Jan 7, 2012

Smart Shopper






























A lady-like dress  begs to be paired with some men-looking accesories and that's exactly how I paid tribute to this $15 dress from Urban Outfitters. When it comes to bargains, I am not always the brightest crayon in the box. My dad actually suggested I should make this blog about affordable shopping for struggling fashionistas. Now, if you knew my dad, you would understand he is not one to dabble around this world. His mentality is very straight forward: one should own the necessary items to dress appropriately (one pair of black shoes, one pair of brown shoes, a couple of pants, a good pair of jeans and some running shoes). Thankfully this person here, and my mom, invade his closet every once in a while, or take advantage during important celebrations to increase his wardrobe. Ask him something about computers, and that is a whole different story. But anyway, considering who my dad is, his advice was pretty touching which made it even more harder to express to him how his daughter was not in the "smart shopper" category... I am one of those that buys an item at full price the day before it goes to half-off. So, when I walk into Urban Outfitters to return and item and see an "additional 50% off on all sale items sign at the door," I decided it was time I tested the waters. And this dress, this beautiful, floral print dress, was one of the results and let me tell you... one my proudest moments (or at least one of my top 10).

PS- I am willing to continue doing this so if you are a smart buyer, keep me posted. I'd be happy to plan a shopping date with you!

Dress- Urban Outfitters
Tights- NY&Co
Shoes- ALDO
Hat- BCBG similar here
Handbag- Vintage Coach
Necklace- Unknown
Rings- Jewelmint
Watch- Vintage Cartier

55 comments:

  1. Looks adorable.Love your hat!
    xoxo Sabrina

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    Take Care xx

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  3. Thanks for your comment and for following sweetie, I'm following you back of course. Bythe way love the outfit !

    Hope we will keep in touch,

    xxx -S.

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  4. I'd love to go on a shopping date with you but I believe we are far from each other.... Miami.
    Thanks for stopping by. I am following you back now.
    Cute dress.
    xx,
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  5. Love the colours in this outfit!

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  6. the dress is adorable!
    you managed to snag such a good deal :)
    haha well i seem to be the opposite to you - i am a bargain magnet. i live for sales and the post christmas/new years time is when i'm at my happiest
    have a wonderful weekend
    xxx

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  7. Hi dear! You look gorgeous! Love the vintage bag!
    Kisses!

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  8. 15$ for this dress?!? Awesome! Such a beautiful find...and paired with the menswear inspired pieces you really made this a current trend look. LOVE!
    XO - Marion
    PS - I love how your dad gave you advice on your blog...so cute :-)

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  9. adore that hat :) I wish they suited like they did on you, another lovely post xx

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  10. Such gorgeous outfit! Love the hat!
    x

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  11. Me encanta cómo has utilizado los accesorios para hacer chic ese vestidito! Las gafas son geniales!

    Vicky
    lamaletadeolivia.blogspot.com

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  12. That's totally me-I know so many people who find the best stuff on sale, meanwhile I pay full price for everything and never find anything good on the sale rack! Some people just have the eye for bargain shopping, I guess! Anyway that dress is great so ya did good!

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  13. Such a lovely dress!

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  14. wooow
    Great style!
    Lovely hat and bag <33

    I'm a new follower ;9

    xoxo*
    IV
    http://www.ivaniadiamond.com/

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  15. Like a vintage look! Like it :)

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  16. Im obssessed with the color burgundy and anything vintage I have a similar coach purse and I really love that vintage Cartier!

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  17. Love the colours in this outfit!
    x
    polway.blogspot.com

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  18. You look so beautiful!
    I really like your dress <3

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  19. Wow super nice style you have ! Love your hat !!! Would you like to follow each other ?! Would be great ! XOXO

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  20. Your dress is absolutely gorgeous, so cute <3
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  21. Cute outfit! I really like your cute little vintage bag! :)

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  22. Gorgeous outfit there doll! Your beautiful! The colours are very fall-ish. Here in Canada is's freezing!!! :)

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    -N

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  23. love the floral dress, i like that it can be worn any season because of the color scheme

    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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  24. nice print and i love the hat :)
    x,
    sagalina

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  25. Love your outfit! bag is amazing touch!
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  26. This outfit is awesome, that hat has stolen my heart!
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    x.

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  27. Well bought, this is a beautiful dress and at a bargain too. Don't worry about not being a thrifty shopper, i think maybe that comes after years of experience. Love your hat

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  28. lovee your fedora! i have an obsession with these at the moment :)
    We haven't got a lot around because it's summer here but at least i can purchase online!
    Nice blog- following and can't wait for more of your posts xx

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  29. Ahh! This is so wonderful. I love the dress and your cute hat. I agree! Whenever I feel like I'm wearing something too girly, I always have to man it up a little, either with some lace up shoes, or a grandpa cardigan!

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  30. Love your dress!

    GTBB,
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  31. Pretty :D
    follow my if you like my blog and i will follow you too!
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  32. Nothing like some SUPER bargains to start the new year with. You have teamed this all together perfectly. I really love the colours that you have choosen to work with.

    SOCIAL EMISSIONS

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  33. I love your hat and pretty dress :)
    hope you can join my makeup giveaway!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  34. I'm loving your boho look! The hat is super cute and the colours are amazing!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  35. me encanta tu vestido!es muy bonito!!
    un besillo guapa=)

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  36. great dress!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  37. haha i feel identified with you.. my dad is just like that and my mom and i.. different story! we take advantage of x-mas, father's day and his birthday to make his closet spicier!

    can't believe that dress' price!!!! i consider myself a smart buyer too ;) you look so cute and that's right, girly things should always be paired with boy-ish stuff!

    xx
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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  38. I love your style! So happy I stumbled across your blog :) You have a new follower!

    Check out our blog and leave some love <3
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  39. What a beautiful dress, it looks lovely on you!

    Hope you had a great New Year!

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  40. following you back :) can't wait for more of your posts! x

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  41. It's a great style and your dress is so lovely. Love your hat too.

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  42. you look fab girl! love the outfit and the sunnies!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  43. Hola acabo de conocer tu blog y me encanta! asi que cuentas con nueva seguidora!
    el vestido es una monada.
    besos,Inma.

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  44. you look fab!! love the outfit you've put together, great sense of style hun:)
    im following you now via gfc!!
    would love if you follow back x0x

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  45. Me ha gustado el vestido, su color y los accesorios que usaste! You have an awesome blog!

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  46. Great look,hon!Love the dress!

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  47. Very very cute outfit!!
    xo
    -Daysha http://dayshaprettylittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  48. I love the dress, and those stockings! you look great! lovely outfit.

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