Daily Outfit - Dressing on a Budget

I was able to get out of the house once this week, to go grocery shopping, ha ha!  Ill take any excuse I can to throw together a cute outfit!

For the past year or so, my husband and I have been saving our pennies to buy a home... Which is happening right around the corner!  But one thing this does mean, I have not clothes shopped in just about that long!  Seriously, I have only bought one shirt here, or one dress there, every great once in a while.  If it hadnt been for all of the amazing Poor Pitiful Pearl trades throughout this last year, I probably would have cried, ha ha.  I love clothes.  I always have.  In junior high and high school, I was always the 'odd' dressed girl, but I feel like I was always creative with my wardrobe, some people just didn't understand it.  As I have grown older, my fashion has matured a great deal.  I no longer wear cut-off sweat pant mini skirts with striped knee highs, combat boots along with crazy black makeup all over my face :)  I love how fashion is a thing you grow with, as you grow.

I know I always made my mother so happy when it came time for the new school year and clothes shopping.  I 'ONLY' wanted to shop at Goodwill.  I did NOT want her to take me to a department store.  I pretty much had my mind set against those from an early age.  So, while all my friends were spend $60 on one pair of jeans, I got a whole wardrobe for that!  And it wasnt anything you would see on anyone else.  In a way, I am still very much like that.  Although now, I love to incorporate lovely things from places like Target or amazing online shops like Ruche, when I can afford it or allow myself to.  This belt below is from Ruche, and its been one of the best $10 ive ever spent, it goes with soooo much and is super comfy!

The Outfit:
shirt from Old Navy (really a long tunic, just tucked in)
*ive had this shirt for about 8 years, and its still awesome*
belt from Ruche
skirt from goodwill
shoes from Target (sale rack)
all jewelry is Violet Bella

Okay girls, do I not have the cutest boy ever???  Let's boost his ego a bit with some honesty :)

Bella loves to hang out on the porch while I take photos.

Had to share... I love it when avocados have huge center seeds.  I think its really cute, I dont know why.

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  1. I LOVE this outfit - I especially love the necklaces! :)

  2. The outfit looks great! And congrats on buying your first house! x

  3. I love your outfit! That belt you use is perfect :) And yes, your hubby is a total cutie!! ;)
    xo Have a wonderful day!

  4. Oh my, I love your outfit! The pattern in the skirt is so appealing :) Congrats on the upcoming house...I'll bet it makes saving and sacrificing sooooo worth it! :)

  5. The whole outfit is amazing from head to toe. Your man is cute and has a beautiful lady by his side... one hot couple.
    Congrats on the house, you'll have so much fun making it all your own inside and out.

  6. UHHHHH...

    You go to the grocery store dressed like that???!!!
    AWESOME!!! I usually go in my jeans and a hoodie...you put me to SHAME...

    Janette, the Jongleur

  7. ha ha janette, when the grocery store is your only time to get out and do something, then yes! i probably wouldnt if i got out more :) plus, we have to drive an hour to go grocery shopping, so it really is an 'outing' xoxo

  8. I adore this outfit. The skirt is so great. You two are the cutest couple ever!

  9. what a fun outfit :D i love the skirt. and i also love that avocados have huge seeds ;) although it makes them KIND OF difficult to cut!

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  11. I live across the street from the grocery store I actually also work in! *ha ha* During warmer months, I like to walk to the store. :)

    You always look so cute in the pics you post here! I was a shopping addict for YEARS, and only recently have I found appreciation for Goodwill. Funny how things change as you grow up.

  12. LOVE your outfit!!
    Especially the belt!

  13. thank you everyone for the sweet outfit comments, lots of love!!!

  14. aaahhh!!! Your skirt is DIVINE, Laura! I love it :)

    Also, avocados are my favourite food in the whole world. We have an avocado tree in our yard and I could seriously eat them every single day! :)

  15. kelly ann, i cant even imagine how cool it would be to have an avocado tree in my yard!!! i would eat them everyday too. they are just about my fav as well. try it sliced with fresh lemon juice, sea salt, pepper and pumpkin seeds sprinkled on top!

  16. that outfit is SO ADORABLE. and the key necklace? i'm going to buy it after i write this comment. i just recently bought from your store, and i cant' believe i missed it! your style is so amazing.

  17. Oh you look so cute, but you always do. I NEVER look that good when I go grocery shopping :(
    Also, what is the temperature in TEXAS...you are wearing sandals - I am sooooo jealous, it's still snowing here in the mountains! No worries though, your blog always makes me HAPPY :)

  18. it feels just like spring here in texas! warm afternoons, cool evenings, birds chirping! im loving it!

  19. This was a great post! My boyfriend and I are just like this with shopping. We only shop clearance racks and thrift stores. It just saves so much money for other things and then you recycle something that someone didn't want!

  20. yes your boy is cute...but hey...you are pretty cute yourself!!! have a nice one! Clau

  21. Nice outfit!!!
    I like your sandals!
    James looks very cute ;)
    ( a bit like my boyfriend) Good choice! :P


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