One of my friends asked me last week if I’d help her find some clothes for her trip to the beach in August. I was, of course, more than happy to oblige.
My friend had a couple specific things in mind, so I went to work. Let me preface this by saying, if you want something specific in a designated amount of time, it is harder to find good bargains. Most of my clothes have been obtained by just happening upon them; not by going out with a specific item in mind.
For the first outfit, she was looking for a sequin skirt in a tribal/Aztec print to wear with a simple tank and sandals. I’ve seen these skirts a lot, but finding them online was a little trickier than I expected. I did manage to find a few, though – the skirts on the left are all sequined; the one on the right is the print my friend wanted; just without the bling.
For the second outfit, my friend wanted some shorts – either lace or patterned, and preferably in blue or orange. Well, shorts are much easier to find, and I was able to come up with quite a few choices I think she’ll like.
On the left are some patterned options (including one sequined Aztec print short), and the right are the lacy-options. I realize it’s not the prettiest picture ever – cropping out models’ hands makes shorts look weird. But, you at least get the point.
All of these items are for purchase – just click the small pictures below each outfit. And the shorts/skirts all come from some of my favorite stores for (fairly) reasonably-priced trendy clothes: Dress Up (a Georgia boutique), Altar’d State (a faith-based store that gives back to the community with every purchase); Fiore (a sorority girl boutique), and Francesca’s (where my haul the other day was from). If you’re looking for something specific and on a leaner budget, I would also recommend checking out Thread Up – it’s an online thrift store with a lot of cute clothes, a very user-friendly interface, and very affordable prices.
Also, I always feel compelled to say that I don’t really enjoy online shopping. It takes the fun out of it for me really, plus sizing is hard. But, if you hate malls, don’t have time to go to drive around shopping, or aren’t scared about possibly having to return something, it’s helpful.
And, if you need help shopping, I’m always happy to hassist! At some point, I will have to start charging, but until then, let me use you as a guinea pig and we can find some great clothes together! Happy Monday, everyone!