Monday, October 13

$100 Budgetnista Challenge


I have the chance to collaborate with some amazing ladies, one of which is Joua of Joua to the Rescue (go on over to read my interview :X )! She's an amazing writer who you might know from Fashion Odds Magazine. She put together a fun challenge: the Budgetnista Challenge. A few bloggers were asked to put together an outfit (including shoes, eek!) that cost below $100. We were allowed to borrow, thrift, but not steal, because we do not condone that. If you want to know how much this all costs, then stop by Joua's site to find out! :)


Hat / Nordstrom
Top / Talbots (thrifted)
Scarf / Burberry (gifted by JerseyGirlTexanHeart <3)
Clutch / DIY (tutorial here)
Pants / Ann Taylor (borrowed)
Boots / Boutique in China 


I decided to mix a few things: something new, something old, and something blue!
This challenge gave me the opportunity/excuse to invest in a wide brimmed hat and somehow when I threw it with my favorite scarf, it gave a western feel that I've never thought I could channel! I looked in the mirror and surprised myself.

These are the moments I blog for. The moments where I learn something new about myself. Things I might never have learned if it weren't for this blog pushing me to do more. To challenge myself.


This is the only shot I took in this park, before I relocated (I was not satisfied with the lack of red/orange/yellow leaves on the trees! The whole park was still green! It just didn't feel like spring).






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32 comments:

  1. Love it! What a cool challenge~~

    Gina
    Pink Wings

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  2. That's a lovely outfit :) The plaid scarf is gorgeous. Andkudos for making the clutch, great tutorial!

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. Thank you, and that clutch is one of my favorites! and that scarf is one of my go-tos for fall :)

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  3. Wow you're making a name in fashion industry you have a potential. Love your styling~ Stay fab.

    follow for follow?
    Lou of, steal-thestyle.com

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    1. Thank you! You're too kind. I'm just trying to find my place in the blogging world :)

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  4. the white trousers are so elegant and classy! love it!

    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  5. Love this look. Very chic. The hat and bright blue scarf definitely elevated the look. And cute clutch idea! ~Cynthia | www.myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. Thank you! I am trying not to add the hat and scarf to every outfit I photograph these days haha

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  6. This hat is so fabulous!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  7. Love love love this whole outfit!!! By the way nice scarf :-*

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  8. Cute hat and top! Love the pants!

    www.simplydavelyn.com

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  9. Wow! I love your scarf! It's gorgeous!

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  10. Oh wow - you look gorgeous in this! The plaid top and white pants are just fabulous. Love the floppy hat on you!

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    1. Thank you so much :) I love that floppy hat too haha

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  11. I absolutely love this outfit! Classic and modern at the same time! Gorgeous scarf and hat!
    ~Sara

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  12. I love those moments too. Those pants! I love them!!!

    Come link up with Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!

    L,
    Vicky
    TheMummyChronicles.com

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    1. Thanks! I'll be sure to join up this week :)

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  13. That's an impressive look for under $100 - great job! The hat is the perfect finishing touch.

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    1. Thank you! I thought I couldn't do it, but somehow pulled it together in the end :)

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  14. Absolutely love this! Those pants are amazig and I can't believe everything is under $100!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!! And I couldn't believe it was under $50 after I finished!!

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  15. These pants are so great on you - they make your legs go on for miles!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    P.S. Please stop by and join TBT Fashion link up tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you!! I was worried white would make my thighs look bigger ><

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  16. Wow, you look gorgeous! I love that you challenged yourself and were still able to put together a look that looks expensive and high quality in the best way.

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    1. Thank you!! I try to do the high-low mix so there's something for everyone :)

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