The Fashion Struggle is REAL!!

Well here it is another Sunday which means dinner already in the crockpot and I am out scouring the racks for clothing deals. The single most frustrating part about this journey has been the constant need to buy new clothes! It’s frustrating and fun all at once. In the beginning I tried to wait until I dropped a whole clothing size but that just doesn’t work anymore. Toning up means inches fall off and clothes have to work with that.

In the past I faithfully dropped a STUPID amount of money at Lane Bryant…like $160 and walk out with 4 pieces of clothes. That was before Lady S came along. It’s just not affordable anymore. Besides that, nothing in there really feels good or fits right. So I have *gulp and gasp* started scouring the racks of the local Goodwill stores. Yes the Goodwill and let me tell you. I seriously have underestimated what you get with a mere $50. Dependent upon where you go and what part of town, you can score some amazing things. Some name brand that you could not have been able to afford and some really unique, random pieces. Pair that with classic staples and Pinterest ideas and you have a recipe for fashion success!

I’ve been working really hard to slowly up the ante on my style choices but this all new territory for me and I am still getting comfortable with having A body to style. May sound silly but being overweight and the fat that you carry around is sort of like a cover that keeps you safe.

So without further adieu here are three outfits with price breakdowns that were inspired by Pinterest!


Lime Green Cardigan/JCPenny – 4.99

Denim Pencil Skirt/JCPenny – 13.49

Camisole/Walmart – 2.00

Black Ballet Flats/Walmart – 5.00

Outfit Total = 25.48


Button Up Grey & White Shirt/JCPenny – 7.99

Old Navy Demin Skirt/Goodwill – 3.99

Black Ballet Flats/Avenue (This are 2 or so years old) – Original Price 12.99

Outfit Total = 24.97


Kenneth Cole Sweater/Goodwill (Brand New…score!!!!) – 3.99

Cato Premium Jeans/Goodwill – 4.99

Scarf – Freebie from my mom!!! 

Camel Colored Boots/Woman Within online – 29.99

Outfit total = 38.97

So without adding in the price of shoes the majority of my outfits are ranging between 9.99 to 19.99.  The good thing about shopping clearance and bargains is that even if I tone up and lose more, I won’t feel so bad about having spent just a little bit of hard earned cash on outfits!

Hopefully this gives you a few ideas.  As long as you get creative and really search for good deals, you can look pretty good without spending a ton of money!

Until the next time!


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