Sunday, August 28, 2011

fashion show of bargains. yes, i still play dress-up.

sooooo, twas my birthday and i got a gift card from my mother in law for $100 to forever 21. and a $30 gift card to target. yes and amen...thank you amelia and janell. now i shall present to you the items that i bought...even though i'm still 5 lbs away from my pre-baby weight. ugggg. it's the cookie dough.

i call this outfit, goin' ta church. because this is what i wore to church today.
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for $22, i thought it was super cute and i could rock it into the fall. i'm a little too bustee to do no cardigan here. scandalous. seriously, stop staring...it's rude.

you should know that i wore this even though i have a huge bruise on my knee and 200 mosquito bites on my pale legs. see, it's true. GASP.
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how did i get this bruise? i fell in trader joes. why are you laughing? i slipped on a wet spot and took a knee...a lunging knee. i saw people's legs stop moving and turn towards me but i did not look up at them. just walked away, like no biggs! my knee is about to fall off, but i'm good!

penelope was also looking adorbs in her ostrich outfit. omg, ostriches? yes, i'll buy that.
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now i call this next outfit, let's go to the pumpkin patch. because it's orange patchwork on my shirt! get it?!
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$10.99 for the top, $4.98 for the butt-ass tight jeans at target. yes, i have a muffin top under the shirt. too tight.
these little ked look-alikes are from target for $9.

and this outfit is called, running errands. see look, i'm running them.
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$8.99 for the top above

and this is just called a good deal. $6 for a sweater. yes, i'll take that.
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ok so this top outfit is called wear your spanx. top $11.99
and the bottom outfit is called, this top was $2.99 for a reason. not sure how i feel about it. and the wings. and the part wear i look like a geisha. tea anyone?
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and a rufflee trench for $8.99? stop it! stop it! i heart you. even though i look mad in the picture.
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this trench i bought a couple months ago for $11. i call it, i'm-not-really-pregnant-but-i still-wear-maternity-clothes. i just thought i could rock this not pregnant. but maybe i should give it away to my pre go friends, compliments of liz lange.
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go ahead, judge me for my messy room you see in the mirror. do it, i dare you.

now this cardigan has a little touch of neon green with grey. totally cute together. i heart cardigans so i splurged on this at $20. ya, it was crazy for me to pull out the big bucks.

and the bottom outfit...i don't know about the skirt. it was $6 at target. paired with a v-kneck...casual, but classy. but will i ever wear this? probably not, because i'm not that classy.
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here's what i end up wearing on a daily basis. layne said he really likes this shirt because of owl. it's says, young but wise. which made me laugh because i know me and bunch of 13 year olds are wearing this shirt around town thinking we're legit. nato said it should say, old but dumb. that made me laugh even though it's not really funny. and neither is the face i'm making.
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top $12. seeing a tween wearing the same top, priceless.

50 comments:

  1. 5 more pounds my ass! you look amazing. i loved this fashion show. and i am not judging your bedroom cuz it's cleaner than mine. i can actually see some of your floor. love the ked knock-offs. you look cute in anything.

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  2. I'm rofl right now. You really need to go shopping with me one day. I think I find great deals until I see what you found :( but now I'm preggo and nothing fits so I don't like shopping :p and penelopes ostrich outfit? cuteness! I want one!

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  3. So fun! Love those deals, but it kinda seems like you'd look great in anything!

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  4. So fun! Love those deals, but it kinda seems like you'd look great in anything!

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  5. i need to see penelope. like now. the ruffled trench is similar to your j-lo sweater...i'm a little unsure about it. only your sister can say this. deal with it.

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  6. LOVE the ruffly trench. Like so badly that i have to know where you got it!!!! You look great by the way. And the black skirt is super classy.

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  7. pass those 5 lbs on over to me. what's 5 more at this point?!
    love shopping trips when you feel back to normal!

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  8. Thats hilarious about the its $2.99 for a reason shirt, I just saw on hsn pretty much the exact same thing only it was badgley mischka an $75!!!

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  9. you are looking smokin' hot my friend. your hair looks wonderful in the last picture. and i love the black and white long striped top (dress?). rad.

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  10. you're cute. i've been exactly 1 lb over my pre prego weight for like 6 months now.it's 1 freaking pound and yet it's just clinging on for dear life. but does that stop me from eating cereal at midnight or deciding i need ice cream when the kids go to bed? no. no it does not.

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  11. You about killed me with the visual of taking a knee in Trader Joes- classic. Carrying on and pretending it never happened is really the only way to deal with it- or make a stink and try to get some free groceries out of it!

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  12. Cutie patootie. Can't wait to wear something other than dang Liz Lange. Thank you for the fall fashion insp.

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  13. well hello fabulous shopper! way to score loads of cuteness with the super nice birthday treat money!

    i'm especially partial to that ruffle trench coat. seriously in love. maybe you should wear it every single day. or alternate it with the very first outfit because i love it lots too.

    and i must admit i tried to convince myself i needed that EXACT same liz lange trench and could pull it off in my non-preggo state. in the end i didn't buy it. now i'm hoping i saved my money to find that same ruffle one instead!

    the end.

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  14. im only 15 pounds to jami's prebaby weight.

    all those clothes are super cute! wear that pencil skirt/v-neck combo out in public, its super cute!

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  15. Girlfriend, you look A-dorable! I LOVE the ruffle trench coat. I can't believe the bargains you find at Forever 21. And I can't get over how much Penelope looks like Layne.

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  16. Shut up. You are awesome. I love your new wardrobe and your savvy deals. Too cute! Yeah...I'm definitely not going to be posting a fashion show a few months after I pop out this baby! I'm more like 35 lbs over my pre-prego weight and I still have a month to go! Oh horrors!

