perfectly parked (30 days no shopping, day 16)

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I’m probably one of the happiest people in Chicago right now because it’s basically fall weather, and has been for the past few weeks. I know, I know, there’s people out there that are saying, “WHAT?!” What can I say? I’m a fall lover through and through. Hopefully this look captures summer and fall all at once…and a little humor. I want to just add two caveats: I’m not a doctor, and I don’t know who owns this parking lot…but I sure did enjoy a little chuckle while embracing the cool weather and the signs in this photo shoot. 

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Lace top: H&M ($5 marked down from $15)
Tank top: Express (erm, like 10 years ago, no joke)
Denim shirt: Forever 21 ($20)
Pants: Gap ($8 marked down from $55)
Shoes: Audrey Brooke at DSW ($30 marked down from $60)
Scarf: H&M (approx $4-$5)
Necklace: gift
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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I think there’s lot of potential to wear dark colors in summer. These pants were definitely marketed as “winter pants,” but they tend to translate well to other seasons.  By adding a lightweight top and sandals to them, they easily transitioned into a summer look. You may be surprised at how many of your fall and winter pieces you can transition with some small adjustments.
 
Here’s how I wore the pants in winter and spring, respectively:
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2) My no shopping challenge continues with today being day 16). Interestingly, I find myself taking more time at night looking through my closet to style my current clothes in new ways. I’ve actually really enjoyed it so far. Though, I’ve noticed it does take a bit more time to think about my current clothes in a new way (that’s no surprise, right?). I highly recommend that if you’re trying a no shopping (or reduced shopping) challenge that you try and lay clothes out the night before to avoid the “I have nothing to wear” staring at a full closet of clothes phenomenon. If you are shopping, Gap is still having some great sales, as are many stores, during their “summer clear out” sale, so check them out!
 
I hope everyone is having a good week! Any others trying a no shopping challenge? Have any tips? Thanks so much for stopping by readers! I appreciate it so much! 
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33 thoughts on “perfectly parked (30 days no shopping, day 16)

  1. Those pants are SO cute! I keep thinking about trying the no shopping challenge…how awesome that it’s providing inspiration for new outfits! Maybe I’ll try during the month of August…

  2. Great pictures! Who takes your photos? I’m so tempted to join in with the no shopping challenge, at least until autumn arrives. It would do me good to make the most of what I already have in my closet.

    • That’s exactly why I did it!! Time to make more use of what I have until at least fall 🙂 and my friend takes my photos! I’m very lucky to have her!!

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  3. We are experiencing Fall-like weather in my city, too. I’m shooting for 90 days with no shopping and the change in weather certainly helps. I also just started reading this book, which provides even more motivation: The Joy of Less, by Francine Jay. It’s a quick and easy read with some great tips for gradually incorporating a minimalist approach to everyday life.

  4. I’m with you on the fall weather…BRING IT ON! I live for fall!!! I cannot get over how good the bold blue looks paired with the red and black pants. Perfection!

  5. I recently went a month without shopping which is toughest in India at this time of the year because there’s a clearance sale going on practically everywhere.
    But I guess that’s a bit easy when you dont have much to spend. 😛 but hey my salary account got a credit yesterday *evil grin* >:D

  6. A great example on how versatile clothes really are. Love those pants on you in any season, and you can do no wrong pairing them with the gorgeous crochet top and sling backs. Wishing you a fabulous rest of the week, doll.

    XOXO Nensi & Natasha

  7. LOVE the pants! But I absolutely love the white top outfit..that one is my fav!! You never cease to amaze with your sense of quirky style additions, I would have never thought to add the denim shirt on, but you make it look perfect!

  8. Hi I,m Kelly U can say I,m a…..(NEW) Girl well sort of,, I am very, very new to (all) things Girly I am becoming a cross dresser very soon I have only worn three items of clothing so far,, I am learning as I go along & between your blog & a few other blogs that cater to all things girly…make up / fashion / I am really learning &….wanting to so BAD know the know hows of all that it would take to (pass) as to looking like & feeling like a real woman…when of course I,m in girl-mode / dressed up.. So…if of course u don’t mind a cross dresser following your blog that would be *GREAT!!!! I am loving my new fem-side thanks Kelly P.S. I (LOVE)- LOVE LOVE The outfit your wearing & U look oh, S0000 *Pretty something else that I want to learn S00000 bad is to know what matches what?? as far as what color of a shoe to wear with what outfit lol remember I,m still a guy & well ? i need to break-out of that & LEARN my NEW Fem ways…Kelly

    • Hey Kelly! Thanks for your message; of course, all are welcome here!! Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment, and I hope my blog is helpful- especially if you’re looking to find some great deals…and, really, who isn’t?! 🙂

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