Bloggers Who Budget: Work Wear For Less

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I’m back for January’s Bloggers Who Budget series and today we’re all about work wear for less. I’m not going to lie, this one was a little hard for me since I don’t really have to worry about “work wear” when I work for myself in a women’s boutique full of all kinds of cute clothing. Not to mention previously I always worked in the web world so I’ve never quite had a job where I’ve been tied down to a work wardrobe (which I always loved!) and since I’m not quite a rule follower, especially when it comes to getting dressed I always felt like that was the best thing for me.

Anyway, I know jeans aren’t always work appropriate but I do think a dark wash flare jean for those in a more casual work environment can be totally do-able. If not during the week, casual Friday is still a thing, right? This pair from Kut From The Kloth is the perfect length that makes them classy and so easy to wear that they can definitely be dressed up for work.  I’ve actually worn them a few times to my news segments, so they’re kind of my go-to for when I actually do have to get semi professionally dressed. ha! And if you need some more work wear inspiration definitely check out the other ladies below! Happy Monday!

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Sporty & Spotted

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I’ve become quite the hat girl these days and I just fell in love with this blush pink baseball hat at Urban Outfitters this weekend! It adds the perfect little splash of pink to an all black and white outfit like this one. Not to mention blush pink & a little leopard print are two of my favorite things! #favoriteoutfitalert

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Leopard Sweater: Similar From Forever 21Last Worn Here | Teddy Coat: Obsessed With This One From NordstromLast Worn Here | Black Skinny Jeans: Old Navy | Booties: My Kind of Lovely | Clutch: Similar From ASOSLast Worn Here | Hat: Urban Outfitters

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Layer Up

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Welp, the cold is officially here! It was freezing this weekend! I always think I’m ready for the cold weather but never seem to be dressed properly or have the right cold weather accessories. I did just buy a pair of fleece lined tights though (I got these) I think that’s a step in the right direction, right? An oversized sweater (with a layer underneath), a super cozy jacket, a hat & over the knee boots kept me pretty warm last weekend for a Sunday of wandering around downtown Knoxville though. It was the perfect little outfit for a cold Sunday Funday!

This teddy coat is an old find but there are so many great alternatives! Here are a few of my favorites.

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My Kind of Lovely sweater (old) | Teddy coat | J.Crew Pixie Pants | Dolce Vita Over the Knee Boots (almost identical) | My Kind of Lovely tote | Nordstrom Hat | My Kind of Lovely necklace

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Just Do It

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While I’m almost always all about my heels and boots I do kind of love that the sneaker look is in these days. I wasn’t sold that I could pull off the black nikes and black skinny jeans look but after trying it a few times it’s become my go-to weekend look these days and I absolutely love it! I wore this last week for a day of errands and visiting friends and I just love how easy it is and how I surprisingly don’t feel like I’m wearing tennis shoes. I think the key is finding a really lightweight shoe that’s flattering and doesn’t add much bulk. And black and white is the best color combo. The Nike Frees are great options!

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Old Navy top | Blanket Scarf (very similar under $20) | Old Navy jeans | Nike shoes | My Kind of Lovely tote | rented Prada sunglasses via Ditto (use code PEARLSANDTWIRLS to get your first month free!) | NYX Liquid Suede lips in Kitten Heels

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Highs & Lows

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Happy New Year! I hope everyone’s 2016 is off to a fabulous start!

I’m kicking off my very first outfit post of 2016 with an outfit I’ve been living in lately. I’ve really been trying to edit my closet to make sure it’s full of things I love and wear often and lately those tend to be a mix of highs and lows which I love. I love finding affordable basics because I don’t mind wearing them out. These black high waisted jeans from Old Navy are my latest obsession (you can just ask my friends!) and you can’t go wrong with Old Navy button downs (I’ve worn this one here, here & here & it’s on sale for $15!) not to mention I think I need this $28 tank in every color. So that makes the bulk of the outfit significantly less than $100! Then I just have added a few of my absolute favorite splurge worthy accessories which are all a little more towards the higher end but all are pieces that I love and will continue to wear again and again. A Kendra Scott necklace & Jeffrey Campbell boots are definitely great investment pieces in my book!

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Topshop tank | Old Navy button down (only $15!) | Old Navy high rise skinnys | Jeffrey Campbell booties | My Kind of Lovely tote | Kendra Scott necklace | Moon & Lola “K” necklace | Moon & Lola charm bracelet | Kendra Scott druzy cuff braceletNordstrom hat | Nyx Liquid Suede lips in Kitten Heels

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