Staying Fashionable on a Clothing Diet

May 19, 2016

Earlier this week, I had dinner with a few of my closest girlfriends. These are the women in my life who can talk and laugh about literally anything (don’t you love friends like that?). During our usual rapid fire of life updates — spanning topics such as new jobs, pants suits, and the perfect brussel sprout — my friend asked me how blogging was going.

I replied: great! Well, except for the fact that I’m on a clothing diet and haven’t added anything new to my closet since I purchased a house. Same clothes, different day. Yawn.

After I got home from dinner, I decided to scroll through my camera roll — basically a visual diary of my life (mainly full of cat photos) — and decided, you know what? I actually have been getting my fashion game on! It’s just a little more subtle and a little more thrifty than usual.

So today I’m sharing a little photo diary on how I’m staying fashionable on a clothing diet:

Sam Edelman Trina sandal

Sam Edelman Trina Sandals // I purchased these sandals secondhand via Poshmark. Regularly $120. My price? $30 (plus I had store credit, so basically they were free!).

Beachy waves thanks to a straightening iron

Beachy waves… with a straightening iron! // My bestie swears that a flat iron is the best way to curl your hair. This method never, ever made sense to me. A straightener?! For curls? Until I finally watched a helpful YouTube video that broke it down. And look at the end result. Beachy waves!

Banana Republic New Sloan-Fit Dash Print Slim Ankle Pant | Style Me Thrifty

Banana Republic Sloan Ankle Pants // I shared my love of these pants in black a few months ago. Well, I also bought them in this fun print. In attempt to jazz up my wardrobe using items I already own, I added this hot pink skinny belt that I rarely wear. Hello cute little work outfit!

Fitbit Alta with Leather Blush band

Fitbit Alta with Leather Blush band // The reason I work out? So I can eat cupcakes! I’ve been wearing a FitBit Flex for the past two years, but was thrilled when FitBit came out with their Alta tracker, a slightly more fashionable option. My husband got me one for my birthday last week — I’m loving the digital display (reminiscent of an Apple Watch) and blush band.

Summer trend to try: rompers!

Be Bop Romper (similar) // I took my own fashion advice and purchased a romper from Poshmark. I haven’t actually worn it yet because it’s been so dang chilly and rainy here, but I can’t. wait. to. wear. it!

SOKO People x Pencils of Promise V Cuff

SOKO People x Pencils of Promise V Cuff (c/0) // There’s no such thing as too many bangles in my book. This thin cuff pairs perfectly with my other arm party favorites — and it benefits a great cause, Pencils of Promise.

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  1. And are those a pair of WeChat sunglasses I see? :)


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