Hippie Chic

{ lace top – free people c/o karmaloop, vest (seen here) – new york & company, jeans – american eagle, necklace – forever 21, watch – michael kors c/o shop bop, bangles – vintage, white flats – payless }

I love the feeling I get when utilizing budget-friendly items in an outfit. Take these flats I bought at Payless: $12.99 (and buy one get one half off!). I desperately needed flats because you can only go so far when trying to pass off wearing Dansko’s with slacks (hey, I work in a hospital–but still, guilty as charged).

These jeans are so raggedy from years of misuse (and painting walls) that they rarely see the light of day anymore. I just don’t have the heart to throw out a pair of jeans. I really don’t. Which probably explains why I still have jeans I wore in college. And maybe high school.

Oh dear.

But they’re super comfortable and for this outfit it adds a casual aspect to it that I needed to balance out the flirty see-through lace and the crisp vest. And, um, it wouldn’t be me without some gold accessories. But you knew that.

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  1. 08.10.2010 / 3:22 pm

    Super cute outfit! You really remind me of Mélanie Laurent sometimes.

    • 08.10.2010 / 9:03 pm

      How flattering, she is amazing!

  2. 08.10.2010 / 5:02 pm

    LOVE the outfit!! especially love the combo of the lace top and the vest =D

  3. Trianna
    08.10.2010 / 5:51 pm

    Cute outfit. I wanted to mention though that since the flower ad has been on the left of your site it has been taking a very long time to load each page.

  4. 08.10.2010 / 7:53 pm

    Love the outfit. And I'm not going to lie, NYC & Co. is my go-to for stylish outfits. I've gotten so many things there that just pull an outfit together. Plus, they have great accessories.

  5. 08.10.2010 / 8:11 pm

    Love how you mixed a dressy vest w/ beat-up jeans…and NY&Co. is a great place to shop. I should know…I work in the stock room so I see EVERYTHING before it hits the floor 🙂

    • 08.10.2010 / 9:04 pm

      hello, new best friend. 🙂

  6. 08.11.2010 / 1:27 am

    LOVE this look!
    BTW your feed is not updating on my blog list, did you change something?

    • 08.11.2010 / 2:40 pm

      I'm having problems with my feed counts and I *cannot* figure out why! I'm so bummed, it's not showing like half of my subscribers. Not even sure where to start. 🙁

      for now, you may want to try clicking on my subscribe button up top and resubscribing to the feed. Sorry girl!

  7. Jennifer B
    08.11.2010 / 2:29 pm

    mind kind of outfit! Love it!

    • Jennifer B
      08.11.2010 / 2:29 pm

      guess I felt like rhyming, I meant my

  8. 08.11.2010 / 5:27 pm

    i have a pair of jeans from 8th grade that i refuse to throw out. they were the boyfriend cut from american eagle, and i had to stop wearing them a few years ago because the butt tore out. it's hard to let them go. love your color of jeans, tho! and if they're comfy, i say hang onto them!

    • 08.12.2010 / 9:55 pm

      fabulous! i love it kristin! "butt tore out" lol…you don't say THAT everyday 😉

  9. ladder
    08.12.2010 / 5:12 am

    Great article, thanks for sharing this. I have subscribed to your RSS feed and am looking forward to reading more from you.Keep up the good work and don't stop posting please.

  10. 08.12.2010 / 1:47 pm

    Love the lace with that vest juxtapasition…also love the pocket watch and big gold watch…

  11. 08.12.2010 / 7:16 pm

    I love the muted colors in this look! It totally highlights the fabrics you mixed!

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