Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Petite Fashion Challenge # 13: Stylish for under $100

I occasionally splurge on investment items but I'm a thrifty girl at heart. I don't like to spend too much on clothes because I don' t think it's necessary to spend a lot of money for it. For this month’s challenge, Annie asked us to create a work outfit for under $100. It was an easy task for me because I rarely spend more than $50.00 on one clothing item. Here is the outfit I’ve put together for this month’s challenge:





My job is not customer facing so I typically dress in business casual attire. My inclination is to go for a classic but still interesting look by pairing a red skirt with a plaid button-down shirt. I received this skirt c/o ShopVelvet but you can find a cotton skirt anywhere for under $50.00. This plaid shirt is one of my favorites from Old Navy. I got it last month for under $10.00 (see the pink version here). Of course, I can’t rave enough about these Merona Milena suede wedges. Overall, this outfit is well under $100.



What I am wearing:
Skirt: c/o Shop Velvet (buy similar)
Shirt: Old Navy - size XS (buy similar)
Shoes: Merona Milena suede wedges
Tights: GAP opaque tights - size S



A year ago, I thought red was too loud for me. Now, I feel more confident wearing red. Incorporating one bright piece into your outfit (as long as you keep everything else neutral) will certainly boost your confident. I hope you enjoy this outfit. If you’re unfamiliar with the Petite Fashion Challenge, please visit this thread. Thanks, Annie for hosting this month's challenge. Don't forget to visit her blog to see the rest of the entries.


P.S: Tomorrow is the last day to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a beautiful necklace. 
Sydney

26 comments:

Tam said...

Great outfit, Sydney! I love the interest and color you added with the bright red skirt.

Unknown said...

I love everything about this outfit! You look tres chic! Great job on the challenge Sydney! :)

Amber @ EasyPetiteLooks.com said...

love the ON top! i want to start trying to wear more brights. i was just in AT today and would not even look at them, they literally scare me away, lol

Anonymous said...

Love the colors in your look!

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Laura Frost said...

What a great, unexpected combo! Extra points for creativity!
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CynthiaC said...

Amazing outfit, Sydney. The skirt definitely pops.

Olyvia said...

I want a plaid shirt and red skirt just like that! You re-affirmed that I NEED those items in my closet, haha! Great styling!

eliz said...

Red and plaid!...Beyond stylish! <3 it!

SewPetiteGal said...

Great look - the large gingham print + the red skirt look so fresh together!

With Each Passing Day said...

Wonderful job on the challenge. The red skirt looks good paired with the gingham.

Unknown said...

love the skirt and the whole outfit!

TheTinyHeart said...

This is really great work look! Love the bright red paired with the navy gingham, very chic!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

marisabel r. said...

I love that skirt! Great job on the challenge.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Petit Little Girl:
I saw your blog. It is great.
I am very interested to buy XXS (00P) size clothes. Do you sale any of these clothes showing on your blog? If so, please send me some pictures with the price. I prefer to see shoes, skrits, pants, and business casual appeals. New or Used are good for me.

Thank you!
Wei
geweihua@hotmail.com

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

Pretty! Red punches up the most graphic ensembles...great mix!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

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Haus of Style said...

Loving the mix of pattern and burst of color in this outfit. Like you I was never a fan of red either until recently now all colors of the rainbow are in my closet ;)

~Mel said...

yay for rocking the red skirt!! ^_^

Jessy said...

I love those wedges, Sydney! You look amazing in red : )

Anonymous said...

I like how those wedges are matched with blouse along with red :) great outfit

Unknown said...

So pretty, I love this outfit! And you look beautiful in red Sydney, I'm glad you're loving this colour now :)

C said...

Syd, I have a secret. I was *this* close to putting together the same outfit you're wearing, swapping out the red pencil skirt for a black one. Great minds think alike? ;) Lovely outfit!

KTRstyle.com said...

Hi Sydney,

Thanks for stopping by my page and yes we are rocking the same colors! Lovely skirt and very nice colors on you Btw! :)

dietingfashions said...

I feel the same way about any pop of color. I wasn't comfortable with wearing brights unless it was blues or greens. I am trying to expand my horizons in a way.

Great outfit for work!

Helen

Vicky said...

Red is such a great color on you, Sydney. love the fit too.

plaid skirts for women said...

What a great, unexpected combo! Extra points for creativity!

Jane said...

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