Thursday, November 3, 2011

What We Wore

Our big night out to see Yo Gabba Gabba Live was Wednesday, so I thought I'd share this week's outfit post from that, since it was really the only night we all had photos from our outfits, Connor's Gabba gear was too cute not to share, and the deals I got on his and my clothes are a testament that shopping on a budget can be done.  :)

On Connor: Muno shirt, Yo Gabba Gabba brand (thrifted, $3); jeans, Children's Place (thrifted, $3); shoes, Toms (gift); overpriced light bought by Daddy at Yo Gabba Gabba Live ($10)

On Jason: jacket, Forever 21; long sleeved polo, Express; jeans, Express; shoes, Sperry (from local discount shoe store)

On Laura: cardigan, Forever 21 ($4.90); tank, Lauren Conrad for Kohl's ($12); jeggings, Target ($10); flats, Gap Outlet ($5); earrings, American Eagle ($5)

I love getting basic, everyday pieces for less at places like Forever 21.  I actually bought this cardigan in both this color and black, and they have been so useful, especially since sleeveless tops are not allowed as part of the dress code where I teach.  I love having something to throw over a shirt that is less restrictive than a blazer (although I love blazers at times), especially when it was only $5!

When Lauren Conrad's line at Kohl's came out, I thought it would most likely only be for tiny teens, but I have grown to really love some of the feminine, floaty pieces she has.  I had looked at this top when it was full price, but early one morning I got an email from Kohl's advertising an extra 15% any purchase, and sure enough, this top was on clearance.  It is a tad big, but I think a cheap alteration can fix that.  I also ordered that same day a pair of red jeans (which I had been looking for for months) from her collection as well, for a mere $15, and they fit perfectly! 

Where do you go to get your best deals?  Which stores do you think have the best clearance/sale racks?  I am always looking for new places to find good deals so I can enjoy clothes without being wasteful.

Linking up this week with: The Pleated Poppy, Mama Loves Papa, Momma Go Round, and La Vie Petite.


lori said...

i love that floral top! i need to check out forever 21... theres not one near me though :( i get deals all over... i mainly shop outlets, and the clearance at all my fave stores. loft is my favorite store by far!

ingrid said...

What a cute little guy you have there. I love that yo gabba gabba shirt. My smallest is a bit obsessed with that show at the moment and I have to admit it is one of my favourites as well.

LCM said...

While I agree that Forever 21 has some great deals, I'm boycotting the stores. They sell shirts and magnets which say "I'm too pretty to do math." I can't support that.