modern budget. 7.

Eeeekkkk, I am so very excited to share this post with you.  You know I've been taking pics of myself in the dressing room of forever21 and posting under the tag "modern budget".  Well, "modern budget" got a brand new makeover that I am SO happy about.  I teamed up with the amazing Melanie Duerkopp to bring this idea to a whole new level.  We trekked around to shoot some pics of me in some of my fave outfits.  Melanie was sooooooo great to work with.  A huge thank you!  Please enjoy the new modern budget, where I show you how to style budget friendly pieces, outside of the dressing room (it's about time, right?).  

This first look features one of my favorite pieces of clothing, a yellow sequins sweater that I got from Susan at a clothing swap my sweet friend Natalie hosted.  I mean, isn't it kind of amazing that my fave piece from this outfit was FREE?!?  I just love that.  The boots are always in heavy rotation as is this jacket (both at under $40 a piece).  I grew up thrift shopping with my mom and to this day, finding a bargain makes me smile.  Hope you all enjoy my take on shopping on a budget.

{dress is old free people, similar, similar, similar}, {jacket $37.80}, {FREE sweater from a clothing swap, similar}, {shoes $34.99}