklace: Francesca's Collections (Old)

I would loveeee to purchase some of Rachel Zoe's line, but that needs to be saved for special occasions, such as Christmas or a birthday.

What are you favorite stores to shop at?


  1. Well you know my fave stores! Nordstrom, Zara, H&M, Forever 21, J.Crew. I like to buy cheaper, trendier items at F21. I save bigger, more substantial purchases for Nordstrom. I wear a lot of the same things over and over again too. Especially my jeans! And skirts too actually. I think it's fun to mix and match, see what new outfits you can come up with by using what you already own :)

  2. from what I can see- this outfit is amazing!! I LOVE it! Definitely worth the pricier tag. And I agree and disagree with the quality comment- I agree because it makes total sense and most of the things that I have splurged on, have been so beyond worth it. However, I also do enjoy when I'm in a saving mode to scrimp on some piece of crap that shirt I can wear a few times without breaking the bank. It helps my wallet. ha.

    But if you can afford and have the diligence to keep up with those items- do it. You will get so much wear.

    and again- can't express how cool I think your outfit looks!

  3. I tend by cheaper clothing because I know one day I will be skinny, well a size 8...I am still waiting for that day. I will pay more money for accessories/bags/shoes, but then of course I have my limit. My closet right now consists of American Eagle/Asos/Express/Forever 21/H&M/Rachel Rachel Roy (Macys)/Wildfox tshirts...If money wasn't a question, I would have every single Equipment clothing, especially their sheer button downs.

    You need to do a post on all your BCBG skirts.


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