    Now, pass me that muffin.

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  17. You find amazing deals! Where is the ruffle trench from? (Though I doubt I will be able to find it here in New Zealand...)

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  18. LOVE your fashion show!! I might die if I don't get to have that ruffle trench coat. Where on earth did you get it???? Please tell me. I won't wear it on the same days that you do. Just kidding, I live in PA so it won't matter. :) I seriously have to get one ASAP.

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  19. I'm def going to need some navy keds now. Cute!

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  20. Oh my goodness...how are you so funny? I don't usually snort laugh, but I do when I read your posts! I have a few B.A. Tight jeans myself...muffin tops unite!

    Honestly, every one of your outfits is so adorable! You rock em' girl!

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  21. Let me be honest. I hate WIWW posts.
    But yours?
    I loved it.
    You started my Monday off right, girl.

    I tried on super tight jeans at Target the other night too. FOr $9 I thought I could do it. But the baby is only 2.5 months old does not lie--my muffin top was too much.
    Even for $9.
    I don't spy any muff on you.
    You look fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love from,
    Greta

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  22. i don't know if i've commented... maybe i have... either way... i really love your blog and the way you write. you are delightfully funny. loved the fashion show. and i'm dying over that ruffle trenchcoat. i want one!!!

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  23. What a fun post! And I, too, love that ruffle trench! Basically I just love any good jacket.
    Forever 21? I'm going to their site this.instant to check.

    P.S. You look fantastic!

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  24. Guys, the ruffle trench is from forever 21 but it was on clearance for $8.99 at oak park mall in KC. I hope you can find one!!

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  25. that damn knee is everywhere.

    anyway, i love your clothes. and you look wonderful. really. and i want that ruffle jacket. where is that from.

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  26. Jami - you are not only hilarious, you are seriously gorg (as in gorgeous...not sure if that made sense if I didn't translate). And smart. Good combo.

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  27. Jami - you are hilarious and gorg. as in gorgeous. did that work? That shortening of that word? Trying to be cool like you. Whatevs.

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  28. bahahahah i died. and peed a little

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  29. 5 more lbs pfffft! you look fantastic!
    love the outfits. by the way i love tween tops they are so comfy for the busy momma.

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  30. Your fashion show rocks. And I totally need a ruffle trench. I love it!

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  31. Are you sure you actually had a baby? I don't know if I'm buying it. Like even if it's free. You are smokin'.

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  32. LOVE all the outfits and you make me laugh, which I really appreciate on a Monday morning. You (and your baby) are adorbs. :)

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  33. I have a response for every outfit so prepare... 1) I totally almost bought that first dress - so cute! I'd ask to borrow it but I know it would just fall down my severely lacking bust. :( 2) Penelope is looking more and more filipino! She's presh. 3) That white sweater is delicious. 4) I will be your prego friend that takes that trench off your hands. ;) 5) I heart cardigans too and probably have way too many. And finally, did you get an outfit called "double date night" cause you're gonna need one. ;)

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  34. You look incredible, for anyone, especially w/just having a baby. I want to hear more about how long you were at forever 21, I get so impatient there.

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  35. LOVE the ruffle trench. I have an obsession with coats, and this one definitely fits the bill. Was it from F21 or Target?

    By the way, be sure to enter my Shabby Apple dress giveaway!

    http://lovelylittlenest.blogspot.com/

    Have a great week! :)

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  36. this PREGO will take that prego jacket. coming over RIGHT NOW.

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  37. love that ruffly trench! 8.99?? target or forever 21?? I NEED it! Why do I never find bargains like that.
    P.S. Love P's ostrich outfit. toats adorbs :)

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  38. Enjoyed your fashion show...Especially loved the ruffled trench and 6.99 for a sweater is a steal!and I think the last skirt is hot with the heels...it's one of those that outfits that you have to build something to do around the outfit, JUST so you can wear it. =) Like a girls night or sumffin. Oddly enough, we have matching knee bruises. I biffed it in the tunnel at Penn Station in NYC...in front of a bazillion people...and my bag went one way and my suitcase went the other and hit the train. True story. =)

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  39. You are too cute! Love the running errands shot. And the white v and black skirt is super cute! Date night, maybe?

    Jenny Collier
    http://jennycollierphotography.com/blog

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  40. LOVE< LOVE< LOVE!!! You are seriously the cutest!!

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  41. so--you look fab, remember how you had a baby a minute ago? love all your outfit finds--and at such steals! i want to shop with you!

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  42. You and your cuteness kill me. Seriously.

    Also, how is P still such a peanut? I am afraid that C could eat her. For reals.

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  43. i am newer to your blog, but i'm already hooked. can we be friends? no, really....

    and i want the wise owl shirt.

    i just{3 months ago} had a baby and i don't look anywhere near as great as you. i've still got like 12 lbs to go. it was only 10...milky ways rule.

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  44. So, I know you started your own photography business awhile back and now I need your help! I just booked a wedding for 2012 and I'd love your input on which lens{es} I should consider purchasing!

    http://lovelylittlenest.blogspot.com/2011/09/lens-help.html

    Thanks!
    Natalie :)

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  45. you're pretty much my favorite blogger, it's true.
    CUTE CUTE outfits!

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  46. I'll take the little black skirt, it's pretty sexy for a mama of three, you still got it :)!

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  47. Love those new outfits. Good job figuring them all out ahead of time, so you don't stand in your closet 10 minutes before you need to be out the door trying to decide what goes together... much like my morning goes, every stinkin day. How cute is baby P. oh my

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