Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lovin' the Levis

Hat: $8.95  Purchased from H&M
This fedora is perfect for my big head! I like the straw-weaving of the hat, which promotes an overall laid-back, beachy look to any outfit.

Purse: $39.99  Purchased from Winners
Label: Jessica Simpson
I think that this bag was originally priced at $80 at Winners, which would have been a big rip-off, never mind how much it would have cost retail! But I was lucky enough to buy it after it went on clearance. I had been eyeing this hippie/bohemian print bag for awhile, but wasn't able to justify paying $80. I like this purse because it gives off a Navajo vibe whenever I wear it, so I try to pair it with outfits that are reflective of this semblance.

Sandals: $22  Purchased from Aritzia
Label: Havaianas

Shorts: $4.99  Purchased from Value Village
Label: Levis
I have been inspired to create my own denim cutoff shorts ever since I saw the celebrity fashionista, Alexa Chung, rock a few pairs of her own. So I visited a couple of Value Village stores to see if I could find the perfect jeans to create this look. I knew I wanted a pair of Levis, perhap faded and distressed looking, and a bit high-waisted. I found these jeans in the boys section of the store, and decided to try them on, even though it looked pretty old and mangy on the hanger. Despite being SUPER tight, the fit was pretty good. After I cut the jeans to length, I threw them in the wash and the edges of the cutoffs distressed pretty well on their own after I tumbled it in the dryer!

Belt: $2.99  Purchased from Value Village
A nice and simple, deep-red belt made of leather.

Tank Top: $22  Purchased from American Apparel

Bracelets: $8  Purchased from Forever 21
A collection of knick knack bracelets that my sister brought back for me from her vacation in New York. Although I am sure the Forever 21 store in Vancouver would have sold it as well ;p

Frugal Finds Total: $108.92