June 13, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Biggest Fish

Last week I talked about wearing a scarf and a necklace together in this outfit post, and today I'm using a similar trick, a la the Ann Taylor inspiration photo! It's a slightly different version with the scarf open, and I have to say I'm diggin' it. The other thing I love about this work look: the entire thing cost $100!!! A couple items I've had for years, and I used coupons and shopped sales (as usual). I also got the shoes at one of my favorite bargain stores - Ross. Don't you love it when you realize your entire outfit cost $100, or $50 or even $20?! Leave your best budget-outfit stories to see who has earned bragging rights. :-)

Inspiration photo: Ann Taylor
Occasion: Work
Cardigan: Express, $20 (really old)
Shirt: Forever 21, $5
Scarf: Banana Republic, $6
Belt: Express, came with a dress
Skirt: Banana Republic, $35
Necklace: Express, $15 (really old)
Shoes: Steve Madden via Ross, $20
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift


  1. I love blue and white together. It really looks fresh!  That is a great deal on your scarf.

    My best budget story would probably be this post. My whole outfit was $22.

  2. This is my budget outfit.  http://www.nevernakedblog.com/2011/05/i-went-to-fabulous-wedding-on-saturday.html
    Dress $20
    Belt: 3 for $5
    Shoes: $27
    Bracelet: $3
    Just under $55!

  3. Wow!  This might just be my favorite all time outfit of yours! 

  4. I love this look as well!  It's perfect for the office during the summer and isn't it amazing how you can find things in your closet and make them look new again?  

  5. This is such a killer look!!!!  I'm in love :)  The necklace and scarf combo works so well, and the rest of the outfit is just spot on!

  6. love this!  i'm dying for a good white skirt. :)

  7. I recently bought a silk embellished top from Ann Taylor Loft for $3.43!! It was originally $60, marked way down to $4.90 then an additional 30% off of that.

  8. I pinned (Pinterest) this one too. Love the color combo. For Jacksonville I might lose the sweater and just wear a sleeveless shirt. Great look!

  9. I love this sort of trendy, but office appropriate look and the white bottoms make the colors really pop! I can see this with a pair of gold aviator sunglasses and you're ready for summer!

  10. Alot of people shy away from Ann Taylor LOFT, but they have the BEST sales. Think sales + half off the sale, sometimes! Just the other day I popped in an got some basics and a few extra necklaces, all for around $30. Happy Hunting! 

  11. You have my favorite style out of anyone on the internet.  So cute!

  12. I really like the cardigan, the blue is so pretty.

  13. I think you did a great job! I once tried doing the scarf with the belt around it and it turned out to be an epic fail!


  14. I had the same "aHA" moment the other day.. I added it up and my outfit was $44! I am a clearance and coupon junkie! It's nice to know that I'm not the only one, girls.

  15. I like your look more, I think the skirt makes the outfit more wearable... I love shorts for summer, but the inspiration photo's shorts are almost mom jeans reminiscent to me... awesome job creating an improvement out of the inspiration :)

    xo Teresa
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  16. jseverydayfashionJune 13, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    Woo hoo! A $44 outfit? I love it.

  17. jseverydayfashionJune 13, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    So sweet, thank you!!!

  18. jseverydayfashionJune 13, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    You can't beat that!

  19. you certainly nailed this look and it is a great look
    love the crispness of the blue and white together

  20. This is FABULOUS.  You look so stunning and professional.  Aaand, I will copying this look :)

  21. Perfect!! I know what I will be wearing for work tomorrow! Love it!! :)

  22. better than the inspiration!  and by the way, YOU are an inspiration. =)

  23. jseverydayfashionJune 15, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    Thank you Stephanie!!

  24. This is one of My Most Favorite Outfits of yours ever, even better at 101$. That periwinkle cardigan is perfect with that scarf and necklace and this is something I would wear head to toe.