one of my readers (and fellow bloggers) asked me if i would have any interest in collaborating on an “under $100 fashion challenge”. i thought it would be a piece of cake knowing that i shop at pretty affordable places (imo) for the most part. my first instinct was to just throw on a dress (like i normally do) and call it a day! but that kinda felt like cheating. and then i reached for my $2 garage sale jeans. and that felt a little like cheating too. but for the record, i TOTALLY love garage/estate sale-ing for clothes. here is is what i came up with:

top: h&m $14.95
skirt: forever21 $17.80
belt: fossil $25.00
shoes: marshalls $39.00
bracelet: forever21 $6.80

total: $103.55

*ok, i know i went a few dollars over BUT i STILL think i did a pretty good job. =) and all of these pieces are extremely versatile.

and this is cassie, from more mascara please. be sure and stop by her blog to see the details of her <$100 outfit of the day! CUTE, right?!?!

14 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Amy
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 12:12 am

    Oh I love this idea! Such a fun collaboration!

    xx Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

  2. Kimberly
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 2:24 am

    Isn’t it funny how easy you think it will be for $100 and then it’s really hard?! I love the look you chose (have that same peplum top!) and I’m heading to check out her blog right now šŸ™‚

  3. Neris
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 4:15 am

    LOVE this affordable look! the top is fabulous!


    Fashion Fractions

  4. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 5:49 am

    Love this look….esp when it’s just $100!!!! That top will surely work with anything!!!


  5. Amy Shaughnessy
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 6:08 am

    I’m glad that you chose multiple pieces. It makes it more challenging. I love this look by the way. Fabulous $100 look!

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  6. Rachel
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    Gorgeous top and skirt! Love this look <3

  7. Agi
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    Love this challenge. It’s perfect. Love what you picked out.


  8. taylor casto
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    i have that top and the pants in the print – they’re too much fun!! LOVE how you belted your top! so cute! looking FAB like usual lady!


  9. Cassie
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    Okay, I really am obsessed with this shirt. I love it! Great look, even if you went over. šŸ˜‰
    Loved doing this!

    More Mascara Please

  10. Tara
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    Your top is cute, is it recent? I didn’t see it in my last trip there šŸ™‚

  11. Kelly Ly
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

    I love these types of posts! You look great! šŸ™‚

    Off Kelly’s Hanger

  12. Sheila
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    What a fun challenge! I know.. it’s harder than you would think after everything adds up! That’s why I don’t let the Hubs know every single cent I buy. hahaha… Cute outfit btw. Love the print top!

    xo – Sheila

  13. Vania Aprilia
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

    these are sure chic stuffs! šŸ™‚

    Pudding Monster

  14. Jenny
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

    i love the leopard top you chose!

    <3 jen