pretty in primary palette

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Hello, readers! After my mismatching Monday outfit a couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time to again embrace my love of power clashing (clashion, if you will). This time, I went with red, green, blue, and yellow bold tones.

When I found a great nail polish on sale for 70 cents (what?!) at Walgreens this weekend, I was inspired to go classic red with my nails to match my red shoes. The nail polish is Wet n’ Wild “Red red” and is normally $1. Interestingly enough, this is one of Cosmo’s top award winners for red nail polish. Who knew?

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While I was having a nail polish party, I did my toes too! I love how the green skirt looks with the red heels and nails.

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I added my Charming Charlie clearance find yellow necklace to keep with the primary color theme.

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And ta da! Power clashing in the best way (at least, I think so!)!

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Skirt: Ann Taylor ($20 marked down from approx $90)

Top: Forever 21 ($20)

Shoes: Audrey Brooke at DSW ($30 marked down from $60)

Necklace: Charming Charlie’s (approx $10 on clearance)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Sometimes, I think, it is good to get back to the basics. This outfit was all about primary colors and basic color pairing. If you want to wear all different colors and not look like it was an accident, consider wearing colors that are similar tones. All of these colors are different, but the tones are the same and, as a result, the outfit looks coherent.

2) I do not know what it is about denim that I love so much! If you follow my blog, you have seen my many postings in ode to denim. Perhaps my love comes from the fact that denim is very versatile and easy to match. I got this particular denim top at Forever 21. Even though it was only $20 (not even on sale!), it is practically indestructible.

I also bought it one size up from my regular size so I could pair it with more fitted pants and skirts without looking as though I am wearing too much tight clothing for work. While the skirt is fitted, the top is a bit looser, which makes this look perfect for work!

Thank you for reading, all! I hope the end of the week goes well! Onward with your fashion huntress endeavors!

gone wild at work

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Despite the rainy day, I put on one of my favorite wrap dresses this morning!

Admittedly, I did wear my rain boots during my commute to work. My rain boots ended up matching my nails- always a bonus! I switched to my platform heels once I got to work. Savvy commuting is definitely fashionable!

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I added my pumps and Charming Charlie find to complete the look. This dress is definitely a few years old, but I keep it looking fresh by changing out my accessories.

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Dress: Banana Republic ($20 at the factory outlet, marked down from approx $50)

Tank top: Old Navy ($5)

Necklace: Charming Charlie ($3.50 marked down from $14)

Shoes: Jellypop at DSW ($12 marked down from $60)

Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Some styles are classics; I include wrap dresses in the “classics” category of my wardrobe. Even though this dress is a few years old, I added a trendy necklace to keep it looking brand new. You can rotate your classic pieces for as long as you want. Update the piece by changing out your shoes and accessories. I cannot say it enough: fashion on a budget is all about rotation!

2) Most wrap dresses, like chiffon or sheer pieces, require a slip underneath. Transition wrap dresses from day to night by ditching the tank top or camisole underneath, if you want. When at work, however, keep it classy and not low cut. Appropriate coverage is always in style!

Happy almost midweek, readers!

sail away

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Happy Monday, readers! I love prints (as you may have guessed), and this skirt I found is no exception! Even though I’m not currently on vacation, this silk skirt reminds me of being on vacation! A close second!

I wore ankle strap heels and one of my Charming Charlie necklaces to complete the look (sorry for the dark photo!). These ankle strap heels were a real find at $6! I found them at my favorite consignment shop…another find that looked as though they had never been worn. They are surprisingly very comfortable!

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Skirt: Allison Taylor ($16 marked down from approx $70 via consignment)

Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70)

Shoes: Nine West ($6 marked down from approx $100 via consignment)

Necklace: Charming Charlie’s (approx $10 on clearance)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) This skirt is very busy with the stripes and print. I looked for tops that would match, but ultimately settled on a black cardigan tucked into the skirt. When I added a bold necklace that matched the skirt, the outfit still looked coherent but not overly busy. And, joy of joys!, my nails ended up matching perfectly.

2) One of my favorite tricks at stores is to look through all of the racks, including the sizes that do not generally fit me. First, every manufacturer/designer has their own sizes, so you never really know what “true size” you are. Second, sometimes pieces wind up in the wrong section. I found this skirt in a different size section than where it belonged. I’m guessing people saw that and looked past it. It pays to go through all of the racks, you guys!

Have a good week, readers! Thank you for all your support in my fashion hunting adventures!