Expensive + Cheap

Here’s to TUESDAY, and to all my teacher friends and kiddos who are headed back to school!
Keep on keepin’ on.

WEEKEND RECAP1) Don’t go to The Blind Pig on a Thursday, felt like I was amongst about 30 Tinder and/or Bumble dates (if you don’t know what these are then you are probably married and don’t have to deal with the shallow and sketch ways singles go about dating), everyone was dressed up, which isn’t exactly normal in Austin, but if you’re into awkward moments… go for it! 2) Go to Cheddars and order a Monte Cristo, just do it. 3) Sort of old news, BUT Trainwreck is the epitome of a 20-something’s everyday thoughts except Amy Schumer manages to say everything we are ALL thinking out loud… it’s glorious! Reason 5,094 I’m in LOVE with her.

As far as style and fashion talk goes I’m going to tell you a BIG secret. Mixing cheap with expensive is the story of my budget friendly life. Say what you may about Forever 21 and the quality of their clothes, but they have trendy pieces that look pretty impressive if you pair them with something a bit more pricey. Also, if you are 38+ and simply don’t like the sound of shopping in a place where all the spunky teeny boppers go, then shop online. It makes it much easier to see all of their product; the selection is awesome, especially considering about 80% of their clothes are mere copies of high-end designers.

My outfit I wore last week (pictured below) is exhibit A. I spotted these striped culottes on Forever 21’s Instagram, and went on their website and bought them for under $20! Then, I paired ’em with a summer silk blouse my friend Michele kindly gifted me. It’s T by Alexander Wang so the quality is great and instantly dresses up the pants.

(Please ignore my crooked necklace. It can now drive all my OCD people CRAZY! (; )IMG_8913

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Culottes, Forever 21 // Top, T by Alexander Wang (out of stock, similar styles here) // Shoes, Nordstrom Rack (out of stock similar here)



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