Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Wal-Mart House of Fashion

I had to get new tires this weekend. At Wal-Mart. It was pretty lame. I mean, who wants to spend almost $500 on TIRES? Not me. Or an hour hanging out at Wal-Mart? Again, not me. Then the guy changing them broke my hubcap. He seemed to think this was going to enrage me, but it didn’t. I didn't really care to be honest. And then he gave me not 1 new hubcap, but 4. And they are SO SHINY that they made my husband laugh. Because my car, you guys? Not shiny. Not a glamorous car at all. I have always been a hand-me-down car kind of girl, due to my horrible driving skills. Nathan gets the new cars. I get the old. There is less drama that way when I inevitably scratch, dent and then wreck said cars.

(Oh hey tangent!~) My point is that while I was there, I had a look at the clothes. And I was impressed. I ended up getting 3 tops for 10 bucks each. Not on sale. Just 10 bucks. Retail. And they are cute. I also had a look at the new Miley and Max line and while I didn’t feel it was suited to my body shape, they did have a lot of cute stuff if you are more of a straight up and down shape.

Anywhoodle, this blouse was on of the 3 I picked up (for $10 bucks each!)

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It’s a bib front tunic hippy blouse number, and I got a ton of compliments on it at work. And in true bargain lover form, I told every single one of the people who complimented me where I got it, that they had other colors, and how much it was.

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In other news, over a year and a half after cutting them, my bangs are finally long enough to braid and tuck to the side again. I am so glad to get a break from the Baby Morrissey hair-do, you have no idea. I like it, and I still think it’s cute, but I have felt married to it for far too long. They are still not long enough to blend into the rest of my hair, but at least this is something different.

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The blouse has so many colors!~ I loved that it had the little bits of grey, which meant I could wear grey shoes with it. I have a soft spot for grey shoes.

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This photo serves no purpose. I just liked it.

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Shoes…

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A gold cuff…
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And owl earrings. I made these myself. The owls are available at Michael’s (and I think I even saw them in silver last time I was there), and all you need are two owls and a couple of ear wires. Easy peasy. I got lots of compliments on these as well. Less than 10 bucks, and too easy not to make!

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Blouse, Wal-Mart
Denim Leggings, Target
Shoes, Target
Cuff, Wal-Mart
Earrings, self made

20 comments:

hello jamie: said...

hey I have a necklace that matches those earrings! ps> you made it for me at the japanese steakhouse- hahahaha.

love the blouse, love the shoes, and your hair looks really pretty.

Tangie said...

Love the blouse! I'm so into hippie tunic tops like that! I guess I will have to make a stop by Wal-Mart even though I hate shopping there! You can't beat $10!

And I love gray shoes too! I just have the hardest time finding CUTE gray shoes.

Thanks doll!

warnieb said...

Very cute indeed! I hardly ever go to Walmart, but I almost always buy some clothing item or other when I do go. Sounds like they've got some good stuff right now!

eednic said...

generally i despise Teh WalMart, but I must admit they've had some cute clothing items appearing on their racks (aheahehaheha i said racks!) lately! my white blazer is from there and it's super crisp and vunderbahr and was only $13.

oh hai! i like your shoes too!!!

Sal said...

Hah! I never realized it, but you're right: All bargain lovers will tell complimentors price, store, and availability. It's a primal instinct!

The blouse is a fab find indeed.

Linda said...

That cuff is georgus! I cant believe its from walmart. I need to stop being such a snob. You look smashing.

lorena said...

I loved the title.... !
House of Fashion... :0)
The blouse is lovely - I have been able to pick up some cute stuff in Walmart.
Specially solid color items, like LBD and velvet jackets, they carry a brand called George that has really good fitting..

mykatjim said...

I FREAKING LOVE OWLS! i may have to get you to make me some earrings (or necklace) when i get some money!! <3<3<3

Sarah R said...

I bought 5 tanks tops for $7 each at Walmart about two weeks ago. I mean, for reals. Who can beat that. And not in just drab colors, the one I'm in now is royal blue. And living in a hot climate, I covet my tank tops. Yes I do.

Kasmira said...

*goes to Michael's for owl charms*

Thanks for the tip!

Kelly said...

Your regular hairdo is fine of course but the change looks so fresh!

Those shoes = too cute

FashionAddict said...

Love the whole outfit from the shoes to the new top! I am going to have to check out Walmart.

Jane W. said...

Super cute top--lurve the print. And I, too am the hand-me-down-car-half of our marriage. Between 1997 and 2004 I was in four, count em, four accidents. Two were my fault. True story.

Monique said...

I have that Owl charm! Only I made it into a necklace. :)

Leina said...

That blouse looks really good on you. :)

I love going to Wal-Mart for clothes and shoes. There are these nice L.e.i. tanktops that are 5-bucks each, so I'm going to stock up on those. And, today, my manager complimented my shoes today, and I proudly told her I got them at Wal-Mart.

Sheila said...

I love the grey shoes. I must admit, I have not been inside a Walmart in oh...10 years? We have one outside of town, but since I don't drive, I never go there.

Heh, I do that with bargains too!

Ella said...

Gorgeous outfit. I wish i had access to US shops such as Walmart and Target (which in my head, I always pronounce Tarjay, ever since an American friend of mind told me they all pronounce it like that as a joke). I lived in Northern California for 6 months in 2007-08 and I sure did make the most of Target then. Sigh. Oh well, at least we have Topshop and Primark.

Erin, you would love Primark!

mykatjim said...

i just bought me 3 of the owls! ha! say hellow to a new necklace and earrings! i think i saw the silver one you mentioned but it's a different style. thnk you SO MUCH for the heads up!!

gina said...

The earrings are adorable!

CindyinSC said...

Love that blouse. I might have to wander in the dreaded WM after all. Also, you should wear those gray shoes with whatever. They are somewhat neutral and don't need to be matchy-matchy.