I admit it. I definitely splurge on a new to shelf, full price item every now and then (usually from Anthropologie.. it’s an addiction). BUT, SO many of the items I wear are really, truly affordable. Don’t assume because something looks cute and wears well that it is expensive. Not always the case! I can’t tell you the number of high quality designer gems I have found at Winners and Nordstrom Rack for an absolute steal. Sure, it’s not as glamorous as leaving the mall with those carefully wrapped items in their status symbol bags, but trust me, you will get over it when your Visa bill arrives! I also like that at the discount stores, there are often only one or two of each item on the shelf, so it becomes a piece that is unique to my closet (this poses a bit of a problem for linking items on the blog, but I try my best to find good alternatives for you guys!). I truly believe that the secret to great looking clothes is impeccable fit and quality fabric. A label won’t make any difference if either of these two things are lacking. Think about your favourite go-to item in your closet. I guarantee you love it because it makes you feel good! It makes you feel good because it fits like a glove (and it probably fits like a glove because the fabric is great ?).
The photos above are from Brad and I’s Valentines date in Phoenix last week. We went to an amazing little restaurant in Scottsdale called Virtu. We loved it and it was so nice to have a romantic dinner, just us two. I bought this blush pink jumpsuit from Winners early last season for $29! I intended for it to be an easy post-baby office outfit but I find I also wear it for evenings out or Sunday brunch. If you haven’t jumped on the one piece train, you should. It’s the easiest thing ever. No matching involved. Pair with shoes and you are out the door. No brainer. I look for a defined waist, as it is more flattering for my body type, but there are so many fits and fabrics available, there is a onesie for everyone! These cute Kate Spade bow earrings were a Nordstrom Rack find and so were these nude pumps (I only paid $45 for them and couldn’t believe full price when I found them to link ?)
I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day. Happy deal hunting!!