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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