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What to Wear Wednesday

Hey Loves!

So, you guys know I love to sew.   But, I also really love to bargain shop.  I get really excited when I find really cute items that I know I'll wear multiple times at really great price.   So, I thought I'd share some of those fun finds with you.

Here's a recent find from Simply 10: a mauve pleated skirt. If you're not familiar with the store, most of the items are less than $10.  I find some really cool things in there. This particular skirt was on clearance for $2. Yay!  Plus, it was the only one and it was my size! Winning! Soft pink is hot this spring.  Winning again!
$2 from Simply 10
I jumped on Pinterest to find outfits for pleated skirts.  There are many.  I can't wait to wear them.

Pinterest search for pleated skirt outfit
I found one that I thought I could recreate without buying another piece.
Luludotcom on Tumblr courtesy of Pinterest
As I was putting this outfit together,  I realized that nothing in this outfit cost over $20.  What a great way to start this feature!
All items from my closet under $20
Here's the cost breakdown:
  • Necklace: $5 (unknown), similar
  • Bracelet: $7 (New York & Company)
  • Jacket: $12 (Wal-mart), similar
  • T-shirt: $5 (Wal-mart)
  • Skirt: $2 (Simply 10), similar
  • Shoes: $15 (local shoe store), similar
Total cost for the outfit: $46

I love a fashionable outfit at a small price!

Until next time, Smooches!

DJ 










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