. . . for Lauren and Lauren: The $15 Rule

June 19, 2012

The $15 Rule

lace blazer: kohls  shorts: loft  shoes: target  necklace: ebay

If you haven't learned by now, you should know that I am very cheap. 
When I walk into a store I walk right to the clearance racks, and rarely look at anything else. 

Usually if something is more than $15 I don't buy it. 
Which partly explains why I have so many clothes, because I get them for really cheap. 

This lace blazer was an exception by two dollars, but I am pretty excited about it. 
I think I will be able to wear it all year long. 

And just in case you're wondering, I got these scalloped shorts for $7 from the Loft, 
 these shoes from Target were also $7, 
and I've already shared about my $15 necklace.




And I have to add a big thank you for all the encouraging and sweet comments on my post yesterday.  
I know I've said this before but I really had no idea the kind of connections and relationships I could make through blogging.  Reading your comments yesterday morning and throughout the day brought me peace, encouragement and happiness - so thank you!




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54 comments:

Janette said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh! You have no idea! I'm totally with you on the $15 rule! Unless it's something superrrr cute that I won't find any where else (like your blazer) I refuse to spend over 15 on most things.. Unless it's pants.. Cause those are important. Haha!


Janette, the Jongleur

Mary Kate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this outfit!!! Plus, seriously, thank you soo much for your post yesterday. You are so genuine and honestly, even through your outfit posts, you can just tell that you are such a real and warm person. Side note....one night I deleted instagram off of my phone b/c all I was seeing was photos of people having fun without me. I told some close friends and they decided that we would all instagram a photo of something super mundane...I think I instagramed a cup of water at a restaurant and said...just drinking water. Anyway, I just really appreciate your blog and your fashion inspiration! :)

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm so the same way. Love a great deal. I love love love that blazer!! Wish we had that store.

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You need to come out to LA and teach me how to find deals this great!

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Suuuch a cute outfit!! I use thr $15 rule too! IF for some reason there is a piece that goes up to $20, I have to really LOVE it before I buy it (& not feel guilty about buying it!)!

Jess said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this $15 rule, that is such a great idea. You look so fashionable you would never know you are a bargain shopper!

xo Jess

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I want those shorts!
I would wear shorts every day of my life if it were appropriate.
Kohl's is the one store I've actually stopped shopping at because the clothes I would buy there (albeit in the juniors' section) would be worthless after one wash.
Even Old Navy clothes and Target clothes don't fall apart on me.

Jess said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So jealous of all your great finds, but especially jealous because I bought those shoes for $15 and was excited about it! :)

Jess
fancypants514.blogspot.com

Alana Christine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm the same way about buying clothes!! I refuse to pay full price unless I'm absolutely in love!

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those shorts are incredible! I am positive that I need them in my life now :)

I need to go shopping with you! You find the cutest things @ the best prices!

Lisa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm super cheap when it comes to clothes too. Those shorts are super cute! I can't believe you got them for only $7!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

$7?! Win!

Xo Megan

Sabrilett said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That blazer is so adorable <3 and love the shorts and your necklace :) perfect mix of shades and colors

Sabrilett's Armoire

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness! You must be a shopping genius! Scalloped shorts for under $10, and that fab jacket for under $20!?

I understand that blogging can be a tricky world, and I appreciate the honest connection I can make with wonderful fellow blogger like yourself. I hope that you and your husband are able to get through this difficult time stronger and knowing how blessed the two of you are despite the outcome. I am sending positive thoughts out for you two.
xx
Here&Now

Kerrie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

$7???? I would love some scalloped shorts! your outfit is adorable :)

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Okay, I am hitting up Kohls TOMORROW in search of this lace beauty!! I love it!! And those scallop shorts were only $7??? Are you telling stories? This outfit is one of my faves!! High five!
xo,
Shanna

Joyce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow the scalloped shorts are so cute, I can't believe you got it for $7!

Cassidy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Fabulous! The shorts are way cute and can't beat that price! I am all about the sales. Some of my favorite outfits are my cheepest ones and I love to brag about them. I cannot believe that you got that necklace for only $15! I see it everywhere and I want one. Ill have to check out ebay!
Ok so I come to your blog via the pleated poppy often enough because I love your style. Don't know why I am not officially following you. Well I am now! :)

http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are SO CUTE!

Michaella said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the shorts! Perfect for warm weather! :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a lovely outfit. I wish I could follow your 15 dollars rule, but I don't have as much self-control! The scalloped shorts are just adorable.

