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Top and skirt: JCPenney (old; see options below); Shoes: Primark (no available in the US; see options below); Bracelets: Sira&Mara

 

I often see Instagram pictures of women planning their outfits. While I loveĀ  many of them, outfit planning (unless for a special event such as wedding) is something that I cannot do. I, in general, am not a planner. I do not loike predictability. I do not like knowing what is going to happen. So, I think that is why I refuse to plan my outfits. As a result, funky mixes like these two pieces of clothing occur :-) I love both the top and the skirt and I just felt like wearing them the same day. That’s my 5 seconds planning!

WHAT I WORE TO “TU DIA ALEGRE”

 

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Jumpsuit: Julian Chang c/o; Cuff: Sira&Mara

Happy Monday, everybody! You may or may not know that I’m collaborating with Unimas morning show “Tu Dia Alegre” as a fashion on a budget contributor. You know that is totally my cup of tea! If you missed my first segment about how to make your own distressed denim – which I often feature here – make sure to watch here. Even though it is in Spanish, the only thing you need to know after you watch how I ripped the jeans is that I do a full cycle in the washer, one full cycle in the dryer and repeat this process again for a total of two full cycles.

A few days back, I taped my second segment and I wore this delicious jumpsuit from Julian Chang. I fell in love with Julian Chang during Miami’s Fashion Week, and I am so thrilled that I get to wear his designs for my segments.

Have a lovely week!

xoxo

Sandy


Feliz Lunes, mi gente! No se si sabeis que estoy colaborando con el programa de Unimas “Tu Dia Alegre” aportando mi granito de arena como colaborado de moda asequible. Ya sabeis que la moda asequible me encanta! Si os perdisteis mi primer segmento – en el cual os muestro como envejecer vuestros jeans – lo podeis ver aqui. Hace unos dias estuve grabando mi segundo segmento y luci esta preciosidad de mono de Julian Chang. Me enamore de su coleccion durante la semana de la moda de Miami y estoy fascinada de ahora poder lucir sus modelitos durante mis grabaciones.

Os deseo una semana fantastica!

Besitos.

Sandy

 

 

STYLE INFUSIONS WITH TARA AND SANDY: HOW TO WEAR ANIMAL PRINT

Today I am super excited to introduce you to Tara of Mix and Match Fashion. Tara and I have been working together for a while through my business, and she is a personal fave of mine when it comes to fashion bloggers. The one thing I love about Tara is that she infuses lots of color into her wardrobe (which is not something that I do often, so I get to learn a lot from her). Tara and I would like to show you how we wear one of the hottest trends of the last few seasons: animal print.

This outfit by Tara is a perfect example of why I love her. Do you know when you see somebody mixing and matching and they look like they’ve spent way too much time trying to put the outfit together? Tara does it so effortlessly. I love it. Her sweater is dreamy, and I am obsessed with the metallic touch provided by the shoes and the pop of color from the bag. For all details about Tara’s outfit, please visit her blog here.

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I decided to keep my outfit really simple and let these fabulous shoes do all the talking. This is how I put outfits together when I am on the run. I pick a pair of statement shoes and grab a simple dress or a pair of jeans and a plain tee. How do you infuse style using animal print? Please tag me on Instagram using #styleinfusions so I can see how you do it!

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Bracelet

Dress: Target (old, love this and this); Shoes: Nine West via TJ Maxx (love this and this); Cuff: Sira&Mara

GET THIS LOOK FOR $75

 

 

 

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I got this super cool jacket from Kohl’s. I bought it on clearance for $20, and it was definitely one of the greatest finds of the last season that I spent in cold weather (I live in Miami now). I paired my jacket with a lovely dress that added a pop of color to the very neutral ensemble finished with nude heels.

Jacket: Kohl’s (old; love this and this); Dress: JCPenney (old; love this and this); Shoes: Zara (old; love this and this); Necklace: Sira&Mara

 

GET THIS LOOK FOR $105

STYLE INFUSIONS: HOW TO STYLE A LEATHER JACKET

This round of Style Infusions brings you the lovely Rachel of Rachel’s Lookbook. I have been following Rachel for a while now, and I love her very feminine style. Since my style if all over the place, I love to get inspiration from others depending on my mood. Rachel and I would like to share with you how we style a leather jacket. I got this super cool jacket from Kohl’s. I bought it on clearance for $20, and it was definitely one of the greatest finds of the last season that I spent in cold weather (I live in Miami now). I paired my jacket with a lovely dress that added a pop of color to the very neutral ensemble finished with nude heels.

How do you infuse style using a leather jacket? Please use #styleinfusions on Instagram so I can see how wear your leather jackets!

 

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Jacket: Kohl’s (old; love this and this); Dress: JCPenney (old; love this and this); Shoes: Zara (old; love this and this); Necklace: Sira&Mara

 

GET THIS LOOK FOR $105

FRUGALICIOUS FINDS UNDER $25

Frugalicious finds under $25 - October 6, 2014
YOU CAN SHOP THESE ITEMS BELOW

CAN’T LOOK AT THE STARS

After a few months of blogging, I have learned that what the people who visit Style Pledge or follow me on Instagram truly enjoy is my love for putting affordable outfits together. That is my fashion premise. I love that there is a tribe out there who also loves this premise. I love that I am not alone when I feel that social media drives some people a little cray cray when it comes to “Keep up with the hottest blogger around” (that is precisely why my very favorite bloggers, in spite of their success, continue to wear realistic fashion). I either live in a very strange place, or your average Jane cannot afford $800 bags. Most importantly, my average Jane knows where to find a bag that LOOKS like it could cost $800 ;-) In an effort to help each other out nurture our love for looking fabulous on a budget, I’m going to change things a bit around here. From now on, I will not only share with you where I got my outfit, but I will also try to show you a few VERY affordable options to build your own Style Pledge inspired look. As you know – and as I mentioned in my “About” section, my goal is not to send you straight to the store (even though it is great to do so every now and then; this meaning weekly visits to thrift stores and super affordable fast-fashion stores in my case) but to show you that one of the greatest stores to ever exist is YOUR CLOSET. Shall we?

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Blazer: Kohl’s – old; Dress: JCPenney – old; Shoes: Sole Society – old; Bracelet: Sira&Mara

Get the the look for $120

A few other affordable options