Style, Uncategorized

A Preppy Penny: A Dressy Valentine’s Day

Alright ladies it’s time to break out the LBDs. In true “ballin’ on a budget” style, we’re using your go-to black dress for a night on the town.

If you didn’t know, I work at Banana Republic Factory Store and I love my job! The people I work with are great and the discounts are so helpful! I was working one of the markdown shifts last summer and as soon as I finished all my work I put this on hold.

One of the ways to get clothes on a budget is take advantage of factory stores! They often have the same quality clothes for much cheaper!

The best part of this outfit is that everything I’m wearing I already had (or borrowed from my mom’s closet!) But, while my grandmother taught me everyone should have a LBD I have linked some below incase you need to invest!

Here is the link for the first dress: cute off-the-shoulder This one is much similar to the one I chose to wear and it is $49 at Lulu’s.

Here is the link for the second dress: little black dress- scalloped dress I love the scalloped details on this one, it’s os fun! This one also comes from Lulu’s and is $46. Neither of these photos are mine they come from Lulu’s website!

While both of these are on the more expensive side, I like to look at thing in how many hours at Banana it’s worth and both of these dresses come in at about 4 hours, but they are dresses you can wear again and again. They’re also more expense because they’re made in the U.S.! I’m working on a post really soon about the importance of being mindful while shopping and paying attention to who made your clothes!

To all my high school/college girls: you get an extra 20% off at Lulu’s. Another huge way to save money: flash that student ID! So many retailers will give you a discount for being in school. Always be on the search for discounts, one I just learned about the other day- all restraints at the mall I work at give 10% to employees who work at the plaza. There’s a discount out there for everything you just have to find it!

Accessorizing is always a must! I went with my classic pearls and two pearl bracelets I got from Claire’s forever ago!

And if you’re from New England you’re going to need a coat!

This is the same coat I wrote about in my dressed down Valentine’s Day post. While Old Navy doesn’t have the same exact coat they have a very similar one you can find here on their website and it’s on sale for $45!

Last but not least: the shoes.

Now shoes are definitely my weakness, my first part time job was at DSW and I bought so many shoes while I was there. These shoes are anything but cheap, they’re from Lilly Pulitzer and I’m so lucky my Nana, my mom, and a $25 off coupon helped fund them. Graduation here we come!

Here is a link to the embellished Amber Lynn sandals.

Here is a link to similar, and way more affordable pair from Indigo Rd. called the Sadie Sandal. They’re on sale at DSW right now for $30! The photo below is from DSW’s website!

Well that’s all I have for you! Have a happy Valentine’s Day! I can’t wait to see what you all wore!

xox,

Marissa

Advertisements
Style

Weekly Style 13

It’s still winter but I’m dreaming of spring!

Today’s feature is Draper James, Reese Witherspoon’s clothing line!

I have personally never bought anything from Draper James because unfortunately I am on a college girl budget but all of these pieces are adorable!  Reese if you’re out there reading this, and you need anyone to try on your clothes hit a girl up!

Lace Sweater Dress

Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 5.49.56 PM

This post was going to be completely dedicated to Valentine’s Day but I saw this and had to add it in! This dress is perfect for those spring days when it’s cool in the morning and heats up throughout the day. I love the flower details, it’s so sweet! The navy makes this dress perfect for summer and transitioning into fall as well.

And now onto Valentine’s Day Style by Draper James!

Louise Sweater Dress

Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 5.58.41 PM.png

If you have a hot date coming up in two and a half weeks this is perfect! You can choose to wear statement earrings or simple pearls would look great! If you want to combine pearls and statement earrings check out these from KJP! They come in so many colors but I think the Modern Swan would compliment this dress so well!

Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 6.02.26 PM.png

Jacquard Scallop Skirt

Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 6.07.07 PM

This skirt has all the details! From the scallops to the pattern and even small jewels at the bottom, this has it all. I’m envisioning two looks with this: either a white or black shirt and a pop of color for the shoes (reds/pinks) or a pop of color on top and black shoes.Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 6.09.51 PM

Love You More Tee

Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 6.14.31 PM

If you’re like me and you have no plans and would like to dress it down a little, this tee is perfect. And you always have the option to dress it up with their Blooming Lace Skirt if that’s more your style.

Ashley Peplum Sleeve Sweater

Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 6.20.13 PM

Last but not least is this adorable sweater. The sleeves are so cute! And I love the detailing! I would style this with the earrings above but choose the red.

I hope you guys liked my Valentine’s Day ideas! Comment your Valentine’s Day plans below!

Stay Stylish!

xox,

Marissa

 

***

Photos are not mine, they are the display images from the Draper James or KJP website.