Monday, March 25, 2013

what i wore: gray + blue




sweater: Forever 21 (old)  |  shirt: H&M  |  jeans: Forever 21  |  shoes: Tory Burch  |  purse: Fossil via Crossroads  |  necklace: Tiffany & Co  |  watch: Timex  |  sunglasses: Gap










































For as long as I can remember, I've admired the timeless "preppy" look that J. Crew exhibits so well. However, I've also always been a bargain shopper and I can't seem to justify paying sometimes triple the price for similar items that I've found at places like Target, Forever 21, etc.

This outfit is an example of something you might see at J. Crew...just a simple button up shirt layered under a v-neck sweater, paired with skinny jeans and a pair of ballet flats. While something like this might cost hundreds at J. Crew...my shirt, sweater and jeans together only cost about $40! Obviously the Tory Burch flats cost are a little pricier, but in my opinion they're some of the best flats I've worn and they've lasted going on three seasons.

My philosophy is that if you can save money in one area (not sacrificing style or quality), then you can spend your money elsewhere and invest in something like a pair of shoes you'll be able to wear for seasons on end.

Hope everyone has a great start to their week...happy Monday!

xoxo,

25 comments:

  1. WOW I love it!The outfit is great so is the background!

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    1. Thanks Carly...gray sweater for a gray day :)

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  2. I love gray and blue together and I love the preppy vibe!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  3. Just stumbled upon your blog, have to say I agree with you and love this classic outfit. Thanks for showing how attainable the look is for less!

    -Zoe
    http://www.pittsburghinpolkadots.com

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    1. Thanks Zoe! Glad you stopped by...love your shirtdress post today! Great tips :)

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  4. Love this look! And I love the challenge of finding a "look for less" - Great post!

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    1. Thanks Morgan! Love the blue mani btw :)

      xoxo,
      Andrea

      www.andreaeveryday.com

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  5. I have been back and forth over investing in some Tory Burch flats...I've seen mixed reviews on comfort. Did you have to break them in or have you loved them from the start? It's good to know they last a long time for the price! Great post!

    -Meagan
    Gloss and Threads

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    1. Thanks Meagan! Tory Burch's take a few wears to "break them in"...the elastic can be a little tight. Definitely worth the cost though...and try to purchase from Nordstrom's if you can...excellent return/exchange policy :)

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  6. This is so you, Andrea. How nice of Nick to take the photos.

    Mom xoxoxos

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    1. Thanks Mom...I have to twist his arm a little! :)

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    2. you look stunning doll!

      pinklovelaugh.blogspot.com

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    3. Thanks! Love your red+black outfit in your last post :)

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  7. Great stuff! Love your blog and wil definitely keep on coming!
    Come by and hopefully if you like mine too we can follow each other :D!

    Hope to see you soon!
    xx

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  8. Aww, you look so cute!

    www.goodbadandfab.com
    personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

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  9. Loving this simple, classic look - especially the pearls!

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

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    1. Thanks Kristina! Luckily the pearls were a gift...otherwise I'd have bought them from Forever 21 :)

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  10. Love the pearl necklace! I just recently decided that I love pearls, so I've been wearing them a lot more.

    http://findingmyinspiration.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Rebekah! Can't wait to see your pearls! :)

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  11. Love, love, love!!!

    www.goodbadandfab.com
    personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

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