Priscila said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a lovely outfit. I wish I could follow your 15 dollars rule but I don't have as much self-control! The scallop edged shorts are just adorable!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ahh, you found so many great deals! I really love those shorts! I'm pretty cheap myself when I go shopping...I think I have more like a $30 rule, haha.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Cate @ Wild Ruffle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your $15 rule - and you look so cute while (mostly) sticking to that! I sooo want your shorts!!

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this $15 rule, and come to think of it, I usually follow the same rule. Not much in my closet is over $15-$20 and I'm proud of that! Cheap girls unite :)

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I've been wanting a bubble necklace forever and I don't know what I am impressed by more the lace blazer or the fact that you found anything at the Loft for less than $7!

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh my gorsh!!!!! i love that outfit! i'm the SAME WAY. i refuse to pay a lot for anything. i go STRAIGHT to the clearance rack :)

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I need lessons from you Katie! Because despite your low budget - you always look so cute! And love love love this lace blazer - such an awesome find - and still so cheap :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Alissa F said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have this rule at Forever 21, never spend more than $18 there because I know it won't last long and also it's just cheap material. I have a super hard time spending more than $25 on anything.

Mireya said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this rule and you always look so cute! I usually try not to spend over $20 but I'll have to see if I can try $15 :)

~julee~ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are proof that you don't need to spend a lot of cash to dress nice and look cute!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love the blazer...definitely worth the extra $2! i am the same way...and in fact, i oftentimes think $15 is too much!

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE that white blazer! You look awesome in that outfit! so classy :)

JMc said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that lace blazer! Omg, it is so super cute!

Erika @ rouge + whimsy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

wow. that lace blazer is AMAZING!
and i love your $15 rule. Right now I'm just in a major thrifting phase and doing my best to get stuff under $10!

Bonnie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I really love that blazer you are wearing. It's great!

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ashlyn williams said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love this outfit girlie! & can't believe your got those shorts for only $7! go you!

xxA
www.letitbebeautiful.com

Mrs. Pancakes said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love deals too!! These are awesome!!

Kacie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We do kinda match! Great minds think alike :) I'm your newest follower

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www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

UM
can I please have this entire outfit?!

This is my favorite one that you've ever posted :)
You look wonderful!

xo

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

UM
can I please have this entire outfit?!

This is my favorite one that you've ever posted :)
You look wonderful!

xo

Amy @ My Life and Other Nonsense said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's a refreshing policy. I read a lot of blogs that post about outfits that I could never afford. It's nice to see such a cute outfit in my price range! Have a great day!!

Fashion By Alicia said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I try to do really well with my spending but don't have a dollar rule. You found great items for under $15 or close to $15. That blazer is so pretty.

Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

YES! I hear you! I can't tell you the last time I spent $15+ on one item! I shoot for $10 or less, but if I really love it then I'll spend up to $15. It's a good rule of thumb for sure! :)

CC said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oooh me too girl! Although my limit is more like $10 unless it is an absolutely necessary item. ;) Love the scalloped shorts - they look great on you!

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such great deals! I need to take you shopping with me :) Your shorts and blazer are amazing!!! You look gorgeous.

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I loooove those scalloped shorts...so cute! I'm a clearance rack girl too :) feels good to score a good deal!

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

A blazer, and it's lace?! I love it even more! And I have been itching for a pair of scalloped short myself, good finds fellow cheap one :)

Benlovesting said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute outfit!

Lindsay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this look! Those scalloped shorts and that necklace are amazing!

Callie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Adorable outfit! The black and white combination is so classic and I love the bright statement necklace. And I have those same Target wedges in black. They're the best! There is nothing wrong with shopping on the cheap - I have the exact same habit. So glad that I stumbled across your blog today! Super adorable and I can't wait to read more!

Callie
www.coffeeandcardigans.com

Love Cardelia said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this outfit..the color combo is great..esp the pop of color with the necklace. So cute! Love your blog..new follower ;)

xx
Julie
http://lovecardelia.blogspot.com/

Mike Bishop7 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm definitely the same way! I showed my girlfriend the glory of clearance clothes recently and now she's hooked. Thank you for sharing with us, you definitely look great!

Chelsea Lennox said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

100% agree, I only ever shop in clearance unless it's a super cheap store already. I will very very rarely buy something over $10 for the most part, occassionally I'll "splurge" which means like $30 for a blazer (that's discounted) haha. Love it, we should definitely shop together.